Winx Stakes

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. 

  1. #12 Verry Elleegant
  2. #9 Star Of The Seas
  3. #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).

Colour Finish No. Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Bar. Weight Penalty Starting Price
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
SCRATCHED 3 AVILIUS (GB) James Cummings Robbie Dolan 0
SCRATCHED 16 FUNSTAR Chris Waller Glen Boss 0

Table Credit: Racing Australia.

Winx Stakes 2020 Betting

New Ways to Bet at neds

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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  1. Make a deposit, using your credit card, PayPal or other safe electronic method
  2. Make sure to check out the form guide, once it’s released
  3. Decide what kind of bet you’re going to place (Win, Place, Each-Way, Trifecta + more betting options)
  4. 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
3 147x54533x AVILIUS (GB) James Cummings Robbie Dolan 13 59kg 114
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
16 x211x2142x FUNSTAR Chris Waller Glen Boss 3 56.5kg 106
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:

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
4 1205x2810x DREAMFORCE G 8 John Thompson 116
5 x211x2348x FIERCE IMPACT (JPN) H 7 Matthew Smith 112
6 914x1602x2 FLIT M 4 James Cummings 107
7 x211x2142x FUNSTAR M 4 Chris Waller 106
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
13 81412×2322 NICCANOVA G 7 Steve Tregea 108
14 116162x PRAGUE C 3 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 90
15 x3121x140x QUACKERJACK G 5 Mark Newnham 106
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.

Place Prize Money
1st $287,000
2nd $94,000
3rd $49,500
4th $22,250
5th $12,250
6th $5,000
7th $5,000
8th $5,000
9th $5,000
10th $5,000

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

Year Winner Weight (kg) Jockey Time
2020 Verry Ellegant 57 J. McDonald 1:23.26
2019 Samadoubt 59 T. Clark 1:21.05
2018 Winx 57 H. Bowman 1:22.50
2017 Winx 57 H. Bowman 1:21.87
2016 Winx 57 H. Bowman 1:23.83
2015 Royal Descent 57 H. Bowman 1:21.57
2014 Tiger Tees 59 G. Schofield 1:27.73
2013 Veyron 59 C. Reith 1:21.55
2012 Pinwheel 59 K. McEvoy 1:22.59
2011 Pinwheel 59 K. McEvoy 1:25.86
2010 Metal Bender 1.24.20 T. Clark 1:24.20
2009 Trusting 50.5 C. Munce 1:21.59
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
2003 Lonhro 58 D. Beadman 1:24.35
2002 Defier 58 C. Munce 1:21.85
2001 Lonhro 49.5 D. McLellan 1:17.30
2000 Al Mansour 58 D. Beadman 1:14.77
1999 Sunline 55 L. Cassidy 1:22.14
1998 What Can I Say 55.5 C. Munce 1:27.68
1997 Filante 58.5 J. Cassidy 1:21.06
1996 Filante 57 L. Dittman 1:21.74
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
1989 Groucho 58.5 D. Oliver 1:26.70
1988 Flotilla 57 G. Duffy 1:22.40
1987 Pablo’s Pulse 50 J. de Belin 1:27.60
1986 Riverdale 58.5 N. Barker 1:23.50
1985 Castanillia 57 P. Cook 1:24.30
1984 Phillip 49.5 J. Cassidy 1:23.90
1983 Yoyangamble 49.5 N. Voigt 1:23.30
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
1977 Proficient 52 R. Quinton 1:24.10
1976 Purple Patch 58.5 A. Denham 1:23.40
1975 Silver Shadow 47.5 K. Langby 1:24.80
1974 Jenarkol 52 N. Campton 1:25.40
1973 Longfella 57 K. Langby 1:24.60
1972 Nippon 52.5 W. Camer 1:23.50
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