Horse racing-Australian mare Winx wins 30th successive race

Horse racing-Australian mare Winx wins 30th successive race
By Reuters

16/02/2019 at 13:01Updated 16/02/2019 at 13:03

SYDNEY, Feb 16 (Reuters) - Australian racehorse Winx added another mark to her storied career in what is expected to be her final season when she won her 30th successive race in the Apollo Stakes at Royal Randwick in Sydney on Saturday.

The bay mare, who had not raced since winning her fourth Cox Plate last October, clinched the A$250,000 1,400-metres Group Two race by two lengths to Happy Clapper in front of a massive crowd to extend her own record of consecutive victories by an Australian horse.

Black Caviar is the next best with 25 successive race wins, 15 of which were Group One victories. She retired in 2013 undefeated.

Winx's trainer Chris Waller has already said that she would be retired in the first half of 2019.

The seven-year-old has won a world record 22 Group One races in succession and accumulated almost A$23 million ($16.43 million) in earnings. She has won 34 of her 40 career starts.

($1 = 1.3998 Australian dollars) (Reporting by Greg Stutchbury in Wellington; Editing by Peter Rutherford)

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