Champion Winx matched Black Caviar’s record of 25 wins in a row after her second consecutive win in the A$4 million Gr1 Queen Elizabeth Stakes at Royal Randwick.
Winx has stormed deeper into racing history, ridiculing fears her pursuit of a 25th consecutive victory would end in defeat — or retirement.
The wonder mare proved she is better than ever with resounding victory in the 2000m contest, laying the platform for an historic tilt an unprecedented fourth Cox Plate at Moonee Valley in October.
Restrained in last place until the 600m mark, Winx eased to the outside of the 10-horse field before overhauling Darren Weir’s Gailo Chop with a trademark withering sprint.
Her signature surge catapulted her almost four lengths past Gailo Chop and to a world record 18th Group 1.
And she matched Black Caviar’s feat of stringing together 25 wins in a row, an achievement which left trainer Chris Waller sobbing inconsolably.
Randwick was packed as Winx took her earnings to almost $19million – more than $5million more than previous record-holder Makybe Diva, the triple Melbourne Cup winner.
Bowman beamed with relief and joy as he returned Winx to scale before a rapturous crowd.
“I’m so proud of her, so proud to be apart of it.” he said
Winx is now likely to be spelled immediately in preparation for her bid to become the first horse to win four Cox Plates.
Australia’s Big Money Earners:
1 Winx A$18,988,430
2 Makybe Diva A$14,526,690
3 Sunline A$11,351,610
4 Northerly A$9,341,850
5 So You Think A$8,813,497