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Offline firezuki

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« 2019-May-11, 08:14 PM Reply #925 »
Troll piece of  :crap:

Offline Shogun Lodge

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« 2019-Jun-15, 11:19 AM Reply #926 »
Are there any ideas, rumours yet, as to whom she will submit?
Do I need to buy a New Idea?  :lol:

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« 2019-Jun-15, 01:46 PM Reply #927 »
Are there any ideas, rumours yet, as to whom she will submit?
Do I need to buy a New Idea?   :lol:

The only rumour I have heard is that they might not have her served this season.

I hope this is incorrect. Unless they might be rethinking retirement.


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« 2019-Jun-15, 07:14 PM Reply #928 »
I'd be very surprised if they were rethinking retirement,  I remember Debbie Kepetis saying that they may not breed from her, just retire her to a paddock but I don't know if that was a serious option.

Maybe they are just going to give her another season to wind down from racing and get the hormone treatments out of her system.

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« 2019-Jun-16, 09:31 AM Reply #929 »
Wow.
Not breeding from her?
You gotta be kidding.
How brave is that...?
The owners do not need the money.
She is not a breeding machine.
There would be no physiological hormonal physical reason why she could not be served this September.
Wow.
I still think she should send Snitzel a love letter and make a date.

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« 2019-Jun-24, 06:37 PM Reply #930 »
Winx’s partner has been announced
Posted by: Morgan Payne+ at 12:49pm on 24/6/2019
Posted in: Horse Racing News

Champion Winx is to be mated with I Am Invincible in her first season at stud later this year.

Winx’s owners, Peter and Patty Tighe, Richard Treweeke and Debbie Kepitis, announced on Monday they had chosen the Yarraman Park stallion as her first mating.

They issued a statement via the mare’s trainer Chris Waller saying they had fielded interest from home and abroad but decided she would remain in Australia.

“As owners, we have utilised and considered the expert advice of bloodstock professionals both domestically and internationally,” they said.

“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 travelling overseas her welfare remained of the highest priority and we decided she would remain in Australia for her first breeding season.

“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.”

I Am Invincible is second on the general sires list to Snitzel.

His daughter, Invincibella, won the final Group One race of the Australian season on Saturday, the Tatt’s Tiara at Eagle Farm.

Winx was a winner of 33 consecutive races including 25 Group 1s including three consecutive Cox Plates.

Giddy Up :beer:

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« 2019-Jun-24, 06:39 PM Reply #931 »
She is going to visit I Am Invincible this year.
I knew they would do that....bugger.
Wrong choice...in my opinion any way.
He is certainly the second pick and they went that way...

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« 2019-Jun-27, 08:42 PM Reply #932 »
You were always my first pick Shogie.  Candlelight, wine  .....   and she loves green too.

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« 2019-Jun-29, 09:09 AM Reply #933 »
That's right, a nice little place outta the way, Lucerne, spring water, good conversation, a little teasing...
Then comes the love..
"I didn't feel a thing she says"
"It's a first time thing, love"...I say ...sheepishly...damn, shoulda bought those pills off the redtube site I think.
Afterwards , in the afterglow, I break out the real high quality grass...
"Love you"...she neighs...
"love you too my little winker..."  :lol:

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« 2019-Jun-29, 03:34 PM Reply #934 »
Hmmm,

Pretty sure the reality is a little different.

Mare basically raped while chained down so the stallion does not get hurt, accidentally or deliberately,  is more likely.

Fours

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« 2019-Jun-30, 12:51 PM Reply #935 »
Chained down?
Raped?
Surely not.

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« 2019-Jun-30, 02:10 PM Reply #936 »
Shogun,

Mares legs are restrained so that they cannot get away or lash out and hurt the stallion.

The stallion is worth much much more.

Fours

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« 2019-Jul-05, 08:16 PM Reply #937 »
You better hope they don't make a mistake and chain you down Shogie.  The incoming is going to be very painful.

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« 2019-Dec-04, 09:21 PM Reply #938 »
Champion racehorse Winx to be a mum

Champion racehorse Winx is in foal.

That will be the message to the racing world from her relieved connections next Monday morning via the mighty mare’s official website and social media accounts.

It is anticipated by then she will have carried one of the most valuable foetuses for 45-days, a benchmark in thoroughbred breeding, by the weekend.

The Australian understands Winx was not impregnated at her initial foray into the breeding barn. Indeed, it took three attempts.

The modern-day wonder, who won 33 races – 25 of them Group I events including an unprecedented four Cox Plates — will have a gestation period of approximately 11 months and deliver her offspring in mid-to-late October 2020.

Such is the virility of the stallion she was paired with, I Am Invincible, that Winx will have returned a positive sample well before the 45-day benchmark.

Winx is by Street Cry out of Vegas Showgirl, who also was covered I Am Invincible during the spring.

Vegas Showgirl’s offspring to I Am Invincible will be a half-sister to Winx and will be a sibling-in-blood to the expectant foal of Winx.

Vegas Showgirl recently gave birth to a magnificent filly by Deep Impact, regarded the best foal on the farm. She and her mother are owned by respected owner-breeder John Camillieri.

Deep Impact, ranked among the elite of Japanese thoroughbreds both on the racetrack and at stud, had a rendezvous with Vegas Showgirl in Japan in his final season before his untimely death in July at the age of 17.

The level of anticipation surrounding the Deep Impact-Vegas Showgirl youngster is extraordinary. Those that have seen her speak of great temperament, confirmation and head – the best qualities of sire and dam.

Then there is the two-year-old by Exceed And Excel that will be raced by Camillieri’s Fairway Thoroughbreds.

Named Covent Garden, the filly is being prepared by Chris Waller. She is expected to benefit with time and will be kept until late in the season to debut.


Brendan Cormick
Racing Writer

https://www.theaustralian.com.au/sport/turf-winx-to-be-a-mum/

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« 2019-Dec-05, 08:26 AM Reply #939 »
So the Australian leading racing journalist doesn't know how many races Winx won and the editor (if they still have one) can't fact check it either.

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« 2019-Dec-05, 09:55 AM Reply #940 »
Seems they left out the word "consecutive".

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« 2019-Dec-05, 02:55 PM Reply #941 »
Winx and her mum Vegas Showgirl were covered by I am Invincible!

I showed this to my mate not into horse racing and he said what the?


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« 2020-Jan-18, 03:35 PM Reply #942 »
Winx is your World Horse of the Decade

Chris Smith  |  December 19, 2019

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Thoroughbred Racing Commentary is an international publication, and we pride ourselves on our coverage of issues and developments in all the major racing nations. Nevertheless, more than half our readers are based in the United States, which is why the odds seemed stacked in favour of American Pharoah, the only U.S. nominee, in our World Horse of the Decade vote, which closed yesterday (Wednesday).

Yet, while the superb 2015 U.S. Triple Crown winner and Horse of the Year polled slightly over a third of the more-than-2,000 votes the five contenders received from all over the world, he finished second in a poll whose result shows once again that there is no substitute for longevity in the best racehorses for building popularity in the sport.

In fact, the winner, Winx, is five months older than American Pharoah. She raced for the first time in June 2014 - two months before he made his debut in a maiden special weight at Del Mar - and for the last in April this year, by which time Pharoah’s first 2-year-olds were beginning to appear on the racetracks of Europe and the U.S.

Indeed the son of Pioneerof The Nile closed his track career by winning the Breeders’ Cup Classic, the leading all-aged weight-for-age race in North America, on October 31, 2015 - just seven days after Winx won her first Cox Plate, the leading all-aged weight-for-age race in the Southern Hemisphere. She retired having won the race four times.

Winx raced no less than 43 times in her five-year track career - more than three of the other four World Horse of the Decade nominees put together (American Pharoah ran 11 times, Frankel 14 and Enable 15).

She won 37 of those, including 25 at G1 level, and she was unbeaten in her last 33. She now sits atop the list of leading all-time money earners worldwide.

Winx never raced outside Australia, but her fame and popularity spread across the globe during that time. Fans in the Northern Hemisphere were glued to TV sets every time she ran, and many made the pilgrimage down under to be sure to see her compete in the flesh at least once.
She won not only this TRC poll but also another significant international honour - the 2018 Secretariat Vox Populi Award. Created by Secretariat’s owner, Penny Chenery, this recognizes the horse whose popularity and racing excellence best resounded with the general public and gained recognition for Thoroughbred racing. Winx was the top choice among U.S. voters as well as international fans representing 60 countries. She was the first non-American winner of the award since it was established in 2010.

TRC World Horse of the Decade poll result
1.   Winx - 788 votes (38%)
2.   American Pharoah - 689 (34%)
3.   Frankel - 361 (18%)
4.   Black Caviar - 155 (7%)
5.   Enable - 83 (3%)

Some may be surprised at the relative paucity of support for the other three contenders, particularly Enable. Surely it would have been different had she been able to win her third Arc at ParisLongchamp in October.

Black Caviar’s numbers were respectable considering it is nearly seven years since she retired at Randwick in April 2013 with an unblemished record of 25 wins from 25 races.

That was six months after the retirement of Frankel, arguably the greatest of all five in terms of sheer ability. Again, his share of the vote would probably have been a lot higher had his career been more recent.

One criticism often levelled at the great horse’s connections is that he was never allowed to compete outside Britain. Yet the only two of these five who did actually race in more than one country - Black Caviar and Enable - occupy the bottom two positions.

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« 2020-Jan-18, 04:46 PM Reply #943 »
Can't argue with that.

I honestly think that when we are all dead and buried that Winx will be recognized as the greatest Australian racehorse of all time - unless something better comes along  ;)

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« 2020-Jan-19, 12:26 AM Reply #944 »
Personally I'd rate Black Caviar above her on an all-time world scale.

Just a personal opinion on her career, the fact she was never beaten, her winning in the UK and my opinion of Hay List as a truly great sprinter.
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« 2020-Jan-19, 07:31 AM Reply #945 »
Had they stretched out Black Caviar further than 1400, which she  probably would have handled, would have enhanced her rating in my mind.

So Winx for mine.

   

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« 2020-Jan-20, 10:21 AM Reply #946 »
Had they stretched out Black Caviar further than 1400, which she  probably would have handled, would have enhanced her rating in my mind.

So Winx for mine.

   


Me to.
A one dimensional horse can't be the greatest

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« 2020-Jan-20, 05:00 PM Reply #947 »
 Not being presumptive but if Winx had raced in the early part of the decade and Black Caviar in the latter part of the decade, would the votes have been closer.

Don’t also forget that Winx was chasing a win record so without that would they have raced her differently or for the length of time?

Saying that Winx is the best horse I have ever seen and probably the calibre of which I will never see again.

Her victory in her second Cox Plate over Hartnell was my favourite win although watching her live in her win on Slipper Day beating Happy Clapper and Kementari is almost on par.



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