Scott Morrison Said Winx Is The Epitome Of A 'Fair Go' In Australia
Scott Morrison says he wants to give Aussies a "fair go", and he's found another way to sell that message to the voting public: on the back of the enormously popular racehorse, Winx.
Morrison brushed aside questions about (not yet) calling the looming federal election, instead talking up Winx at a press conference by Sydney's Hawkesbury River on Sunday.
He said Winx and her team of owners -- who bought Winx as a yearling for $230,000 in 2013 -- had captured the hearts and minds of all Australians ahead of the champion mare's last race next Saturday.
"They, for me, epitomise that 'fair go for those who have a go'," he said.
"I think that's the story of Winx, of the owners of Winx, and it captures our hearts and our imaginations because they have gone out there, they've had a crack and they've conquered the world. Good for them."
There's a truth in that Australians simply can't get enough of the racehorse. She stole the spotlight at the Royal Randwick course this weekend -- and she didn't even race.
While Morrison freely admits he is no horse racing tragic, he can celebrate alongside other Australians and "wish her all the best".
Foreign Minister Marise Payne -- a diehard owner and breeder -- is too eagerly anticipating the mare's final race.
"When Winx takes to the track next week, I think it will be one of those 'all of Australia stops' moments, just to salute this extraordinary girl of the track," she said.
Winx is shooting for her 33rd straight win at next Saturday's Queen Elizabeth Stakes at Randwick. But does she care about jobs and growth? That remains to be seen.
With the AAP.
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