With clear air and Winx centre stage, it’s racing’s time to shine
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With the NRL set to take over the Sydney sporting landscape, the Australian Turf Club will not get a better chance to promote superstar Winx than in the Chipping Norton Stakes at Randwick on Saturday.
Winx will chase a 23rd group 1 victory, which would take the mare beyond UK jumper Hurricane Fly for the most group 1 wins in history, and her 31st consecutive win.
When he was appointed, ATC chief executive Jamie Barkley spoke of the challenges facing the autumn carnival once the football codes – NRL, AFL or Super Rugby – took hold in March and April.
“When our carnival is on there are so many other things to do in Sydney with the NRL and Swans starting. It is most competitive sporting market in the country at that time of year,” Barkley told The Sydney Morning Herald.