Australian champion mare Winx looks set to make a farewell in 2019, after trainer Chris Waller released a statement on Friday regarding the seven-year-old, Reuters report.
The bay mare will look to extend her record 29-race winning streak, 22 of which have come at Group 1 level, in the first half of 2019.
However, the seven-year-old, who landed an unprecedented fourth Cox Plate at Moonee Valley in October to extend her record as the most successful flat racer, looks set to begin her farewell campaign at the Apollo Stakes at Randwick in February.
In the statement Waller released, the trainer insisted that the Australian legend has ‘nothing left to prove’ and admitted she would have retired immediately if she wasn’t in such excellent condition.
She has nothing left to prove to us or her many followers and we are under no illusion that she is getting a little older, however, she is in excellent condition both physically and mentally and had she not pleased us in any area of her wellbeing or mental state she would have been retired immediately.
We have and will continue to keep things simple with Winx and I believe that has been a big part of her longevity as well as something we are very proud of.
Winx could well run her farewell race at Royal Randwick in the Queen Elizabeth Stakes in April, with Waller also cooling rumours of the mare running overseas in 2019.