Winx Stakes

Winx Stakes

Group One Betting Guide
Date: August 20, 2022
Location: Randwick Racecourse
Prize Money: $500,000
Distance: 1400m

It seemed only fitting that one of the best horses of this generation got a race named in her honour.

In the tradition of superstar mare Black Caviar’s Lightning Stakes, Racing NSW decided to change the name of the Warwick Stakes to the Winx Stakes in 2018 after being known as the Warwick Stakes for almost 100 years.

The event has been used in recent years for Group 1 calibre runners to springboard their spring preperations, with the great mare, Winx using this race on multiple occassions to start her tilt at a Cox Plate.

2022 Winx Stakes Odds

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United States Sport Table

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2021 Winx Stakes result

1stMo’unga ($11)
2ndVerry Elleegant ($1.80)
3rdShe’s Ideel ($9.20)

Recent Winx Stakes winners

  • With all eyes on the resuming Caulfield Cup winner Verry Elleegant, it was Mo’unga who went one better than his rival; claiming the 2021 Winx Stakes. With Verry Elleegant sitting three wide the trip, it was the Annabel Neasham-trained Mo”unga who enjoyed an economical run in transit, which ultimately proved the difference as the four-year-old went on to score by a neck on the line. Having taken out the Group 1 Rosehill Guineas earlier in the year during The Championships, the win in the Winx Stakes is set to give Mo’unga the perfect building block heading towards a Cox Plate campaign.
  • Having been set towards a Caulfield Cup / Melbourne Cup campaign, many were not giving Verry Elleegant much hope over the 1400m in the Winx Stakes. However, with plenty of guts and determination the Chris Waller-trained mare kicked off her campaign with another Group 1 win. Having been headed in the home straight by eventual runner-up Star Of The Seas, Verry Elleegant dug deep under urgings from James McDonald to get her nose down in time to claim victory holding out Star Of The Seas and Fierce Impact in a photo finish.
  • All eyes were on Avilius and Happy Clapper heading into the 2019 Winx Stakes, but it was the Bjorn Baker-trained Samadoubt who caused a massive upset. Under a perfect steer from Tim Clark out in front, Samadoubt kept finding under Clark to hold out Happy Clapper and Invincible Gem in the concluding stages to claim his maiden Group 1 success as a $31 chance.
  • Running in her very own race for the first time there was little doubt that Winx would deliver the goods. After jumping much better than she did 12 months earlier the mighty mare took her time but eventually gobbled up the opposition at the 200m and stormed away to win with consummate ease. The big surprise of the race was Invinctus King’s astonishing run to claim second at place odds of $23.50
  • It was meant to be a walk in the park for Winx as the great one resumed en route to a third crack at the Cox Plate. The great one reared at the gates however and was left trailing the backmarker by several lengths at the start. In typical Winx fashion however the mare did what was required and stormed home in the shadows of the post to topple stablemate Foxplay.
  • We were only just beginning to scratch the surface on Winx’s unbridled talent, but this display showcased exactly why she was named the world’s best horse just a year later. In a field that boasted plenty of Group 1 talent, Winx shadowed Rebel Dane coming into the corner before bursting away from the field to record a punishing win.
  • After winning the ATC Oaks in spectacular fashion many expected Royal Descent to be the next big thing of Australian racing, but it didn’t exactly pan out that way. The horse would go on to run in 18-straight races without a win before pulling out all the stops to win in the latter stages of the 2015 Warwick Stakes. The horse would go on to run in five more fruitless races.
  • In a star-studded race that contained the likes of 2015 winner Royal Descent, Kiwi Tiger Tees had two things on his side – race fitness and a love of wet weather. The driving rain saw the gelding firm right up in the betting and it proved to be the right play as the son of Dubawi powered away from them late in the piece to record a strong win.
  • Not many gave $21 outsider Veyron a hope heading into the 2013 edition of the 2013 Warwick Stakes, but the New Zealand import had good enough form across the Tasman to suggest it could be a winner. Rain Affair was the short priced favourite, but after getting hassled most of the way by Streama, Veyron pounced and won by a half head.


Winx Stakes winners

Winx Stakes Past Winners
Year Horse Jockey Trainer
2021 Mo’unga Tommy Berry Annabel Neasham
2020 Verry Elleegant James McDonald Chris Waller
2019 Samadoubt Tim Clark Bjorn Baker
2018 Winx Hugh Bowman Chris Waller
2017 Winx Hugh Bowman Chris Waller
2016 Winx Hugh Bowman Chris Waller
2015 Royal Descent Hugh Bowman Chris Waller
2014 Tiger Tees Glyn Schofield Joseph Pride
2013 Veyron Christian Reith Linda Laing
2012 Pinwheel Kerrin McEvoy Peter Snowden
2011 Pinwheel Kerrin McEvoy Peter Snowden
2010 Metal Bender Tim Clark Chris Waller
2009 Trusting Chris Munce Jason Coyle
2008 Racing To Win Hugh Bowman John O’Shea
2007 Race Not Held
2006 Court’s In Session Lenny Beasley Guy Walter
2005 Sir Dex Zac Purton Gregory Hickman
2004 Private Steer Glen Boss John O’Shea
2003 Lonhro Darren Beadman John Hawkes
2002 Defier Chris Munce Guy Walter
2001 Lonhro Darryl McLellan John Hawkes
2000 Al Mansour Darren Beadman John Size

Winx Stakes Past Winners Pre 2000

Winx Stakes Past Winners Pre 2000
Year Horse
1999 Sunline
1998 What Can I Say
1997 Filante
1996 Filante
1995 Star Dancer
1994 March Hare
1993 Prince Of Praise
1992 Shaftesbury Avenue
1991 Super Impose
1990 Super Impose
1989 Groucho
1988 Flotilla
1987 Pablo’s Pulse
1986 Riverdale
1985 Castanillia
1984 Phillip
1983 Yoyangamble
1982 Kingston Town
1981 Kingston Town
1980 Kingston Town
1979 Gypsy Kingdom
1978 Party’s Pride
1977 Proficient
1976 Purple Patch
1975 Silver Shadow
1974 Jenarkol
1973 Longfella
1972 Nippon
1971 Ricochet
1970 Royal Show
1969 Fair Law
1968 Swift Peter
1967 Gay Gauntlet
1966 Prince Max
1965 Gay Gauntlet
1964 Royal Sovereign
1963 Cele’s Image
1962 Sky High
1961 Sky High
1960 Sparkler
1959 Up And Coming
1958 Grey Ghost
1957 Tulloch
1956 El Khobar
1955 Prince Cortauld
1954 Tarien
1953 Tarien
1952 Foreign Exchange
1951 San Domenico
1950 San Domenico
1949 The Groom
1948 Septet
1947 Victory Lad
1946 Bernborough
1945 Removal
1944 Flight
1943 Katanga
1942 Yaralla
1941 High Caste
1940 Beaulivre
1939 Defaulter
1938 Stretto
1937 Allunga
1936 Talking
1935 Rogilla/Silver King
1934 Chatham
1933 Chatham
1932 Johnnie Jason
1931 Johnnie Jason
1930 Amounis
1929 Limerick
1928 Limerick
1927 Limerick
1926 Windbag
1925 Whittier
1924 Glentruin
1923 Sunburst

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