Australian horse Winx extended her incredible win streak with a victory at the George Ryder
Stakes. The Australian race horse has now won 32 consecutive races. Winx won the race for
the fourth straight year as she romped to victory as the 1/17 favourite. There are a number
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Winx wins George Ryder Stakes
Jockey Hugh Bowman and Winx were at the back of the race field going into the final 300
meters at the George Ryder Stakes. The dynamic duo made their move around the outside
of the field to finish three-and-a-half lengths ahead of the competition.
According to trainer Chris Waller, the George Ryder Stakes will be Winx’s penultimate race.
The trainer announced the retirement of Winx earlier this season despite her continued
Winx makes history
Winx continues to rewrite the horse racing history books. The horse has now won four Cox
Plates, four Chipping Norton Stakes, and four George Ryder Stakes in consecutive years. It
has been an amazing run of form that is worthy of books and films to be written about her
career once she is retired from the sport.
The mare’s winning streak has made her a pop culture figure in Australia. It seems strange
that a horse could reach such heights today, but Winx has become a celebrity down under.
Winx’s fame is so great that the Guardian reported bags of her manure were sold for $200
(Australian dollars) in 2018.
Winx’s form seems as if it could go on forever. However, Waller is set to retire the horse
after her next race at the Group 1 Queen Elizabeth Stakes at Randwick on April 13th. It is
bound to be an emotional day as Winx bides farewell to an adoring public.
How far off is Winx from the all-time consecutive wins record?
Winx’s win at the George Ryder Stakes took her to 32 straight victories. It is still 24 wins off
of the all-time record set by Puerto Rican horse Camarero. The famous Puerto Rican race
horse accomplished the feat between 1953 and 1955.
Even if Winx’s career continues after the Queen Elizabeth Stakes it will take her 23 more
races to break Camarero’s record. It would see her continue racing for a number of years.
Although Winx will fall short of Camarero’s mark, she will finish her career as one of the
most successful horses in the sport’s history. Winx has won 36 of 42 career races. Her last
defeat came all the way back in April 2015. Winx has won over $24 million (Australian
dollars) during her illustrious career.
Although horse racing fans want to see her continue her winning streak, Waller feels it is
time for Winx to receive a well-deserved rest. Winx has nothing left to prove and the Queen
Elizabeth Stakes will be her swansong from the horse race world.