Winx will extend her remarkable career after connections confirmed she will race on in 2019. The seven-year-old has won her last 29 races and has been tipped to finally make an outing at Royal Ascot, having so far only raced in Australia.
Trainer Chris Waller has answered regular questions on that possibility but says a trip to the UK is not on the agenda.
Instead, he is happy to bide his time measuring her effort ahead of Australia’s biggest prizes, with a run at Randwick in February lightly pencilled in for her return.
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Waller said: “Winx has nothing left to prove to us or her many followers, and we are under no illusion that she is getting a little older. “However, she is in excellent condition both physically and mentally – and had she not pleased us in any area of her wellbeing or mental state, she would have been retired immediately. “We will not commit to any races as yet but it would be logical to follow the path we have previously – commencing in the Apollo Stakes at Royal Randwick in February – and if she did manage to get through a four-race preparation it would most likely culminate in the Queen Elizabeth Stakes at Royal Randwick.”