Aus­tralia’s best in horse rac­ing

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Winx has a strong as­so­ci­a­tion with Qld, go­ing through the sales ring at the Magic Mil­lions...

RAC­ING Min­is­ter Grace Grace has con­grat­u­lated the jock­eys, train­ers and own­ers hon­oured at the Aus­tralian Race­horse of the Year Awards, hosted by Rac­ing Queens­land in Bris­bane this week.

Ms Grace said the rac­ing in­dus­try’s night of nights high­lighted some spec­tac­u­lar suc­cess sto­ries, most no­tably Winx, who was crowned Aus­tralian Race­horse of the Year for the sec­ond year run­ning.

“Winx has a strong as­so­ci­a­tion with Queens­land, go­ing through the sales ring at the Magic Mil­lions on the Gold Coast as a year­ling and kick­ing off her 21-straight win­ning streak on the Sun­shine Coast in 2015,” Ms Grace said.

“Her win­ning con­nec­tions in­clude Queens­lan­der Peter Tighe and it was great to see him in Bris­bane along with the other own­ers at the awards.

“I want to con­grat­u­late trainer Chris Waller and jockey Hugh Bow­man for their roles in the Winx suc­cess story and pay tribute to all jock­eys, train­ers and own­ers as­so­ci­ated with the other award win­ners.

“It was great to have the elite of the Aus­tralian rac­ing in­dus­try in Queens­land to cel­e­brate the ex­cep­tional achieve­ments of our best race­horses.”

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