Hugh Bowman celebrates aboard Winx after her 2nd consecutive Cox Plate victory in 2016; trainer Chris Waller confirmed that the mare will be aimed at a record third Cox Plate win this fall.
Before the largest crowd to grace the Randwick oval in the modern era (26,801), Winx scored a 17th consecutive victory in Saturday’s Group 1 Queen Elizabeth Stakes. The daughter of Street Cry crossed the line more than five lengths in front of her old rival Hartnell, according to The Herald Sun, earning her 12th Group 1 win over a 27-race career.
“She makes me look like a genius, Hughie (Bowman) does a great job,” said trainer Chris Waller. “It was Hugh Bowman at his very best. He’s definitely part of Winx, what he has done with this mare is very special. But the story should be all about Winx. Everywhere she goes now people follow her and it’s very heartwarming. It is a privilege to train such a champion.”
“Just look at her she’s a supreme athlete, she’s the ultimate professional; I love her and I could really feel the crowd’s love for her,” said jockey Hugh Bowman.
Winx will now be rested before the start of the next season, when Waller will bring the champion mare back to attempt a third consecutive Cox Plate victory.
Read more at The Herald Sun.
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