The Australian Postal Service on Wednesday issued a special stamp and a cheque book in honour of Winx, the seven-year-old "wonder mare". Last Saturday, at Royal Randwick in Sydney, Winx won her 26th successive race in a grade1 contest named after her. The race was watched by more than 10-million racing fans around the world. "Winx Mania" has also resulted in several mural drawings, an expensive champagne release and Winx flags, caps and T-shirts being sold in bulk at racecourses and totalisator various outlets. Winx has won 30 races in total, including 19 grade1s and in excess of $14.7m in stakes. She tops the recently published World Thoroughbred Rankings ahead of US-based Gun Runner. Buyers at last week’s Bloodstock SA national two-year-old sale will be hoping to have secured anything half as good as Winx from the 430 lots sold at the two-day auction. The sale reached an aggregate of R29.33m, up nearly 12% on the 2017 aggregate of R26.255m. The average per horse sold rose from R80...

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