Ascot Gold Cup Preview 2021

Another cracking piece of work from Samantha Martin


By Samantha Martin (@sam_angelina22)

By name, the Ascot Gold Cup is the feature of the meeting, yet, in recent years, other races have stolen the limelight. This time, the race very much looks like the race of the meeting – a fascinating clash between Stradivarius, who looks to equal Yeats’ incredible four wins in the race, and six four-year-olds threatening his crown.

If anything, many racing fans were resistant to give Stradivarius the credit he deserved at the beginning as his career came so soon after Yeats. Now, one day short of twelve years since Yeats’ fourth win, Stradivarius looks to equal his record. There has been significantly more funding put into the division since the time of Yeats with the £1 million bonus and £213,017 to the winner of the Ascot Gold Cup in 2021. It would be excellent to see Stradivarius equal the great horse’s record but…

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