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A HORSE NAMED WINX - “The fairy tale you know, the story you don’t”

IN CINEMAS SEPTEMBER 5

TRAILER AND POSTER LAUNCHED AS WE CELEBRATE ONE OF AUSTRALIA’S MOST FAMOUS MOTHERS


Transmission Films have announced that A Horse Named Winx – the story of one of our greatest athletes – will be released in cinemas across Australia on September 5.


WINX Poster

 

Directed by Janine Hosking (My Khmer Heart, Knowin the Score) and written by journalist and author Andrew Rule, A Horse Named Winx goes behind the sports headlines and victories to reveal the unforgettable spirit of champion who away from the racetrack faced her biggest battle and once again refused to be beaten.

 

At the height of her fame, Winx became known as the “people’s horse”. She is an Australian icon who transcended her sport—joining the realms of fellow legends like Cathy Freeman and Sir Donald Bradman.   

 

During her reign, huge crowds descended on racetracks across Australia to witness the Phar Lap of the modern era pull off the impossible – 33 straight wins—a feat unlikely to ever be repeated.


Winx’s final race was watched by a world television audience in its millions and as the legendary sports commentator, Bruce McAvaney, succinctly noted, “We’ve never had a horse mean so much to so many people.”

 

Although the world’s greatest racehorse retired in 2019, she’s still breaking records. Winx’s only foal sold this year at auction for a world record $10 million dollars. 

 

From the wilful foal who was hard to catch, to a plain leggy teenager who kept to herself and turned her back on affection, Winx became a front page phenomenon and in the process swept her trainer Chris Waller and jockey Hugh Bowman on to the world stage and in the middle of a “horse racing fairytale” that tested them to the limit.

 

“I only now feel like I am ready to tell the story of what we went through,” says Chris Waller, the perfectionist mastermind and architect behind the ‘Queen’s’ winning sequence.   

 

Funded by Screen Australia, in association with Screen NSW and Longines.





Directed and Produced by: Janine Hosking

Written and narrated by Andrew Rule

Featuring Winx, Chris Waller and Hugh Bowman and the team who made her a champion.


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