Mighty mare Winx, Inwinxable, Winx Wow, ‘the day a champion became an immortal’ – a few short phrases used to describe 7-year-old champion Australian racehorse, Winx.
Winning 25 consecutive stakes races in the last 3 years and with international accolades including her standing as the world’s top ranked mare and turf horse, Winx is the leading Australian money earner in racing history. With comparisons to human sporting superstars by Australian commentator Bruce McAvaney, Winx is being rated alongside the legendary Phar Lap as the greatest racehorse in Australian turf history.
If last week’s exhilarating win at the Queen Elizabeth Stakes at Sydney’s Randwick racecourse is anything to go by, every race has become a box office event. Winx success has been attributed to a “freakish” stride rate that allows her to take 14 strides every 5 seconds, compared to 12 for her rivals which means she can settle or accelerate at any time during a race.
The next couple of months for Winx will be spent in a paddock reserved for the champion mare. She’ll enjoy a well-deserved six to eight weeks off, where she will also be pre-trained, before returning for her spring preparation and her next race, the 2018 Ladbrokes Cox Plate.
The Cox Plate is a prestigious Group 1 race for three-year-old horses and above. Held under weight-for-age conditions, the Cox Plate has been run annually at Moonee Valley Racecourse in Melbourne since 1922. A number of quality horses have won this event throughout its long and distinguished history, including names like Phar Lap, Sunline, Northerly, and Kingston Town.
With Winx’ 3 consecutive Cox Plate triumphs (2015-17), the 2018 Cox Plate is shaping to be bigger and better than ever with the internationally acclaimed event dubbed ‘the greatest two minutes in sport’. Held this year on Saturday 27th October, Winx is the unsurprising favourite to take out her fourth consecutive Cox Plate.
Be a part of Horse Racing history this October and witness a champion become an immortal. Our team of Sports Coordinators are on board to help you secure your tickets to the 2018 Ladbrokes Cox Plate. Why not have a chat with one of our team today!