Winx Stakes

Winx Stakes
Date: August 18, 2018
Location: Randwick Racecourse
Prize Money: $500,000
Distance: 1,400m

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.

Much like her superstar counterpart, Winx is shooting for a third-straight win her eponymous race, matching her feat of three-straight Cox Plate successes from 2015-2017.

2018 Winx Stakes result


1stWinx ($1.30)
2ndInvictus King ($23.50)
3rdD’Argento ($1.70)

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2018 Winx Stakes Odds

It is no surprise that Winx is the short, odds-on favourite heading into her own race.

Winx holds the familiar position of being at the top of the betting market.

The mighty mare is at the $1.10 quote, with Godolphin gun Kementari ($7 at Sportsbet) the only other runner in single figures.

In the 11 horse field just three other elects are in double figures with the rest playing $101 or more.

Recent Winx Stakes winners

  • 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.

Previous Winx Stakes winners

Winx Stakes past winners
Year Winx Stakes Past Winner
2018 Winx
2017 Winx
2016 Winx
2015 Royal Descent
2014 Tiger Tees
2013 Veyron
2012 Pinwheel
2011 Pinwheel
2010 Metal Bender
2009 Trusting
2008 Racing To Win
2007 Race Not Held
2006 Court’s In Session
2005 Sir Dex
2004 Private Steer
2003 Lonhro
2002 Defier
2001 Lonhro
2000 Al Mansour
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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