Winx: Biography of a Champion

by Trevor Marshallsea

On Sale: 18/02/2019


About the Book


'Strap yourselves in for a thrilling tale' - Inside Sport

Some of Australia's greatest sporting legends are horses - Phar Lap, Kingston Town, Black Caviar. Now a new legend has captivated the heart of the nation - Winx.

After a patchy start, the unremarkable-looking bay filly settled into a winning streak that continues four years later and includes 22 Group 1 wins and an astonishing record-breaking four Cox Plates.

Winx: Biography of a Champion, traces the rise and rise of this extraordinary racehorse and captures the colour, excitement and nail-biting moments of her assent to the top of the world. A rich and compelling story of the highs and lows, the colour and passion of the sport of kings, it's a fitting tribute to a great Australian sporting legend. The wondrous Winx deserves nothing less.

Product Details

  • ISBN: 9780733340246
  • ISBN 10: 0733340245
  • Imprint: ABC Books - AU
  • On Sale: 18/02/2019
  • Pages: 368
  • List Price: 22.99 AUD


Trevor Marshallsea is a much-travelled author, journalist and racing lover. He is fortunate enough to be able to recall the precise moment he was captivated by the turf as a boy, when a horse with the wonderful name of Wotta Krakka sprouted wings in the straight and won. It sparked a fascination that led to his first job as a racing writer, before becoming AAP's foreign correspondent in Beijing and London, along with stints in Canada and Hobart. After six years as chief cricket writer for the Sydney Morning Herald, and several years as a freelance writer, humorist, screenwriter, and frustrated punter, he returned to his first love, co-authoring the autobiography of Black Caviar trainer Peter Moody, A Long Way from Wyandra. His second book, Winx: Biography of a Champion, was published in 2018. He lives with his wife and two daughters in Sydney.

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