Champion mare Winx (Street Cry) entered the history books on Saturday, victorious in the Group 1 Cox Plate for a record equalling third consecutive year.
It was a historic win as she broke her own track record in the race known as the weight for age championship of Australia. She is just the second horse to complete a hat trick of victories in the race along with Kingston Town.
She also matched Black Caviar’s record of 15 Group 1 victories. It was Winx’s 22 successive win in a streak dating back to her three-year-old year.
“Winx has been almost three years unbeaten, I’d be lying if I didn’t say I go to bed at night and that I didn’t think about her getting beaten,” commented trainer Chris Waller.
“So I’m ready for it.
“And she won’t ever lose respect from me, but for the fans I was desperate for her to win.
“I was thinking ‘will, she, won’t she, where is the post, how is the other horse going?
“Then I thought we have got Winx, we will be right. We got there, as simple as that.”
The historic victory took Winx’s earnings to $15,627,925 for owners Peter Tighe of Magic Bloodstock, Debbie Kepitis & Richard Treweeke.
Selected by Mulcaster Bloodstock, Winx was knocked down to Magic Bloodstock for $230,000 at the Magic Millions Gold Coast Yearling Sale. She was bought from Coolmore who sold her on behalf of her breeder John Camilleri of Fairway Thoroughbreds.