Stradivarius over the years has gave us some of the best moments on the flat landing Group One after Group One and becoming one of the greatest stayers the sport has ever seen.
However, this season the six year old took it to a new level, joining a very small group of horses that have laded the Ascot Gold Cup in three consecutive years.
The achievement on its own is magnificent, but the actual performance was out of this world and was one of the best seen at Royal Ascot during the week and since the inauguration of the royal meeting.
The six year old turned for home and Frankie pushed the button and with each stride the superstar pulled further clear and went on to land the Group One by 10 lengths.
It has been announced that Stradivarius will be kept in training for another year with his trainer John Gosden saying the fourth straight Ascot Gold Cup is the aim.