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Racing Where does Winx now sit in Hall of fame

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  1. juss

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    Greatest I've ever seen I consider her the GOAT.
     
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    The greatest racehorse on Earth.
     
  3. Andronicus

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    Worst thing about Winx winning is seeing the owner. Gonna miss winx, but retirement does have a massive upside.
     
  4. FallingLiefs

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    Yes the dual channel system was getting a work out today. Good old 7 and racing.com
     
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  5. Gavin Excell

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    Ditto redzel
     
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    She had a bit too much to drink I reckon. Carried on and will be embarassed by that tomorrow.
     
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    Greatest ever
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  8. worbod

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    In today's Sunday Herald-Sun it states Hugh Bowman now has ridden 1982 winners, 1982 being the final year of Kingston Town's three in a row, the record Winx has now overtaken.
     
  9. PP34

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    Man I’m gonna miss watching her.
     
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    A ridiculous winning streak and 4 Cox Plates; definitely has her own spot in history rather just another champion. Maybe she's the best? I don't know.

    Funnily enough I don't actually think any more of her now than I did after her 2nd plate. Longevity is underrated when measuring champions but that was definitely my peak Winx moment.

    I reckon yesterday was the perfect chance to retire her too, not sure what else they have in mind.
     
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  11. Gavin Excell

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    I rate longevity. It’s what makes Winx special and appealing to non racing fans
     

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    Very underrated GE. How spoilt we are to have her come along so soon after Black Caviar.
     
  13. Gavin Excell

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    Like you I was hoping Waller would announce her retirement yesterday.

    Not sure what racing on achieves
     
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    Another $10m
     
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  15. Duritz

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    You people are ******* insane. You have the greatest horse on earth, and you'd retire her? Only if she shows that she's not liking it any more.

    Oh, and if I owned Winx and Waller came out and announced her retirement tomorrow I'd be saying "She's not your ******* horse pal", while dialling Darren Weir's number.
     
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  16. Optimistic Dog

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    It is hard to compare champions is Ted Whitten better than Leigh Matthews.

    You need longevity of excellence to be the best.

    Black Caviar was the best ever sprinter not only in Australia but the world.

    Maykbe Diva was arguable best ever stayer but failed in Japan it was argued the tracks were to hard so maybe Phar Lap because he won overseas.

    Winx I would rate the best ever Australian horse because of her superiority over 1,400 to 2,400 was she better than Frankel not sure but she has the score over him in longevity. I would have loved to see her whip the poms in their own country.

    Unless we get an absolute champion gelding, outstanding mares will continue to be our best because of the stud value of colts. If the Autumn Sun becomes a great his time on the track will be limited because of stud value.
     
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    LOL - re the bolded, it ain't that hard!
     
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    Yeah... if only Phar Lap had won at ranges like that...
     
  19. Optimistic Dog

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    Yes take your point Phar Lap did win at all distance ranges but her 29 races in row puts her in front for me.
     
  20. Optimistic Dog

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    So what are you saying Teddy was much better than Leigh.
     
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    Best Horses in the world, in Mexico richest race in the world, and with that ride....

     
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    She'll race Sydney autumn then retirement. Then she can rest up for some fat horse dick come spring 2019.
     
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    He looked beaten as they straightened and then said **** you!
     
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    I personally still rate Black Caviar above her but not going to say you're wrong for saying Winx is better
     
  25. HeathComeBack

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    If i was betting in the run and laying him on Betfair i would have lost everything!!
     
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