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Got to meet a 4million$ horse!

Over the moon. After painting Mind Your Biscuits... and having the painting bid to his owner/trainer I was invited to meet him! Hes a 4 mil. $ grade 1 stakes horse/2x world champion! I was star struck by this horse. Haha It was SUCH a cool experience! I bought him the best peppermints that Saratoga had to offer and good thing! Because he had no interest in coming over until his trainer said "B! You want a peppermint? " Haha then he came running right over and I got to feed him a couple! Then all the other horses got jealous. .so good thing I bought a big box because I got to feed all if them too! His trainer Chad Summers is SUCH a great guy! I wish him continued success! 


  • JessicaArt

    Great horse. Thanks for posting.

    Just today Winx posted her 26th consecutive win bringing her winnings to $19m.

    She. Would love a peppermint too.

    Winx breaks Black Caviar's record with 26th consecutive win

    about an hour ago


    Chris Waller admits he is running out of words to describe the phenomenon that is Winx but the trainer found a couple of new ones after the mare dominated the first running of the Group One Winx Stakes at Randwick in front of thousands of adoring fans.

    As she strode to the line under soft hands from her jockey Hugh Bowman, Winx claimed an Australian record 26th-straight victory and her 19th at the highest level.

    "You look for signs of her losing that dominance but I haven't seen one ounce of it," Waller said.

    "If anything I've seen improvement and it's quite staggering. This isn't about me. It's about this amazing animal. 

    "What she's doing for sport and Australian racing, we should all take a bow and say well done Winx."

    The late addition of Kementari to the field brought a new dimension to Saturday's 1,400-metre weight-for-age race, with many predicting a match race.

    He was no match, with the pair making their runs together at the top of the straight before Bowman revved up Winx and she dropped Kementari with ease.

    As the $1.24 favourite eased clear, it was left to Invictus Prince to lead the rest.

    He finished two lengths behind Winx with her stablemate D'Argento another length third and Kementari fourth.

    Bowman admitted he thought Winx might have been vulnerable early in the race, which was short of the triple Cox Plate winner's best.

    "It's been a while since she has run over this distance. It is a bit short of her best," he said.

    "Glyn Schofield on Kementari and I came around the corner together. I thought I was near my top. She was struggling at the pace of this distance.

    "But when she balanced up and saw the winning post, what can I say, she is incredible.

    "You see the crowd building from the start of the day. Parents are bringing their kids out to see a horse of the calibre we may never see again.

    "I'm lost for words. I am so proud of her."

    Matthew Smith, the trainer of Invictus Prince, was also a little lost for words trying to describe how it felt to run second to a champion.

    "I'm trying to keep a lid on it," he said.

    "We had a plan for him but now we might be switching to our second plan."

    26 in a row. Today. Nothing gets in her way. Truly amazing. WINX takes out the Winx Stakes at Royal Randwick. #winxhorse #gowinx

    — Winx (Official) (@winx_horse) ;1:07 PM - Aug 18, 2018

    In the lead-up to the race, both Waller and Bowman had been bullish, saying Winx was perhaps better than ever.

    But the trainer admitted to one concern, not just for Winx but all horses with the prevailing drought in New South Wales.

    "It has been hard for all of us with the drought and the hard training tracks," he said.

    "I haven't really let her go in track work because of that, so we are going into races a bit blind."

    The other thing Waller puts in perspective is her winning streak, reminding people of the previous record holder.

    "Black Caviar was unbeaten in her career and she will always have that," he said.


    Topics: horse-racingsportaustralia

    First posted about 6 hours ago


  • @dencal wow!  I've gotta get in touch with THEM! HAHA Fly me to Australia sounds nice!
  • I remember  red rum being paraded through my home town,..the horse is now buried on the starting line at my local race track -  aintree
    a great day for you @JessicaArt
  • MYB's favorite food after peppermints seem to be his door frame. The horse is too beautiful to paint in those mundane surroundings. better to get him in racing colors in front of the clubhouse with a flower wreath around his neck. 
  • BOB73 said:
    MYB's favorite food after peppermints seem to be his door frame. The horse is too beautiful to paint in those mundane surroundings. better to get him in racing colors in front of the clubhouse with a flower wreath around his neck. 
    Horses get bored in stalls and take to windsucking- they grab something hard with their teeth, arch their neck and draw in air. A common problem with racehorses, particularly thoroughbreds. It’s a bad habit that’s not good for them and hard to break.
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