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Only four days after delivering a performance of sheer dominance to win first place at the 2016 Cox Plate, Australian racehorse ‘Winx’ is believed to have tested positive to party drugs, for a second time.
Magic Bloodstock Racing have released Winx from her playing contract to deal with personal issues in the latest twist in the troubled star’s career.
She has also been suspended by Racing Australia for 12 races after returning a second positive sample under their illicit drug testing program in as many years.
Racing Australia’s Head of Integrity Kerry Weeks said Winx’s second positive sample was not related to performance enhancing drugs.
Given Winx has been released from her current contract, the suspension will apply if she returns to Australian raxing in the future.
Witnesses have since claimed that former Australian Olympic medalist Geoff Huegill was seen floating around the stables following her momentous win.
It’s understood Winx tested positive to cocaine just days after winning her 13th race in a row, prompting the former Fairway Thoroughbred to seek professional help.
“Magic Bloodstock Racing wishes to advise that it has agreed to provide Winx an immediate release from her contract in order for her to address some significant personal issues,” Trainer Chris Waller said in a statement.
“While this decision has not been easy for either party there is full agreement that it is one made in the best interests of Winx, her young family and our stable”