Stradivarius has been awarded a £1million bonus after crossing the line to win the Lonsdale Cup at York.
The superstar five-year-old, ridden by Frankie Dettori, has taken his winning streak to nine races, dating back to May of last year – with four of those coming at York.
The 4/9 favourite started well but was made to work hard by Dee Ex Bee and Il Paradiso.
However, Stradivarius was able to charge away with a furlong to go and crossed the line to take the big money prize for the second consecutive year, much to the delight of trainer John Gosden.
Gosden said: "He's done it on the moist ground, soft and obviously quick today, they've broken the track record - he's just a cool character, he expresses himself.
"You don't overwork him, he does what he does in a race and once he hits the front and goes a length up he says, 'I've done my job, thank you'.
"Frankie didn't wave (before the line) today because when he did that at Goodwood he thought it was all finished. He'll be a tired horse, but by Sunday morning he'll be rearing on his hind legs, which is his party trick."
Article Posted on Friday 23rd August 2019 @ 17.18
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