Superstar mare Winx was crowned the 2016 Australian Racehorse of the Year during a ceremony held in Sydney Sept. 29.
The 5-year-old daughter of Street Cry captured 59 of a possible 60 votes to claim the title, with votes coming from a group that included national media and racing administrators.
Her biggest win of the year came in the $ 3 million G1 Cox Plate, which she won by 4 1/2 lengths and set a track record in the process. Winx’s other G1 victories for the season were in the Epsom Handicap, Chipping Norton Stakes, George Ryder Stakes, and Doncaster Mile.
Winx’s trainer, Chris Waller, was awarded the Bart Cummings Award, which recognizes the trainer with the most Group 1 wins during the season. Waller saddled 15 G1 winners last season.
For a complete list of winners, read more at Racingbase.com
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