Winx Stakes 2020 Race Guide is your home of the 2020 Winx Stakes, which was formerly known as the Warwick Stakes. The race will take place on Saturday, August 22, and is the first Group 1 in Sydney for the new season.

The Winx Stakes is run over 1400m at Royal Randwick and is the first of the big races at the start of the Sydney Spring Carnival. The race was upgraded to Group 1 status in 2018 and is worth $500,000.

We provide you with expert Winx Stakes tips as well as an in-depth guide into each runner and historical trends of the race.

Keep up to date with the latest Winx Stakes news and betting odds, as well as finding the final field and barrier draw as soon as they are announced.

READ: Tips | Odds | Results & Replays | History | Top 5 Winners | Field & Barrier Draw

Winx Stakes


Date August 22, 2020
Track Royal Randwick
Distance 1400m
Class Group 1
Race Type Weight-for-age
Prizemoney $500,000
Age 3YO & Upwards


When trying to find the winner of the Group 1 Winx Stakes (1400m) at Randwick, keeping some important factors on your side can help you.

Our experts assess all the Winx Stakes runners, their form, barrier draws, speedmap and more to help come up with our betting pointers and 2020 Winx Stakes tips to help you back the winner.

Tipster Aaron Hamilton provides his 2020 Winx Stakes tips & preview following the barrier draw.


We take a look at the winning trends of the Winx Stakes and try and identify winning patterns based on barriers, age, lead-up form, trainers, jockeys and more.

Selections based on Winx Stakes Trends will be available following the barrier draw.

Tipster Adam Cusworth provides his 2020 Winx Stakes Trends following the barrier draw.

Winx stakes 2020 nominations

Nominations for the Winx Stakes will close at 11:00am on August 17, 2020.

To see the full list of 2020 Winx Stakes Nominations click here

Winx stakes 2020 field & barrier draw

The final field and barrier draw for the Winx Stakes will be declared at 9:00am on August 19, 2020.

To see the  2020 Winx Stakes final field & barrier draw click here

2019 Winx Stakes results & replay

1stSamadoubtTim ClarkBjorn Baker459kg$41
2ndHappy ClapperHugh BowmanPat Webster559kg$5.50
3rdInvincible GemRachel KingKris Lees157kg$14
4thAviliusKerrin McEvoyJames Cummings859kg$2.60

To see more Winx Stakes results and replays click here


Leading bookmakers Sportsbet and BetEasy have the latest 2020 Winx Stakes betting odds available. There will be plenty of movements in the Winx Stakes betting markets in the days leading up to the race. See the latest market below or click on the links to take you direct to the bookmakers.

See the latest 2020 Winx Stakes Betting Odds


The Winx Stakes (formerly the Warwick Stakes) takes place at Royal Randwick Racecourse annually in August during the Sydney Spring Racing Carnival.

The Warwick Stakes was renamed in 2017 to honour champion mare Winx who won the race in 2016, 2017 and 2018.

Read more about the History of the Winx Stakes

Winx Stakes Winners (Since 2000)

2019 Samadoubt
2018 Winx
2017 Winx
2016 Winx
2015 Royal Descent
2014 Tiger Tees
2013 Veyron
2012 Pinwheel
2011 Pinwheel
2010 Metal Bender
2009 Trusting
2008 Racing To Win
2007 Race Not Held
2006 Court's In Session
2005 Sir Dex
2004 Private Steer
2003 Lonhro
2002 Defier
2001 Lonhro
2000 Al Mansour


Check out our Top 5 Winx Stakes Winners and see which champion gallopers made the cut.


Originally known as the ‘Sandy Course,’ Randwick Racecourse was first used in 1833 where a private match race between two horses was held.

In 1840 the track was abandoned as a racecourse and used for training purposes before the Australian Jockey Club (AJC) moved its headquarters to Randwick and held a meeting in 1860.

The Queen Elizabeth II stand was opened to the public on August 4, 1969, and in 1992, Queen Elizabeth II visited Randwick and opened the new $30 million Paddock Grandstand.

The Australian Derby (2400m) remains one of the longest standing races to be held at Randwick after its inaugural running took place in 1861.


Randwick is the largest racetrack in New South Wales and all races are run in a clockwise direction. It is a sweeping track with a rise from the 300m mark to the winning post in the home straight.

As well as the main track, Randwick Racecourse contains a second track known as Kensington. Due to large rainfall in the area, Kensington has been reconstructed using the Strathayr racing surface which is similar to Moonee Valley.

Strathayr is a turf cover over a base of sand, this means it is a free draining track which can take a substantial amount of rain without affecting the rating.

Winx Stakes FAQ’s

When is the Winx Stakes?

The 2020 Winx Stakes is scheduled to take place on Saturday, August 22.

Where is the Winx Stakes?

The Winx Stakes is the first Group 1 race of the new season and takes place at Royal Randwick Racecourse.

What time is the Winx Stakes?

Being the feature race of the day, the Winx Stakes is run towards the backend of the Randwick card and is scheduled for 3:45pm.

How to watch the Winx Stakes live stream?

Online bookmakers TAB and BetEasy will live stream the Winx Stakes in 2020.

How to bet on the Winx Stakes?

Skip the queues and bet online to get your Winx Stakes bet on much faster. Leading online bookmakers BetEasy, Sportsbet, Ladbrokes, Neds, Palmerbet and bet365 offer markets on the Winx Stakes.

How long is the Winx Stakes?

The Winx Stakes is a testing sprint race held over 1400m at Royal Randwick.

Who won the 2019 Winx Stakes?

The Bjorn Baker-trained Samadoubt claimed victory in the 2019 Winx Stakes defeating Happy Clapper and Invincible Gem.

Who won the 2018 Winx Stakes?

Champion mare Winx claimed her third victory in this race and defeated Invictus Prince by two lengths.