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Winx : a biography of a champion / Trevor Mashallsea.

By: Marshallsea, Trevor.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Sydney, New South Wales : HarperCollinsPublishers Australia Pty Limited, 2019Copyright date: ©2018Description: viii, 328 pages, 48 unnumbered pages of plates : colour illustration ; 20 cm.Content type: text | still image Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9780733340246.Subject(s): Winx (Race horse) | Race horses -- Australia -- Biography | Horse racing -- AustraliaGenre/Form: Biographies.Summary: "The beautiful bay Winx has transcended the track to become a national icon, earning the affection and acclaim usually reserved for just a chosen few. Since the start of her extraordinary winning streak, Winx has run like a horse possessed. Now ranked No 1 in the world, she has won 23 races in a row and counting, including three Cox Plates, matching Kingston Town's record. As well, she's won 17 Group 1 races, breaking a record held since 1984. In 2017 she was inducted into the Australian Racing Hall of Fame, only the third horse to be so honoured after Sunline and Black Caviar. At this rate, Winx might just become the greatest Australian horse that ever raced. Winx: biography of a champion, is a book not just about an extraordinary horse, but about the people who made it all happen, their hopes, dreams, a whole lot of hard yakka and, sometimes, hard cash."-- Provided by publisher.
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'Strap yourselves in for a thrilling tale' - Inside Sport

Some of Australia's greatest sporting legends are horses - Phar Lap, Kingston Town, Black Caviar. Now a new legend has captivated the heart of the nation - Winx.

After a patchy start, the unremarkable-looking bay filly settled into a winning streak that continues four years later and includes 22 Group 1 wins and an astonishing record-breaking four Cox Plates.

Winx: Biography of a Champion, traces the rise and rise of this extraordinary racehorse and captures the colour, excitement and nail-biting moments of her assent to the top of the world. A rich and compelling story of the highs and lows, the colour and passion of the sport of kings, it's a fitting tribute to a great Australian sporting legend. The wondrous Winx deserves nothing less.

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Includes bibliographical references.

"The beautiful bay Winx has transcended the track to become a national icon, earning the affection and acclaim usually reserved for just a chosen few. Since the start of her extraordinary winning streak, Winx has run like a horse possessed. Now ranked No 1 in the world, she has won 23 races in a row and counting, including three Cox Plates, matching Kingston Town's record. As well, she's won 17 Group 1 races, breaking a record held since 1984. In 2017 she was inducted into the Australian Racing Hall of Fame, only the third horse to be so honoured after Sunline and Black Caviar. At this rate, Winx might just become the greatest Australian horse that ever raced. Winx: biography of a champion, is a book not just about an extraordinary horse, but about the people who made it all happen, their hopes, dreams, a whole lot of hard yakka and, sometimes, hard cash."-- Provided by publisher.

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