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Star stayer Stradivarius set to stay in training in 2022

Tue 26 Oct 2021

Stradivarius is set to carry on racing as an eight-year-old, connections of the veteran stayer have revealed.

Following discussions, owner Bjorn Nielsen and joint trainers John and Thady Gosden have decided to keep the three-time Ascot Gold Cup winner in training in 2022.

The Royal Ascot showpiece, in which he finished fourth this season, will again be a main objective – preceded by a prep run.

“He’s still training as he did four years ago, so we’re happy to race on. We’re looking forward to it,” Nielsen told www.sportinglife.com.

The owner reports Stradivarius is expected to reappear in either the Sagaro Stakes at Ascot or Yorkshire Cup at York, before heading to Ascot.

Stradivarius won three of his six races this year – the Sagaro, the Lonsdale Cup and Doncaster Cup. The son of Sea The Stars is also a four-time Goodwood Cup winner.

Soft ground prevented Stradivarius from going for a fifth successive win in the Goodwood Cup this summer, but that race is also expected to be on his agenda in 2022.

Thady Gosden is delighted Stradivarius will continue his racing career for another season.

“He still loves his training and racing, and it’s exciting for everyone to have him for another year,” he said.

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