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Winx might have her farewell to racing during the 2019 autumn but the Australian Turf Club will ensure she has an enduring presence at her home of Rosehill.

The club have commissioned statue of the great mare, who has won her last 29 races going into her final preparation, and the aim is to have it ready by 2020.

“We are thrilled and grateful to Winx, her owners and trainer Chris Waller for giving Sydney an opportunity to see her live on course for another campaign,” ATC chief executive Jamie Barkley said.

“Winx is a once in a lifetime horse and the Australian Turf Club will be throwing everything at promoting racing for all of Sydney to enjoy and celebrate her runs.

“We are especially excited to begin plans for a statue of Winx at her home track at Rosehill Gardens.”

It is a fitting tribute to Australia’s best horse of the 21st century.

“It will be special and it will be nice to know it is there,” Waller said.

Winx is likely to attempt to win the George Ryder Stakes for fourth time in succession in 2019. – Chris Roots, Sydney Morning Herald