Champion mare Winx has become just the third horse to be inducted into Australian Racing’s Hall Of Fame, while still racing.
The list of this year’s inductees was announced in Melbourne on Wednesday morning, with Winx named alongside former champions Saintly, Light Fingers and Archer.
The reigning dual Cox Plate winner joining Sunline and Black Caviar as only the third horse to be inducted while still actively racing.
“It’s absolutely wonderful. It floored me,” part-owner Debbie Kepitis told G1X.com.au.
“For her to be recognised while she’s still racing is just amazing. To have a horse recognised at all is amazing.”
Caption: Wednesday's announcement (Pic: Racing Victoria/Twitter)
Winner of her past 17 straight races, Winx will aim to become the second horse to win three Cox Plates, after Kingston Town, later this year.
Her prize money currently sits at $12,893,425, while her record includes 12 Group One wins, three behind all...