Winx claims 26th straight win with 2018 Winx Stakes victory

August 18, 2018

Winx claims 26th straight win with 2018 Winx Stakes victory

Super mare Winx claimed her twenty-sixth straight win and surpassed Black Caviar’s record in scoring first up in the Group 1 $500,000 Winx Stakes (1400m) at Randwick today.

Winx, above, claims her 26th straight win in taking out the 2018 Winx Stakes at Randwick. Photo by Steve Hart.

Winx, above, claims her 26th straight win in taking out the 2018 Winx Stakes at Randwick. Photo by Steve Hart.

Winx ($1.24 favourite) looked better that ever as she streaked away in the run to the line to dominate her rivals which included the runner up Invictus Prince ($151) and third placegetter and stablemate D’Argento ($17).

The fourth placegetter Kementari ($6) had been touted as the main danger to Winx in the build up to the Winx Stakes but when the champion mare loomed up to his outside, the James Cummings trained stallion had nothing to offer.

As she has done first up in the past, Winx was a little slow to leave the barriers but jockey Hugh Bowman wasn’t worried and settled the great mare midfield on the heels of Kementari well away from the fence.

Bowman started the engine up coming to the home turn and Glyn Schofield on Kementaari pushed her even wider on the point of the turn but that didn’t make any different.

Winx skimmed past Kementari out in the middle on the track and is now well on her way to claim a fourth win in the Group 1 $5m Ladbrokes Cox Plate (2040m) at The Valley on October 27.

Winning trainer Chris Waller reiterated what he said earlier in the week that he thought that Winx was better than she has been in the past even though he did hold some concerns when the mare was tracking five and six wide on the home turn.

“I have just been looking for the signs of her losing her dominance but I haven’t seen one ounce of it and if anything I have seen improvement as we said on Thursday morning it is quite staggering,” Waller said.

“She never looks like she is dominant, I guess some of the races she jogs into it. You are also hoping to see that pressure come into the race and that is when Kementari loomed large and what she does to the other horses is simply breaks their heart.”

“She can maintain it and some really good horses can’t.”

Winx Stakes Results

Finish No. Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Bar. Weight Starting Price
1 10 WINX Chris Waller Hugh Bowman 5 57kg $1.24F
2 5 INVICTUS PRINCE (GB) Matthew Smith Jason Collett 2L 4 59kg $151
3 9 D’ARGENTO Chris Waller James McDonald 3L 9 58.5kg $17
4 7 KEMENTARI James Cummings Glyn Schofield 3.2L 7 58.5kg $6
5 4 CABEZA DE VACA Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Tim Clark 3.4L 2 59kg $71
6 11 UNFORGOTTEN Chris Waller Kerrin McEvoy 3.8L 6 56.5kg $51
7 2 RELIGIFY Chris Waller Jay Ford 4.1L 1 59kg $101
8 3 LIBRAN (IRE) Chris Waller Tommy Berry 4.9L 11 59kg $151
9 6 ORIENTAL RUNNER Garry Neale Bobby El-Issa 5.4L 3 59kg $101
10 1 CLASSIC UNIFORM Gary Moore Andrew Adkins 6.7L 8 59kg $201
11 8 ACE HIGH David Payne Tye Angland 8L 10 58.5kg $51

Racing fields and data are copyright 2011-2021 © 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

Sandown Guineas 2020 Field �...

2020 Zipping Classic Field �...

2020 Zipping Classic Field & Odds Update: Avilius Firming Favourite

Despite a last start failure in the Melbourne Cup the Godolphin-raced Avilius...

2020 Kennedy Oaks Results: Oli...

2020 Kennedy Oaks Results: Oliver Rides Sixth Winner on Personal

Jockey Damien Oliver celebrated his sixth success in the 162nd running of the...

Kennedy Oaks Day Results 2020:...

Kennedy Oaks Day Results 2020: Personal Wins The Oaks

2020 Kennedy Oaks Day continues the racing action of the Melbourne Cup...

2020 Kennedy Oaks Day: Fleming...

2020 Kennedy Oaks Day: Flemington Scratchings & Track Report

Day 3 of the Melbourne Cup Carnival takes place at Flemington Racecourse...

Horse Racing Today

2021 Caloundra Cup Day Abandon...

America’s Breeders’...

America’s Breeders’ Cup Calls WJ Healy 2021 Winner Away Game

The Ciaron Maher & David Eustace-trained Away Game was back in winning...

2021 Tattersall’s Tiara ...

2021 Tattersall’s Tiara Results: Tofane and Williams Win Again

The decision by star hoop Craig Williams to remain in Queensland aboard the...

Incentivise New Melbourne Cup ...

Incentivise New Melbourne Cup Favourite After 12 Length Tatt’s Cup Win

In his last run for trainer Steve Tregea, outstanding stayer Incentivise shot...

2021 Tattersall’s Tiara ...

2021 Tattersall’s Tiara Day: Eagle Farm Scratchings & Track Report

The action of the Queensland Winter Racing Carnival and Group 1 racing for the...

Race Results

America’s Breeders’ Cup Calls WJ Healy 2021 Winner Away Game

2021 Tattersall’s Tiara Results: Tofane and Williams Win Again

Incentivise New Melbourne Cup Favourite After 12 Length Tatt’s Cup Win

2021 Stradbroke Handicap Results: Tofane Upsets Vega One, Signore Fox Third

2021 J.J. Atkins Results: Converge Scores Third Win for Gai Waterhouse

Race Previews

Sunday’s Updated 2021 Winx Guineas Field & Odds

Stockman Odds-On In Updated 2021 Caloundra Cup Field & Betting

Grafton Cup 2021 Field & Betting: Punters After Purrfect Deal

2021 Ramornie Handicap Field & Odds: Gold Coast’s Phobetor Favourite

2021 Caloundra Cup Day Rescheduled: Winx Guineas Run This Sunday

Fields & Form

Sunday’s Updated 2021 Winx Guineas Field & Odds

Stockman Odds-On In Updated 2021 Caloundra Cup Field & Betting

Grafton Cup 2021 Field & Betting: Punters After Purrfect Deal

2021 Ramornie Handicap Field & Odds: Gold Coast’s Phobetor Favourite

Punters Take Stock in Caloundra Cup 2021 Field & Odds