The diminutive but courageous ‘Mighty Mouse’, as Stradivarius is known by those that look after him at trainer John Gosden’s stable, is Britain’s best long-distance horse.
He has been almost untouchable in the country’s most coveted staying contests for the last two seasons.
Only losing out only once on his latest start when he was beaten a nose by Kew Gardens in the QIPCO British Champions Long Distance Cup at Ascot last October.
Aside from that single blot on his copy paper, Stradivarius remained unbeaten at four and five-years-old, winning both of the last two renewals of the Group 1 Gold Cup at Royal Ascot.
He has also recorded a hat-trick in the Group 1 Goodwood Cup.
He has been a real money spinner for his owner, Bjorn Nielsen. Not only has he won over £2.5million in race prize money, but he has also won both of the first two renewals of the Weatherbys Hamilton Stayers’ Million, a £1 million bonus offered to any horse that can win a series of races across the summer.
He has won an impressive five Group 1 races, a further six Group 2s and has only been out of the first three twice.