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Monday October 22nd 2018

Take a trip down memory lane with Winx

It's great to reminisce over memories of past events, especially happy ones so ahead of the Cox Plate on Saturday let's take a trip down memory lane with Winx and her three remarkable Cox Plate wins. 

2015 Winx wins Cox Plate and becomes a superstar

The 2015 Cox Plate was the first real indication we got that Winx was special...in a league of her own. She jumped as the heavily backed $4.60 favourite and destroyed a world-class field to win her first Cox Plate by five lengths clear and became a superstar!

So powerful and unforgettable, Winx became the first horse since Noholme in 1959 to complete the Epsom Handicap-Cox Plate double, and gave the champion trainer-jockey combination of Chris Waller and Hugh Bowm their first major. Winx is installed as favourite to win in 2016.

Winx defends her Cox Plate crown in 2016

Remember 2016? We are sure you do! Winx left racing fans in awe with a mesmerising performance that gave her a record breaking eight-length triumph in the 2016 Cox Plate and her second crown.

You had to admire and clap Godolphin star Hartnell who was second and brave in defeat but Winx was much faster than anything her rivals could muster. Turning for home she was a dream and installed a $4 favourite to win the Cox Plate in 2017.

2017 Winx wins third Cox Plate

Some described it as shabby by her standards but nevertheless Winx became only the second horse in Australian racing history to win the Cox Plate for the third time in 2017.

A late challenge from class contender Humidor gave us a few terrifying moments but not to worry we were all in the presence of greatness and before we had given our eyes time to adjust Winx had delivered her trademark devastating finishing explosion to win the Cox Plate in 2017 for the third time.

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