MELBOURNE (Reuters) –
Australian racehorse Winx claimed a record 23rd Group One race win at the Chipping Norton Stakes at Royal Randwick in Sydney on Saturday, adding every other mark to her storied profession. The bay mare stormed home to overtake Happy Clapper through lengths in the A$600,000 (321,648 pounds) 1, six hundred meter race, a close to the equal end to her Group Two win over the Pat Webster-skilled entrant at the Apollo Stakes at Randwick two weeks in the past.
Winx’s 31st win in succession pulled her past the report of twenty-two Group One victories she held with retired Irish gelding Hurricane Fly. “The horse, she is a celeb,” said teacher Chris Waller. “She is very, very special.” Winx is expected to race two more times, with the Queen Elizabeth Stakes in Randwick in April probably to be her swansong. “I can see the sun going down. With any luck, we will get via greater races,” added Waller. Winx’s fourth Chipping Norton Stakes win was no romp, however. The seven-year-old became some seven lengths returned of Happy Clapper coming into the final flip; however, observed her reliable greater tools. “The pace changed into very strong during, and we had to make our way into the race,” stated her lengthy-time jockey Hugh Bowman. “I recognize I probable regarded in trouble at the 700 (meters)… But I knew she could discover another tool, and they did it with relative ease in the long run, as I predicted she might.” Happy Clapper jockey Blake Shinn may want to do little, however, applaud. “What can I say about my horse?” he said. “He placed up a Group One-triumphing overall performance; however, there aren’t any superlatives you could say about the winner. “She only a freak, and he or she needed to placed up a freakish overall performance to conquer Happy Clapper.”