Perhaps jockey Hugh Bowman said it best, but most of us would probably prefer to see Winx doing her thing forever.
“It’s going to be nice to have my life back”
Winx completed a fairytale career with her 33rd straight win, 25th Group 1, many against males with her typical off the pace strong rally in the Longines Queen Elizabeth (G1) Stakes.
Bowman, during Winx’s run of perfection, had lost friends to cancer and shared with wife Christine the tragedy of her brother taking his own life. Even with all that going on away from the racetrack, Bowman remained cognizant the pressure of riding the world’s most famous racehorse was much more a privilege than a curse.
“We came here as confident as we have ever been,”
“What a journey it has been. I can’t believe this is the end.”
As for Winx what can you say. By any standard her resume puts her in the discussion of the all time greats, and she never had to venture to Dubai, or the United States, to become the richest racehorse of her time. It is hard to do what she did at any level, let alone the Group or Grade 1 level. She goes on that exclusive list of the ones we were fortunate to see. Thank you Winx.