'Content in her retirement,' Winx receives breeding assignment

June 12, 2019 10:44pm
A winner of 33 straight races to end her career, Winx will remain in her native Australia, connections announced Monday (late Sunday in the U.S.), for her first season as a broodmare.

The 8-year-old daughter of Street Cry will pair with -- aptly enough, given the name -- I Am Invincible, a Yarraman Park Stud stallion who was Australia's leading first crop sire in 2013-2014 and has risen to No. 2 on the local general sires list. A top sprinter during his racing career, he was said to be limited by poor feet but brought the genes of Irish-bred and British-trained Invincible Spirit to Australia.

I Am Invincible's progeny regularly sell for six figures. According to Yarraman Park, the horse is represented by 541 progeny to race, of which 402 have won a race and 47 of them did so in stakes company. On Saturday one of his daughters, 
Invincibella, won the Tatt's Tiara (G1), the last Group 1 race of the Australian season.

That all said, how about some naming suggestions for the future colt or filly?

The full letter from Winx's team reads:

"Winx has settled into her new surrounds and seems very content in her retirement but as one chapter closes, another opens as Winx now embarks on her career as a broodmare.

"The ownership group of Peter and Patty Tighe (Magic Bloodstock), Richard Treweeke and Debbie Kepitis are now excited to announce her covering sire for the 2019 breeding season.

"As owners, we have utilized and considered the expert advice of bloodstock professionals both domestically and internationally. We have sought the opinions of various pedigree consultants, bloodstock agents and stud managers. They provided us with the foundation of information to assess and use to compile the short list of stallions for consideration. This process highlighted the extreme depth to the stallion ranks in Australia and across the world, however when considering the options of traveling overseas her welfare remained of the highest priority and we decided she would remain in Australia for her first breeding season.

"We would like to take this opportunity to thank all of those who made expressions of interest, the level of attention was overwhelming and something we are very grateful for.

"In closing, we are delighted to announce that Winx will visit I Am Invincible for the 2019 breeding season."

 

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