Hugh Bowman celebrates Winx

Hugh Bowman celebrates Winx's win (Image: Racing Photos)

Winx gains international kudos

Winx's record fourth Cox Plate victory also had some further international kudos attached to it as the 2018 race was her 10th consecutive Group 1 victory, which eclipsed the deeds of legendary pair Zenyatta and the unbeaten Frankel.

Zenyatta was the darling of the American turf winning her first 19 races - the final nine of them at the elite level.

She was retired after her astonishing defeat at her 20th start when beaten a head by Blame in the 2010 Breeders' Cup Classic.

Frankel was unbeaten in 14 starts and strung his run of nine Group 1 victories at his final nine starts from his 2000 Guineas win at Newmarket in April 2011 to his Champion Stakes victory at Ascot in October, 2012.

Winx's run of 10-straight Group 1s began with the George Main Stakes win last year.

For the record, her Cox Plate win saw Winx stretch her winning sequence to 29, her tally at the elite level to 22 and her prizemoney total to just shy of a record $23 million.

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