Winx racks up 33rd consecutive victory in final race

Winx will be carrying more than half-a-million for one punter   Image Getty

Legendary Australian sports broadcaster Bruce McAvaney said ahead of the race that her farewell sat comfortably alongside any of the great Australian sporting moments he had called or witnessed in his long career. "But thanks for appreciating her for what she is".

Rounding the bend widest of all, Hugh Bowman pressed the button with a furlong and a half to run and his partner began to hit top gear, sprinting clear to beat Kluger with plenty in hand, if not by overly far.

Waller said that he has prepared Winx and himself no differently than he would leading up to a major race and added that Winx is ready to fire for her grand final appearance.

"I think horses touch generations and you must respect that and people go through different parts of life", Waller said.

And pretty much everybody expects the wonder mare to unleash that trademark finishing burst that will turn Randwick into a farewell pop concert with Winx playing the equine Beyonce.

Over those four years, she has been briefly challenged by horses such as Hartnell and Happy Clapper, Group One winners in their own right.

The win stretched to 25 her unsurpassed number of Group 1 victories - the highest class of thoroughbred racing which attracts the best horses and biggest prize money.

"There is really nothing more for me to say".

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"I am pretty good". I'm so proud of her.

"The public realize the awesome history they have witnessed today".

"What can you say it is an fantastic experience it is great for our sport and great for Australia". It is what racing brings to so many ages of people. He was second to Winx when she won her Doncaster in 2016.

"Because there's no race where they race together, it's hard to quantify it".

In Newtown the rugby game between the Newtown Jets and the North Sydney Bears was delayed as the race rung out around the ground over the loud speakers.

Like any race there is doubt over the end result, even with a champion like Winx there's a possibility things won't go according to plan.

The record crowd witnessed sporting history on a level rarely seen as the horse deemed by racing experts to be better than the iconic Phar Lap delivered the goods.

Bowman and the champion mare bowed out in fitting style and social media were left in awe after watching the storied career come to a close.

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