Cox Plate Moonee Valley. Winner of the Cox Plate Winx ridden by jockey Hugh Bowman punches the air at the finish line. Picture: David Caird
Cox Plate Moonee Valley. Winner of the Cox Plate Winx ridden by jockey Hugh Bowman punches the air at the finish line. Picture: David Caird

Winx back to rule the globe

SYDNEY'S mighty mare Winx returned unannounced to trainer Chris Waller's stables late last week to step up preparations for a possible international race campaign next year.

Winx was spelled soon after winning a record-equalling third successive Cox Plate last spring, and after a month's rest she had a couple of weeks pre-training before going back to Waller's Rosehill stable base last Thursday.

Waller said Winx, who is on a 22-race winning streak, enjoyed her break and has returned in tremendous order.

Winx could be in preparation for an international campaign. Picture: David Crosling
Winx could be in preparation for an international campaign. Picture: David Crosling

Winx's 2018 race campaign is still to be determined but it is likely she will resume in the Apollo Stakes at Royal Randwick in February.

There is a likelihood Winx will race overseas during the northern hemisphere summer with the Queen Anne Stakes at Royal Ascot a possible target.


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