Winx wins 22nd straight race, taking the Cox Plate 2017

Winx does it again, eclipses all-time greats

Regular pilot Hugh Bowman said Winx's place in racing folklore was now assured.

Chris Waller's incredible mare had won the Moonee Valley showpiece in each of the last two years and having looked better than ever when dominating her rivals in the Turnbull Stakes three weeks ago, her first success at Flemington, she was unsurprisingly a red-hot favourite to emulate the great Kingston Town, who won the Cox Plate three times in the early 1980s.

Winx fought off a valiant challenge from the Darren Weir-trained Humidor over the final 200 metres, the thrilling finish leaving many with their hearts in their mouths.

Winx also drew even with Black Caviar at 15 total Group 1 wins, and bested her own track record by 0.04 seconds.

Winx joins Kingston Town as the only three-time victor of the Cox Plate.

He said Winx would only travel if she was at her peak.

Only 11 horses have won more successive races than Winx's 22, several of them in lower-level racing jurisdictions and against less-than-top quality opposition.

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Nobody expected it to be this close, but Winx has completed her Ladbrokes Cox Plate (G1) three-peat.

Winx returned $2.10 in the USA win and place pools and won with a time of 2:02.98, setting a new record (and eclipsing her previous mark in the race). The Melbourne Cup, a two-mile handicap at Flemington Racecourse on November 7, is that nation's most popular race.

"Trying to compare one horse to another is hard, they're all different, but we are in the presence of greatness".

Blake Shinn, who went into the Cox Plate in bullish mood after winning four races on the undercard, told Racenet.com.au after almost pulling the upset of the century, "I thought when I made a run we were a real chance but Winx is a champion, she just keeps responding under pressure".

He said when she won the 2015 Cox Plate as a four-year-old she weighed 505kgs, last year she was 515kg and yesterday she was 526kgs.

"But you never expect these races to be easy".

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