The mighty mare Winx created more history at Moonee Valley on Saturday afternoon, winning her fourth consecutive Cox Plate in dominant fashion.
It was the Chris Waller-trained seven-year-old’s 29th win on the trot and her 22nd win at Group One level, seeing her leave three-time Cox Plate winner Kingston Town in her wake.
The result further confirms Winx will go down as one of the greatest racehorses to ever grace the turf and jockey Hugh Bowman perfectly summed up the feeling at the track in his post-race interview.
“I can’t believe it,” Bowman said. “The electricity that came through my body when I turned into the home straight was something that I guess only I get to feel … I’m lost for words.
She's simply one of a kind.— Racing.com (@Racing) October 27, 2018
WINX wins her fourth-straight COX PLATE in dominant fashion. pic.twitter.com/VNPGnzByci
“Everyone gets so much joy and pleasure out of the superb ability of this wonderful horse. The fact she has been able to do it so many times consecutively just speaks volumes for the management of her.”
Winx travelled comfortably in the run, sitting fifth before Bowman made his move 600m from home, rounding up the leaders to hit the front at the home turn.
There was a brief duel with Benbatl before Bowman eased the star seven-year-old across the line to win by two lengths from the Saeed Bin Suroor-trained Benbatl. Darren Weir’s Humidor was third.