Cox Plate results: Winx is the victor for the 4th time

Jo Caldwell
October 31, 2018

Tighe said if Winx still wanted to be a racehorse when she didreturn to training later this year, then it was likely she would race on during the Sydney autumn carnival.

Waller says Australia's favourite horse will be sent for a spell with staff keeping a very close eye on her. In doing so the seven year old wonder from Down Under secured a 29th consecutive victory, 22 of them at group one level, and took her career earnings to more than £12m.

Hugh Bowman rides Winx during Breakfast with the Best. "Winx has said everything we need to know", Chapman said.

"When I look at her winning sequence, it shows you how good she is, " the trainer said.

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That might be the case, but this time around she beat a high-quality European challenger who was at the top of his game, who was racing over his ideal distance and had been given every chance by his rider, Oisin Murphy.

For Winx, the mighty mare continues to smash records at every race, having surpassed the previous Australian win record by legendary sprinter Black Caviar in August when she made it 26 in a row at a race named in her honour.

"I'd say with time and treatment he'll be right and be able to come back, we'll just have to see".

"This has been 12 months in the making, so it is a relief just to get to this day, " Waller said.

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Winx is washed down by stablehands at Moonee Valley after a workout.

Kepitis is a daughter of Bob Ingham who, with his late brother Jack, raced some of the greats including Octagonal and his champion son Lonhro.

Winx is a seven-year-old now and seemingly defying time, racing at an age most mares have been retired to the breeding barn.

"They came, we conquered, bring on anything you want to bring here, she is incredible".

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