A fearless punter dubbed ‘Winx Man’ in horse racing circles has risked $1.2million betting on the superstar mare in her last 11 starts.
But despite Winx winning every single one of those races in either Melbourne or Sydney, he or she has only made a little over $153,000.
The TAB customer’s first big bet was $56,000 on Winx to win the 2017 Chipping Norton Stakes.
Champion mare Winx (pictured) has made one punter very happy – he or she has been on Winx’s last 11 starts, pocketing a little over $153,000
Jockey Hugh Bowman (pictured) will took to ride Winx to a fourth straight Cox Plate victory this Saturday at Mooney Valley
Hugh Bowman (pictured) ahead of Saturday’s Cox Plate – a punter will be hoping Winx salutes at Moonee Valley after outlaying $1.2 million in her last 11 starts for a collect of $153,000
She comfortably saluted and the punter with ice in their veins has chosen to let it ride ever since.
‘Winx is often too short a price to be a betting proposition for most punters, however, this brave soul has bucked the trend and made a fortune as a result,’ TAB’s Nick Quinn told the Herald Sun.
On Saturday afternoon Winx, trained by Chris Waller and ridden by champion jockey Hugh Bowman, is chasing a slice of history in the sport of kings.
No horse has ever won the Cox Plate four times, with Winx first to the winning post in the Group 1 race at Moonee Valley the past three years.
Jockey Hugh Bowman (pictured left) with trainer Chris Waller – both will try and guide Winx to a fourth successive Cox Plate this weekend
Winx in the middle of trackwork at Moonee Valley on Thursday morning – a punter has outlaid $1.2 million on her last 11 starts for a meagre profit
Benbatl, a winner at elite racetracks in Europe and the Middle East, looms as Winx’s biggest threat at the track this weekend.
The Cox Plate jumps at 5pm over 2040 metres, with a prize money pool of $5million.
Winx is likely to be paying just $1.10 with the bookies and with the TAB.
Wonderful recent record of Winx (punters collect highlighted in bold)
$56,000 at $1.10 TAB Chipping Norton Stakes at Randwick on February 25, 2017 $61,600
$67,000 at $1.15 George Ryder Stakes at Rosehill on March 18, 2017 $77,050
$75,000 at $1.10 Queen Elizabeth Stakes at Randwick on April 8, 2017 $82,500
$94,150 at $1.15 Turnbull Stakes at Flemington on October 7, 2017 $108,272.50
$106,500 at $1.15 Cox Plate at Moonee Valley on October 28, 2017 $122,475
$108,000 at $1.06 TAB Chipping Norton Stakes at Randwick on March 3, 2018 $114,480
$114,000 at $1.10 George Ryder Stakes at Rosehill on Saturday on March 24, 2018 $125,400
$124,500 at $1.18 Queen Elizabeth Stakes at Randwick on April 14, 2018Queen Elizabeth Stakes at Randwick on April 14, 2018 $146,910
$140,000 at $1.12 Winx Stakes at Randwick on August 18, 2018 $156,800
$155,000 at $1.10 Colgate Optic White Stakes at Randwick on September 15, 2018 $170,500
$170,000 at $1.16 TAB Turnbull Stakes at Flemington on October 6, 2018 $197,200
Overall the punter has wagered $1,210,150 on Winx since February 2017 for a collect of $1,363,187.50 – a total profit of $153,062