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The Great Stradivarius   European Racing

Started Apr-28 by SameSteve G; 389 views.
SameSteve G

From: SameSteve G


Now 7, the fabulous stayer & winner of 3 Ascot Gold Cups, Stradivarius made his 2021 debut a winning one by running down a sharp little field to win at Ascot under the ever impressive handling of Frankie Dettori.  John Gosden has turned over part of the training to his son Thady & it appears the father and son team are hitting on all cylinders.

I know we're all focusing on Kentucky this week, but as a nice little palate cleanser,  it's fun to watch acknowledged greatness in action over a distance of ground (about 2 miles in this case)


From: smartyslew


I'll get even with you. I thought this was the violin message board !


From: Gerh


Got to be a great feeling for Frankie.He knows exactly what he has underneath him and never panics

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SameSteve G

From: SameSteve G


Without a doubt.  On track to try for a 4th Gold Cup later on.

Nice little article here after the win in the Sagaro:


From: Wintertrian


7 years and still racing at top notch.  More years for fans to ENJOY a great horse.   

Always a "good time" for a topic on Stradivarius......regardless of what else is going on.  He's quite fascinating. 

That's the way long distance horses should run and exertion like sprinters/QHs. 

I had researched this a while back as to what causes bleeders, and the most bleeding, and it's actually making horses "break fast" from gates.  Apparently a huge tax on their system. 

I may switch entirely over to turf racing overseas soon just because the whole concept seems kinder.   I am tired of watching horses retire after only a year on the the track. 

SameSteve G

From: SameSteve G


Royal Ascot is a little over a month away.  I'm already looking forward to it & especially the Gold Cup as Stradivarius attempts to equal the 4 wins achieved by the monumental Yeats (who, as you know, won 4 straight!).

It's like the chicken & the egg.  The egg is dirt racing, the chicken is breaking hell bent for leather out of the gate.