Winx wins record fourth consecutive Cox Plate

Hugh Bowman riding Winx galloping during Breakfast with the Best at Moonee Valley racecourse on Tuesday

VINCE CALIGIURI GETTY IMAGESHugh Bowman riding Winx galloping during Breakfast with the Best at Moonee Valley racecourse on Tuesday

By the champion's side nearly everyday, Odemislioglu said she has nothing to prove today and that all he hoped for was a safe finish to the race.

"Everyone who looks after that horse should be very proud". We made the decision to let her continue her racing days in Australia and we are so very happy with that decision. Meanwhile, her strapper has posted a heartfelt tribute to the mighty mare just hours out from her historic race.

Waller has said all week that "only bad luck or an absolute champion" can prevent Winx from claiming a fourth victory in the race.

"It's the reason she is here now going for a fourth Cox Plate".

Winx's has now won over $22.8 million in prizemoney courtesy of her fourth straight Cox Plate win which took her winning stretch to twenty-nine and her Group 1 winning trophies to twenty-two.

"I have been looking forward to this, my friend Chad Schofield won this race a few years ago and I have watched it every year, to finally have a ride is quite exciting", Murphy said.

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Alan informs listeners just how risky it can be to keep running such a valuable mare.

"We're just making sure she's still as good as the year before, or even six months". He was also much better at 2400 metres on a galloping track rather than the 2040-metre scamper round the tight Moonee Valley circuit.

"The beauty of Winx is you can get to enjoy the last 200m of most of her races and that is such a surreal feeling".

"If Winx was an entire then they are so valuable from a stud perspective they wouldn't still be a racehorse, they would be at stud, " Bowman said. It was great to come to the races and go through the process of riding.

"We will check her tendons, her joints, bones, bone density, you name it".

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