Winx the Magnificent

pinkeye

Wonder woman
That was her style...

beat them all she did..... and could easily continue

IMHO she could win another few million racing for another year or two, at least.
Guess it is just too hard for the owners to deal with the community, and the expectations... .... :sad

They took her out at her peak. :sad :sad

I am sad to think now the owners think she's only good to breed and produce foals. :sad
As if she won't miss racing... she won't have her buds around... she'll just be set to be serviced by the chosen stallions,.. to produce more potential Winx's.. :sad :sad :sad :sad :sad :sad :sad :sad :sad :sad :sad :sad :sad :sad :sad
 

jovialmo

Administrator
Staff member
Racing IS an industry.

But you would think the owners could collect the prize money on a few more races—even a Melbourne Cup!
 

pinkeye

Wonder woman
I'll admit to shedding a tear or two yesterday.

Will miss her.

I guess that means this topic will now languish.

If in a few yrs, we see her again, or her babies, I'll repost.

:sad

cheers
 

johnsmith

Moderator
Staff member
greggerypeccary said:
johnsmith said:
greggerypeccary said:
This must be an eastern states thing.

I've never heard of this horse before.

You westies are deprived ....
How many Melbourne Cups did it win?

none. She never raced in Melbourne Cup. It wasn't her distance

Winx has had more group one wins than any other horse .... including Phar Lap
 

greggerypeccary

Active member
johnsmith said:
greggerypeccary said:
johnsmith said:
greggerypeccary said:
This must be an eastern states thing.

I've never heard of this horse before.

You westies are deprived ....
How many Melbourne Cups did it win?

none. She never raced in Melbourne Cup. It wasn't her distance

Winx has had more group one wins than any other horse .... including Phar Lap
Ah! That's why we've never heard of her then.

In the west, we only hear about horses who win the Melbourne, or Perth, Cup.

I've heard of Phar Lap :bgrin
 

pinkeye

Wonder woman
Well I guess you can count yourself as ignorant.

Now, I'm saying this quite honestly. She is THE WORLDS BEST EVER RACEHORSE.

If you think the Cups are it, you are missing out on some magnificent creatures.

Among the animals humans have domesticated , the horse is supreme. I even today we don't give them the credit they deserve.

And DOGS..?? ….. some of the very best people I've known.
 

johnsmith

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Staff member
pinkeye said:
She is THE WORLDS BEST EVER RACEHORSE.
that's rather subjective

The argument is that she only ever raced at 7 to 10 furloughs, she never ran longer distances. She also never raced overseas.

The horses considered the best did both and won.

https://www.quora.com/Whos-the-better-race-horse-Phar-Lap-or-Winx


further down the page is a list of the 30 'best ever race horses' from around the world. Winx is on the list, but at number 19.
 

pinkeye

Wonder woman
Well, Phar Lap ran bigger distances, under higher weights, than is normal today.
And obviously. stakes money has just gone on increasing..

perhaps I'll check your link.. but

I'LL NEVER SEE A GREATER HORSE in my lifetime.
 

pinkeye

Wonder woman
so I agree with one of the comments made in that LINK. It is irrelevant and a useless exercise to attempt to compare horse, like that.

WINX was never given the chance to prove how truly great she is. Her owners wanted to protect her.

As the jock Bowman said, we'll never know how good she really is. ...she's off to the broodbarn. :sad
 

greggerypeccary

Active member
pinkeye said:
Well I guess you can count yourself as ignorant.

Now, I'm saying this quite honestly. She is THE WORLDS BEST EVER RACEHORSE.

If you think the Cups are it, you are missing out on some magnificent creatures.

Among the animals humans have domesticated , the horse is supreme. I even today we don't give them the credit they deserve.

And DOGS..?? ….. some of the very best people I've known.
I don't like horse racing, and I don't think "the cups are it".

I've never heard of Winx before, and I really couldn't care less about him/her.

I'm just saying that here in WA, it's really only the horses who win the Melbourne or Perth cups that we hear much about.

Same with that rugby player who said gays should burn in hell - never heard of him (can't remember his name).

Rugby isn't really a thing in WA.

All people talk about here is the West Coast Eagles and the Fremantle Dockers.

Meh, it's all boring crap.
 

pinkeye

Wonder woman
Sounds like it. You could always check out her wins on YouTube.
Seems WA is an English enclave... too many Poms there mate. !

But hey..? I hear the Queen wants Winx to go to England.
 

pinkeye

Wonder woman
Well my friends Winx the Magnificent was sent off to breed.. like most females.

She was serviced by I Am Invincible...
a stallion that certainly would suit HER ability. If I had made the decision for her to stop racing and start breeding, I would have picked him as well.

So she is now 'in foal'.

Too bad she didn't race on for a year or two tho.
Hopefully, all will go well. I DO hope they don't put her to another stallion, asap. THAT is greed, and I hope this doesn't happen to her. I trust her owners have her interests at heart,, BUT... when you talk big money.. ethics often disappear.
 

pinkeye

Wonder woman
Well didn't hear much about her earlier supposed pregnancy.. BUT now they say she is in foal again.. to I am Invincible.

Makes me sad really. That ingrained idea .. brood mare.......

Winx could have run on, but not knowing what her physical condition was really like, I can't say if she was fit to race on. The owners obviously thought she should be made a brood mare.
 

pinkeye

Wonder woman
So she lost her filly foal. No info why.

Shits me bigtime that BROODMARE was all she got for all that brilliance. D Kepitis and the Dwyer fellow should be shot IMHO.

They thought .. what? what the fuck did they think? Ooh ooh they actually said they thought she needed a baby, WTF.!! BS they had money .. her foals, in mind. MORONS.
NO RESPECT.

She was meant to run, not breed.

Arseholes. She'll probably die next time...
 
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