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Three times Cox Plate winner Winx will be sent to the paddock for a spell and not run in the Group 1 $2m Emirates Stakes (2000m) at Flemington on November 11, the last day of the four day Melbourne Cup Carnival.

Winx, above in blue colours, will head to the spelling paddock. Photo by Ultimate Racing Photos.

Winx, above in blue colours, will head to the spelling paddock. Photo by Ultimate Racing Photos.

Winx equalled the long standing record of Kingston Town when she won her third Group 1 $3m Ladbrokes Cox Plate (2040m) at The Valley on October 28.

Trainer Chris Waller said that Winx will be prepared for the 2018 Sydney Autumn Carnival with the option of travelling to England to compete at Royal Ascot in June.

“It’s time now to have a break,” Waller said.

“It’s a quick turnaround to the autumn. She’s got to be back in work in early December and we don’t take risks with her.”

Winx’s third Cox Plate victory took her overall wins tally to twenty-six, her last twenty-two without loss and lifted her prizemoney earnings to $15,627,925.

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Mark Mazzaglia

Mark is a passionate journalist with a life-time involvement in the racing industry. He spent many years as an analyst and form expert at the Courier Mail and also has hands-on experience working with some of Queensland’s top trainers.

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