Team be­hind great­est show on turf

Geelong Advertiser - - SPORT -

WHEN peo­ple think Winx they nor­mally think of Chris Waller and Hugh Bow­man.

But this photo shows the real ‘team Winx’.

The Waller sta­ble gath­ered with the cham­pion mare days af­ter her Queen El­iz­a­beth Stakes tri­umph for a group photo be­fore the she went off to the spell­ing pad­dock for a well-earned rest.

Winx equalled Black Caviar’s record of 25-straight wins last Satur­day and it’s not over yet as the sta­ble looks to add a fourth Cox Plate to her un­be­liev­able record.

She is less than $2000 off cracking the $19m in ca­reer earn­ings and has won 29 races from 35 starts and been un­beaten for three years. She’s set to re­turn to rac­ing in the Group 2 Warwick Stakes (1400m) in Au­gust, but there’s spec­u­la­tion her own­ers might have a crack at the $13m The Ever­est (1200m) in Oc­to­ber but that’s doubt­ful.

A fourth Cox Plate run could be her fi­nal ca­reer start, but when she re­turns in the spring she’ll be a seven-year-old and Waller stressed that she wouldn’t run un­less she came back as well as ever.

She’s al­ready a $1.50 chance to claim a fourth Cox Plate and a $15 chance in The Ever­est.

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