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Australian Mare Winx on stamps

07 Sep 2018  Fri

To mark the 26th consecutive each win by the Australian mare Winx, Australia Post has issued stamps to commemorate this victory. This racing competition was first called Warwick Stakes, but it was renamed the Winks Stakes in the honour of the champion mare.

The main feature of this stamp is the Winx’s photo in full flight during the Cox Plate, won the three successive Cox Plate victories by her. She is ridden by the jockey Hugh Bowman. Winks are the first mare to win three renewals of Warwick.

In 2017, it was announced that Winks would be inducted into the Australian racing Hall of fame, becoming only the third horse to be so honoured while still in training.

Image Courtesy: Australia Post Shop