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Treve
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Mon Jan 22, 2018 4:55 pm

Flanders wrote:
sweettalk wrote:i know it wasn't considered a real race, but should this finish be worrying at all? i'm not super familiar with how barrier trials work/are analysed/etc.
No. Its essentially just a gate workout but with other horses. Each horse just goes out and does what the connections want, none of the horses were asked to do anything. As far as I know, she has only won one barrier trial ever and that was in August 2017.

There is a video of the trial at the following link:
http://www.smh.com.au/sport/horseracing ... 0lxx5.html
And especially if both trainer and jock are pleased with her, it's really nothing to be concerned with.
I think barrier trials are a bit more interesting/a bigger deal for the 2yo newcomers and maidens.
A filly named Ruffian...

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Winx's regular rider, Hugh Bowman, will not be up for her first start of the year due to a couple of riding suspensions for Bowman. :(
https://www.paulickreport.com/news/peop ... pion-winx/
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Please see below a media update from the stable in relation to Winx and Hugh Bowman.
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Mon Feb 05, 2018 8:36 pm

He's lucky that they value him so much that they changed the horse's schedule to accommodate his multiple bans for careless riding. He did end up appealing the one Australian ban, but lost.

Are there any other examples of this happening in recent memory? Genuinely asking. I mean, Anthony Oppenheimer said he was reluctant to run Cracksman in last year's Arc because Frankie Dettori was already booked for Enable, but the horse didn't end up running for a multitude of reasons.
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She had another trial at Randwick yesterday. Looks like everything will be running for second prize money again

https://www.racing.com/news/2018-02-17/ ... ick-gallop
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JUST IN: Field of 9 for Group 1 @tabcomau Chipping Norton Stakes @royalrandwick with 8 brave runners taking on WINX in her return, as she aims for 23 straight! #gowinx @winx_horse
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Hard to see this being anything other than a Winx benefit. A couple of these would need another lap just to get warmed up. The mare getting beat here would be the biggest upset since Ajax
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Thu Mar 01, 2018 11:09 am

I moved recently, and no longer have TVG & TVG2. Is there somewhere I can watch her on live stream tonight?
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The race is technically on Saturday...in Australia. The race will broadcast on Friday night here in the US. There may be a way to watch the Royal Randwick race card on an Australian racing internet site. Wish I could remember the web address. :oops: :(
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Give this a crack.

http://www.racingnsw.com.au/

Ugly, crowded home page but they stream live racing & trials. There's a fair bit of other info & Saturday's meeting at Randwick should provide a good day's racing. Good luck
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Fri Mar 02, 2018 3:26 pm

For fans watching from North America, Winx's race is scheduled for 11:30 PM Eastern/8:30 PM Pacific tonight. :D
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Sat Mar 03, 2018 12:08 am

oh she ran right by them like they were statues. And she was last out of the gate. The jockey didn't move a muscle or touch her.

That's 16 G1s, and 3 Chippping Norton's. :)
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MySaladDays wrote:Staying up late for this one. Going for her 23rd conseq win.

Hope this guy gets his money:
"One punter has total faith in the mare winning again, plonking $108,000 on her to win for a return of $6480......"
Where can i watch the race?
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I know TVG has announced that they're not taking show wagering on her race. :P ;)
I'm watching on TVG, but if you don't have that, there was an Oz website posted earlier in this thread.
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If that's a horse who 'might be only 75%,' then what is she going to do when 90-95%? :o
What a racehorse. :mrgreen:
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Sit and steer, Hugh. 23 straight wins!
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sorry I was on the page and forgot about it.

oh she ran right by them like they were statues. And she was last out of the gate. The jockey didn't move a muscle or touch her.

That's 16 G1s, and 3 Chippping Norton's, 3 Cox Plate's and 23 consequetive wins.
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BaroqueAgain1 wrote:If that's a horse who 'might be only 75%,' then what is she going to do when 90-95%? :o
What a racehorse. :mrgreen:

WOW - had me worried at the beginning -
May they run with the WIND
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She's on another level!!

Winx takes out the TAB Chipping Norton Stakes with an effortless ride from @HugeBowman. She glides past the field and shows us just how good she is. A pleasure to witness this mare in action!!

23 straight wins is the record, with 16 Group 1's. #GoWinx
Video: https://twitter.com/SkyRacingAU/status/ ... 9366651905
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Never did I ever think I'd even see Black Caviar's record broken. I've seen every win by this amazing mare, and I cannot honestly think other than the '16 Cox Plate, a race won by such EASE. Went from zero to 90 in three seconds. The acceleration is ridiculous. She is crazy. What can you say? What other records does she have left to break? She's already the best horse to ever grace Australian turf. I had a lump and a tear watching that.
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