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The Cartier Racing Awards 2020

8th July, 2020

Tremendous weekend of European horseracing impacts on standings for 2020 Cartier Racing Awards

The weekend of Saturday and Sunday, July 4 and 5, saw top-class horseracing take place in both the UK and France which has shaken up the standings for the 2020 Cartier Racing Awards.  Sandown Park on Sunday, July 5 saw the reappearance of the amazing Enable (16), who was crowned Cartier Horse of the Year in 2017 and 2019. The six-year-old mare, homebred by owner Khalid Abdullah and trained by John Gosden, was making her first appearance in almost nine months and ran a fine race as she went down by two and a quarter lengths to Godolphin’s Ghaiyyath (70) in the G1 Coral-Eclipse. It was a second success at the highest level for five-year-old Ghaiyyath in 2020, and he is just behind G1 Grand Prix de Saint-Cloud victor Way To Paris (72) in the standings for both Cartier Horse of the Year and Cartier Older Horse.

On Saturday, July 4 Epsom Downs played host to a special programme featuring two Classics – the G1 Investec Derby and G1 Investec Oaks. The Investec Derby saw an amazing all-the-way success for Serpentine (32), who handed trainer Aidan O’Brien a record eighth victory in the mile and a half Classic.  It was an Epsom Classic double for the Coolmore team, with Love (64) the hugely impressive nine-length winner of the Investec Oaks. The daughter of Galileo is now a dual Classic heroine, having already landed the G1 QIPCO 1000 Guineas at Newmarket in early June.

Chantilly on Sunday, July 5 was also the scene of a Classic double-header, with Mishriff (32) recording a smooth triumph in the G1 Prix du Jockey Club (French Derby) for Newmarket-based John Gosden. The G1 Prix de Diane Longines (French Oaks) went to Fancy Blue (48), handing a first Classic success to 21-year-old Donnacha O’Brien in his first season as a trainer. Love leads the Cartier Three-Year-Old filly division.

Currently leading the way in the Cartier Three-Year-Old colt category is Santiago (48), who followed up success in the G2 Queen’s Vase at Royal Ascot by winning the G1 Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby at the Curragh on 27 June.

The standings for Cartier Sprinter remain unchanged, with a three-way tie for the lead shared by Battaash, Golden Horde and Hello Youmzain (all on 32 points). The next major sprint in the calendar is the G1 Darley July Cup at Newmarket on Saturday, July 11 which features Golden Horde and Hello Youmzain among the entries.

Similarly, there is little change in the Cartier Stayer division, which is still headed by the great Stradivarius (32), who won his third G1 Gold Cup at Royal Ascot last month. The six-year-old was crowned Cartier Stayer in 2018 and 2019 and is set to head to Goodwood next for the G1 Qatar Goodwood Cup on July 28 – a contest he won in 2017, 2018 and 2019.

Cartier Racing Awards - points earned in Pattern races up to and including Sunday, July 5, 2020

Cartier Horse Of The Year
Way To Paris - 72
Ghaiyyath - 70
Addeybb - 64
Love - 64
Alpine Star - 48
Fancy Blue - 48
Santiago - 48
Barney Roy - 44
Victor Ludorum - 42
Lord North - 40
Magic Lily - 40
Peaceful - 40
Stradivarius - 40
The Summit - 40

Cartier Older Horse
Way To Paris - 72
Ghaiyyath - 70
Addeybb - 64
Barney Roy - 44
Lord North - 40
Magic Lily - 40
Stradivarius - 40

Cartier Three-Year-Old Colt
Santiago - 48
Victor Ludorum - 42
The Summit - 40
Golden Horde - 32
Kameko - 32
Mishriff - 32
Palace Pier - 32
Serpentine - 32
Siskin - 32

Cartier Three-Year-Old Filly
Love - 64
Alpine Star - 48
Fancy Blue - 48
Peaceful - 40
Dream And Do - 36

Cartier Sprinter
Battaash - 32
Golden Horde - 32
Hello Youmzain - 32
Equilateral - 22
Dream Of Dreams - 16
Kimari - 16
Speak In Colours - 16
Tour To Paris - 16

Cartier Stayer
Stradivarius - 32
Nayef Road - 24
Call The Wind - 16
San Huberto - 16
Santiago - 16

About the Cartier Racing Awards      
The Cartier Racing Awards were established in 1991 to reward excellence in European horseracing. There are eight equine awards, ranging from the Cartier Horse Of The Year to the Cartier Two-Year-Old Colt and Cartier Two-Year-Old Filly.  In addition, the Cartier/Daily Telegraph Award of Merit goes to the person or persons who, in the opinion of the Cartier Jury, has/have done the most for European racing and/or breeding either over their lifetime or within the past 12 months.  European horseracing's top awards are arrived at through three established strands. Points are earned by horses in Pattern races (30% of the total) and these are combined at the end of season with the opinions of a panel of racing journalists/handicappers (35%) and votes from readers of Racing Post and The Daily Telegraph (35%).  The 30th annual Cartier Racing Awards will be awarded in November 2020.

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