Winx link rates $ 3m

Townsville Bulletin - - SPORT - RAY THOMAS

WINX left it late to keep her un­beaten streak in­tact in the Ge­orge Main Stakes at Rand­wick on Satur­day – and her dam, Vegas Show­girl, was al­most a week over­due be­fore pro­duc­ing a filly foal a few hours af­ter the race.

The filly, by sire Ex­ceed And Ex­cel, was born at Se­gen­hoe Stud in the NSW Hunter Val­ley.

Breed­ing ex­perts es­ti­mate the half sis­ter to Winx could be worth as much as $ 3 mil­lion as a year­ling – if she was of­fered for sale.

“You never say never but, as things stand, it is highly un­likely the filly will en­ter a sales ring,’’ John Camil­leri, the breeder of Winx and owner of Vegas Show­girl, said.

“Her filly was stand­ing up within 10 min­utes and my stud man­ager, Peter O’Brien, said she is a lovely, very cor­rect foal.’’

Camil­leri was un­de­cided whether Vegas Show­girl would be served again this spring or sent over­seas to be mated with English su­per­sires Frankel or Dubawi to north­ern hemi­sphere time in the au­tumn.

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