Aga Khan Quinella in Royal Ascot Gold Cup
The Aga Khan’s horse may have run second but he can take pride in fact that the winner is from on of his stallions, Sea The Stars (IRE). Trained by John Gosden and ridden by Frankie Dettori, the 4yo was joint-favourite with Order of St George as he attempted the arduous two and a half miles for the first time in his career.
Frankie Dettori had reason to celebrate as well, the win was his 60th at Royal Ascot.
What a finish as STRADIVARIUS wins the Gold Cup.
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1st Stradivarius (IRE) (ch, c, 4 yo), A++, $283,550
Sea The Stars (IRE) – Private Life (FR), by Bering (GB)
B: Bjorn Nielsen; O: B E NIELSEN; T: GOSDEN JOHN; J: DETTORI FRANKIE.
2nd Vazirabad (FR) (gr, g, 6 yo), NR, $107,500
Manduro (GER) – Visorama (IRE), by Linamix (FR)
B: HARAS DE S.A. AGA KHAN SCEA; O: H H AGA KHAN; T: DE ROYER-DUPRE ALAIN; J: SOUMILLON CHRISTOPHE.
3rd Torcedor (IRE) (b, g, 6 yo), B, $53,800
Fastnet Rock (AUS) – Magnolia Lane (IRE), by Sadler’s Wells
B: Barronstown Stud; O: TE AKAU TORCEDOR (MNGR DAVID ELLIS); T: HARRINGTON MRS JOHN; J: O’DONOGHUE COLM.
Margins: ¾, head, 3. Others: ORDER OF ST GEORGE (IRE), SCOTLAND (GER), SHEIKHZAYEDROAD, MAX DYNAMITE (FR), MOUNT MORIAH, DESERT SKYLINE (IRE).
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