Newspaper article The Daily Mercury (Mackay, Australia)

Winx Poised for World Record

Newspaper article The Daily Mercury (Mackay, Australia)

Winx Poised for World Record

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SUPER mare Winx impressed in a track gallop at Sydney's Rosehill Gardens Racecourse yesterday morning ahead of her chance to set a world record in Saturday's Group 1 George Ryder Stakes (1500m).

The three-time Cox Plate winner, who is on a 23-race winning streak, will claim the world record for most Group 1 victories outright, 17, if she takes out the Ryder.

She is level with American champion John Henry, who won his last of 16 majors in 1984.

Victory would also take her to one shy of super sprinter Black Caviar's unbeaten run of 25 starts.

Winx - whose overall record stands at 33 starts for 27 wins and three thirds, for $15,976,925 in prizemoney - is at the prohibitively short odds of $1.10, but that hasn't stopped one TAB punter risking $114,000 on the six-year-old.

Trainer Chris Waller confirmed Winx's following assignment would be the $2 million Longines Queen Elizabeth Stakes (2000m) on day two of the Australian Turf Club Championships, before she likely headed overseas. …

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