As with every year , 2018 has plenty of stand out moments and horses that really push it to the next level. Since we like to shine a light on racing success here at horsesandcourses.net , I figured that I would pick some of the racing moment and horses of 2018 that really shone and demonstrated equine excellence at its best. There are of course many to choose from and so in this edition I’m shining a light on a couple of the most successful fillies / mares from at home and abroad in 2018!
First off and most recent has to be Winx, whose achievements I recently highlighted on the site. We’re used to hearing of UK and US success, but not so much Australian. However, Winx, an Australian thoroughbred made global racing news (CNN, Racing Post etc) just days ago when she won the coveted Cox Plate for a record 4th time. This came as part of an ongoing run of 29 wins in a row. A stunning achievement and one I’m sure plenty of those betting on online casino and sports betting sites will have appreciated greatly. Check out this site to get place a wager. The Guardian highlighted the fact that Winx is held in such high regard in her home country that one Ebay user had even sold a bag of her droppings on the site for $200. It’s a crazy world! Winx is currently number one in the Longines World’s Best Racehorse Rankings.
Another highly respected ranking system is of course Timeform, of which Enable, the other mare that’s really stood out for me this year, is currently representing herself well. This British thoroughbred started as she meant to go on in 2017 by winning the likes of the Epsom Oaks, King George VI and the Queen Elizabeth Stakes, but the real cherry on the cake was in winning the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe, one of Europe’s most prestigious races, with none other than Frankie Dettori on board. In was 2018 that really confirmed this filly’s place in the history books though with a second win in the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe in two years, making her the first England trained horse to win this event twice. With numerous ‘Horse of the Year’ awards under her belt, and career prize money of over £6 million and counting, the future looks very bright for Enable.
With 2018 soon coming to a close, what will 2019 hold in store for these two I wonder, and what other ‘New kids on the block’ will come through to stake a claim to racing greatness. Time will tell!