Previously a Group 2 race and known as the Warwick Stakes, the Winx Stakes race has upgraded and moved across to Royal Randwick from it’s former home at Warwick Farm. The race track and grade aren’t the only thing that’ve been upgraded, with the purse doubling in size to $500,000.
The 2018 edition of the race was renamed as the Winx Stakes in honour of the iconic Winx who won in both 2016 and 2017 before her hat-trick when taking out the event as the namesake in 2018.
Winx’s trainer Chris Waller won the race for a record sixth time in 2020 with his mare Verry Elleegant defeating stablemate Star Of The Seas.
Winx Stakes 2020 Fast Facts
- Race Day: Saturday August 22nd, 2020
- Race Starts: TBA
- Track: Royal Randwick Racecourse
- Distance: 1400m
- Weight Class: Weight for Age
- Qualification: Three year olds and over
- Type: Thoroughbred
- Grade: Group 1
- Operator: Australian Turf Club
- Purse: $500,000
- Inaugural Race: 1923
- 2020 Winx Stakes Winner: Verry Elleegant
winx Stakes 2020 RESULTS
The official 2020 Winx Stakes results will be available below once the race takes place on Saturday August 22, 2020.
- #12 Verry Elleegant
- #9 Star Of The Seas
- #4 Fierce Impact
Classy mare Verry Elleegant returned a Group 1 winner in the Winx Stakes 2020 results adding a third elite level to her record after fighting back to defeat stablemate Star Of The Seas and hand Chris Waller a sixth win in the event famously won three times by Winx (2016-18).
|1||12||VERRY ELLEEGANT (NZ)||Chris Waller||James McDonald||9||57kg||$7.50|
|2||9||STAR OF THE SEAS (NZ)||Chris Waller||Sam Clipperton||0.1L||13||59kg||$31|
|3||4||FIERCE IMPACT (JPN)||Matthew Smith||Jason Collett||0.4L||3||59kg||$15|
|4||6||IMAGING (GB)||Chris Waller||Ms Kathy O’Hara||0.5L||15||59kg||$31|
|5||14||CON TE PARTIRO (USA)||Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott||Tim Clark||1.2L||2||57kg||$6EF|
|6||8||NICCANOVA||Steve Tregea||Regan Bayliss||3.7L||7||59kg||$18|
|7||2||THE BOSTONIAN (NZ)||Tony Pike||Jay Ford||3.8L||1||59kg||$6.50|
|8||18e||ZEBROWSKI (NZ)||Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes||Koby Jennings||4.7L||6||58.5kg||$31|
|9||15||FLIT||James Cummings||Glyn Schofield||5.2L||4||56.5kg||$19|
|10||11||BRANDENBURG (NZ)||John Sargent||Ms Rachel King||5.3L||11||58.5kg||$17|
|11||13||MELODY BELLE (NZ)||Jamie Richards||Kerrin McEvoy||5.7L||5||57kg||$14|
|12||7||MASTER OF WINE (GER)||Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes||Tommy Berry||6.7L||10||59kg||$6EF|
|13||5||KOLDING (NZ)||Chris Waller||Glen Boss||6.9L||16||59kg||$21|
|14||10||QUACKERJACK||Mark Newnham||Joshua Parr||15L||12||59kg||$61|
|15||1||DREAMFORCE||John Thompson||Brenton Avdulla||16.8L||14||59kg||$11|
|16||17e||WOLFE (JPN)||Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott||Adam Hyeronimus||17.5L||8||59kg||$151|
Table Credit: Racing Australia.
Winx Stakes 2020 Betting
|Bet Type||How To Place This Type Of Bet In This Year’s Winx Stakes|
|Win Bet||Place your bet on the horse you think will take first place in this year’s Winx Stakes.|
|Place Bet||Place your bet on the horse you think will place in the top three finishers at this year’s Winx Stakes. Pays less than a win bet, but offers safer odds.|
|Each-Way Bet||If your runner finishes 1st in the Winx Stakaes, you will collect both the Win and the Place dividend. If your horse finishes 2nd or 3rd you will collect the Place dividend.|
|Quinella Bet||You must select the runners that finish 1st and 2nd in any order, within the Winx Stakes, in order to win the Quinella.|
|Exacta Bet||You must select the runners that finish 1st and 2nd in the correct order, within the Winx Stakes to win the Exacta.|
|Trifecta Bet||You must select runners to finish 1st, 2nd and 3rd in the correct order, within the Winx Stakes to win the Trifecta.|
|First Four||You must select runners that finish 1st, 2nd ,3rd and 4th in the correct order, within the Winx Stakes to win the First 4.|
|Quadrella Bet (Quaddie)||You must select the winners of four nominated races to win the Quaddie. This means you would have to select three other races apart from the Winx Stakes, in order to be eligible to place a Quaddie.|
How To Bet On The Winx Stakes In 2020
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- Make a deposit, using your credit card, PayPal or other safe electronic method
- Make sure to check out the form guide, once it’s released
- Decide what kind of bet you’re going to place (Win, Place, Each-Way, Trifecta + more betting options)
- Select the horse(s) for the race.
Winx Stakes 2020 Odds
Early market odds on the 2020 Winx Stakes will be displayed below as soon as released. If you would like to know the current odds once betting on the Winx Stakes opens, click here.
WHICH HORSE WILL WIN THE winx stakes in 2020?
The best way to pick who will win the Winx Stakes is to take into account the form, assess the barriers, consider the weight the horse will carry, among other factors.
Additional factors to take into consideration are as follows:
- Waller Factor – Trainer Chris Waller has won the race six times including the three-peat of Winx (2016-18) and most recently in 2020 with Verry Elleegant so looking for his runners can be a key tip.
- Mighty Mares – The mares have dominated the Winx Stakes results over the past decade so looking for the class female gallopers is useful.
- Fresh is Best – First-up runners usually salute in the Winx Stakes results so watch for the fresh specialists kicking off their spring bids.
Winx Stakes favourites 2020
Early favourites in Winx Stakes 2020 betting include the Caulfield Cup-bound Master Of Wine, multiple Group 1 winning mare Verry Elleegant for five-time winning trainer Chris Waller and the rails-drawn The Bostonian who is a first-up (7:6-0-0) specialist resuming in the Group 1.
Winx (2016, 2017 and 2018) was the last favourite to win jumping the punters’ pick in all three of her victories.
Winx Stakes 2020 Field
The official Winx Stakes 2020 field of final acceptances for the half-a-million-dollar showdown are announced on August 19, 2020 and will be published in full below.
The 2020 Winx Stakes final field features a capacity line-up of spring stars including five for Chris Waller who chases his sixth win with the likes of Funstar and Verry Eellegant, the two mares sitting top of the early Winx Stakes betting markets along with Caulfield Cup favourite Master Of Wine.
Update: #16 Funstar (3) has been scratched from the Winx Stakes 2020 field leaving Chris Waller with four runners including new co-favouritte Verry Elleegant. Funstar will instead resume on the same day over 1200m in the Group 3 Show County Quality.
Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott’s first emergency, Wolfe, gains a run as a triple-figure hope in betting.
Race Day Update: #3 Avilius (13), beaten favourite when fourth in the race last year, has been scratched and instead resumes in a fortnight in the Group 2 Chelmsford Stakes (1600m) over the mile.
|No||Last 10||Horse||Trainer||Jockey||Barrier||Weight||Probable Weight||Penalty||Hcp Rating|
|1||1205x2810x||DREAMFORCE||John Thompson||Brenton Avdulla||16||59kg||116|
|2||0x9358x12x||THE BOSTONIAN (NZ)||Tony Pike||Jay Ford||1||59kg||116|
|4||x211x2348x||FIERCE IMPACT (JPN)||Matthew Smith||Jason Collett||4||59kg||112|
|5||111x45778x||KOLDING (NZ)||Chris Waller||Glen Boss||18||59kg||110|
|6||x20x8100x3||IMAGING (GB)||Chris Waller||Ms Kathy O’Hara||17||59kg||108|
|7||x2311x114x||MASTER OF WINE (GER)||Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes||Tommy Berry||11||59kg||108|
|8||81412×2322||NICCANOVA||Steve Tregea||Regan Bayliss||8||59kg||107|
|9||9393x1720x||STAR OF THE SEAS (NZ)||Chris Waller||Sam Clipperton||15||59kg||107|
|10||x3121x140x||QUACKERJACK||Mark Newnham||Joshua Parr||14||59kg||106|
|11||122x13437x||BRANDENBURG (NZ)||John Sargent||Ms Rachel King||12||58.5kg||106|
|12||410x42212x||VERRY ELLEEGANT (NZ)||Chris Waller||James McDonald||10||57kg||116|
|13||112x3346x6||MELODY BELLE (NZ)||Jamie Richards||Kerrin McEvoy||6||57kg||115|
|14||x405x6161x||CON TE PARTIRO (USA)||Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott||Tim Clark||2||57kg||113|
|15||914x1602x2||FLIT||James Cummings||Glyn Schofield||5||56.5kg||107|
|17e||185310x39x||WOLFE (JPN)||Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott||TBA||9||59kg||99|
|18e||26x1122x||ZEBROWSKI (NZ)||Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes||Koby Jennings||7||58.5kg||96|
Table Credit: Racing Australia.
Winx Stakes 2020 Tips
Favourites: #7 Master Of Wine, #12 Verry Elleegant (bot $6.50 at time of publish)
Best Bet: #2 The Bostonian ($9 at time of publish)
Best Roughie: #4 Fierce Impact ($17 at time of publish)
Our insider Winx Stakes 2020 betting tips and exotic race selections on the August Group 1 clash will be published below the week of the race and a full Winx Stakes Day tipping preview available on the Neds Blog.
Winx Stakes 2020 race day
The Winx Stakes is the feature event held on Winx Stakes Day at Royal Randwick, Saturday August 15, 2020. There are three other Group races on the card:
- Group 2 Silver Shadow Stakes (1200m)
- Group 3 Show County Quality (1200m)
- Group 3 Toy Show Quality (1100m)
Winx Stakes 2020 barrier draw
The Winx Stakes 2020 barrier draw takes place on the Wednesday leading-up to the event and will be published in our above Winx Stakes Field section.
Winx Stakes 2020 nominations
Nominations close by Monday August 27, 2020 at 11:00am (AEST).
The 2020 Winx Stakes nominations attracted 20 early entries including current Caulfield Cup favourite Master Of Wine, and six for five-time winning trainer Chris Waller led by Verry Elleegant and Funstar.
|Last 10||Horse||Sex||Age||Trainer||Hcp Rating|
|1||147x54533x||AVILIUS (GB)||G||7||James Cummings||114|
|2||122x13437x||BRANDENBURG (NZ)||H||4||John Sargent||106|
|3||x405x6161x||CON TE PARTIRO (USA)||M||7||Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott||113|
|5||x211x2348x||FIERCE IMPACT (JPN)||H||7||Matthew Smith||112|
|8||x20x8100x3||IMAGING (GB)||G||6||Chris Waller||108|
|9||111x45778x||KOLDING (NZ)||G||5||Chris Waller||110|
|10||x2311x114x||MASTER OF WINE (GER)||G||6||Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes||108|
|11||112x3346x6||MELODY BELLE (NZ)||M||6||Jamie Richards||115|
|12||6101x300x5||MISTER SEA WOLF (IRE)||G||9||Chris Waller||110|
|14||116162x||PRAGUE||C||3||Ciaron Maher & David Eustace||90|
|16||9393x1720x||STAR OF THE SEAS (NZ)||G||6||Chris Waller||107|
|17||0x9358x12x||THE BOSTONIAN (NZ)||G||6||Tony Pike||116|
|18||410x42212x||VERRY ELLEEGANT (NZ)||M||5||Chris Waller||116|
|19||185310x39x||WOLFE (JPN)||G||6||Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott||99|
|20||26x1122x||ZEBROWSKI (NZ)||G||4||Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes||96|
Table Credit: Racing Australia.
Winx Stakes 2020 weights
Standard weight-for-age conditions apply to this race. Weights must be declared by 4:00pm (AEST) on Tuesday the 18th of August, 2020.
Winx Stakes 2020 acceptances
Acceptances must be declared before 9:00am (AEST) on Wednesday the 19th of August, 2020 and will be published in our above Winx Stakes Field section.
Winx Stakes 2020 jockeys
Final riders must be declared before 12:00pm (AEST) on Wednesday the 19th of August, 2020 and will be published in our above Winx Stakes Field section.
Winx Stakes 2020 scratchings
Scratchings close at 7:30am (AEST) on Saturday the 22nd of August, 2020.
2020 Winx Stakes Scratchings:
- #16 Funstar (3)
- #3 Avilius (13)
Winx Stakes 2020 prize money
The Winx Stakes prize money for 2020 totals $500,000 including $287,000 going to the Winx Stakes winner. Prize money is paid down to 10th place.
Winx Stakes 2020 race number
The Winx Stakes 2020 runs as Randwick Race 7 at 3:45pm (AEST) on Saturday the 22nd of August, 2020. There are a total of nine races that day at Royal Randwick Racecourse.
Winx Stakes 2020 Form Guide
The final form guide will be available the week of the race. You can check our full form guide every day to see if the form guide for 2020’s Winx Stakes has been released.
Winx Stakes live
You can watch or listen to the 2020 Winx Stakes live, across the following mediums.
Pay television: Sky Racing 1 (channel 526 on Foxtel)
Radio: Radio Sport National
Winx Stakes Winners
|2020||Verry Ellegant||57||J. McDonald||1:23.26|
|2015||Royal Descent||57||H. Bowman||1:21.57|
|2014||Tiger Tees||59||G. Schofield||1:27.73|
|2010||Metal Bender||1.24.20||T. Clark||1:24.20|
|2008||Racing to Win||59||H. Bowman||1:24.53|
|2007||Race Not Run||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|2006||Court’s in Session||58||D. Beasley||1:23.33|
|2005||Sir Dex||58||Z. Purton||1:22.84|
|2004||Private Steer||55.5||G. Boss||1:22.79|
|2000||Al Mansour||58||D. Beadman||1:14.77|
|1998||What Can I Say||55.5||C. Munce||1:27.68|
|1995||Star Dancer||58.5||G. Cooksley||1:23.77|
|1994||March Hare||57||J. Cassidy||1:22.90|
|1993||Prince Of Praise||58.5||B. York||1:22.30|
|1992||Shaftesbury Avenue||58.5||L. Dittman||1:23.80|
|1991||Super Impose||58.5||D. Beadman||1:24.70|
|1990||Super Impose||58.5||D. Gauci||1:24.30|
|1987||Pablo’s Pulse||50||J. de Belin||1:27.60|
|1982||Kingston Town||58.5||M. Johnston||1:23.60|
|1981||Kingston Town||58.5||M. Johnston||1:25.20|
|1980||Kingston Town||57||M. Johnston||1:23.20|
|1979||Gypsy Kingdom||58.5||K. Langby||1:23.20|
|1978||Party’s Pride||58.5||A. Marney||1:23.30|
|1976||Purple Patch||58.5||A. Denham||1:23.40|
|1975||Silver Shadow||47.5||K. Langby||1:24.80|
|1971||Ricochet||9 3||D. Lake||1:29.10|
|1970||Royal Show||7 6||K. Langby||1:24.70|
|1969||Fair Law||8 3||R. McCarthy||1:28.90|
|1968||Swift Peter||9 0||R. Selkrig||1:24.60|
|1967||Gay Gauntlet||9 3||N. Voigt||1:25.90|
|1966||Prince Max||7 11||C. Clare||1:24.50|
|1965||Gay Gauntlet||7 5||W. Camer||1:23.50|
|1964||Reveille||7 1||F. White||1:24.80|
|1963||Cele’s Image||7 1||N. Campton||1:26.80|
|1962||Sky High||9 3||W. Camer||1:25.20|
|1961||Sky High||9 0||G. Moore||1:24.40|
|1960||Sparkler||8 12||A. Mulley||1:23.90|
|1959||Up And Coming||9 0||N. Sellwood||1:24.10|
|1958||Grey Ghost||9 0||C. Kelly||1:25.70|
|1957||Tulloch||7 11||F. Leman||1:25.60|
|1956||El Khobar||9 0||N. Sellwood||1:24.10|
|1955||Prince Cortauld||9 3||N. Sellwood||1:24.50|
|1954||Tarien||8 12||D. Munro||1:24.00|
|1953||Tarien||8 7||G. Moore||1:24.50|
|1952||Foreign Exchange||7 4||P. Burkhardt||1:27.50|
|1951||San Domenico||9 0||A. Ward||1:24.50|
|1950||San Domenico||9 0||A. Ward||1:29.00|
|1949||The Groom||9 3||N. Sellwood||1:29.50|
|1948||Septet||7 1||R. Selkrig||1:27.00|
|1947||Victory Lad||9 3||E. Fordyce||1:25.25|
|1946||Bernborough||9 3||A. Mulley||1:26.25|
|1945||Removal||8 9||D. Munro||1:27.00|
|1944||Flight||8 9||J. Thompson||1:25.50|
|1943||Katanga||8 12||D. Munro||1:29.25|
|1942||Yaralla||9 0||E. McMenamin||1:25.50|
|1941||High Caste||9 3||E. Bartle||1:25.25|
|1940||Beaulivre||9 0||D. Munro||1:24.50|
|1939||Defaulter||9 0||A.E. Ellis||1:25.25|
|1938||Stretto||8 7||E. Bartle||1:26.75|
|1937||Allunga||9 3||D. Munro||1:38.25|
|1936||Talking||7 3||J. O’Sullivan||1:38.00|
|1935||Rogilla / Silver King||9 0 / 8 9||D. Munro / E. Bartle||1:38.25|
|1934||Chatham||9 3||J. Pike||1:41.50|
|1933||Chatham||9 3||S. Davidson||1:37.50|
|1932||Johnnie Jason||8 11||J. Simpson||1:38.00|
|1931||Johnnie Jason||7 3||J. Simpson||1:38.50|
|1930||Amounis||9 0||H. Jones||1:38.00|