Winx bows out in style with 33rd victory

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A day after her history making final race, Winx has fronted the cameras again with her support team as they all wind down from the most incredible ride in Australian racing. "Racing at her very best for four years, it's indescribable".

"This horse has captured the hearts of a lot of people around the globe".

Earlier this week, however, Waller said he didn't think Winx had anything left to prove and he wasn't interested in taking her overseas.

"We didn't expect her to be coming this far and her winning sequence, so I've been prepared for the last 12 months for her to be retired", said Waller ahead of the race, who prefers to sit alone and watch when Winx is racing.

"I dare say if she had something else to give, she had more to give".

The Melbourne Cup may be the race that stops the nation, but on a sunny Saturday afternoon it was Winx who drew every eyeball in Australia. She began her career with three straight victories but then suffered a lean patch as a three-year old before her launching into her astounding unbeaten streak four years ago.

Winx kicked off her 2019 Sydney Autumn Carnival campaign with a win in the Group 2 $250,000 The Star Apollo Stakes (1400m) at Randwick on February 16 followed by a win in the Group 1 $600,000 Chipping Norton Stakes (1600m) at Randwick again two weeks later.

On Friday, however, the Sydney Morning Herald's Andrew Webster told Sky Sports Radio that connections of the superstar mare still believed she would finish her career with a run on the iconic English track.

Ninety minutes before the race hundreds of those racegoers were packed deep in the racecourse stables, all hungry to get a glimpse of Winx such was the clamour of excitement of seeing what is now being referred to as another icon of Australian sport.

"I don't think anyone is more deserving than Chris of getting his 100th Group 1 victor with the best horse that has ever gone around in the world, " he said.

"The day has finally come, she is in tip top condition".

"When she gets to her grand final she knows what it is all about and she is ready to fire", Waller said. I'm so proud of her.



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