An Emotional Day As Winx Retires After Taking Home 33rd Consecutive Race Win
A fairytale end to four years of invincibility.
It was a day that had everything. Glitz, Glamour and even a politician or two.
Everyone on hand to watch Winx run her very last race at the Longines Queen Elizabeth Stakes Day.
A crowd over 43 thousand strong enjoyed a day of drinking trackside, keen to get a glimpse of the mare take home her 33rd consecutive race win and she did not disappoint.
It was an emotional scene when she crossed that finish line - Jockey Hugh Bowman near tears when he brought her over to the winner's circle. He even bent down to steal a kiss with the frisky racehorse throwing her head back and clocking him in the lip.
Prior to the race Prime Minister Scott Morrison, made his way through the crowds pressing the flesh - the first weekend into a five-week electoral campaign. While Samantha Jade, looking gorgeous in a near-nude number belted out a stunning rendition of the national anthem, setting the mood for the championship mares final race.
Trackside Jacinta Franklin along with racings elite held their consecutive breaths as the horses left their starter gates. The excitement building to a fever pitch as Winx crossed first.
It was a sight to behold - one horse uniting thousands, with the sellout crowd taking full advantage of the fun and festivities throughout the day.
It was a fairytale end to a brilliant four years of invincibility. The seven-year-old now heading into retirement and a well-earned rest.
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