August 2018, became the World's Best Racehorse.
The mighty mare recorded her 26th consecutive win in the Group 1, $500,000 Winx Stakes (1400m). She broke the previous Australian record of 25 straight victories set by legendary galloper Black Caviar.
The Record of a true Champion
Winx (foaled 14 September 2011) is a champion Australian Thoroughbred racehorse. Starting in May 2015, she has won 26 consecutive stakes races including 19 Group 1's, at distances ranging from 1300 metres (roughly 6 1⁄2 furlongs) to 2200 metres (roughly 11 furlongs). In the World's Best Racehorse Rankings, she was the second-ranked filly or mare in 2015, improving in 2016 to become both the world's top-ranked filly or mare and the world's top-ranked turf horse. She retained this ranking in 2017, when she was also inducted to the Australian Racing Hall of Fame, only the third horse to earn this honour while still in training.
Winx began her racing career with three straight wins but then won only one race in her next seven starts. Towards the end of her three-year-old campaign, she rebounded to win two races in May 2015, including the Group 1 Queensland Oaks, to start her winning streak. As a four-year-old, she was named the 2015/6 Australian Horse of the Year and middle distance Champion after a seven race campaign that included wins in the Cox Plate and Doncaster Handicap. In the 2016/7 season, she successfully defended her 2015 Cox Plate win with a commanding eight length victory over rival Hartnell. She completed the season with a win in the Queen Elizabeth Stakes and was again named Horse of the Year.
For the 2017/8 season, she won seven straight races, including her third victories in the Cox Plate, Chipping Norton and George Ryder and her second win in the Queen Elizabeth. Winx began her seven-year-old campaign on 18 August 2018, in a race re-named in her honour and in doing so extended her winning streak to an Australasian record of 26. She is now the leading Australasian money-earner in history. As of August 2018, she is the top ranked horse in the World's Best Racehorse Rankings.
A MARE WITH A BIG HEART 26th WIN