The Cartier Racing Awards 2019

30th October, 2019

Breeders’ Cup challengers could make late bids for Cartier Racing Awards glory

This weekend’s Breeders’ Cup provides a significant opportunity for horses to mount a late challenge for the Cartier Racing Awards, with a clutch of European raiders set to run during the two-day spectacular at Santa Anita, USA, on Friday, November 1 and Saturday, November 2.  Aidan O’Brien has enjoyed 12 winners at the Breeders’ Cup and the trainer will be well-represented again this year, with leading Cartier Three-Year-Old Colt contenders Circus Maximus (88) and Anthony Van Dyck (76) heading a powerful Ballydoyle team.  Circus Maximus goes for a third G1 victory this season in the TVG Breeders’ Cup Mile on Saturday. The Galileo colt, who is owned by a Coolmore partnership and Flaxman Holdings, has already captured the St James’s Palace Stakes at Royal Ascot and the Prix du Moulin de Longchamp at Longchamp, France.

Investec Derby hero Anthony Van Dyck, another son of Galileo who races for a Coolmore Partnership, lines up in Saturday’s G1 Longines Breeders’ Cup Turf over a mile and a half - a race O’Brien has won six times.  Although without a win since his victory at Epsom Downs, Anthony Van Dyck signalled a return to form on his latest appearance with a staying-on third behind current Cartier Horse Of The Year points leader Magical (216) in the G1 QIPCO Irish Champion Stakes at Leopardstown, Ireland, in September.

A trio of horses currently in the frame for Cartier Three-Year-Old Filly honours could enhance their claims with victory in the 10-furlong G1 Maker’s Mark Breeders’ Cup Filly And Mare Turf on Saturday, including the O’Brien-trained Fleeting (52).  Iridessa (74), a G1 winner in Ireland this year in both the Juddmonte Pretty Polly Stakes and Coolmore "Fastnet Rock" Matron Stakes, is trained by O’Brien’s son Joseph, who has already tasted success at the Breeders’ Cup as a jockey on St Nicholas Abbey in 2011.  Castle Lady (52) captured the G1 The Emirates Poule d'Essai des Pouliches at Longchamp in May. The Godolphin filly makes a second consecutive appearance in the USA for Henri-Alex Pantall after coming home second in the Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup Stakes presented by Lane's End at Keeneland earlier this month.

Success for Albigna (48) or Daahyeh (48) in the G1 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf on Friday would catapult either horse to the head of the Cartier Two-Year-Old Filly standings and both head to Santa Anita on the back of victories.  Albigna, who will be a first Breeders’ Cup runner for Jessica Harrington, readily took the G1 Qatar Prix Marcel Boussac - Criterium des Pouliches at Longchamp on Arc weekend, while Daahyeh was successful for Roger Varian in the G2 Shadwell Rockfel Stakes at Newmarket in September.

Arizona (40) brings strong European form into Friday’s G1 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf Presented By Coolmore America, with the Aidan O’Brien-trained colt having finished second to current Cartier Two-Year-Old Colt leader Pinatubo (80) in the G1 Dubai Dewhurst Stakes.  A’Ali (48) could also make a late impact in the Cartier Two-Year-Old Colt category. The son of Society Rock, representing Simon Crisford, bids for a fourth G2 success in the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf Sprint on Friday.

Public voting for the Cartier Racing Awards opened on Wednesday, October 23 via and closes at noon, UK time, on November 5.  The participation of the public plays a crucial role in determining the winners of each year's Cartier Racing Awards and gives horseracing fans the chance to put forward their favourite horses in a meaningful way.

Harry Herbert, Cartier’s Racing Consultant, commented: “Santa Anita always provides a magnificent setting for the Breeders’ Cup and we are anticipating another tremendous meeting, with some top European horses taking on the best that North America can offer.  Public voting plays an integral part in determining the winners of the Cartier Racing Awards and I encourage racing fans to keep placing their votes through the Daily Telegraph, Racing Post and ITV Racing platforms.”

Cartier Racing Awards - points earned in Pattern races up to and including Sunday, October 27, 2019

Cartier Horse Of The Year
Magical - 216     
Enable - 152     
Stradivarius - 136     
Waldgeist - 120     
Crystal Ocean - 112     
Hermosa - 112     
Star Catcher - 112
Too Darn Hot - 112     
Japan - 108     
Blue Point - 106       

Cartier Older Horse
Magical -  216     
Enable - 152     
Stradivarius - 136     
Waldgeist - 120     
Crystal Ocean - 112
Blue Point - 106
Battaash - 80
Romanised - 80     

Cartier Three-Year-Old Colt         
Too Darn Hot - 112     
Japan - 108     
Circus Maximus - 88     
Advertise - 80     
Anthony Van Dyck - 76
King of Change - 72
Logician - 64
Sottsass - 60
Cartier Three-Year-Old Filly        
Hermosa - 112     
Star Catcher - 112     
Anapurna - 80     
Iridessa - 74
Castle Lady - 52     
Fleeting - 52
So Perfect - 50
Watch Me - 48     

Cartier Sprinter       
Blue Point - 106     
Advertise - 80     
Battaash - 80     
Hello Youmzain - 56     
So Perfect - 48
Fairyland - 40
Glass Slippers - 40
Donjuan Triumphant - 36     

Cartier Stayer          
Stradivarius - 136     
Dee Ex Bee - 72     
Holdthasigreen - 48
Logician - 48     
Enbihaar - 44     
Kew Gardens - 36
Anapurna - 32
Search For A Song - 32
Sir Ron Priestly - 32     

Cartier Two-Year-Old Colt
Pinatubo - 80
Earthlight - 72
Armory - 64
A'Ali - 48
Siskin - 48
Threat - 48
Arizona - 40
Golden Horde - 40

Cartier Two-Year-Old Filly
Raffle Prize - 64
Albigna - 48
Daahyeh - 48
Love - 48
Millisle - 36
Powerful Breeze - 32
Quadrilateral - 32
Tropbeau - 32

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 16-strong Cartier Jury, has/have done the most for European racing and/or breeding either over their lifetime or within the past 12 months.  uropean 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 29th annual Cartier Racing Awards will be presented at a glittering ceremony before an invited audience of 300 in London, England, on the evening of Tuesday, November 12.

About Cartier
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