Champion mare Winx grew to become a mum on Friday night time after delivering a Pierro filly within the Hunter Valley.
Winx had been overdue and the foal got here solely a fortnight out from the Cox Plate, a race gained 4 occasions by the celebrity mare throughout a 33-race unbeaten streak that lasted 4 years.
Winx and her filly are each wholesome and doing nicely.
The champion mare took racing to the back and front pages throughout her outstanding profitable run, which included 25 group 1 victories. She was retired from the observe in 2019 after profitable a 3rd Queen Elizabeth Stakes at Randwick.
Winx misplaced her first foal by I Am Invincible the next yr and had been given 12 months to recuperate earlier than being put in foal once more.
It’s a mating of two of the greats of the Australian turf. Pierro was a champion himself, profitable the two-year-old triple crown of the Golden Slipper, Sires Produce Stakes and Champagne Stakes in 2012 earlier than being a Caulfield Guineas runner-up and third in a Cox Plate in that yr.
He gained the Canterbury Stakes and George Ryder Stakes at group 1 stage in 2013 earlier than being retired to Coolmore Stud.
The possession group of Peter Tighe and Debbie Kepitis and the household of the late Richard Treweeke are more likely to retain the filly to race, which might be ready by Winx coach Chris Waller.