Damien Oliver banned, will miss ride on Melbourne Cup favourite Almandin

Damien Oliver banned, will miss ride on Melbourne Cup favourite Almandin

Nobody expected it to be this close, but Winx has completed her Ladbrokes Cox Plate three-peat on October 28.

Folkswood (25-1) finished third.

Now that she is Australia's richest-ever racehorse, the A$230,000 paid by part-owner Magic Bloodstock for Winx at the 2013 Magic Millions Gold Coast Yearling Sale looks like a colossal bargain.

Only 11 horses have won more successive races than Winx's 22, several of them in lower-level racing jurisdictions and against less-than-top quality opposition.

Australian superstar Winx secured her 22nd consecutive victory with an historic third triumph in the Ladbrokes Cox Plate.

Off at 1-9 in the United States wagering pool, Winx became the all-time Australian leader in Group 1 wins and money earned while joining Kingston Town as the Group 1 Cox plate's only three-time victor.

Jockey Hugh Bowman said following the race he was "lost for words" but they were "in the presence of greatness".

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"I was born the year Kingston Town won his first Cox Plate and to think that she's emulated the great, it's incredible".

Asked if he thought we was going to mow down the star mare, Shinn said: "Yeah, I did".

'She's a great horse and it's a privilege for me and my family to be part of this'.

It follows a sensational year from the Chris Waller-trained horse that saw her take out the Turnbull Stakes in Flemington by six-and-a-half lengths.

Earlier in the day the mare appeared relaxed and calm as she was brought to her stall to prepare for the run. "I am pleased she has done it for the crowd and most importantly the horse".

"Trying to compare one horse to another is hard, they're all different, but we are in the presence of greatness".

Oliver had been booked to ride last year's Melbourne Cup victor Almandin in this year's race, which would prove another frustration given he couldn't make the weight on the Lloyd-Williams-owned horse last year.

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