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Winx Heads George Ryder Entries
Champion mare Winx is the undisputed star act among the eleven horses nominated for Saturday's Gr1 George Ryder Stakes (1500m) at Rosehill Gardens. The world's best turf horse will be seeking her 16th consecutive victory and her 11th at Gr1 level in the $1 million weight-for-age feature which is one of five Group One races on one of the Australian Turf Club's signature autumn meetings - Golden Slipper day. Having won both her starts this campaign, namely the Gr2 Apollo Stakes and Gr1 Chipping Norton Stakes, Winx will face the toughest test of her preparation with the likes of Black Heart Bart, Le Roman, Chautauqua, Tosen Stardom, McCreery, and Hauraki all set to try and knock the queen of Australian racing off her pedestal. With a field limit of 18 runners (plus 4 emergencies), nominations for the George Ryder have been extended until 11am today. Click here to view all nominations for Golden Slipper day.