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Sparrow Castle
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Thu Apr 11, 2019 2:39 pm

Scary stuff. Glad she's okay.

Who will be wondermare Winx's first date? A look at the runners and riders
The remarkable racing career of Australian wondermare Winx comes to an end on Saturday when she contests her last race, the Queen Elizabeth Stakes at Randwick. But as one chapter closes, another begins and speculation is now rife as to which stallion will be appointed for her first mating.

Connections have remained tight-lipped about the seven-year-old's future in the paddocks, although her co-owners have indicated they are hoping to breed from her themselves.

"How could you sell a national treasure?" Peter Tighe remarked at the Longines-sponsored World's Best Racehorse ceremony in January, where Winx was recognised as the joint-highest rated performer of 2018 alongside Cracksman. "She's a national treasure in Australia.

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We might not know the identity of which horse Tighe and his co-owners deem to be Mr Right, but we can safely assume it will be a blue-chip stallion with a high profile and a correspondingly expensive fee, earned through their achievements at stud, on the track or both.

Aside from that, all options are open. And there really are plenty of options, because Winx's pedigree makes her so easy to mate; she is by the late shuttle stallion Street Cry, who was by Machiavellian out of a mare by Troy, and the sires of her first three dams are Al Akbar, Voodoo Rhythm and Sovereign Edition.

Extraordinarily, considering his ubiquity in Australian thoroughbred families, Danehill is nowhere to be seen on her page. Nor are the likes of Green Desert, Last Tycoon, Sadler's Wells or Zabeel.

Narrowing down the field of Winx's potential suitors is a tough assignment, then, but the most obvious place to start is Australia's leading stallions by progeny earnings of 2018/19.
More: https://www.racingpost.com/bloodstock/b ... ers/375289
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Thu Apr 11, 2019 2:59 pm

It's a shame Redoute's Choice is gone, he would have been an obvious contender. Snitzel seems like the next best thing.

But then there's good ol' Lonhro.
weeeeeeeee
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Fri Apr 12, 2019 8:54 pm

Oooooh, I'm hoping for a Winx / Lonhro baby! :D
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Sat Apr 13, 2019 12:54 am

Has her race been run yet tonight (US time)? I would be so grateful is someone could post a replay link.
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Sat Apr 13, 2019 12:56 am

BaroqueAgain1 wrote:
Sat Apr 13, 2019 12:54 am
Has her race been run yet tonight (US time)? I would be so grateful is someone could post a replay link.
Nope, post time is in nine minutes!
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Sat Apr 13, 2019 1:05 am

Dubai Racing is has it live... http://www.dmi.ae/dubairacing/live.asp

She looks good in the warmup.
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Sat Apr 13, 2019 1:10 am

ThankYou!!ThankYou!!ThankYou!!ThankYou!!ThankYou!!ThankYou!!ThankYou!!ThankYou!!ThankYou!!
I didn't think I would have the fun of watching her last race.
What a great, great racehorse.
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Sat Apr 13, 2019 1:14 am

You are very welcome 8-) She made it look just. so. easy.

Happy for Kluger too, most sort of side-eyed his entry but he did Japan proud.
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Sat Apr 13, 2019 1:24 am

That was a rather incredible goodbye that Hugh and Winx gave the fans. And she was SO good about taking those laps past the noisy crowd, even though she looked like she was missing her earmuffs a few times.
Watching her jog proudly, even after just running full-out not long ago, kind of gave me goosebumps. Wish it wasn't the last time to watch Winx strut her stuff, but it is the right time for her to retire.
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Sat Apr 13, 2019 1:28 am

Yeah, words aren't adequate to describe this mare. I'm sure going to miss her. Great job, Winx!
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Sat Apr 13, 2019 1:29 am

Gave Hughie a nice head butt in the winners circle when he tried to kiss her on the nose and split his lip ( ow) -feisty until the end!
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Sat Apr 13, 2019 1:32 am

I cried. A lot. What a superstar. I will miss staying up so late to witness her greatness.

https://twitter.com/zpurton/status/1116936932846526464
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Sat Apr 13, 2019 1:35 am

Squeaky: Gave Hughie a nice head butt in the winners circle when he tried to kiss her on the nose and split his lip ( ow) -feisty until the end!

Right! Thanks for reminding me.
Hugh needs to remember that, if you nuzzle your horse, she may decide to give you a happy (and energetic) head bonk right back. :oops:
Not quite the same as my Siamese head bopping with me. :lol:
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Sat Apr 13, 2019 1:37 am

Interview with Waller after the race (if you click the twitter link)

https://twitter.com/i/status/1116934612507250690
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Trainer @cwallerracing was so emotional he could hardly speak to Greg Radley after his super mare @winx_horse went out a winner @royalrandwick today #GoWinx.
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Sat Apr 13, 2019 1:55 am

Kluger(JPN)(King Kamehameha) ran super to secure 2nd.
But Winx was truely a great mare!!
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Sat Apr 13, 2019 1:59 am

forever in her debt as she made me understand the zenyatta fans who said, "she's great! but..." i get it now,and i'm sorry to anyone i yelled at at the time.
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Sat Apr 13, 2019 2:02 am

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Sat Apr 13, 2019 1:00 pm

Quite something, isn't she. I hope she has good luck being a mom.
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Sat Apr 13, 2019 5:26 pm

Simply AMAZING!!!!
May they run with the WIND
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Wed Apr 17, 2019 10:56 pm

Winx has today left the Chris Waller stable for the final time
https://mobile.twitter.com/cwallerracin ... 4104010753
Ask me any questions you have about New Zealand and Australia racing
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