The races might be at Warwick Farm on Saturday but it’s a sure bet there will be more people at Randwick that morning to enjoy an historic breakfast with the world’s best active thoroughbred.
The Australian Turf Club confirmed on Monday that, in conjunction with trainer Chris Waller, it will host a special breakfast where Winx will have an exhibition gallop a full week out from her expected return to racing in the Apollo Stakes on February 16.
Waller, jockey Hugh Bowman and the champion mare’s owners will be on hand before Winx goes out onto the track for her 8am exhibition gallop and the general public have been invited to a sausage sizzle to watch the mare in action with all gold coin donations going to the Sydney Children’s Hospital.
Waller said: ‘’We would like to give Winx a race day experience before she resumes her Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival campaign and the opportunity to put her on a float and take her to Royal Randwick will round off her preparation perfectly.
‘’It also gives us the chance to let the public see her close up and also on the track.’’
Winx is shooting for a 30th consecutive win in the Apollo, thus making this Saturday’s exhibition gallop a memorable one as it will most likely be her last ever as she is expected to race just four more times before being retired.