Living legend Winx continues her reign as the best racehorse in the world, notching her 26th consecutive win in exciting fashion over the weekend to break the great Black Caviar’s record.
Winning the stakes named after you might just be one of the most bad-@$$ achievements in racing history. And that’s exactly what Winx did on Saturday, winning her 26th consecutive race and beating the record set by another Australian great, Black Caviar. This was her third straight victory in this particular race, renamed from the Warwick Stakes.
But she left it a nail-biter to be sure: breaking and settling into the second half of the field, Winx ran stride-for-stride with second favorite Kementari before sweeping up in a dramatic and powerful late kick to blow away the rest of the field. Her incredible acceleration is truly something to behold — Winx is the 10 horse:
Winx is now seven years old but shows no signs of wanting to slow down or do anything other than what she does best — win races. In the Winx Stakes, she demonstrated some remarkable versatility, as this race at seven furlongs was a bit shorter than her best distance. Few great racehorses can shorten up or stretch out to win in tough company over a variety of distances.
Winx was ridden by her usual jockey Hugh Bowman and trained by Chris Waller. We can’t wait to see where she goes next.
Go Winx! And go riding.