Winx, racing’s great champion, has lost her first foal in the early hours of this morning.
It is understood Winx’s filly foal by super sire I Am Invincible, was still-born.
Mighty mare Winx was slightly overdue at the time of foaling but had gone through her pregnancy without any complications.
Connections of Winx released a statement through trainer Chris Waller which read: “It is with great sadness that the Kepitis, Tighe and Treweeke families wish to inform everyone that unfortunately overnight Winx lost her foal.
“There are so many people involved in the Winx story from owners, staff past and present to her many fans around the world. Our thoughts and attention at the moment are on Winx ensuring that she remains healthy, as anyone in this situation would respect.
“It is a traumatic time for a mother and those involved and Winx is now the centre of our attention following the loss of a beautiful filly this morning.
“We wish to thank everyone for their support and understanding, please respect the connections during this sad time and we will update you as soon as appropriate.’’
Champion retired mare Winx had foal, with the foal expected to arrive this month.Source:Supplied
Winx was in foal for the first time to sire I am Invincible.
Winx won an unmatched 25 Group Is and a record breaking four Cox Plates during a storeyed racing career that captured the attention of the racing world.
She retired in April last year with her 33rd consecutive victory and third consecutive Group I Queen Elizabeth Stakes (2000m), with more than $26 million in prizemoney.
I Am Invincible was announced as the daughter of Street Cry’s perfect match in the breeding barn in late August.
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