Words by Kiersten Duke
AUSTRALIA’S WONDER MARE
1. Winx’s sire is Irish stallion Street Cry, whom won the Dubai World Cup back in 2002.
2. Her maiden (first race) was at Warwick Farm Racecourse, Sydney over 1100 metres (5 ½ furlongs) on the 4th June 2014 which she won
3. With a total of $18,968,424 in prize money, Winx has beaten Makybe Diva’s record of $14,526,690.
4. Winx is 16.1hh which coverts to 163.5cm.
5. From 35 starts, Winx has won 29 times, giving her a winning strike rate of 82.9%.
6. Winx has won 25 times in a row, matching the amazing Black Caviar’s record.
7. Joao Moreira (rated one of the worlds best jockey’s) is the only jockey to have ridden Winx and not won on her.
8. Only six jockey’s have ridden Winx in a race throughout her career; Hugh Bowman, Jason Collett, Tommy Berry, Larry Cassidy, Joao Moreira and James McDonald.
9. Winx has won on wet ground (rated a soft 5- heavy 10) 8 times.
10. She has a benchmark rating of 132 in both New South Wales and Victoria.
11. On the 14th September 2011 Winx was born at Coolmore Stud in the Hunter Valley, NSW.
12. As a yearling (a one year old), Winx sold for $230,000 at the Magic Millions Yearling Sales in the Gold Coast, QLD.
13. The shortest distance Winx has ever raced over is 1100 metres (approx 5 ½ furlongs).
14. The longest distance Winx has ever raced over is 2200 metres (approx 11 furlongs).
15. Winx has won 18 group one races.
16. The Coolmore FURIOUS Stakes Group 2 was the first ever group race Winx won. It was over 1200 metres (6 furlongs) on the 6th September 2014.
17. Winx’s first group one win was the QLD OAKS on the 30th May 2015 over 2200 metres (11 furlongs).
18. In 2015-2016 and 2016-2017 Winx was named Australian Racehorse of the Year.
19. In those same years Winx was also awarded Australian Champion Middle Distance Racehorse.
20. Winx became worlds top ranked turf horse in 2016 and 2017.
21. In 2017 Winx was inducted to the Australian Racing Hall of Fame, only the third horse to earn this honour while still in training.
22. Hugh Bowman has ridden Winx for 24 of her wins.
23. Jason Collett has won on Winx twice.
24. Tommy Berry, Larry Cassidy and James McDonald have all won on Winx once each.
25. Winx has won one Group 3, eight Group 2’s and 18 Group 1 races.