The Cartier Racing Awards 2017

7th June, 2017

Classic winners lay down early 2017 Cartier Racing Awards challenge
Top three-year-old filly Winter has a slight advantage over fellow Classic winners Churchill and Brametot in the Cartier Horse Of The Year standings as the first points are released for the 27th annual Cartier Racing Awards.  Winter (84 points) provided Ireland’s champion Flat trainer Aidan O’Brien with a fourth success in the G1 QIPCO 1000 Guineas at Newmarket before doubling up emphatically in the Irish equivalent at the Curragh on May 28.

Winter’s stable companion Churchill, last season’s Cartier Two-Year-Old Colt, is on 80 points after completing the 2000 Guineas double (English & Irish) in excellent style.  

Brametot (72 points), trained by Jean-Claude Rouget in France for Al Shaqab Racing and Gerard Augustin-Normand, is also an unbeaten dual Classic winner this season, having backed up his success in last month’s G1 Poule d’Essai des Poulains with a cheeky triumph in the G1 Prix du Jockey Club, the French Derby, at Chantilly on June 4.

Harry Herbert, Cartier's racing consultant, commented: “Dual Classic winners Brametot, Churchill and Winter have shown exceptional form already in 2017.  Royal Ascot is now on everyone’s horizon and the five-day spectacular often has a significant impact on the Cartier Racing Awards.”

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 special 15-strong 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 plus ITV Racing viewers (35%).  The 27th annual Cartier Racing Awards will be presented at a glittering ceremony before an invited audience of 300 at the Dorchester Hotel, London, England, on the evening of Tuesday, November 14, 2017.

About Cartier
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Cartier Racing Awards – points in Pattern races up to and including Sunday, June 4, 2017

Cartier Horse Of The Year
Winter - 84
Churchill - 80
Brametot - 72
Cloth Of Stars - 56
Decorated Knight - 56

Cartier Older Horse
Cloth Of Stars - 56
Decorated Knight - 56
Mekhtaal - 40
Ribchester - 38
Somehow - 36

Cartier Three-Year-Old Colt
Churchill - 80
Brametot - 72
Wings Of Eagles - 52
Thunder Snow - 34
Barney Roy - 32

Cartier Three-Year-Old Filly
Winter - 84
Enable - 48
Rhododendron - 48
Precieuse - 36
Sobetsu - 32

Cartier Sprinter
The Right Man - 24
Harry Angel - 20
Comicas - 16
Tasleet - 16
Priceless - 16
Gordon Lord Byron - 16
Muthmir - 16

Cartier Stayer
Vazirabad - 31
Polarisation - 24
Dartmouth - 16
Beautiful Romance - 12
Big Orange - 8
Marmelo - 8
Simple Verse - 8
Sirius - 8
Sweet Selection - 8
Torcedor - 8
Western Hymn - 8

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