“The music has stopped for Stradivarius.”
With those words in mind, owner and breeder Bjorn Nielsen called the time for one of the most popular and enduring horses of the modern era on September 26. The 8-year-old has been slow to recover from behind the desk. bruised leg that the boy suffered last month, prompting contacts for his retirement.
Stradivarius now joins the steed team at the National Stud in Newmarket after a stellar career won him four Al Shaqab Goodwood Cups (G1), three Ascot Gold Cups (G1), three Weatherbys Hamilton Lonsdale Trophys (G2) and the Trophy. Magners Rose Doncaster (G2) twice. The house chestnut won 20 of 35 starts over seven seasons with racecourse earnings of £3,458,968 ($4,462,835).
Nielsen said of his son: “He ran and ran but took longer to get over his bruised foot than we thought.” Sea The Stars . “We feel it would be unfair to ask him to return as a nine-year-old next season after a break.”
Stradivarius’ retirement will be greatly regretted by a racing public that has brought him into the hearts of the collective. A feature of his exemplary career is his consistency at the highest level. His final start saw him invincible by a neck Kyprios in an attempt to win the Goodwood Cup for the fifth time in July. His duel with the eventual winner kept the crowd on their toes.
“It was a fairy tale from start to finish,” reflected Nielsen. “Up until this defeat, he had never been on medication and had never missed a skirmish due to injury. his age. He is a tribute to John Gosden who dug up. created him brilliantly in the long run.”
Outstanding achievement in Stradivarius’ dominance in the accommodation department until he won the 2020 Gold Cup in Ascot way Nayef . Road . He posted that victory on soft ground even though relationships always felt he was at his best on the fast surface.