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All the facts about the Gr 1 Winx Stakes

AllthefactsabouttheGr1WinxStakes

August16,20184:22pm。

byAAP

THEWINXSTAKESWHATYOUNEEDTOKNOW

*GroupOne,1400m,$500,000,weight-for-age。

RunatRandwick9。

30pm

HISTORY

*Firstheldin1923andhasbecomeaweight-for-agefocalpointforSydney-trainedhorsesstartingtheirspringcampaigns

*RenamedthisyearfromtheWarwickStakestotheWinxStakesandelevatedtoGroupOnestatusinrecognitionofthethree-timeCoxPlatewinner

*HasfoundapermanenthomeatRandwickafterbeingalong-timespringfeatureontheWarwickFarmcalendar

*Wasntheldin2007becauseequineinfluenzabroughtracinginNSWtoastandstill24hoursbeforeraceday

NOTABLEWINNERS

*Limerick(1927,-29),Flight(1944),Bernborough(1946),Tulloch(1957),SkyHigh(1961-62),KingstonTown(1980,-82),SuperImpose(1990-91),Sunline(1999),Lonhro(2001,03),Winx(2016-17)。

TALKINGPOINTS

WHATSOMEOFTHEKEYPLAYERSARESAYING:

ItsalmostimpossibleforahorsetogetbetterthanWinxbuttheresachance。

IthinktheresmorechanceofherimprovingthangoingbackwardsWinxstrainerChrisWaller。

IvegotgreatrespectforalloppositionintheracebutwhenitdoescomedowntoitwejustfeellikehesasportingchanceofgivingherascareKementaristrainerJamesCummings。