SYDNEY (AP) — Seven-year-old mare Winx won her third consecutive Queen Elizabeth Stakes at Randwick on Saturday to finish her illustrious career with a 33rd consecutive win, a record 25th Group One victory and nearly $19 million in prize money.
Winx was ridden by Hugh Bowman and trained by Chris Waller.
“It’s over,” Bowman said. “This horse has captured the hearts of a lot of people. I am so proud of her.”
On March 2 at Randwick, Winx set the record for most Group One wins with her 23rd, breaking the former Group One record held by retired Irish horse Hurricane Fly. Winx had had another Group One win in the George Ryder Stakes at Sydney’s Rosehill on March 23 and overall has 37 wins from 43 starts.
Winx also won the Cox Plate, Australia’s weight-for-age championship, a record four times at Moonee Valley in Victoria state.
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