Winx’s half-sister born at Segenhoe Stud
Written by Caitlin Reid; Scone Advocate
FROM the moment the little bay filly hit the ground, she had high expectations.
Born at Segenhoe Stud near Aberdeen at 11am on Tuesday, her mother is Vegas Showgirl, who is the dam of wonder-mare Winx, making her Winx’s half-sister.
Her father is Japanese super stallion Deep Impact, who was sadly euthanised in July after it was found he was unable to stand due to a cervical fracture.
WATCH THE VIDEO OF HER FIRST STEPS BELOW:
Even though she is less than two days old, the filly is already estimated to be worth up to $5 million, and could become the most expensive filly ever born in Australia.
However the chances of the filly ever seeing a sale ring are about a million to one, with owner-breeder John Camilleri confirming he has no plans to sell her.
It’s no doubt the whole Hunter Valley, Australia and the world, will be watching the filly progress with great interest.
It’s not the first time a half-sister to Winx has been born at Segenhoe Stud.
In September 2017, while Winx was busy scoring her 20th consecutive win in the George Main Stakes at Royal Randwick, her dam, Vegas Showgirl, was busy giving birth to her filly by champion sire Exceed and Excel which was born just hours later.
FIRST MOMENTS: Winx’s mum Vegas Showgirl inspects her new born filly on Tuesday.
Winx reached legendary status after a string of victories until she was eventually sent to the paddock in April this year.
The legendary mare won 37 of her 43 starts, including a world record 25 at Group One level.
Her final race, the Queen Elizabeth Stakes at Randwick, was her 33rdconsecutive win.
Vegas Showgirl will visit I Am Invincible this breeding season at Yarraman Park in Scone, which means that both Winx and her mother will have foals by the champion stallion.