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Life At Zen
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Fri Oct 27, 2017 8:57 pm

Anyone have a live stream that I can watch if I set my alarm for 2am? :D
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Sat Oct 28, 2017 2:03 am

Close! By half a length over Humidor.
BaroqueAgain1
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Sat Oct 28, 2017 2:05 am

WOOHOOOO!!!!
Winx wins her third Cox Plate!
Nice try by Humidor, who was peeling ground off her at the end, but The Queen kept in front, winning by a good half length. And she did it from the far outside, running farther than anyone else. :D
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Sat Oct 28, 2017 2:07 am

Just wow!
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Sat Oct 28, 2017 2:11 am

What a birthday gift, today is my 32nd. Winx gets her third Cox Plate and sets more history. I had tears in my eyes. Thank you to the mighty mare. Best Aussie mare I've ever seen run. Thank you Winx. :cry:
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Sat Oct 28, 2017 7:21 am

What a race!
What a champion!!!!!
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Treve
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Sat Oct 28, 2017 11:36 am

It'll be a shame if she never runs outside of Australia. What a mare!
A filly named Ruffian...

Eine Stute namens Danedream...

Une pouliche se nommant Trêve...

Kincsem nevű kanca...


And a Queen named Beholder
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Sat Oct 28, 2017 1:08 pm

The connections have expressed interest in running her at Royal Ascot, but so much can happen between now and next June. She's six and will be about to turn seven (on Southern Hemisphere time) when the Royal meeting rolls around...and there's always the possibility that her 'I want to be a mommy' alarm goes off by then. ;) :P
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Sun Oct 29, 2017 12:16 am

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wyrOhQN0-g4&app=desktop

She is just superb, absolutely superb.


Trainer almost gave up on her early in her carreer, they were going to try to get one more race out of her, trainer thought she was no good ...group 3 Sunshine Coast Guineas.....she was 17 lengths behind!

17 lengths!

and then........

http://www.theage.com.au/sport/horserac ... z9517.html
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Treve
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Sun Oct 29, 2017 10:55 pm

It'd be amazing if she did Ascot and considered the BC :D
A filly named Ruffian...

Eine Stute namens Danedream...

Une pouliche se nommant Trêve...

Kincsem nevű kanca...


And a Queen named Beholder
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Wed Jan 17, 2018 11:49 pm

Claire (Novak) Crosby Retweeted
Winx (Official) @winx_horse
WINX will stretch her legs in a 900m barrier trial at Rosehill Gardens on Monday 22nd January at 8.15am. The field of 9 horses includes The Everest champ Redzel, Ace High and Trapeze Artist.
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Thu Jan 18, 2018 12:30 am

MySaladDays wrote:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wyrOhQN0-g4&app=desktop

She is just superb, absolutely superb.


Trainer almost gave up on her early in her carreer, they were going to try to get one more race out of her, trainer thought she was no good ...group 3 Sunshine Coast Guineas.....she was 17 lengths behind!

17 lengths!

and then........

http://www.theage.com.au/sport/horserac ... z9517.html
Thanks for that! WOW
May they run with the WIND
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Thu Jan 18, 2018 6:23 am

Dusty wrote:
MySaladDays wrote:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wyrOhQN0-g4&app=desktop

She is just superb, absolutely superb.


Trainer almost gave up on her early in her carreer, they were going to try to get one more race out of her, trainer thought she was no good ...group 3 Sunshine Coast Guineas.....she was 17 lengths behind!

17 lengths!

and then........

http://www.theage.com.au/sport/horserac ... z9517.html
Thanks for that! WOW
Fascinating story!!!!
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Thu Jan 18, 2018 2:46 pm

Will race be shown live in TVG? 4:15 PM EST on Sunday.
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Thu Jan 18, 2018 4:03 pm

IIRC, a 'barrier trial' is not the same as a 'race.' I don't believe there is a purse, that it becomes part of a horse's official race record or that you can wager on it.
Maybe TVG will show it because, you know, WINX. :mrgreen: But I wouldn't wager on it. ;)
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Sun Jan 21, 2018 11:51 pm

Winx finished sixth, beaten 2 lengths in her barrier trial. Trainer and jockey both pleased with her, especially with how relaxed she was. First official race of the season Feb 17 at Randwick.
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Mon Jan 22, 2018 12:48 am

Thanks for the info. TVG did not show it, but the channel did have a lot of US tracks to cover this afternoon.
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Mon Jan 22, 2018 1:45 am

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.
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Mon Jan 22, 2018 10:52 am

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
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