Winx Records Historic 2015 Cox Plate Win

Deposit $100
to get


*In Bonus-bets

View Offers

Deposit $50 bet with


*In Bonus-bets

View Offers

Deposit $25
to get


*In Bonus-bets

View Offers

Deposit $250
to get


*In Bonus-bets

View Offers

Star mare Winx produced an astonishing performance to record a historic win in the 2015 Cox Plate at Moonee Valley this afternoon.

Winx was easily the best-backed runner in the lead-up to the Group 1 Cox Plate (2040m) and that support looked justified when she was travelling extremely well at the top of the straight.


Winx scores an impressive Cox Plate victories. Photo by Ultimate Racing Photos

Jockey Hugh Bowman produced Winx at the 300 metre mark and she quickly pulled away from her rivals before she extended the gap in the final stages of the race to record one of the most impressive Cox Plate victories in recent history.

An emotional Bowman was clearly delighted to have recorded the first major race win of his outstanding career, but he admitted after the race that he was worried he had hit the front too far from home.

“All I wanted to be when I was a little boy was a jockey,” Bowman said.

“To be here riding on this stage is one thing, but to win a race like this I can’t tell you how much it means.

“I am so thankful to Chris Waller and the connections of the horse, but also to my family and friends that are here and my two little girls at home.

“I just can’t believe it to be honest.

“I drew barrier one and I had a lot of confidence in the mare.

“I was a bit worried coming down this side here because Highland Reel was staying one off and there was a lot of room between me and the leader, which is not ideal, but she is a Group 1 mare and a serious racehorse and she adapted to the awkward position and from the 800 I was very confident.

“At the 600 when The Cleaner rolled off and I went through I didn’t want to be going that early, but sometimes you don’t have choices and you have to take the cards that you are dealt.

“I was on a premium mare that was able to capitalise on the run that I got.

“I didn’t want it for another 200 metres and it was a long way up that straight and it is a very humbling feeling, I am very privileged and very proud.

Waller has dominated Sydney Racing in the last five years and, like Bowman, he now has the only thing that was missing from his incredible resume – a major win.

Waller has always been on the opinion that Winx was a superstar and he was clearly delighted that the talented mare had silenced her doubters in the lead-up to the Australasian Weight-For-Age Championship.

“She is fast and she has just won a Cox Plate,” Waller said.

“She is just a superior athlete, I am not just saying that, just looking at her you can see that she is amazing.

“We obviously have a lot of dream horses, but I don’t even dream about winning Cox Plates.

“There wasn’t really an option from that gate and we turned it into a positive.

“I was more happy with that gate than the other two because you can’t do it at both ends of a Cox Plate or any race.

“She just got a lovely run.

“I could see she was travelling really good and I quickly lost sight of the other two when I saw her coming through them.

“There was a lot of room on the rail and it was terrific.”

Criterion was held up for a run coming around the turn but he was still able to find the line strongly to finish a more than credible second, while Highland Reel battled home to finish third.

About The Author

Thomas Hackett

Thomas is a passionate and opinionated racing journalist and punter who has been obsessed with horse racing since he backed Saintly to win the 1996 Melbourne Cup. An international racing enthusiast, he has his finger on the pulse of racing news not just from Australia but all around the world.


  1. Shelley

    Hi there mates, nice article and nice arguments commented at this
    place, I am truly enjoying by these.

  2. Irving

    Piece of writing writing is also a excitement, if you know then you can write if not
    it is complicated to write.

  3. advertising podcast

    Valuable info. Fortunate me I found your website by
    chance, and I am surprised why this accident didn’t took place in advance!
    I bookmarked it.

  4. automobile diagnostics

    Hi there, I discovered your website via Google
    while looking for a comparable subject, your web site got here up, it
    appears to be like great. I have bookmarked it in my google bookmarks.

    Hello there, simply turned into aware of your weblog through Google,
    and found that it is truly informative. I
    am gonna be careful for brussels. I will be grateful when you continue this in future.
    Numerous other folks will likely be benefited out of your writing.

  5. Zelma

    It’s very straightforward to find out any matter on web as compared to books, as
    I found this article at this web site.

  6. duplicate key

    You really make it seem really easy with your presentation however I in finding this matter to be really one thing that
    I feel I might never understand. It sort of feels too complicated
    and extremely huge for me. I am having a look forward on your next submit, I’ll try to get the
    cling of it!

Leave a reply

Your email address will not be published.