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Winx scores her 21st victory at Flemington

Winx with jockey Hugh BowmanHer blue and white colours might not be as recognisable as the salmon and black of Black Caviar or the cerise of Lonhro and his dad Octagonal, but the blue and white mix is starting to become part of the amazing Winx show, that attracted more than 20,000 to Flemington on Saturday.
 
Women wore varying shades of blue dresses, men blue suits and ties and kids took blue hats and flags to racing’s headquarters to mark the champion mare’s first race at the track and her attempt at a 21st win in a row in the Group 1 Turnbull Stakes.
 
But the gradual move to blue from her army of supporters hasn’t touched part-owner Debbie Kepitis, who stuck steadfastly to her ‘good luck’ purple splashes through her hair.
 
A daughter of Bob Ingham, who bred and owned both Lonhro and Octagonal, Kepitis makes no follicle concession to Winx but no one can claim to be a bigger fan of the mare who is re-writing history seemingly with her every move.
 
‘’It’s an honour to be part of all this,’’ Kepitis said after Winx’s first run at Flemington resulted in a 6.5 length walloping of her rivals. ‘’She is just so remarkable...it’s hard to put it into words.’’
 

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