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Makybe Diva a legend after Cox Plate win

By Caryl Williamson 22/10/2005 05:13:36 PM Comments (0)

Already a champion, Makybe Diva became a legend when she added the Cox Plate to her incredible record at Moonee Valley.

With rain falling most of the afternoon, the sun came out just in time for the great mare to shine.

After settling her down in her customary position near the tail of the field, Glen Boss skirted wide coming to the turn and let the mare stride down the straight to the cheers of the crowd.

She had hold of the race a long way out and went to the line 1-1/4 lengths ahead of Lotteria with grand campaigner Fields Of Omagh a half-head away third in his fourth Cox Plate.

Makybe Diva's owner Tony Santic bought Phar Lap's 1931 Cox Plate and was overcome to get one of his own.

"It's unbelievable, she's the best ever, she's the people's horse," Santic said.

"It's hard to describe."

Boss said he had never ridden a better horse and Lee Freedman said he had never trained a better one as the superlatives ran out to describe what was history in the making.

"You can walk away today and say you witnessed something unbelievable," Boss said.

"People will talk about this for years and look back and say they were here.

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