Winx makes history with third Cox Plate victory in Australia

She joined the legendary Kingston Town as a three time victor of Australia's premier Weight For Age race, extending her winning streak to 22 in a row today.

Winx latest win sees her become just the second horse to win three successive Cox Plates, a feat previously achieved by the legendary Kingston Town. She took her earnings past $15.5 million Australian (about $11.9 million), which is more than three-time Melbourne Cup victor Makybe Diva's Australian prize-money record of $14.5 million Australian.

Jockey Hugh Bowman needed to give Winx more encouragement than usual, but the Street Cry mare won by a comfortable-enough long neck at the finish in a course-record time of 2:02.94.

"She's made history. I was born the year Kingston Town won his first Cox Plate and she has emulated the great".

'She's a great horse and it's a privilege for me and my family to be part of this'. And you know trying to compare one horse to another, they are always different animals at the end of the day, be but we are in the presence of greatness as you said. I have had an unbelievable career and Winx delivered me my first major group one in this exact race three years ago and she has now delivered me with my only other two.

Winx returned $2.10 in the US 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).

And she didn't disappoint, out-classing all opposition in the race. Seven horses signed up to race her with Humidor, the 13-1 shot domestically, her toughest challenger.

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"We've just got to make sure that challenge isn't a breaking point".

"It's important to note Chris has had her at peak condition both times she's raced here and (today) will be the third".

"Fortunately we got the upper hand and yeah, well done to the connections of all runners".

"If she wants to prove herself over all distances The Everest is the race she needs to run in", Racing NSW chief executive Peter V'landys said.

"She does love it here, there's no doubt about that", he said.

The Cox Plate is Australia's leading weight-for-age race.

In the lead-up to today's race Waller told that Winx was a "heavenly gift".

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