- Winx won her 17th race in a row at the Queen Elizabeth Stakes on Saturday
- Running as hot favourite the champion mare took out Group One honours
- The Group One prize money at Queen Elizabeth Stakes is worth $4 million
Racing royalty Winx has won her 17th consecutive race taking honours at the Queen Elizabeth Stakes on Saturday.
The Royal Randwick racecourse lineup on Saturday was a mouth watering prospect with Winx and rival gelding Hartnell lining up against one another at the Queen Elizabeth Stakes.
And the champion mare did not disappoint streaming ahead on the final stretch to take out her 17th win in a row.
Hugh Bowman riding champion mare Winx celebrates winning group one honours at The Longines Queen Elizabeth Stakes
A crowd of 26,801 cheered Winx home to a 5-1/4 length win over Hartnell.
Winx – who was a punter favourite at $1.12 – scored her win after galloping more than five lengths ahead of her long-time rival Hartnell, at $18, as Sense Of Occasion at $151 came in third.
The winning mare was touted as the world’s best horse by the Australian Turf Club, with the ‘best-of-the-best of the racing world’ gathering on Saturday to witness the richest 2000m race.
Winx streaking ahead to win his 17th win in a row at Royal Randwick on Saturday
Racing royalty Winx has won her 17th consecutive race taking honours at the Queen Elizabeth Stakes on Saturday
Winx leads the field to win her 17th consecutive race on Saturday
The mare lined up at the shortest odds in a Sydney Group One race since 1961 with one punter reportedly putting a whopping $36,000 on Winx to win at Royal Randwick in Sydney, according to The Daily Telegraph.
Winx’s win at Royal Randwick claimed part-owner Debbie Kepitis an impressive $2,340,000 of the total $4 million prize.
The run on Saturday was nearly four years to the day Black Caviar won her 25th and final group one race on the same iconic track.
Hugh Bowman celebrates riding racing royalty Winx to her 17th win in a row
Rider Hugh Bowman and mare Winx won the Group One race for $4 million at Royal Randwick