Stradivarius orders an end to his Royal Ascot career

The Stradivarius is named as a “top class” violin, its trainer John Gosden told AFP on Thursday, and will be making his final Royal Ascot appearance memorable, with his fourth Ascot winning the Gold Cup rival.

It is very rare now in the course of a plain, who, among great achievements, of extraordinary longevity — usually retire three or four horses of their own for breeding purposes. In another rarity, Stradivarius receives e-mails for many years on the top and in his track careers.

She will play at a full house on Thursday – though Ascot regular Queen Elizabeth II is likely to be absent from the famous royal family – two years after crowds were reduced due to Covid protocols.

“He is a very expressive and eloquent character,” Gosden told AFP from his New Market homestead.

“It is a beautiful horse to train himself. If he can have fun with his horse, then he is the only one who is loud and witty and plays great.

“He has a connection with national racing because of the length of his age and I am very happy to have been him and Enable, who is still winning Group One racing for six years, which is very unusual.”

The horse staring badge with four white socks – which Gosden reminds him of the derby winner in 1977. The Minstrel – Stradivarius over £3,2 million ($3.9 million) in prize money won 20 of his 33 races and only finished out. first three five times.

One of them was fourth in last year’s Ascot Copper Gold closure when he was in jail, and then, just as Frankie Dettori got him free, he was stopped by a horse, who beat him back.

Gosden, who after a year held a joint license with his son Thady, hopes that the Stradivarius horse will not be darted by other pens by making special mention of it, so as to keep him at a fixed barrier while in the stable for the benefit of the horse.

– ‘Goodbye price’ –

This procedure has directed against Enable at the 2018 Grand Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe, though it has failed to advance and win the second successive run.

“I think he’s the best race to run, but I hope it’s going to be a world race and we don’t have him stuck in other coaches,” said the 71-year-old Gosden.

“I’ve seen enough of that and no matter how smart the street is, don’t worry.

“The horse and the jockey are fine in jail, but if boxed then levels of anxiety rise.”

Gosden told AFP last year that the Stradivarius and Dettori “are still not sitting in enough chairs on a boat looking towards the sea”.

However, while 51-year-old Italian riding legend Dettori showed little sign of losing his interest in the big days, Gosden suggested the Stradivarius two races be removed from retirement.

He came into the race Thursday – where he was ordered to match the Yeats Gold Cups record (2006-09) – in the back of winning the Yorkshire Cup for the third time this season and his decision to make the Goodwood Bow Cup final in July. .

“This was meant to be his farewell tour, but he’ll tell us when he has enough,” said Gosden.

“I’d like to practice it, but everything has an end and we’ve covered thousands of miles on horses and racing.”

Gosden began her stellar career in California, where her most famous performer was the Bates Motel — aptly named home to the state of Hollywood — but even with this background, she resists the temptation of procuring Stradivarium with a rock star.

“I didn’t think so, but I didn’t think he was named correctly,” said Gosden.

“He looks polished, durable and top of the class.”


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