Too Darn Hot scorches into pole position for Cartier Two-Year-Old Colt

Too Darn Hot emerged as potentially the best of a very strong crop of European juvenile colts with a decisive victory in the G1 Darley Dewhurst Stakes at the weekend and the unbeaten son of Dubawi is now the leading contender for the Cartier-Two-Year-Old Colt Award at this year’s Cartier Racing Awards. Homebred by Lord and Lady Lloyd Webber’s Watership Down Stud, the Frankie Dettori-ridden Too Darn Hot (56 points) quickened strongly to go clear in the seven-furlong highlight of Dubai Future Champions Festival at Newmarket…

Magnificent Enable lights up Paris to strengthen Gosden hand for Cartier Horse Of The Year

Enable gained a thrilling second consecutive victory in the G1 Qatar Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe at Longchamp, France, on October 7 and the brilliant filly may now create another piece of history by becoming the third horse to be crowned the Cartier Horse Of The Year twice.   Only Ouija Board (2004 & 2006) and Frankel (2011 & 2012) have received this premier equine accolade more than once, but the John Gosden-trained four-year-old could join such illustrious company following her short-neck verdict over Sea…

Ten Sovereigns & Fairyland bid for Cartier Two-Year-Old Awards which are far from decided

  Aidan O’Brien’s two-year-olds have hit top form in recent weeks and the reigning champion trainer in both Britain and Ireland captured six of the seven Pattern races for juveniles in Europe last weekend, headed by impressive G1 victories for Ten Sovereigns and Fairyland.   Ten Sovereigns (40 points) maintained his unbeaten record when quickening well to take the G1 Juddmonte Middle Park Stakes at Newmarket’s Cambridgeshire Meeting on September 29 – a performance that saw him firmly enter calculations to become the Cartier Two-Year-Old…

Roaring Lion pounces late to advertise his credentials for Cartier Horse Of The Year

Roaring Lion stormed to the head of the standings for Cartier Horse Of The Year following a sensational weekend of European racing that featured eight G1 contests across three countries. The three-year-old colt, owned by Qatar Racing Limited and trained by John Gosden, gained a third consecutive G1 success with a swooping neck verdict over Saxon Warrior in the QIPCO Irish Champion Stakes at Leopardstown, Ireland, on September 15. Roaring Lion has now accrued 174 points in Pattern races so far this season, having also…

Lion roars his way into contention for Cartier Horse Of The Year

Three-year-old colt Roaring Lion put himself into contention for Cartier Horse Of The Year honours following his stunning success in the extended 10-furlong G1 Juddmonte International at York on August 22. Other highlights at the four-day Welcome To Yorkshire Ebor Festival includedStradivarius collecting the WH Stayers’ Million, as he added the G2 Weatherbys Hamilton Lonsdale Cup to his earlier victories this year in the G1 Gold Cup at Royal Ascot and the G1 Qatar Goodwood Cup. The 28th Cartier Racing Awards will be presented at a glittering ceremony…

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