28 Things You Need To Know About Winx

Winx is currently sitting on an incredible 28 consecutive race wins including a world record 21 Group 1 victories.

This weekend, she is gunning for an unprecedented 4th consecutive Group 1 W.S. Cox Plate – Australia’s weight-for-age championship.

Here are 28 facts you need to know about the mighty mare before the big race this weekend:

  1. She is the world’s number 1 ranked horse in the LONGINES World’s Best Racehorse Rankings.
  2. She was the 2nd foal of her dam, Vegas Showgirl.
  3. Australian horse of the year for 3 years running (2015/6, 2016/7, 2017/8).
  4. Winx is aiming to win an unprecedented 4th straight Cox Plate in 2018.
  5. $5 was her Starting Price at her first race start and win at Warwick Farm on 4 June 2014.
  6. She has had 6 different race jockeys with Brazilian Joao Moreira the only riderto not have won on her.
  7. She is now a 7 year-old mare. This is remarkable given most mares her age are in the breeding barn while she is still at the very top of her game.
  8. She has 8 x Group 2 victories to her name to go with her 21 x Group 1 victories and 1 x Group 3 win.
  9. Won at 9 different race distances. 1100m, 1200m, 1300m, 1400m, 1500m, 1600m, 2000m, 2040m, 2200m
  10. She had 10 starts in her three-year-old season. It was her worst season in her career where she only won 4 races. She hasn’t tasted defeat since!
  11. Her last defeat was on 11 April 2015 in the Australian Oaks. She was beaten by Gust of Wind that day.
  12. She has had 12 wins where the field size was between 8-10 runners losing just the once. There are 8 runners in this year’s Cox Plate field.
  13. She has won three Cox Plates to date by a combined 13.2 lengths!
  14. She takes 14 stride every 5 seconds compared to average horse who can only manage 12 strides.
  15. She has started at the 1500m distance 4 times for 4 victories, all at her home track of Rosehill.
  16. In the last 12 months, she has an averaged a starting price of $1.16!
  17. She has had 17 victories at Royal Randwick, 13 of those at Group 1 level.
  18. There were 18 runners in the field when she came from last in the Sunshine Coast Guineas and scored by 1.8L. An incredible win!
  19. She has won her last 7 starts by 19 lengths!
  20. She will likely eclipse the $20m prizemoney barrier this weekend
  21. She has a huge 21 Group 1 victories by a combined 75.8 lengths.
  22. On 22 October 2016, she ran in her 2nd Cox Plate, winning by a mammoth 8 lengths.
  23. Was sold for $230,000 as a yearling at 2013 Gold Coast Magic Millions Sales
  24. She has 24 wins from 30 starts in her home state of NSW.
  25. She has won 25 races when starting at odds on with her only loss coming in the 2014 Tea Rose Stakes
  26. She has had 26 wins going in the clockwise direction (NSW & QLD) from 32 starts. She is 6 from 6 in the anti-clockwise direction (VIC)!
  27. Regular jockey Hugh Bowman has had 27 wins on her from 28 race starts.
  28. She has won her last 28 starts in the lead up to the 2018 Cox Plate. An amazing achievement. A record unlikely to be surpassed by any other horse. What a horse. Go Winx!

Winx is currently a $1.25 chance in the Cox Plate at Moonee Valley this Saturday with BlueBet.

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