Australia Post will release a commemorative stamp to celebrate today's record breaking 26th consecutive race win by Australian racehorse, Winx.

Winx galloped to a historic win in the former Warwick Stakes, which was renamed this year to the Winx Stakes in honour of the champion mare. Her win is a new Australian record, breaking the 25 wins by Black Caviar, and is second worldwide only to the Hungarian mare Kincsem, which won all of her 54 races in the 1870s.

Commenting on the stamp release Australia Post Philatelic Manager, Michael Zsolt said: "It is a fitting tribute to such a significant sporting achievement and amazing racehorse. The beautiful artwork on the stamp, and what it represents, will no doubt appeal to horse racing enthusiasts and collectors alike."

The $1 base rate stamp features Winx being ridden by jockey Hugh Bowman who rode Winx in today's record-breaking win.

Bowman said the commemoration of Winx on an Australian stamp means a great deal to him and all involved with the champion mare.

"She's really become an Australian icon who'll be remembered for generations. For her to be commemorated in this manner is a great honour and a very worthy distinction," he said.

Winx is owned in partnership by Magic Bloodstock Racing, Debbie Kepitis, and Richard Treweeke, and trained by multiple premiership-winning Sydney trainer Chris Waller.

On behalf of the owners, Magic Bloodstock Racing Managing Director Peter Tighe said: "We are beside ourselves, we never dreamed of having WInx celebrated on an Australian stamp - it's just not the sort of thing you think about when you go to buy a horse, but we are very proud and honoured to see this stamp being made for her."

The Winx commemorative stamp issue is available via mail order on 1800 331 794, and online at auspost.com.au/stamps from 20 August 2018, and participating Post Offices will have products available from 23 August 2018 while stocks last.

The products available with this stamp issue are a first day cover, special 26-win pack, set of maxicards, medallion cover, booklet of 10 x $1 stamps, and a sheetlet pack (10 stamps).

Please visit auspostcollectables.com.au for more information on the Winx stamp issue.

About Winx

  • Bred by Fairway Thoroughbreds, she was foaled on 14 September 2011 at Coolmore Stud, Jerry's Plains in the Hunter Region of New South Wales. Her sire was Irish-bred stallion Street Cry (1998–2014) and dam is Vegas Showgirl.
  • Winx has had six riders during her career with Hugh Bowman now recognised as her "regular" jockey.
  • Raced 35 times for 29 wins (including a world-record 18 Group One wins) and 3 second placings.
  • Highest prize money earner in Australian history. Before winning the Winx Stakes on Saturday 18 August 2018 she had a total earnings of $18,998,425.
  • In 2016 and 2017 Winx was nominated as the world's top-ranked filly or mare and the world's top-ranked turf horse. In 2017 she was inducted into the Australian Racing Hall of Fame , only the third horse to earn this honour while still in training. On 10 May 2018, Winx was placed at number one in the Longines World's Best Racehorse Rankings.