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

Winx does it again, eclipses all-time greats

"She has just made history", said jockey Hugh Bowman. She's the type of horse you dream of, everybody dreams of, and to be a part of it.

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

Now that she is Australia's richest-ever racehorse, the A$230,000 paid by part-owner Magic Bloodstock for Winx at the 2013 Magic Millions Gold Coast Yearling Sale looks like a colossal bargain. In fact, you never expect to win when you come to these races.

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).

Earlier in the day the mare appeared relaxed and calm as she was brought to her stall to prepare for the run.

A stony-faced Oliver sat nearly motionless as Bailey read out the charge and applied the penalty, telling stewards when asked for his submission on penalty: "What can I say?" We are in the presence of greatness.

Winx, who might compete at England's Royal Ascot meeting in June next year, is also expected to pass USA dirt runner Arrogate as the overall top-rated horse in the world when the next set of World Thoroughbred Rankings compiled by the France-based International Federation of Horseracing Authorities comes out next month.

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"It was a great run today, but I'd rather we'd won".

"She's been at her absolute premium each time she's been here but there's no doubt she loves racing here, a little bit more cushion in the surface here than most other courses".

Winx settled about six lengths off the lead as Humidor improved a few positions to settle on her heels on the inside, and Blake Shinn aboard Humidor kept the great mare in his sights as Winx began to edge closer approaching the short straight. "There's a bit of a velodrome effect, I guess, here at Moonee Valley and she seems to enjoy that".

"She's an absolute professional".

"It wasn't an easy victory, she had to be good to fight Humidor", Winx's trainer Chris Waller said after the race.

Cox Plate runner-up Humidor has joined Almandin as the $7 equal favourite.

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