Rosehill trainer Chris Waller advised on Monday that the ownership group of the retired world champion mare Winx have decided to send the rising eight-year-old Street Cry mare to be served this season by I Am Invincible.
In a statement the owners said that Winx has settled into her new surrounds and seems very content in her retirement but as one chapter closes, another opens as Winx now embarks on her career as a broodmare.
It said that the ownership group of Peter and Patty Tighe (Magic Bloodstock), Richard Treweeke and Debbie Kepitis have utilised and considered the expert advice of bloodstock professionals both domestically and internationally. We have sought the opinions of various pedigree consultants, bloodstock agents and stud managers.
"They provided us with the foundation of information to assess and use to compile the short list of stallions for consideration. This process highlighted the extreme depth to the stallion ranks in Australia and across the world, however when considering the options of traveling overseas her welfare remained of the highest priority and we decided she would remain in Australia for her first breeding season," they said.
"We would like to take this opportunity to thank all of those who made expressions of interest, the level of attention was overwhelming and something we are very grateful for."
Winx, out if the Al Akbar mare Vegas Showgirl, retired after the Group 1 Queen Elizabeth Stakes over 2000m at Randwick on April 13th as the current co-leader of the Longines World Rankings with 37 wins from 43 starts, three second places and a remarkable $26,451,174 in stakes. Her last 33 wins were consecutive and she created a new world Group 1 winning record of 25 at the elite level.
Winx and Hugh Bowman winning their fourth Group 1 WS Cox Plate (2040m) at The Valley, picture Quentinjlang.com