In doing so, the seven-year-old mare extended its already record haul of coveted Group One victories to 25.
Long time jockey, Hugh Bowman, who piloted Winx to one final victory Saturday, said he was “proud to be a part” of the horse’s story, in comments carried by the AFP news agency. “(Winx) has captured the hearts of people all around the world.”
A crowd of over 50,000 whooped and cheered as Winx passed the winning post at the Royal Randwick racecourse in Sydney, Australia, one final time.
Despite starting the race cautiously, she started moving through the field as the finish approached.
“I hadn’t thought about winning a race like today ever in my lifetime,” he said.
“I can’t describe her (Winx) in words. But thanks for appreciating her for what she is.”
“The public realize the amazing history they have witnessed today. She is brilliant. She is a credit to everybody that works with her. She touches a lot of souls in very many ways.”
“And for that, I’m very grateful,” Kepitis added.