Avilius in order for Cup after Cox Plate

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The 29th consecutive win and the 22nd at Group One level helped push Winx's earnings to over $22.9 million - a remarkable return on the $230,000 she cost owners Peter Tighe, Richard Treweeke and Debbie Kepitis at the 2013 Magic Millions Gold Coast Yearling Sale. "The electricity that came through my body when I turned into the home straight was something that I guess only I get to feel ..."

With long-time jockey Hugh Bowman in the saddle, she forged clear on the final bend at the notoriously tight Moonee Valley Racecourse to hold off a fearless fight from second placed British galloper Benbatl.

Waller was lost for words after Winx re-wrote the history books in front of the world stage.

But those figures, impressive as they are do not convey the scale of the impact the Chris Waller trained mare has had on Australia, a nation that prides itself on sporting excellence and has traditionally been defined... The fact that she's been able to do it so many times consecutively just speaks volumes for the management of her, but I just - what can I say?

"I'm just so proud to be part of this wonderful story".

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Kepitis is a daughter of Bob Ingham who, with his late brother Jack, raced some of the greats including Octagonal and his champion son Lonhro.

Winning trainer Chris Waller admitted being a little concerned as the field left the straight on the first occasion.

"We will all sit down and talk about her future in a few weeks, " Waller said.

"I can't say much more, I am gassed". "I was looking for Humidor coming off her back and seeing how the others were travelling but she had them covered a long way from home".

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