The Winx Stakes is an historic Group 1 thoroughbred race held at Randwick Racecourse since 1923. The inaugural champion was Sunburst, and since then, the Winx Stakes has seen some of Australia’s greatest ever champions traverse the Randwick Racecourse track seeking victory. Most recently, Anamoe became champion in the 2022 Winx Stakes. Be sure to keep your calendars open – except for the 2023 Winx Stakes – so that you do not miss out on the 2023 Winx Stakes at Randwick Racecourse held on Saturday the 12th of August 2023.
For this preview to the 2023 Winx Stakes, you can jump to the section you are most interested in by clicking on the links below with the relevant heading.
The meaty part of this preview to the 2023 Winx Stakes if you will, the ‘The Feature Race – The 2023 Winx Stakes’ portion takes a look at the following.
The distribution of prize money for the participants competing in the 2023 Winx Stakes (see below for a full distribution table). Be sure to read this part as there is a key explanation as to why the Winx Stakes prize money has jumped so dramatically from what was on offer in the 2022 Winx Stakes.
The 2022 closing field is also including in this section, with starting price odds provided by PlayUp. Some of these elite Group 1 competitors are likely to compete in the 2023 Winx Stakes too, so be sure to pay attention to the respective competitors’ recent results over the past 12 months to get the full picture.
I have also included a table that denotes the winners of the previous nine Winx Stakes feature races. I find that it is always interesting and helpful to understand who the past winners are of an event to get some sort of inkling as to what to look for when placing punts on the 2023 Winx Stakes race.
Given the feature race – the 2023 Winx Stakes –is still months away at the time of writing this 2023 Winx Stakes preview, there is no inclusion of pre-nomination odds or any odds for runners potentially competing in the 2023 Winx Stakes. However, please check back on this 2023 Winx Stakes preview closer to the race date on Saturday the 12th of August 2023 for full analysis of the 2023 Winx Stakes, its participants, the favourites, and even some cheeky tips to get you through a busy race day at Randwick Racecourse.
Additionally, visit our OnlyRacing Tips page for a full slate of Randwick Racecourse tips for the Saturday the 12th of August meet. This, obviously, includes the 2023 Winx Stakes, and with that will come picks for the best bet, next best, and roughie, as well as multis, exotics and more!
With every bit of stress you have going on during a race day, or even a Saturday, there is no need to worry over choosing a bookmaker to get the most value, or pleasure, out of using for the 2023 Winx Stakes. Luckily, we have prepared advice on two different methods to choosing your 2023 Winx Stakes bookie.
This portion of the 2023 Winx Stakes preview also includes a brief table outlining the pros and cons for five of our favourite bookmakers. At our Bookmaker Reviews page we have full reviews of these Aussie bookies that offer futures markets for big Group 1 events such as the 2023 Winx Stakes. Click on any of the names of the bookmakers to go to these comprehensive reviews that includes analysis for every aspect of what makes a quality available Australian bookmaker.
Track History of Randwick Racecourse – Home to the Winx Stakes
It is no secret that Randwick Racecourse has a rich history that boasts some of the biggest events on the Group 1 thoroughbred champions and has seen Australia’s greatest ever runner trot around the showground. In this portion of the 2023 Winx Stakes preview, we briefly look at what Randwick Racecourse means to me.
Our Randwick Racecourse full review details the ins and outs of Randwick Racecourse, some of its biggest calendar events like the 2023 Winx Stakes, as well as what separates Randwick Racecourse from other great tracks around Australia and other horseracing countries.
Race History of the Winx Stakes
My personal favourite part about writing these previews, like this 2023 Winx Stakes preview, and what I find most interesting to read is the past events, changes, and record holders that have shaped the Winx Stakes into the rich and illustrious Group 1 event we know today.
This section of our 2023 Winx Stakes preview looks at the changes to the Winx Stakes in the following ways:
- Distance changes
- Name changes
- Venue changes
- Missed meets and why
Additionally, to set the tone for the 2023 Winx Stakes, we also look at the record holders for the following categories in Winx Stakes feature races:
- Record time for a Winx Stakes champion
- Winningest jockey in Winx Stakes history
This information can prove very useful when deciding what to punt on come race day for the 2023 Winx Stakes at Randwick Racecourse on Saturday the 12th of August 2023.
This section of the 2023 Winx Stakes preview is essentially a comprehensive list of every single thoroughbred to have won the Winx Stakes throughout its history. This includes the very first champion in Sunburst that won the 1923 Winx Stakes, as well as the most recent champion 99 years later in Anamoe who claimed first prize and the lion’s share of the prize money in the 2022 Winx Stakes.
This comprehensive list of Winx Stakes champions also includes a specific meet that did not occur, and why it did not occur. Additionally, we suggest skimming the list to see how many notable Australian champions you can name.