Jockey Hugh Bowman rides Winx

Wonder mare Winx claims national record with 26th straight wins

Winx made history at Royal Randwick

Wonder mare Winx smashed legendary sprinter Black Caviar’s Australian win record Saturday when she made it 26 in a row at a race named in her honour. The 6-year-old Winx, the world’s top-ranked horse, hadn’t run since the Queen Elizabeth Stakes in April, but her victory was never in doubt!

She’s an amazing horse,” said trainer Chris Waller, close to tears.

“(I’m) just looking for signs of her losing her dominance,” Waller said on Saturday, the same day Black Caviar turned 12.

“I haven’t seen one, one ounce of it. If anything I’ve seen improvement.

“It’s quite scary. It shouldn’t be about me. It’s about that amazing animal behind us.

“What she’s doing for sport and Australian racing, we should all take a bow and say: ‘well done, Winx.’

There were cheers for Winx, who retained her position as the world’s best racehorse.

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