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2018 GR1 Index

GR1 MEMSIE S.

GR1 TARZINO TROPHY

GR1 MAKYBE DIVA S.

GR1 GEORGE MAIN S.

GR1 WINDSOR PARK P.

GR1 GOLDEN ROSE S.

GR1 AJ MOIR S.

GR1 FLIGHT S.

GR1 EPSOM H.

GR1 THE METROPOLITAN H.

GR1 SIR RUPERT CLARKE S.

GR1 UNDERWOOD S.

GR1 TURNBULL S.

GR1 SPRING CHAMPION S.

GR1 CAULFIELD GUINEAS

GR1 TOORAK H.

GR1 THOUSAND GUINEAS

GR1 CAULFIELD S.

GR1 CAULFIELD CUP

GR1 LIVAMOL CLASSIC

GR1 MANIKATO S.

GR1 WS COX P.

GR1 VICTORIA DERBY

GR1 COOLMORE STUD S.

GR1 MYER CLASSIC

GR1 CANTALA S.

GR1 MELBOURNE CUP

GR1 CROWN OAKS

GR1 EMIRATES S.

GR1 DARLEY CLASSIC

GR1 NZ TWO THOUSAND GUINEAS

GR1 NZ ONE THOUSAND GUINEAS

GR1 RAILWAY S.

GR1 WINTERBOTTOM S.

GR1 CAPTAIN COOK S.

GR1 KINGSTON TOWN CLASSIC

GR1 HONG KONG CUP

GR1 HONG KONG VASE

GR1 HONG KONG SPRINT

GR1 HONG KONG MILE

GR1 ZABEEL CLASSIC

GR1 NZ RAILWAY S.

GR1 LEVIN CLASSIC

GR1 THORNDON MILE

GR1 TELEGRAPH

GR1 CENTENARY SPRINT CUP

GR1 STEWARDS' CUP

GR1 HERBIE DYKE S.

GR1 BCD GROUP SPRINT

GR1 CF ORR S.

GR1 BLACK CAVIAR LIGHTNING

GR1 OAKLEIGH P.

GR1 BLUE DIAMOND S.

GR1 FUTURITY S.

GR1 WFA CLASSIC

GR1 HONG KONG GOLD CUP

GR1 QUEEN'S SILVER JUBILEE CUP

GR1 AUSTRALIAN GUINEAS

GR1 CHIPPING NORTON S.

GR1 SURROUND S.

GR1 NEW ZEALAND DERBY

GR1 BONECRUSHER NZ STAKES

GR1 AUSTRALIAN CUP

GR1 CANTERBURY S.

GR1 RANDWICK GUINEAS

GR1 NEWMARKET H.

GR1 AUCKLAND CUP

GR1 SISTEMA DIAMOND S.

GR1 NEW ZEALAND OAKS

GR1 COOLMORE CLASSIC

GR1 WILLIAM REID S.

GR1 GOLDEN SLIPPER S.

GR1 RANVET S.

GR1 THE GALAXY H.

GR1 GEORGE RYDER S.

GR1 ROSEHILL GUINEAS

GR1 MANAWATU SIRES PRODUCE S.

GR1 VINERY STUD S.

GR1 BMW S.

GR1 NZ THOROUGHBRED BREEDERS S.

GR1 SIRES' PRODUCE S.

GR1 DONCASTER H.

GR1 TJ SMITH S.

GR1 AUSTRALIAN DERBY

GR1 QUEEN ELIZABETH S.

GR1 AUSTRALIAN OAKS

GR1 SYDNEY CUP

GR1 QUEEN OF THE TURF S.

GR1 ALL AGED S.

GR1 CHAMPAGNE S.

GR1 QUEEN ELIZABETH II CUP

GR1 CHAMPIONS MILE

GR1 CHAIRMAN'S SPRINT PRIZE

GR1 AUSTRALASIAN OAKS

GR1 SANGSTER S.

GR1 SOUTH AUSTRALIAN DERBY

GR1 DOOMBEN TEN THOUSAND S.

GR1 DOOMBEN CUP

GR1 GOODWOOD S.

GR1 QUEENSLAND OAKS

GR1 KINGSFORD-SMITH CUP

GR1 CHAMPIONS & CHATER CUP

GR1 STRADBROKE H.

GR1 JJ ATKINS S.

GR1 QUEENSLAND DERBY

GR1 TATTERSALL'S TIARA





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2018 GR1 Annual

Truths, Damned Truths, And Statistics

By Gary Knowles

 

It is said that a single death is a tragedy, but a million deaths is a statistic.

Given the sheer scale of Winx’s 2017-18 achievements it’s easy to allow the ubiquity of her six top-flight successes last season to blur into the realm of statistics or to accept them as inevitable.

Just ask Chris Waller, the midas-man who is filled with doubt each time he, as her coach, and Winx carry the weight of the thoroughbred world’s expectation on their respective shoulders. Ditto the unflappable pilot Hugh Bowman.

Whether Waller’s heart-on-sleeve emotion is due to his obvious love of the mighty mare or sheer relief each time she defies gravity, there’s no doubting he understands the gravitas of the occasion, and instinctively knows whatever further greatness might lie ahead as a trainer, these precious moments are not only likely to be his collective magnum opus, but also that the Waller, Winx, Bowman triumvirate is indelibly etched into history.

For the first time, 2017-2018’s Gr1 seasonal review includes Hong Kong, where a dozen Gr1 events were staged, and where Beauty Generation was superb, notching three individual premier class victories at Sha Tin.

Back in Australia and New Zealand, there were another four individual gallopers who scored Gr1 trebles – Happy Clapper, Shoals, Santa Ana Lane and Trapeze Artist – underpinned by six horses who earned doubles for their connections.

May 2018-19 prove as memorable…