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WINX! going for 15th consecutive win   European Racing

Started Feb-24 by Wintertrian; 435 views.
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Wintertrian

From: Wintertrian

Feb-24

Gotta stay up pretty darn late to see this one, but I'm doing it.

Same Sire as Zenyatta. 

This race wil put her up over $10 million :)  and would be 15th conseq.  gonna be a heartbreaker if she doesn't win~!

"The current race record for Winx is 18 wins from 24 starts with prizemoney of $9,493,925.00 " but this will be her 15th "consquetive". 

 


 

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Wintertrian

From: Wintertrian

Feb-25

I was so nervous!   It was pouring rain when she walked into the yard, the track was heavy heavy and very wet.  Just horrible conditions.

 

BOOM!

She was running past them at the end coming along the outside---crowd was going nutz

16 straight now.  

This put her up over $10million in earnings I guess. 

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Wintertrian

From: Wintertrian

Feb-25

Before the race, these were the rankings.  In 2016 she was world's top-ranked turf horse.  Guess she still will be for 2017

 

LONGINES World's Best Racehorse Rankings 
Leading Horses 

  

Rank    Horse    Rating    Trained
1    ARROGATE (USA)    134    USA
2    CALIFORNIA CHROME (USA)    133    USA
3    WINX (AUS)    130    AUS
4    ALMANZOR (FR)    129    FR
4    A SHIN HIKARI (JPN)    129    JPN 

 

In november of 2016 she was 3rd in Timeform Global rankings:

1 Arrogate Bob Baffert, USA 139
2 California Chrome Art Sherman, USA 138
3 Winx Chris Waller, Australia 133p
4 Almanzor Jean-Claude Rouget, France 133
5 Maurice Noriyuki Hori, Japan 131
6= A Shin Hikari Masanori Sakaguchi, Japan 130
6= Frosted Kiaran McLaughlin, USA 130
6= Mecca's Angel Michael Dodds, GB 130
6= Postponed Roger Varian, GB 130
10= Beholder Richard Mandella, USA 129
10= Fascinating Rock Dermot Weld, Ireland 129
10= Flintshire Chad Brown, USA 129
10= Found Aidan O'Brien, Ireland 129
10= Highland Reel Aidan O'Brien, Ireland 129

Talented and...........gorgeous

 

 

smartyslew

From: smartyslew

Feb-25

SWEET !  

Are those tulip ears ?

  • Edited February 25, 2017 2:17 pm  by  smartyslew
SameSteve G

From: SameSteve G

Feb-25

Poetry in motion!  

Here's  a video of the race for anyone interested.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b07lACkh4uk

Wintertrian

From: Wintertrian

Feb-25

not those ears though.

She was as close to a mortal lock as there can be, but the pouring rain had me worried.

$72 trifecta Winx/all/all paid almost $1600.  So used to US racing, that value would not have been there so I didn't attempt it. 

SameSteve G

From: SameSteve G

Feb-25

I was talking to a friend of mine today about Winx & something that has been puzzling me - that her action reminds me of another horse who didn't come to mind - suddenly occurred to me.

It's uncanny that when Winx goes aerodynamically low in the drive with such an impressive stride rate she resembles the superb race mare Goldikova.  (check out any BC Mile that Goldi won & it's pretty obvious)

The other competitors look like rocking horses by comparison.

smartyslew

From: smartyslew

Feb-25

yes thanks for that !

Wintertrian

From: Wintertrian

Feb-27

Thanks for that observation, Steve.  

 

Yes.

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