Horse Racing – Lonsdale Cup: Stradivarius Wins

Lonsdale Cup

Stradivarius, ridden by Frankie Dettori and prepared by John Gosden, won the Lonsdale Cup at York and bagged the first WH Stayers’ Million reward.

The £1 million prize was reported in January for any ‘staying horse’ that won one of four races in May, including the Yorkshire Cup, trailed by the Gold Cup at Royal Ascot, the Goodwood Cup and the Lonsdale Cup.

It is worth mentioning that a horse had never won the four races in a similar season previously.

In May, Stradivarius triumphed in the Yorkshire Cup at York, before guaranteeing the Ascot Gold Cup in June, followed by safeguarding the Goodwood Cup crown in August.

9.5 Million $ Horse

The 4-11 top choice, claimed by Bjorn Nielsen, got the high ground in the last furlong at York to beat his old opponent Count Octave.

There was an amazement in the Nunthorpe Stakes as pre-race most loved Battaash completed fourth behind a stunning 40-1 champion, Alpha Delphini.

The 7 year old, ridden by Graham Lee and prepared by Bryan Smart, defeated Mabs Cross in a photo finish.

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