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

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

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

But she then had an unexpected challenge from PFD Food Services Makybe Diva Stakes (G1) victor Humidor, who had been more than seven lengths behind her in the Seppelt Turnbull Stakes (G1) three weeks ago.

Humidor finished fifth contrary to his normal racing pattern.

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.

Winx returned $2.10 in the US win and place pools and won with a time of 2:02.98, setting a new record (and eclipsing her previous mark in the race).

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

Winning jockey Hugh Bowman said afterwards: "I just can't explain, really".

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On a dramatic day at Moonee Valley, where Winx created her own history and joined Kingston Town as the only triple Cox Plate victor, there may have been another star unearthed.

The second-placed horse Humidor who put in a very courageous effort is part-owned by former All Black Mark Carter, and his brother Mark and sister Rachel. She has won nine races this year.

Winx latest win sees her become just the second horse to win three successive Cox Plates, a feat previously achieved by the legendary Kingston Town. But we are in the presence of greatness. Seven horses signed up to race her with Humidor, the 13-1 shot domestically, her toughest challenger. "Everyone dreams of a horse like this". She'll be recognised as one of the greatest horses to grace the Australian turf.

"It was a great run today, but I'd rather we'd won".

"I thought halfway down the straight he was going to get her, but in the end she was too good".

Humidor was promoted to $7 equal favourite with Almandin for the Melbourne Cup following his half-neck second to Winx with Weir saying Saturday's race was a ideal lead to the Cup.

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