‘A Traumatic Time,’ Australian Superstar Winx Loses Her First Foal

Winx, the Australian superstar who gained a world following during her four Horse of the Year campaigns in her native country, has lost her first foal, according to a brief statement posted Tuesday morning in Australia on her official website.

The daughter of Street Cry, now 9 years old, was pronounced in foal last Dec. 6 to the Northern Dancer line stallion I Am Invincible, leading freshman sire in Australia for the 2013-14 season who later sired a record 28 stakes winners in a single season.

Her connections said the foal Winx lost was a filly.

Following is the full text of the statement:

“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.”

Winner of 37 races (25 Group 1, including four runnings of the Cox Plate) in 43 starts, Winx was victorious in her final 33 outings.Trained by Chris Waller and ridden most often by Hugh Bowman, she retired with earnings in excess of AUS$26 million.

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