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Winx Stakes

The Winx Stakes is a Group 2 weight-for-age race that takes place at Randwick racecourse each August in Sydney, New South Wales. The race is run over a distance of 1400 metres and worth $500,000 in prizemoney. The 2018 Winx Stakes was won by Winx from Invictus Prince with D'argento third.

Held on the same day as the Gr3 Up And Coming Stakes & Gr3 Silver Shadow Stakes for theee-year-olds, the Winx Stakes generally takes place at Warwick Farm racecourse but will be held at Randwick this season.

This race was renamed the 'Winx Stakes' for the 2018-2019 season in honour of champion race mare, Winx.

Winx Stakes info

Date: Saturday 18th August 2018
Track: Randwick racecourse, Sydney
Distance: 1400 metres
Race Type: Weight-for-age
Status: Group 1
Prizemoney: $500,000
2018 Winner: Winx

The Winx Stakes is a weight-for-age event that typically suits good, fit winter types, classy sprinters, or staying types looking for a bit more ground. Any horses who might have went around in the Gr3 Missile Stakes a couple of weeks earlier are likely to continue on to this race and Pinwheel (2012) was the last galloper to take out the Missile Stakes & Winx Stakes double in the same year.

Some quality horses have saluted in the Winx Stakes over the years including Racing to Win (2008), Lonhro (2001-2003), Sunline (1999), Filante (1996-97), Super Impose (1990-91) and Groucho (1989), and horses contesting this event are most likely to head on to a race like the upcoming Chelmsford Stakes at Randwick.

The John O'Shea trained Complacent (unp in 2015) finished down the track in this race before winning the Chelmsford Stakes at his next start at big odds, while placegetters Danleigh (3rd in 2012), O'Lonhro (2nd in 2009) and Metal Bender (2010) all went on to win the Chelmsford Stakes at their next start. Typically the classiest horses will figure prominently in this race.

Better quality types might head on to a race like the Gr1 George Main Stakes at Randwick and Sacred Halls (4th in 2014) and Royal Descent (2nd in 2014) managed to quinella the George Main Stakes after running in the Winx Stakes.

Easier races such as the the Gr2 Tramway Stakes may also be on the agenda for gallopers contesting this race and Tiger Tees (2014) finished runner-up in the Tramway after winning this event, while Tagus (7th in 2012) won the Tramway at his next start after his unplaced run in the Winx Stakes.

Winx (2016-2018) resumed from a spring spell to win this race for the third year in a row for Sydney trainer Chris Waller. The champion mare excited the crowd with her explosive finish, scoring her 26th win in succession in the process. Winx broke Black Caviar's winning streak of 25 victories in the process, cementing herself as a great of the turf.

Recent Winx Stakes winners prior to Winx include include Royal Descent (2015) and Tiger Tees (2014).

2018 Winx Stakes result

1. $1.24 Winx 57.0 Hugh Bowman
2. $151.00 Invictus Prince 59.0 Jason Collett
3. $17.00 D'argento 58.5 James McDonald

then followed
4. $6.00 Kementari 58.5 Glyn Schofield
5. $71.00 Cabeza De Vaca 59.0 Tim Clark
6. $51.00 Unforgotten 56.5 Kerrin McEvoy
7. $101.00 Religify 59.0 Jay Ford
8. $151.00 Libran 59.0 Tommy Berry
9. $101.00 Oriental Runner 59.0 Bobby El-Issa
10. $201.00 Classic Uniform 59.0 Andrew Adkins
11. $51.00 Ace High 58.5 Tye Angland

Margins: 2 len, 1 len
Time: 1:22.50

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Winx Stakes winners & placegetters

Year Winner 2nd 3rd Time
2018 Winx Invictus Prince D'argento 1:22.5
2017 Winx Foxplay Ecuador 1:21.8
2016 Winx Hartnell Rebel Dane 1:23.8
2015 Royal Descent Pornichet Messene 1:21.5
2014 Tiger Tees Royal Descent Criterion 1:27.7
2013 Veyron Streama Rain Affair 1:21.5
2012 Pinwheel Secret Admirer Danleigh 1:22.5
2011 Pinwheel Ilovethiscity Startsmeup 1:25.8
2010 Metal Bender Triple Honour Danleigh 1:24.2
2009 Trusting O'lonhro Mr Baritone 1:21.5
2008 Racing to Win Gallant Tess Danzippo 1:24.5
2007 Race not run
2006 Courts In Session Racing To Win Desert War 1:23.3
2005 Sir Dex Dizelle Sportsman 1:22.8
2004 Private Steer So Assertive Niello 1:22.7
2003 Lonhro Clangalang Defier 1:24.3
2002 Defier Lonhro Republic Lass 1:22.8
2001 Lonhro Diamond Dane Shogun Lodge 1:17.3
2000 Al Mansour Hire Celestial Choir 1:14.7
1999 Sunline Tie The Knot Referral 1:22.1
1998 What Can I Say Star Covet Tie The Knot 1:27.6
1997 Filante Quick Flick Juggler 1:21.0
1996 Filante Saintly Dupain 1:21.7
1995 Star Dancer Stony Bay Our Mr Woodman 1:23.7
1994 March Hare Slight Chance Kingston Bay 1:22.9
1993 Prince Of Praise Silk Ali Soho Square 1:22.3
1992 Shaftesbury Avenue Super Impose Quick Score 1:23.8
1991 Super Impose Livistona Lane Royal Creation 1:24.7
1990 Super Impose Eastern Classic Chaleyer 1:24.3
1989 Groucho Palace Revolt Card Shark 1:26.7
1988 Flotilla Never Quit Wong 1:22.4