By  (Paulick Report)

Frankie Dettori wins sixth Gold Cup, 60th Royal Ascot race aboard Stradivarius

There are few certainties in horse racing but one of them is that Frankie Dettori will win at Royal Ascot.

Thursday in the meet’s highlight race, the Group 1 Gold Cup, Dettori got 4-year-old Stradivarius over the line first, giving the 47-year-old jockey six Gold Cup victories in his career and his 60th win at Royal Ascot. Vazirabad was second, Torcedor third. The time for the 2 1/2-mile marathon was 4:21.07.

Stradivarius bided his time in mid-pack for much of the race but was shaken up by Dettori at the top of the stretch. Vazirabad headed him close to home but Stradivarius fought back and gave a final winning burst late.

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