23 October 2016
Two-time Cox Plate champion Winx checks out her latest silverware Two-time Cox Plate champion Winx checks out her latest silverware

Winx is the Usain Bolt of Australian horse racing.

The mare turned an expected showdown with Hartnell in Australia's greatest weight-for-age race into a one-horse show, beating the top gelding by a record eight lengths in her second consecutive Cox Plate victory.

The Chris Waller-trained mare was in great order the morning after her 13th win in a row.

"She was still asleep when we walked into the stable this morning at 5.30. I guess she definitely deserved it after that mighty effort," Waller's Melbourne foreperson Johanne Taylor said on Sunday.

"Once we brought her out of the box she was on her toes and just a happy mare."

To describe her as the Usain Bolt of horse racing is fitting, Taylor agreed.

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