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Australia's wonder-mare Winx wins 33rd straight race in final appearance

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Published on April 13, 2019 - Duration: 00:57s

Australia's wonder-mare Winx wins 33rd straight race in final appearance

Australia's favourite racehorse ends her career in style at Sydney's Royal Randwick course.

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Australia's wonder-mare Winx wins 33rd straight race in final appearance

SHOWS: SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA (APRIL 13, 2019) (SEVEN NETWORK - Broadcasters: NO USE AUSTRALIA Digital: NO USE .COM.AU INTERNET SITES / ANY INTERNET SITE OF ANY AUSTRALIA BASED MEDIA ORGANISATIONS OR MOBILE PLATFORMS / AUSTRALIAN NVO CLIENTS / SMH.COM.AU / NEWS.COM.AU) 1.

JOCKEY HUGH BOWMAN ON RACEHORSE WINX BEING LED ONTO RACECOURSE 2.

SIGN ON GRANDSTAND READING 'SYDNEY FAREWELLS WINX' 3.

WINX BEATING KLUGER TO THE LINE TO WIN THE QUEEN ELIZABETH STAKES, HER 33RD CONSECUTIVE VICTORY 4.

OWNERS EMBRACING 5.

(SOUNDBITE) (English) JOCKEY HUGH BOWMAN SAYING: "She just showed you what she is capable of doing and you know, I dare say if she had something else to catch she would have more to give but maybe we will never know how good she really is." 6.

BOWMAN SALUTING THE CROWD AS HE RIDES PAST THE STANDS STORY: Australia's favourite racehorse Winx delivered another dominant performance in the Queen Elizabeth Stakes on Saturday (April 13) to win her 33rd successive race and head into retirement with a world record 25 Group One victories.

Attracting a huge amount of backing despite prohibitive odds of 50/3 on, a 37th career win from 43 starts for the seven-year-old bay mare never looked in doubt and she stormed across the line a length-and-a-half clear of Kluger.

There were tears aplenty as the sell-out crowd of 42,000 at Royal Randwick gave her a standing ovation as she rode around her home racecourse, venue of 20 of her wins, for the final time.

It was Winx's third straight victory in the 2,000 metre Group One race and came on the back of four straight victories in the Cox Plate -- Australia's richest weight-for-age race.

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