Surprise Irish Derby winner Sovereign enters wide-open race for Cartier Three-Year-Old Colt Award

  Sovereign’s victory in the G1 Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby at the Curragh, Ireland, on Saturday, June 29, has further opened up the Cartier Three-Year-Old Colt category of the 2019 Cartier Racing Awards. The Aidan O’Brien-trained son of Galileo made virtually all under Padraig Beggy for an emphatic six-length victory in the eponymous highlight of the Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby Festival, becoming the sixth individual colt to win a Classic in Ireland, France and the UK this year. The performance sparked a debate about…

Classy filly Hermosa leads early standings for 2019 Cartier Horse Of The Year

Horses owned by two of the powerhouses of global racing, Coolmore and Godolphin, feature heavily among the first points for this year’s Cartier Racing Awards, with dual Classic heroine Hermosa currently heading the Cartier Horse Of The Year standings.   Hermosa (80 points), owned by a Coolmore partnership and trained by Aidan O’Brien in Ireland, holds a significant early advantage following impressive victories over a mile in the G1 QIPCO 1,000 Guineas at Newmarket on May 5 and the G1 Tattersalls Irish 1,000 Guineas at…

All the reaction from last night’s 28th Cartier Racing Awards – Europe’s leading annual horseracing accolades

The 28th annual Cartier Racing Awards were staged at London’s Dorchester Hotel before an invited audience of 250 yesterday evening, Tuesday, November 13, 2018. Introducing the awards, Laurent Feniou, Managing Director, Cartier UK, said: “I feel truly privileged to stand in front of you tonight to honour the very best of the horseracing industry. “Since last year, time has flown. I feel it was yesterday that I congratulated in my opening speech Enable and her fantastic team for winning the Arc de Triomphe. Watching her…

Gutsy Ascot display sees Roaring Lion increase points’ lead for Cartier Horse Of The Year Award

Roaring Lion gained a fourth consecutive G1 victory with a brave neck success in the mile Queen Elizabeth II Stakes (Sponsored By QIPCO) on soft ground at Ascot on Saturday, October 20, to further cement his place at the head of the Cartier Horse Of The Year standings on points. The three-year-old Kitten’s Joy colt, one of three terrific winners for dominant 2018 trainer John Gosden on QIPCO British Champions Day, also holds the clear advantage in the race to be crowned Cartier Three-Old-Colt, having amassed…

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…

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