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Winx Stars As MM Graduates Sweep 10 Stakes Races
The world's best on turf led the way as Magic Millions graduates starred across Australasia on a massive day's racing with no fewer than 10 individual stakes wins. Winx was again the star act of the afternoon - overcoming a heavy track to lead home a Magic Millions 1-2 result in the Gr1 Chipping Norton Stakes (1600m) at Randwick. The win was the 10th at Group One level for Winx and in winning she went past Phar Lap's longest consecutive winning streak. Earlier in the afternoon the outstanding WA-bred and owned star Black Heart Bart won his fifth Gr1 in the Futurity Stakes at Caulfield. One of the most popular gallopers in the country, Black Heart Bart came with a strong finishing run to grab his stable-mate Tosen Stardom in the last stride. Weir said there were Adelaide or Sydney races as likely targets for the gelding, with the recently boosted $1 million Gr1 Goodwood at Morphettville, a race he won last year, a possible goal. Other magic Millions graduates to claim feature race wins on Saturday were: Stratum Star (Gr2 MRC Peter Young Stakes), Farson (Gr2 MRC Autumn Stakes), One More Honey (Gr2 ATC Sweet Embrace Stakes), Gold Fever (Gr2 Matamata Breeders' Stakes), Silent Sedition (Gr3 MRC Mannerism Stakes), Benx (Gr3 MRC Zeditave Stakes), Boom Time (MRC Listed Mornington Cup Prelude), and Gangbuster (Listed Lex Piper Stakes).