Champion mare Winx delivers Pierro filly to become mum

Legendary mare Winx became a mum when she delivered a Pierro filly in the Hunter Valley on Friday night.

The champion horse had been overdue but both filly and mother are healthy and doing well.

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The ownership group is likely to race the filly, which will be prepared by Winx trainer Chris Waller.

The foal came only a fortnight out from the Cox Plate, a race won four times by the superstar mare during a 33-race unbeaten streak that lasted four years.

She was retired from the track in 2019 after winning a third Queen Elizabeth Stakes at Randwick but lost her first foal by I Am Invincible the following year.

After 12 months of recovery, Winx was in perfect health to mate with Pierro, dubbed two of the greats of the Australian racing.

Pierro also has an accomplished record, taking out the two-year-old triple crown of the Golden Slipper, Sires Produce Stakes and Champagne Stakes in 2012. He also was a Caulfield Guineas runner-up and placed third in a Cox Plate in that year.

Pierro was retired to stud after he won the Canterbury Stakes and George Ryder Stakes at group 1 level in 2013.

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