W.S. Cox Plate Legend - Winx

W.S. Cox Plate wins 2015 - 2018
 Trainer Chris Waller
 Jockey Hugh Bowman
 Colour Bay
 Sex Mare
 Prizemoney A$26,451,176
 Career 43: 37-3-0

Winx is the greatest racehorse we have ever seen.

Her record in the W.S. Cox Plate stands alone as the only four-time winner of the race, and her remarkable career on the racetrack stands alone in Australian racing history.

The superstar mare, trained by Chris Waller and ridden by Hugh Bowman, will be remembered for her incredible four-year run of 33 consecutive race wins, which included 25 Group 1 wins. Both, most consecutive wins and most Group 1 wins - are an Australasian record.

After being ranked variously as the world's best filly and the world's best horse of turf, what was already known by many was confirmed officially in 2018; Winx was ranked the world's outright best racehorse in the World's Best Racehorse Rankings.

Winx is also just the third horse, after Black Caviar and Sunline, to be inducted into the Australian Racing Hall of Fame whilst still racing.

Winx's four Cox Plates were each different in their way. In 2015 her greatness was unknown, but a rail-hugging ride by Hugh Bowman saw her easily win the race and stamp herself as a champion. In 2016 it was billed as 'The Race of this Century' as she went head-to-head with Godolphin star Hartnell, but at the 600-metre mark, the race was over, with Winx winning by a staggering eight lengths, a record margin for the race. In 2017 she set out to equal the great Kingston Town's record of three Cox Plate wins, and the heaving Valley crowd held its breath as Humidor, and Blake Shinn rallied to push the champ to the line. Despite offers to head overseas, immortality awaited Winx as Chris Waller set her for a record fourth W.S. Cox Plate and while overseas raider Benbatl provided some strong competition, Winx went on to create history as Matt Hill screamed euphorically, 'COMETH THE HOUR, COMETH THE LEGEND - GREATNESS'.

The Winx ownership in Debbie Kepitis, Peter Tighe and Richard Treweeke all played a vital role in sharing Winx's story with the nation as she captured the hearts and minds of those outside the racing industry. Her name was creative in its inception thanks to Richard Treweeke, as the daughter of Street Cry out of Vegas Showgirl was given Winx due to 'Vegas' girls winking at audience members at their shows.

The great mare holds an indisputable place among the very best horses ever to grace the racetrack in Australia. She was an icon, an immortal and a racehorse of the like that we may never see again, and her bronze statue now stands proudly at The Valley in eternity in Tote Park.

Winx is now enjoying her life as a broodmare and is due to give birth to her first foal sired by I Am Invincible.