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Champion Winx filly sells for record $10 million

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The legendary mare Winx’s first foal sold for a staggering $10 million at auction.

The 18-month-old filly, sired by Coolmore Stud champion stallion Pierro, saw bidding start at $2 million at the annual Inglis Easter Yearling Sale in Sydney.

It attracted international interest, but was sold to former Winx co-owner Debbie Kepitis and her Woppitt Bloodstock.

The sale sets an all-time record for a Thoroughbred yearling filly, doubling the $5 million paid for Black Caviar’s half-brother in 2013 and eclipsing the previous record for a yearling filly of $2.6 million.

Winx is among the best horses to race in Australia.(AAP: Steve Christo)

Winx stole the hearts of the nation by going on an Australasian record winning streak of 33 races, including 25 Group 1 wins and a record four Cox Plates.

He amassed more than $26 million in prize money before his retirement in 2019.

The mare foaled a dead foal in 2020 and was given a year of reproductive rest before foaling to Pierro to produce this filly, born in 2022.

ABC revealed on Friday that Winx is expecting her next foal from Arrowfield Stud’s top stallion Snitzel.


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