Winx Has Won Her Final Race At Randwick

Hugh Bowman was given a parting gift by Winx   Image Getty

"We'll keep her around the stable for probably four or five days so everybody can just spend a bit of time with Winx for who she is, and that's just basically a pet", he said, before later adding.

The sellout crowd erupted as the champion roared past the finished line one last time and social media couldn't believe the ease with which she recorded the victory. With less than a half mile to run, Bowman made his move to the leaders, swinging four wide at the top of the stretch as jockey Tommy Berry got a dream trip along the rails aboard Kluger, saving all the ground and taking a narrow advantage at the top of the straight.

"She's captured the hearts of a lot of people around the globe".

"I don't think anyone is more deserving than Chris of getting his 100th Group 1 victor with the best horse that has ever gone around in the world, " he said.

Experts predict each of her foals could fetch more than a million dollars.

The win stretched to 25 her unsurpassed number of Group 1 victories - the highest class of thoroughbred racing which attracts the best horses and biggest prize money.

"In terms of the general sporting public, Winx has gone way beyond being just a figure in horse racing - she is a major sporting figure in the country".

An emotional Bowman said the number of people who had come to see Winx's last-ever race was overwhelming. I don't try to complicate it.

"She needs to be remembered for winning today, if she didn't she will be remembered to be one of the greatest". I mean, she just showed you what she is capable of doing. "There is nothing more to say".

"It's just an unbelievable experience", said Chris Waller, his voice breaking from the emotion as he celebrated what was his 100th Group One win as a trainer.

"It sure has. I hadn't thought about winning a race like today ever in my lifetime". "And it is such a special moment to share it with not only my handsome wife and my lovely children, but the attractive people who have been right behind Winx". "But thanks for appreciating her for what she is".

"What can you say?" It is part of life. I can't go around in benchmark [handicap] races, so I have to run in the lead up races at weight-for-age.

The Melbourne Cup may be the race that stops the nation, but on a sunny Saturday afternoon it was Winx who drew every eyeball in Australia.

"Because there's no race where they race together, it's hard to quantify it".

Like any race there is doubt over the end result, even with a champion like Winx there's a possibility things won't go according to plan.

"The incredible horse Winx has continued to deliver".

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