Winx & World Records: Mighty Mare Claims 31st Consecutive Victory in Chipping Norton Stakes

March 2, 2019

Winx & World Records: Mighty Mare Claims 31st Consecutive Victory in Chipping Norton Stakes

Was it ever in doubt?

Winx claimed her 23rd Group 1 victory at Randwick on Saturday in the 2019 Chipping Norton Stakes (1600m), but more importantly set a new world record winning her 31st consecutive start.

Over $600,000 was taken on Winx during Saturday’s Chipping Norton Stakes at Randiwck. Photo Credit: Steve Hart.

For the first time in a long time the seven-year-old wonder had some work to do down the straight after old boy Happy Clapper led from the front for the first time in his eight-year career. The three-time Group 1 winner leaped from the gates to lead by over three-lengths, but caught a serious case of the wobbles over the final furlong with Hugh Bowman and Winx looming down the outside.

“It was certainly no easy feat. I thought Winx would either beat him if they go too slow or they go too fast. I’d say they almost got it right. Under pressure she is very good” champion trainer Chris Waller said after the race.

Normally a cool customer, Winx stirred in the gates prior to the jump, but settled with over 400m to go to set a new race record in the time of 1:33.27 seconds. Waller didn’t appear fazed by Happy Clapper’s strong run, but thought it was good for Winx as she prepares for her grand finale in the Queen Elizabeth Stakes (2000m) next month.

“It was a good test for her and will bring her on nicely for the next couple of runs because they need stimulating. They need to do it under race conditions to get that. It’s looking good for three weeks time then three weeks after that” Waller said.

Bowman was also surprised by Winx’s demeanor in the gates, but felt entirely confident in the might mare’s abilities.

“She was a little agitated today, more so than she has been recently, but fortunately they didn’t open when they pressed the button” Bowman said.

“Blake really made it a test today, as Josh Parr did a few years ago on Red Excitement,  but she can cover all bases this mare. She’s just an amazing athlete, there are really no more words to describe her.”

After winning her fourth consecutive Chipping Norton, the plan ahead will be

Racing fields and data are copyright 2011-2018 © Racing Australia Pty Ltd (RA) (and other parties working with it).
Racing materials, including fields, form and results, is subject to copyright which is owned by RA and other parties working with it. Full copyright notice.

Spring Racing

Magic Millions Classic Favouri...

Ballarat Cup 2019 Results: Kiw...

Ballarat Cup 2019 Results: Kiwia Goes Back-to-Back

Trainer Archie Alexander was over the moon with the surprise 2019 Ballarat Cup...

The Gong 2019 Results: Mister ...

The Gong 2019 Results: Mister Sea Wolf Wins for Waller

Master Sydney-based horseman Chris Waller continued his brilliant spring...

2019 The Gong Odds Update: Luv...

2019 The Gong Odds Update: Luvaluva Firming Favourite

After battling for top spot in The Gong 2019 betting earlier in the week, the...

2019 Ballarat Cup Betting Upda...

2019 Ballarat Cup Betting Update: Dr Drill Firming Favourite

The rails-drawn Dr Drill remains the punters’ pick in Ballarat Cup 2019...

Horse Racing Today

Kiwi Catalyst Wins First-Up Ah...

A Beautiful Night Shines in Bl...

A Beautiful Night Shines in Blue Diamond Fillies Preview

A Beautiful Night has stamped her 2020 Blue Diamond credentials with an upset...

Godolphin Colt Hanseatic Flies...

Godolphin Colt Hanseatic Flies Home in Blue Diamond Preview 2020

Anthony Freedman and the Godolphin stable look to have a very nice colt ahead...

Hey Doc Heads 2020 Australia S...

Hey Doc Heads 2020 Australia Stakes Field & Odds

Tony & Calvin McEvoy’s last start Winterbottom Stakes winner Hey Doc is...

Magic Millions 2YO Classic Res...

Magic Millions 2YO Classic Results 2020: Away Game Flies Home in Upset

The Ciaron Maher & David Eustace-trained Away Game made history as the...

Race Results

Kiwi Catalyst Wins First-Up Ahead of Australian Guineas 2020

Rulership Firms in 2020 Blue Diamond Stakes Betting

A Beautiful Night Shines in Blue Diamond Fillies Preview

Godolphin Colt Hanseatic Flies Home in Blue Diamond Preview 2020

2020 Australia Stakes Results: Scales Of Justice Upsets the Doc

Race Previews

2020 Expressway Stakes Field: Alizee Faces 9 Rivals at Randwick

Expressway Stakes 2020 Standout Ready for WFA

Alizee Early Favourite of 2020 Expressway Stakes Nominations

2020 Sunshine Coast Cup Betting Update: Chapter And Verse Favourite

2020 Blue Diamond Preview Races: Hanseatic, Fresh Favourites

Fields & Form

2020 Expressway Stakes Field: Alizee Faces 9 Rivals at Randwick

Alizee Early Favourite of 2020 Expressway Stakes Nominations

2020 Sunshine Coast Cup Betting Update: Chapter And Verse Favourite

2020 Blue Diamond Preview Races: Hanseatic, Fresh Favourites

Hey Doc Heads 2020 Australia Stakes Field & Odds