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Winx racks up 33rd consecutive victory in final race

Winx racks up 33rd consecutive victory in final race

The hard-knocking Happy Clapper has run into Winx no fewer than 10 times in his 40-race career, having finished third to her in last year's Queen Elizabeth a week after taking out the Doncaster.

Winx's 43rd and final victory came in front of a sold-out crowd at Royal Randwick. "Very mixed (emotions), so proud to be a part of it", Bowman said.

In the Queen Elizabeth, Bowman settled Winx off the rail and in sixth position as Mark of Time showed the way early.

Winx will bow out after 43 starts that delivered 37 wins, including 25 at Group One level.

Thanks girl - Hugh Bowman's face says it all.

Chris Waller said it was an incredible experience to see so many people turn out for her farewell race. "Everyone watching around the world", he said. America, Europe, Africa, all over Australia. "She has captured the hearts of people all around the world".

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"There is really nothing more for me to say". Twenty-five of those wins for the 7-year-old daughter of Street Cry out of Vegas Showgirl, by Al Akbar, came in Group 1 competition in her native Australia.

The win was also the 100th Group 1 victory for trainer Chris Waller.

"I hadn't thought about winning a race like today ever in my lifetime", he said. "And it is such a special moment to share it with not only my lovely wife and my handsome children, but the attractive people who have been right behind Winx".

"The public realize the wonderful history they have witnessed today".

"We didn't expect her to be coming this far and her winning sequence, so I've been prepared for the last 12 months for her to be retired", said Waller ahead of the race, who prefers to sit alone and watch when Winx is racing.

'The fact that she was able to do exactly what was required of her - and charm the whole Vogue team in the process - did not surprise her owners and is why they believe she manages to inspire everyday Australians who have nothing to do with the sport, ' she said.


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