27th Annual Cartier Racing Awards

Having had the chance to consider the results from the 27th annual Cartier Racing Awards on Tuesday evening at the Dorchester Hotel in London I have to say I think they got it about right.

I would have gone with Big Orange for the Stayers award, will surprise no regular readers as I am totally biased and you could argue Clemmie was a better 2YO than Happily but otherwise the list looks right.

Enable was the Cartier Horse of the Year. Cracksman is of course rated slightly the higher on OR’s at 130 following his Champion Stakes win compared to 128 for the filly but she did win five consecutive Group One races the English and Irish Oaks, the King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes, Yorkshire Oaks and of course the Arc. Cracksman was very impressive at Ascot, Enable was very impressive all over the show!

 Full list of winners

Two-Year-Old Colt: U.S Navy Flag

Two-Year-Old Filly: Happily

Three-Year-Old Colt: Cracksman

Three-Year-Old Filly: Enable

Sprinter: Harry Angel

Stayer: Order of St George

Older Horse: Ulysses

Horse of the Year: Enable

Award of Merit: Sir Michael Stoute