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Australia’s Winx Looking to Top World Rankings

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Australia’s wondermare Winx is aiming to top world rankings in the horse racing world after winning the Cox Plate for the 2nd consecutive time.

The Breeders’ Cup Classic saw the defeat of California Chrome’s first loss in the $6 million racing event. The half-a-decade old colt’s defeat at Santa Anita will affect his Longines’ World’s Best Racehorse Rankings to be released this week. Will Winx rise above the rest after winning her 2nd Cox Plate? Or is it not enough to for judges to rank her higher than California Chrome and Breeders’ Classic champ Arrogate?

Winx’s 2016 Perfomance Reviewed

The majestic wondermare Winx has strong chances of being hailed as the best racehorse by Longines’ judges. Chris Waller’s 5-year old wondermare was the 4/5 favourite coming into the AUD $3 million ($2.3 million) G1 W.S. Cox Plate 2016 after winning the race the previous year. Winx has proven that she’s the horse to beat after Winx and jockey Hugh Bowman have beaten Godolphin stable’s Hartnell at Moonee Valley in Melbourne.

Winx now joins the ranks of Kingston Town, So You Think, Sunline, and Phar Lap that all won the Cox Plate twice in a row with a record-setting margin of eight lengths. It’s is Winx’s 13th straight win after victories at Chipping Norton Stakes, George Ryder Stakes, Doncaster Handicap and the Caulfield Stakes among other 2016 races.

Winx Faces Stiff Competition for Horse of the Year Title

The wondermare’s latest Cox Plate win puts her name in a striking distance of assuming the mantle of the best horse in the world. Winx was previously named the world’s best horse together with California Chrome by Longines in April after she won at the Doncaster Mile. However, her rankings plunged to 4th in the international rankings with a rating of 127

Winx was named the world’s best racehorse alongside California Chrome by Longines back in April, when she triumphed in the Doncaster Mile. She has since dropped in the rankings to fourth globally with a rating of 127 in Longines’ October 9th update.

With this in mind, Winx will face Breeders’ Cup American colt Arrogate and California Chrome for the Horse of the Year recognition. Let’s wait and see if the wondermare will pull a suprise win again like the Cox Plate 2016 victory.

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