Winx owners top off Bush-to-Port race day

The Goondiwindi Race Club proudly presented a wonderful night with Peter Tighe and the full Winx Story on Friday night at Gunsynd Park.

Club President Geoff Makim was ecstatic following the night claiming it to be one of the best presentations the club has ever had the privilege to be involved in.

“We had Peter Moody and the Black Caviar story last year and during the year, we had the Melbourne Cup visit.

“Both where great nights but what other town could boast having five Cox Plates in the one town on one night. The four that Winx won and of course our very own Gunsynd trophy on display in the Gunsynd Museum cabinet.

“It was a pleasure to host Peter and his wife Patty,” Geoff said.

“They are an amazing couple who are just so happy to share the joy and excitement they have gained through the ownership of Winx with everyone. Nothing was too much trouble to them. Books, caps any items of Winx memorabilia were all signed.”

On Friday an enthusiastic crowd heard about the Winx partnership,, how it was formed, how the horse was selected and then the story of the different pressures that owning a top line racehorse presents

During the interview, Peter explained his fascination with grey horses after racing what Peter referred to as his own version of Gunsynd.

MC, Graeme Scheu quipped, “then you have certainly come to the right town if you like greys.

Peter and Patty had previously raced a horse called Make Mine Magic, a grey, trained by Alan Bailey.

Earlier in the day they were given a fully guided tour of the Gunsynd Museum by Phil Percival.

“The town should be proud of the job they have done in preserving the memories of the great grey horse,” Peter said.

“Not many town can boast a champion and story like that and certainly can’t boast a Museum like the one I saw today. I would like to thank Phil for taking the time to show me through,” he said.

“I have been to Goondiwindi a few times before and have always liked the town but after a weekend like the one we have just had, I can easily understand how Goondiwindi was named Queensland’s Most Liveable Town.

“The community spirit and the hospitality extended to us has been outstanding and with continued involvement from sponsors like the Port of Brisbane, I am sure this is a date that will be on the calendar for quite a while,” he said.