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Winx Reminder.. 12:15a ET; 9:15p PT for Turnbull S. at @FlemingtonVRC
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Sat Oct 07, 2017 12:21 am

"21 today...Winx by 8 lengths." First time at Flenington, she won easily, as she should.
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Sat Oct 07, 2017 12:29 am

Sparrow Castle wrote:"21 today...Winx by 8 lengths." First time at Flenington, she won easily, as she should.
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Sat Oct 07, 2017 1:52 am

I've run out of superlatives. :shock:
What a racehorse.
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Sat Oct 07, 2017 3:18 am

katmandu wrote:Lady Aurelia may beg to differ on this year's 5 f turf sprint. . .
Personally I came to the conclusion that it doesn't matter how short the distance is, she is pretty much push button with her burst. The rate at which she puts strides down and sustains this speed is insane. 600 meters (3 furlongs) in 10.92, 10.36 and 10.70. With her jockey dropping the whip at the last 200 meters. Not saying that she would win easily, but she certainly could give Lady Aurelia a run for the money.
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Sat Oct 07, 2017 1:07 pm

Talk about a mouth watering idea Kurenai.
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Sat Oct 07, 2017 1:42 pm

Kurenai wrote:
katmandu wrote:Lady Aurelia may beg to differ on this year's 5 f turf sprint. . .
Personally I came to the conclusion that it doesn't matter how short the distance is, she is pretty much push button with her burst. The rate at which she puts strides down and sustains this speed is insane. 600 meters (3 furlongs) in 10.92, 10.36 and 10.70. With her jockey dropping the whip at the last 200 meters. Not saying that she would win easily, but she certainly could give Lady Aurelia a run for the money.
It's not entirely clear to me that Winx hasn't fallen off just a bit in her "interest". And at 5 f, she would have to come out the gate full of run. It's speculation anyway, in regards to the sprint. She is a most amazing mare, regardless.
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katmandu wrote: It's not entirely clear to me that Winx hasn't fallen off just a bit in her "interest". And at 5 f, she would have to come out the gate full of run.
That's absolutely true and a very valid point. I wondered about that (losing a bit of her interest, keenness) myself already.
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if that's what a disinterested horse looks like, i'll take a barn full of disinterested horses
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Sun Oct 08, 2017 11:49 am

I love her - what a mare, but my heart will always belong to Black Caviar.
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sweettalk wrote:if that's what a disinterested horse looks like, i'll take a barn full of disinterested horses
Not quite an accurate interpretation of the post(s). . . .
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Sun Oct 08, 2017 6:11 pm

then can you elaborate please because i definitely don't understand what they mean.
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I try to explain it with an example. If you watch Frankels 2000 Guineas he just simply loved to run for the joy of it. If you watch his last start he was content to "get the job done". Winx likes to run obviously, but she would have to be really eager to get gunning right out of the gate, if she would race in the sprint.
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Winx Crowned Champion Racehorse Again
Winx (Aus) (Street Cry {Ire}) was crowned Australia’s Champion Racehorse for the second year in a row during an awards ceremony at Brisbane on Sunday evening. The Chris Waller trainee won her 21st consecutive start, the G1 Turnbull S. at Flemington only on Oct. 7–and won all eight of her races during the 2016/2017 campaign, among them a second G1 Cox Plate and the G1 Queen Elizabeth S. in April. Also named the Magic Millions Champion Middle Distance champion, the 6-year-old mare is currently eyeing a third Cox plate on Oct. 28. Chris Waller was honoured with The Bart Cummings Award as the leading Group 1-winning trainer for the previous season and Winx’s regular reignsman Hugh Bowman won the Champion Group 1 Jockey Award.
http://www.thoroughbreddailynews.com/wi ... rse-again/
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Tue Oct 24, 2017 6:36 pm

Winx Cox Plate Oct 28

I have the DVR set for Sat 1:30am TVG (Optimum cable Long Island, NY). Hopefully it'll show here.

https://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing ... three-peat
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Tue Oct 24, 2017 6:59 pm

I think you're safe. TVG's live racing slot goes until 12:30 AM Pacific, plus they've been promoting Winx's quest for her third Cox Plate. :D
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Wed Oct 25, 2017 7:27 pm

Australian Turf Club set to rename the Warwick Stakes, the Winx Stakes
The Australian Turf Club is set to change the Warwick Stakes to the Winx Stakes to honour the wonder mare when it is run as a group 1 for the first time next year.

As part of her 21-race winning streak, Winx has won the Warwick Stakes to begin her spring campaign for the past two years and it was seen by the ATC as the ideal race to honour her as she had played a major role in it becoming a group 1.

Winx will be afforded the rare honour of having a race named after her while still racing, as Black Caviar did when the Victoria Racing Club changed the Lightning Stakes to Black Caviar Lightning.

The Warwick Stakes is run in August and was boosted to group 1 level after Winx overcame missing the start by five lengths to win it for the second consecutive time this year.
http://www.smh.com.au/sport/horseracing ... z82v2.html
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Fri Oct 27, 2017 7:23 pm

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Fri Oct 27, 2017 7:24 pm

I am so excited about this race.

Did you see her roll in the sand on her twitter page? OMG, Haskins would be in heaven, looking at those dapples.

What a specimen!

What a phenomena.

I am really hoping she pulls off her 3rd Cox Plate.

(arrogate who? ;) )

2nd post down, roll in the sand, absolutely gorgeous
https://twitter.com/winx_horse?ref_src= ... r%5Eauthor
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Fri Oct 27, 2017 7:29 pm

How cute. Every horse needs their own sandbox. :D
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