Posts Tagged "Winx"

When Winx settled in at the tail of the field at Randwick yesterday in the most meaningful race of her stellar career, she reminded me how Don Bradman started his innings in a similar situation 71 years ago at the SCG.

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Regardless of whether her winning run comes to an end – and if that happens her conqueror will be remembered as the horse who killed Miss Santa Claus – Winx’s place in history is safe.

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On August 1, the mighty mare Winx turns seven, meaning she is heading towards the end of a brilliant career.

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When Our Sir Vancelot became the first pacer to win three Interdominion Pacing Championships, his feat was compared to Kingston Town’s achievement of winning three consecutive Cox Plates.

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Autumn is finally here and so is the good Group 1 racing, with the return of Winx seeking a 23rd straight career victory in the 2018 Group 1 Chipping Norton Stakes (1600m).

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The end of year look backs are starting, and I want to kick things off by asking, what was the best thoroughbred performance of the year?

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In the past fortnight, the World’s Best Racehorse Rankings have been updated, with American horse Arrogate rated two points higher than Winx from Australia, who is two clear again of Cracksman from Great Britain.

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The reign of Winx continued on Saturday. Long may she live.

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The daughter of a showgirl was a showstopper once again, with Winx creating history and winning her third straight Cox Plate.

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Heavy favourite Winx has added another chapter to her legend with a third victory in the Cox Plate, extending her winning streak to 22 consecutive races.

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Race result: Heavy favourite Winx has added another chapter to her legend with a third victory in the Cox Plate, extending her winning streak to 22 consecutive races.

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This weekend is all about the Cox Plate and the chance for this generation to see a piece of history with Winx shooting for three straight.

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Really, it’s all about one horse, but the Cox Plate is always a must see.

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The Caulfield Cup Carnival has been and gone for another year, providing us with another battler-made-good story that racing loves to thrust our way. This time it came in the form of Cory Parish on Boom Time.

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Welcome to a Roar special in Cox Plate week, to celebrate Winx’s attempt for an historic third-straight victory in Australia’s weight-for-age championship.

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This century, there have been four superstar mares that transcended the sport of racing – Sunline, Makybe Diva, Black Caviar and Winx.

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The early Caulfield Cup favourite, Japanese stayer Admire Deus, has suffered a life-threatening injury and will miss both the Caulfield and the Melbourne Cup – and faces a fight for his life.

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In 1890, when Carbine won the Melbourne Cup, it was reported that “Ccheer after cheer rent the air and people went almost frantic in their desire to do honour to the winner…”.

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What else is left to say about Winx?

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Winx stamped herself well and truly as the best horse in the world, Almandin left doubts in the minds of Melbourne Cup punters while at Randwick, Ace High got his Group 1 win while Dixie did her thing. Here are the Blackbookers.

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