Winx has lost her first foul just weeks before the super mare was due to give birth this month.
The news was confirmed on Tuesday by the ownership connections of the champion seven-year-old.
The ownership group, including the Kepitis, Tighe and Treweeke families, announced the “traumatic” news in a joint statement with trainer Chris Waller.
“It is with great sadness that the Kepitis, Tighe and Treweeke families wish to inform everyone that unfortunately overnight Winx lost her foal,” the statement said.
“There are so many people involved in the Winx story from owners, staff past and present to her many fans around the world. Our thoughts and attention at the moment are on Winx ensuring that she remains healthy, as anyone in this situation would respect.
“It is a traumatic time for a mother and those involved and Winx is now the centre of our attention following the loss of a beautiful filly this morning.
“We wish to thank everyone for their support and understanding, please respect the connections during this sad time and we will update you as soon as appropriate.”
Winx pictured recentlyjust weeks away from her expected birth date.Source:Supplied
It was announced in May that Winx was in foal for the first time to stallion I am Invincible.
The super mare, the greatest Australia has ever seen and the greatest ever trained by Waller, was retired last year on the back of 33-straight race wins.
Winx walked away from the track after amassing more than $26 million in prizemoney.
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