Winx’s half sister born at Segenhoe Stud in the Hunter Valley

BABY WINX: The Exceed and Excel x Vegas Showgirl filly (half sister to Winx) with Johnny McConnell the Broodmare Manager at Segenhoe Stud on Sunday morning. Picture:  Katrina Partridge

BABY WINX: The Exceed and Excel x Vegas Showgirl filly (half sister to Winx) with Johnny McConnell the Broodmare Manager at Segenhoe Stud on Sunday morning. Picture: Katrina Partridge

THE most anticipated foal in the Hunter Valley this year has finally hit the ground. 

While Winx was busy scoring her 20th consecutive win in the George Main Stakes at Royal Randwick last Saturday, her dam, Vegas Showgirl, was busy giving birth to her filly which was born just hours later.

The filly, born at the Segenhoe Stud just outside of Scone, is by the champion sire Exceed And Excel, making her the half sister to Winx.

Breeder of Winx and owner of Vegas Showgirl John Camilleri said he was delighted to have another half sister to Winx.

"We knew she was getting close but like last year when the foal came on the day of Winx's Warwick Stakes, she waited until after another win, this time a group 1," Camilleri said.

"It is a million-to-one chance that would happen.

“It was great to get another filly because I want to keep the family, so I will be keeping this one,” he said.

Camilleri and his breeding adviser Peter O'Brien will sit down in the coming weeks to decide the next mating for Vegas Showgirl.

NEW ARRIVAL: Winx's mum Vegas Showgirl with her latest an Exceed And Excel filly at Segenhoe Stud on Sunday. Photo: Kriston Harris

NEW ARRIVAL: Winx's mum Vegas Showgirl with her latest an Exceed And Excel filly at Segenhoe Stud on Sunday. Photo: Kriston Harris