Terry Ahern will be among the many Winx fans bidding farewell to a great on Saturday when the wonder mare goes around for the last time at Royal Randwick.,
In the Queen Elizabeth Stakes, Winx will chase a stunning 33rd straight victory, and 25th Group One success.
The seven-year-old hasn't been beaten since May 2015, accruing $24 million in prizemoney and attracting enormous attention to her sport.
Ahern, 72, has been following racing for a lifetime. For supporters like his grandsons, 10-year-old Jack Gowland and his brother Cooper, 8, Winx winning is simply a fact of life.
"It's been tremendous for racing," Ahern said. "Black Caviar (who was unbeaten in all 25 starts from 2009 to 2013) and Winx couldn't have come along at a better time. Champions always bring out the people.
"It's got all the kids interested in racing and that's the beauty of it when horses like her appear.
"You know, I just hope she wins. In racing, anything can happen."
Ahern will watch from home on Saturday while a sold-out crowd of more than 42,000 attends Randwick.
Like all champions, Winx has invited comparisons with greats of the past.
For his part, Ahern would still have Phar Lap in front, primarily for his achievement of winning in America after travelling across the Pacific Ocean in a box on a ship.
But it's a moot point. Phar Lap lived in a long-gone era, inspiring Australia in the great depression.
Ninety years later, Winx has carved her own slice of history. Trained by Chris Waller, she won four of her first 10 races and was only ever unplaced three times. And in the last four years, she's brought breathtaking back to a broader racing audience.