CARTIER RACING AWARDS MEDIA RELEASE - Enable is Cartier Horse Of The Year for second time as Gosden and Dettori carry nearly all before them at the 29th annual Cartier Racing Awards
This is the second time Enable has been crowned Cartier Horse Of The Year, with the great mare having previously taken the top honour in 2017.
She becomes just the third horse to be a two-time Cartier Horse Of The Year after Frankel (2011 & 2012) and Ouija Board (2004 & 2006).
The Nathaniel mare, the only European-based filly or mare to gather career earnings of over £10 million in prize money, remains in training for 2020.
She is also the Cartier Older Horse for 2019 and equals the record of the legendary Frankel, another Juddmonte homebred, in gaining five Cartier Racing Awards, having also been named Cartier Three-Year-Old Filly in 2017 and Cartier Older Horse in 2018. Horses trained by John Gosden in Newmarket have now taken the Cartier Horse Of Year Award in five of the last six years, courtesy of Kingman (2014), Golden Horn (2015), Roaring Lion (2018) and Enable (2017 & 2019).
The other nominees for Cartier Horse Of The Year in 2019 were Blue Point, Magical, Star Catcher, Stradivarius and Waldgeist, while the nominees for Cartier Older Horse this year included Blue Point, Crystal Ocean, Magical, Stradivarius and Waldgeist.
The 2019 season was undoubtedly the year of Gosden and jockey Frankie Dettori. In addition to Enable's two Cartier Racing Awards, the pair also gained honours with horses in the Cartier Three-Year-Old Colt, Cartier Three-Year-Old Filly and Cartier Stayer categories.
Stradivarius wins the Cartier Stayer Award for the second successive year.
Owned and bred by Bjorn Nielsen, the five-year-old Sea The Stars horse was nearly all-conquering with repeat wins in the G2 Matchbook Yorkshire Cup, G1 Gold Cup at Royal Ascot, G1 Qatar Goodwood Cup and G2 Weatherbys Hamilton Lonsdale Cup handing him the Weatherbys Hamilton Stayers Million for the second time.
He also went on to take the G2 Magners Rose Doncaster Cup, making him the eighth winner of the Stayers' Triple Crown.
It is intended that he too will remain in training for 2020. The other nominees for Cartier Stayer were Dee Ex Bee, Kew Gardens and Logician.
Another repeat winner is Too Darn Hot, who is the 2019 Cartier Three-Year-Old Colt. Owned by Lord Lloyd-Webber and bred by Lord and Lady Lloyd-Webber's Watership Down Stud, the son of Dubawi was crowned Cartier Two-Year-Old Colt in 2018.
After an interrupted start to this season, he once again demonstrated tremendous ability with G1 victories in the Qatar Prix Jean Prat and Qatar Sussex Stakes.
The other nominees for Cartier Three-Year-Old Colt were Circus Maximus, Japan and Logician.
The fifth award on the night for the Gosden-Dettori combination is Cartier Three-Year-Old Filly, which goes to Star Catcher.
Another homebred, Anthony Oppenheimer's daughter of Sea The Stars got better and better as the season progressed, with victories in the G2 Ribblesdale Stakes at Royal Ascot, G1 Kerrygold Irish Oaks, G1 Qatar Prix Vermeille and G1 QIPCO British Champions Fillies & Mares Stakes.
The other nominees in the division were Anapurna, Hermosa and Iridessa.
It was also a very satisfying year for Sheikh Mohammed's Godolphin operation, which takes two Cartier Racing Awards. Blue Point, trained by Charlie Appleby, went through 2019 unbeaten in five starts and wins the 2019 Cartier Sprinter Award.
The five-year-old Shamardal horse began the campaign at Meydan, UAE, where his three successes were topped with G1 success in the Al Quoz Sprint Sponsored By Azizi Developments on Dubai World Cup night in March.
He was then given a near three-month break and headed to Royal Ascot.
On day one, he was the comfortable length and a quarter winner of the G1 King's Stand Stakes over five furlongs.
He turned out to contest the G1 Diamond Jubilee Stakes on day five over a furlong further, when he had to work harder but came out on top again.
He became the first horse the complete the King's Stand/Diamond Jubilee double in the same year since Choisir in 2003 and the first ever to win both races when they have both been run at G1 level.
The other Cartier Sprinter nominees were Advertise, Battaash and So Perfect.
Godolphin also gains the honours in the Cartier Two-Year-Old Colt division with Pinatubo.
Another son of Shamardal trained by Charlie Appleby, Pinatubo was unbeaten in six starts between May and October. After an impressive five-length success in the G2 Qatar Vintage Stakes at the end of July on his fourth start, he was truly breath-taking when running away with the G1 Goffs Vincent O'Brien Stakes by nine lengths at the Curragh in September.
This made him the highest-rated juvenile on official British Horseracing Authority ratings since Celtic Swing a quarter of a century earlier.
He ended 2019 with a second G1 success in the Darley Dewhurst Stakes at Newmarket.
The other nominees for Cartier Two-Year-Old Colt were Earthlight, Kameko and Siskin. Owner-breeder Prince Khalid Abdullah gains a third Cartier Racing Award this year courtesy of the unbeaten Quadrilateral, who is named Cartier Two-Year-Old Filly.
The Roger Charlton-trained daughter of Frankel was unbeaten in three starts under talented young jockey Jason Watson and her season culminated with victory in the G1 bet365 Fillies' Mile at Newmarket in October.
The other nominees for Cartier Two-Year-Old Filly were Albigna, Daahyeh and Raffle Prize.
The Cartier/Daily Telegraph Award Of Merit for 2019 goes to Pat Smullen.
One of the outstanding jockeys of his generation and a nine-time champion in his native Ireland, Pat received devastating news in 2018 when diagnosed with pancreatic cancer.
A man of outstanding resilience, he has thrown all his efforts into helping others who face the same condition.
His outstanding fund-raising efforts have resulted in over €2.5 million being raised for Cancer Trials Ireland and culminated at the Curragh in September with the Pat Smullen Champions Race For Cancer Trials Ireland which saw stars from the past including Sir A P McCoy and Ruby Walsh return to the saddle.
Harry Herbert, Cartier's Racing Consultant, commented: "Enable becomes just the third horse to be named Cartier Horse Of The Year twice, following in the illustrious hoofprints of Frankel and Ouija Board. Bountiful talent combined with a courageous running style make her a joy to watch and it is no wonder that Enable is so popular with everyone in racing.
It is exciting that Prince Khalid Abdullah is keeping her in training for 2020, when she could become the first three-time winner of the Cartier Horse Of The Year. "Trainer John Gosden and jockey Frankie Dettori are one of the most enduring partnerships in horseracing and virtually everything they touched in 2019 turned to gold.
Stradivarius is firmly among the immortals in the stayers' division, while it was heart-warming to see Too Darn Hot return to his best in high summer.
Star Catcher just seemed to get better and better as 2019 went on and emerged as the best of her generation. "It was also a great year for Godolphin.
It takes a rare combination of talent and tenacity to win two races at Royal Ascot but Blue Point did exactly that as he topped and tailed the week by bagging both G1 sprints. "Pinatubo was impressive throughout the year and his victory at the Curragh was a real wow moment.
Officially the best juvenile in 25 years, his return in 2020 is going to be hugely anticipated. "As well as his established superstar Enable, Prince Khalid Abdullah also has unbeaten two-year-old filly Quadrilateral to look forward to in 2020. "Seven of the eight equine winners at the 29th Cartier Racing Award are the product of owner-breeders who form the backbone of our great sport and I extend my congratulations to Prince Khalid Abdullah, Sheikh Mohammed, Bjorn Nielsen, Anthony Oppenheimer and Lord and Lady Lloyd-Webber. "Pat Smullen, the Cartier/Daily Telegraph Award Of Merit winner this year, is an inspirational figure.
As well as his brilliance in the saddle, his dedication to help others who face the same health issues tells us what an outstanding human being he is. "We are all set of for a night of celebration and high emotion at the 29th 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 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. 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 29th annual Cartier Racing Awards will be presented at a glittering ceremony before an invited audience of 300 at the Dorchester in London, England, on the evening of Tuesday, November 12.
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Cartier Horse of the Year & Cartier Older Horse
ENABLE 5 b m Nathaniel (IRE) - Concentric (Sadler's Wells (USA)) 2019 Form: 1112 Owner: Prince Khalid Abdullah Trainer: John Gosden Breeder: Juddmonte Farms Ltd Jockey: Frankie Dettori Enable becomes only the third horse to be crowned Cartier Horse of the Year twice following an exceptional season that saw the five-year-old mare gain three victories, all at G1 level, and narrowly miss out on an unprecedented third success in the G1 Qatar Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe, Europe's richest race. She also receives the Cartier Older Horse award for a second consecutive year. Homebred by owner Khalid Abdullah's Juddmonte Farms and trained by John Gosden in Newmarket, Enable had already established herself as one of the great middle-distance horses prior to this season.
She proved to be an outstanding filly as a three-year-old and collected both Cartier Horse Of The Year and Cartier Three-Year-Old Filly awards in 2017 after winning five G1 races headed by a stunning victory in the Qatar Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe.
Her 2018 return to action was delayed by a knee injury but the daughter of Nathaniel continued the theme of her Classic campaign as she recorded three impressive wins, including a second Qatar Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe.
She followed up with success in the G1 Longines Breeders' Cup Turf, at Churchill Downs, USA, becoming the first horse to complete the trans-Atlantic double.
She was the Cartier Older Horse in 2018 and narrowly missing out to stable companion Roaring Lion as Cartier Horse Of The Year Following a punctuated campaign, hopes were high that Enable could further enhance her lofty reputation in 2019 by contesting some of Europe's top midsummer highlights.
While a third crack at the Qatar Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe remained at the top of her priorities, targets being considered included the Investec Coronation Cup at Epsom Downs and the Prince of Wales's Stakes at Royal Ascot.
Connections opted to wait until the G1 Coral-Eclipse at Sandown Park on July 6 for her eagerly-awaited return.
Despite dropping down to a mile and a quarter - the trip she encountered on her only previous defeat at Newbury as a three-year-old - the omens looked good for Enable.
She had readily brushed aside Crystal Ocean on her belated four-year-old return in the 2018 G3 September Stakes, while her sire Nathaniel, also trained by John Gosden, had captured the Coral-Eclipse on his seasonal return seven years earlier.
She faced a high-quality field that included another brilliant filly in Magical, who had finished three-quarters of a length behind Enable in the G1 Longines Breeders' Cup Turf. Settled close to the pace in second by Frankie Dettori, Enable loomed up to hit the front approaching the final quarter-mile and stayed on powerfully for a comfortable success, beating Magical by exactly the same margin as at Churchill Downs the previous November.
Her victory was the first by a filly or mare in the Sandown Park G1 contest since Kooyonga in 1992.
Enable headed to Ascot on July 27 for her next start in the G1 King George VI & Queen Elizabeth QIPCO Stakes, a race she had won as a three-year-old in 2017.
A strong line-up for the 12-furlong midsummer highlight included Crystal Ocean, who had defeated Magical in the G1 Prince Of Wales's Stakes, French challenger Waldgeist and leading three-year-old Anthony Van Dyck, winner of the G1 Investec Derby.
Trapped out wide early, Frankie Dettori elected to take Enable further back than in the Coral-Eclipse and the duo started to make smooth headway turning for home.
She loomed up to join Crystal Ocean passing the two-furlong pole, with the two horses readily opening up daylight over the rest of the field. Crystal Ocean battled back tenaciously in a pulsating battle up the Ascot straight, with Enable gamely asserting near the line for a thrilling neck verdict.
"In all my career that's probably the hardest-fought G1 I've ever had," remarked Dettori afterwards. "Two great champions, the last two furlongs. It doesn't come along every day."
Enable became the third dual winner of the King George VI & Queen Elizabeth QIPCO Stakes, following on from Dahlia (1973 & 1974) and Swain (1997 & 1998), and the first to regain the Ascot race.
With Longchamp the ultimate aim, connections decided to keep Enable at a mile and a half for the G1 Darley Yorkshire Oaks at York on August 22, rather than drop down to an extended 10 furlongs for the G1 Juddmonte International at the same meeting.
Although facing just three others, she still had a tricky task with old rival Magical among the opposition.
Expected pacemaker South Sea Pearl was surprisingly held up at the rear of the field, so Enable strode on and made all to score by two and three-quarter lengths over Magical.
The manner of her victory prompted BHA handicapper Mark Olley to promote Enable to an official rating of 128, making her the highest-rated horse in the world.
All eyes now turned to Longchamp on October 6 as Enable aimed for an unprecedented third win in the Qatar Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe, which was run on very soft going.
A typically strong renewal for Europe's premier middle-distance contest also featured leading three-year-olds Sottsass, winner of the QIPCO Prix du Jockey Club, and Juddmonte International victor Japan.
The older contingent included Magical, King George VI & Queen Elizabeth QIPCO Stakes third Waldgeist and Ghaiyyath, who headed to Longchamp on the back of a 14-length success in the G1 Longines Grosser Preis von Baden.
Enable travelled supremely well behind the leaders for much of the race and loomed up to head Magical a furlong and a half from home.
She soon went clear and looked set for a fairy-tale victory, only for Waldgeist to stay on strongly on the testing ground and collar the great mare near the line.
It was her first defeat in 13 starts, a sequence that had included a remarkable 10 victories at G1 level, and second overall in 15 outings.
Discussions soon turned to Enable's future and whether she would be seen on the racecourse again or retire to her owner's powerful Juddmonte Farms breeding operation.
Nine days after her Longchamp reversal, connections announced that Enable would remain in training as a six-year-old, to the delight of the racing public.
If the past three seasons prove anything to go by, her glittering CV looks certain to be further enhanced during the 2020 season, with more Cartier Racing Awards honours in prospect.
Cartier Three-Year-Old Colt TOO DARN HOT 3 b c Dubawi (IRE) - Dar Re Mi (Singspiel (IRE)) 2019 Form: 22311 Owner: Lord Lloyd-Webber Trainer: John Gosden Breeder: Watership Down Stud Jockey: Frankie Dettori Too Darn Hot joins a select group of horses to have won both the Cartier Two-Year-Old Colt and Cartier Three-Year-Old Colt awards, following a season that initially threatened to prove frustrating but then delivered two G1 prizes before injury prematurely finished his racing career.
Only George Washington (2006), New Approach (2008) and Frankel (2011) have previously gained both Cartier Awards.
The son of Dubawi, bred at Lord and Lady Lloyd-Webber's Watership Down Stud and the son of their exceptional mare Dar Re Mi, was the standout juvenile of 2018, winning all four of his starts for trainer John Gosden including an impressive display in the G1 Dubai Dewhurst Stakes.
After such a brilliant season, Too Darn Hot spent the winter at the head of the betting for two British Classics, the QIPCO 2,000 Guineas and the Investec Derby.
However, he was forced to miss his intended seasonal return in the G3 Greenham Stakes at Newbury in April - a contest ironically sponsored by Watership Down Stud - due to heat in a splint bone.
Having run out of time to get Too Darn Hot ready for the QIPCO 2,000 Guineas, Gosden rerouted him to the G2 Al Basti Equiworld Dubai Dante Stakes over an extended mile and a quarter at York on May 16, one of the leading trials for the 12-furlong Investec Derby.
It was also a race in which Gosden had saddled three of the past four winners, including future Cartier Horse of the Year recipients Golden Horn (2015) and Roaring Lion (2018).
Everything appeared to go to plan for most of the race, as Too Darn Hot stayed on well from the rear to press for the lead approaching the final furlong.
But he could not get to grips with Telecaster in the closing stages and went down by a length. After failing to see out the trip at York, Too Darn Hot dropped back to a mile for the G1 Tattersalls Irish 2,000 Guineas at the Curragh, Ireland, just nine days later.
Taking on a field that included the QIPCO 2,000 Guineas winner Magna Grecia, Too Darn Hot delivered a strong challenge down the centre of the course, but front-running Phoenix Of Spain was too strong inside the final furlong, winning by three lengths.
Too Darn Hot headed to Royal Ascot for the G1 St James's Palace Stakes, again over a mile on June 18.
On rain-softened ground, Too Darn Hot travelled strongly into the race and battled for the lead approaching the final furlong but failed to get on terms with Circus Maximus.
He kept on at the same pace and was passed on the line by stable-companion King Of Comedy, finishing third, beaten a length in total.
Following three solid, if not spectacular, efforts, Too Darn Hot was dropped down in trip for the G1 Qatar Prix Jean Prat at Deauville on July 6, with the race distance switching from a mile to seven furlongs for the first time in 2018.
Having tracked the leaders, Too Darn Hot moved up to hit the front a furlong and a half out and powered clear for a decisive three-length success over Space Blues, a coveted first G1 win as a three-year-old.
With four victories from as many starts over seven furlongs and a solitary maiden win over a mile, there was some discussion over Too Darn Hot's optimum distance.
Immediately after his Deauville victory, Gosden declared: "We've finally got him over the correct trip - seven furlongs.
An easy, flat mile would be no problem - just stop running over an extended mile and a quarter and stiff miles.
Finally the trainer and the racing manager have got it right and the horse has got us out of trouble." An easy mile around Goodwood indeed proved no problem for Too Darn Hot in the G1 Qatar Sussex Stakes on July 31.
After briefly having to wait for a run passing the two-furlong pole, he showed an excellent turn of foot to beat his Royal Ascot conqueror Circus Maximus by three-quarters of a length, with Phoenix Of Spain back in sixth.
Connections mulled over whether to drop Too Darn Hot back to sprint distances and the colt was entered in the six-furlong G1 Betfair Sprint Cup at Haydock Park.
However, a hairline fracture of his cannon bone was discovered in the days after his Qatar Sussex Stakes victory and he was immediately retired to stand alongside his sire Dubawi at Darley's Dalham Hall Stud in Newmarket. Cartier Three-Year-Old Filly STAR CATCHER 3 b f Sea The Stars (IRE) - Lynnwood Chase (USA) (Horse Chestnut (SAF)) 2019 Form: 131111 Owner: Anthony Oppenheimer Trainer: John Gosden Breeder: Hascombe & Valiant Studs Jockey: Frankie Dettori Star Catcher receives the award for Cartier Three-Year-Old Filly following a hugely progressive campaign that included three G1 victories in three different countries. Bred by her owner Anthony Oppenheimer's Hascombe & Valiant Studs, Star Catcher is out of Lynnwood Chase, a daughter of South African champion Horse Chestnut, who himself was bred and raced in the colours of Harry Oppenheimer, a cousin of Anthony's father Sir Philip.
While disappointing on the racecourse, Lynnwood Chase has developed into a talented broodmare, having also produced G1 Canadian International victor Cannock Chase and Pisco Sour, a G2 winner in France. Star Catcher did not make her debut until late December, 2018, when she finished sixth in a Polytrack maiden over a mile at Chelmsford City for trainer John Gosden.
She showed the benefit of that introduction on her seasonal return in a 10-furlong contest at Newbury on April 12, when she stayed on well to score by four and a half lengths.
She returned to the Berkshire course for the Listed Haras de Bouquetot Fillies' Trial, again over a mile and a quarter, when she attempted to make all of the running but was collared close home by Queen Power and Lavender's Blue to finish a close third.
Having side-stepped the Investec Oaks at Epsom Downs - won by her stable companion Anapurna - Star Catcher instead headed to Royal Ascot for the G2 Ribblesdale Stakes on June 20.
Stepping up to a mile and a half for the first time, the Sea The Stars filly quickened strongly for an impressive victory over Investec Oaks third Fleeting. Star Catcher and Fleeting re-opposed in the G1 Kerrygold Irish Oaks at the Curragh, Ireland, and the duo replicated their Royal Ascot placings.
Under a masterful Frankie Dettori ride, Star Catcher was immediately sent to the front and the filly made all to beat Fleeting by half a length.
Following a short break over the summer, Star Catcher travelled over to France for the G1 Qatar Prix Vermeille at Longchamp on September 15.
Despite Oaks heroine Anapurna also being among the field, Dettori elected to ride Star Catcher and he once again dictated the pace, with his willing partner staying on well to score by three-quarters of a length from four-year-old Musis Amica.
Star Catcher returned to the scene of her Ribblesdale Stakes win for her final three-year-old appearance in the G1 QIPCO British Champions Fillies & Mares Stakes, although the race was run on the tighter inside course at Ascot following significant rainfall.
After making the running on her two previous G1 victories, Star Catcher was instead settled in fourth and had to battle gamely to deliver her challenge between Delphinia and Sun Maiden entering the final furlong.
As the trio challenged for the lead, Star Catcher stayed on resolutely on the testing ground to edge out Delphinia by a short-head, with a length back to Sun Maiden in third.
Her win was particularly sweet for Dettori, who was recording his 250th G1 success.
Star Catcher is due to remain in training as a four-year-old and looks set to be part of a formidable team of Gosden-trained older fillies and mares in 2020.
Cartier Stayer STRADIVARIUS (IRE) 5 ch h Sea The Stars (IRE) - Private Life (FR) (Bering) 2019 form: 111112 Owner: Bjorn Nielsen Trainer: John Gosden Breeder: Bjorn Nielsen Jockey: Frankie Dettori Stradivarius takes the Cartier Stayer Award for a second successive year, with the Bjorn Nielsen homebred having once again dominated the division, winning both the WH Stayers' Million and the Stayers' Triple Crown.
The Sea The Stars entire, trained by John Gosden in Newmarket, had already secured his place among the pantheon of great stayers with a remarkable 2018 that included a perfect five wins from five starts.
That sequence included victories in the Yorkshire Cup, Gold Cup, Goodwood Cup and Lonsdale Cup, which saw Stradivarius scoop a £1-million bonus offered by Weatherbys Hamilton to any horse that could win all four races.
With the bonus up for grabs again in 2019, Stradivarius looked all set to follow the same programme of races and he duly started his season back at York for the G2 Matchbook Yorkshire Cup on May 17.
Despite racing over an inadequate 14 furlongs and expected to improve significantly for his seasonal return, Stradivarius displayed his customary tenacity to edge out Southern France by three-quarters of a length.
All roads now led to Royal Ascot for the G1 Gold Cup on June 20, when Stradivarius faced several significant new challengers to his crown including Cross Counter, winner of the previous season's Melbourne Cup, and Dee Ex Bee, who had found only Masar a length and a half too strong in the 2018 Investec Derby.
While his 2018 Gold Cup success had come on quick ground, conditions at Royal Ascot this year were different, with significant rain resulting in soft ground.
Nevertheless, Stradivarius confirmed his status as Europe's top stayer with a smooth length victory over Dee Ex Bee, with the only moment of concern coming when he found himself briefly short of room at the top of the straight.
His win crowned a remarkable day for his jockey Frankie Dettori, who had also won the first three races on the card.
Stradivarius continued to show his superiority on his next two starts, beating Dee Ex Bee into second on both occasions.
Only a neck separated the two in the G1 Qatar Goodwood Cup at Goodwood on July 30, although Dettori's celebrations near the line made nonsense of the winning distance, as Stradivarius became only the second horse after Double Trigger to capture the two-mile contest three times.
The G2 Weatherbys Hamilton Lonsdale Cup at York on August 23, the final leg of the WH Stayers' Million, provided a different challenge, with Stradivarius having to concede 3lb to Dee Ex Bee following his two G1 victories earlier in the season.
The penalty did little to deter Stradivarius, who stayed on well to beat Dee Ex Bee by a length and a quarter, with subsequent Melbourne Cup third Il Paradiso filling the places. Stradivarius was given a break following his 2018 Weatherbys Hamilton Lonsdale Cup success but connections took the bold decision to keep him busy in 2019 and let him run in the final leg of the Stayers' Triple Crown, the G2 Magners Rose Doncaster Cup at Doncaster's St Leger Festival on September 13.
Shouldering a 5lb penalty, Stradivarius travelled strongly in third before storming clear under a hands and heels ride to readily score over Cleonte.
Stradivarius headed back to Ascot for the G2 QIPCO British Champions Long Distance Cup on October 19, looking to repeat his victory of 12 months earlier.
He stayed on strongly to press Kew Gardens for the lead entering the final furlong and the duo served up a tremendous finish, with both horses duelling for the lead all the way up to the line in the soft ground.
After flashing past the post together, Kew Gardens was given the verdict by the narrowest of margins, with the 2018 St Leger winner handing Stradivarius his first defeat in two years.
Both Stradivarius and Kew Gardens are set to remain in training next year and their epic Ascot tussle could well be a foretaste of more tremendous battles. Cartier Sprinter BLUE POINT (IRE) 5 b h Shamardal (USA) - Scarlett Rose (Royal Applause) 2019 Form: 11111 Owner: Godolphin Trainer: Charlie Appleby Breeder: Oak Lodge Bloodstock Jockey: William Buick/James Doyle Blue Point gains the Cartier Sprinter award after a superb unbeaten campaign that saw the five-year-old become the second horse in 99 years to win the G1 King's Stand Stakes and G1 Diamond Jubilee Stakes at Royal Ascot in the same year.
The Shamardal horse, bred by Oak Lodge Bloodstock, went through the Newmarket sales ring at Tattersalls twice, first as a foal for 110,000 guineas and then as a yearling when bought by Godolphin for 200,000 guineas. Trained by Charlie Appleby, he was already firmly established as a top-level sprinter prior to this season, having captured the King's Stand Stakes and finished third in the G1 Coolmore Nunthorpe Stakes at York, both over five furlongs, in 2018.
Blue Point kicked off his 2019 campaign with three impressive displays at Meydan, UAE, starting with an effortless five-length success over talented Australian performer Faatinah in the five-furlong G2 Meydan Sprint Sponsored By Gulf News on February 14.
He posted another decisive win at Meydan in the G3 Nad Al Sheba Turf Sprint Sponsored By Arabian Adventures over six furlongs on March 8 and returned to the same course and distance on Dubai World Cup night, March 30, for the G1 Al Quoz Sprint Sponsored By Azizi Developments - a race he had been withdrawn from at the start 12 months earlier.
Always travelling supremely well, Blue Point accelerated strongly to take up the running with half a furlong to race and stayed on powerfully for a comfortably victory a strong international field.
Runner-up Belvoir Bay, beaten a length and a quarter, went on to frank the form by winning the G1 Breeders' Cup Turf Sprint at the end of 2019, while third home Stormy Liberal had previously won the same North American highlight twice.
Appleby immediately nominated the G1 King's Stand Stakes at Royal Ascot on June 18 as Blue Point's next target and the horse faced stiff opposition in the five-furlong contest, including 2018 Cartier Sprinter Mabs Cross, very speedy Battaash and US raider Imprimis.
With William Buick sidelined through injury, James Doyle came in for the ride on the Godolphin sprinter.
Always towards the head of affairs, Blue Point went on passing the two-furlong pole and ran on strongly to see off Battaash in the closing stages by a length and a quarter.
Despite having been left in at the five-day confirmations, few seriously considered whether Blue Point would make a quick reappearance in the six-furlong G1 Diamond Jubilee Stakes just four days later.
With the decision already made to retire Blue Point after Royal Ascot, Godolphin's founder and driving force, Sheikh Mohammed opted to let Blue Point try and win both G1 sprints at the meeting, a double only achieved by Choisir (2003) in the previous 99 years.
Showing no ill-effect from his King's Stand exertions, Blue Point showed his usual early speed to race prominently behind Kachy, who led the 17 runners at a blistering early gallop.
Blue Point cruised up to dispute the running with a furlong and a half to race and forged clear soon afterwards, but had to be kept up to his work in the closing stages as Dream Of Dreams threatened to wear down the Godolphin sprinter.
Only a head separated the duo at the line, with Blue Point holding on gamely to record a famous sprint double.
His two victories at the Royal meeting took Blue Point's record at Ascot to a remarkable five wins from six appearances, all of them in Group races.
With no major sprints at the course until QIPCO British Champions Day in October, and the prospect of unsuitably soft ground, Blue Point was retired shortly after the Diamond Jubilee Stakes.
Having beaten all that was put before him in a stellar season, Blue Point bowed out at the top, with his trainer commenting: "To do what he did within five days was the pinnacle of his career and he couldn't have done any more.
He is five now and thrives at Ascot, so we don't think he has anything else to prove." Blue Point has joined his father Shamardal at Darley's Kildangan Stud in Ireland, where he will take up stallion duties in 2020. Cartier Two-Year-Old Colt PINATUBO (IRE) 2 b c Shamardal (USA) - Lava Flow (IRE) (Dalakhani (IRE)) 2019 Form: 111111 Owner: Godolphin Trainer: Charlie Appleby Breeder: Godolphin Jockey: James Doyle/William Buick Pinatubo produced one of the most exciting juvenile campaigns in modern times and the Godolphin homebred receives the Cartier Two-Year-Old Colt award following six sensational victories.
Named after a volcano in the Philippines, Pinatubo looked anything but explosive during his early pieces of work for Charlie Appleby, with the trainer opting to give the son of Shamardal a low-key introduction over six furlongs on Tapeta at Wolverhampton on May 10.
He made an impressive debut as he readily beat subsequent G2 Tattersalls July Stakes runner-up Platinum Star by three and a quarter lengths.
Pinatubo continued his bright start in the six-furlong Investec Woodcote EBF Stakes at Epsom Downs on May 31, when he stayed on strongly after missing the break to score by a length and a half.
Having displayed plenty of stamina, connections elected to aim Pinatubo at the seven-furlong Listed Chesham Stakes at Royal Ascot in June 22, and he produced a scintillating performance as he lowered the course record with a dominant victory.
Already touted as one the most exciting two-year-olds of the season following his Royal Ascot success, Pinatubo stepped up to G2 level for the Qatar Vintage Stakes over seven furlongs at Goodwood on July 30.
Settled in fourth early on by James Doyle, Pinatubo loomed up approaching the final quarter-mile and sprinted away from his rivals before being eased on the line for an effortless five-length success.
Pinatubo headed across the Irish Sea for his next outing in the seven-furlong G1 Goffs Vincent O'Brien National Stakes at the Curragh, Ireland, on September 15. With William Buick taking over riding duties, Pinatubo posted an incredible display as he took up the running with two furlongs to race and completely spread-eagled a high-class field.
His nine-length success over G2 winner Armory saw Pinatubo given a rating of 128 by the British Horseracing Authority, the highest mark in 25 years and 2lb higher than Frankel achieved as a two-year-old. Pinatubo's final two-year-old start came in another G1 contest over seven furlongs, the Darley Dewhurst Stakes, at Newmarket on October 12.
Encountering soft ground for the first time, Pinatubo wasn't able to produce another wide-margin success, but the colt displayed courage and tenacity to comfortably beat Arizona by two lengths.
After an outstanding season, Pinatubo heads into the winter as favourite for both the QIPCO 2,000 Guineas and the Investec Derby. In a quirk of fate, his biggest rival for the Newmarket Classic could be Earthlight - another Shamardal colt owned by Godolphin who gained two G1 victories during an unbeaten five-run season for trainer Andre Fabre.
Cartier Two-Year-Old Filly QUADRILATERAL 2 b f Frankel - Nimble Thimble (USA) (Mizzen Mast (USA)) 2019 Form: 111 Owner: Khalid Abdullah Trainer: Roger Charlton Breeder: Juddmonte Farms Ltd Jockey: Jason Watson Quadrilateral takes the award for Cartier Two-Year-Old Filly following an unbeaten season that culminated with G1 glory in the bet365 Fillies' Mile at Bred by owner Khalid Abdullah's Juddmonte Farms, Quadrilateral is a daughter of the mighty Frankel and hails from a family that her trainer Roger Charlton is well acquainted with.
As well as overseeing the career of her half-brother Usher, who failed to shine in two racecourse appearances, Charlton trained Quadrilateral's dam Nimble Thimble, who won once in three starts.
The Beckhampton handler was also responsible for several of Nimble Thimble's siblings, most notably Three Valleys, winner of Royal Ascot's Coventry Stakes and runner-up in the G1 Dewhurst Stakes. Quadrilateral made a winning debut over seven furlongs at Newbury on August 16, when she kept on well in the closing stages to score by a neck in a maiden.
She returned to the same course for a fillies' conditions race over the same distance on September 20 - a race won by G1 performers Nathra and Dabyah in recent years.
Held up at the rear of the field by Jason Watson, Quadrilateral quickened strongly to hit the front over a furlong from home and powered clear for an emphatic nine-length victory.
The manner of her performance saw her propelled to the top of the betting market for the 2020 QIPCO 1,000 Guineas.
Quadrilateral took the step up to G1 level for the bet365 Fillies' Mile at Newmarket on October 11.
Sent off the 9/4 favourite, she looked to be in trouble as the pace quickened approaching the final quarter-mile but stayed on gamely up the far rail to collar Powerful Breeze near the line and prevail by a head.
It was a first domestic G1 triumph for Watson, while Charlton was recording a first top-level success with a two-year-old filly.
She goes into the winter at the head of the betting for both the QIPCO 1,000 Guineas and the Investec Oaks. Cartier/Daily Telegraph Award Of Merit PAT SMULLEN The Cartier/Daily Telegraph Award of Merit goes to Pat Smullen.
The nine-time champion Flat jockey in his native Ireland enjoyed numerous big-race successes before the life-changing news he received in 2018 which has seen him become a substantial fundraiser for charity.
Born in Rhode, County Offlay, on May 22, 1977, Smullen was one of four sons. He initially was far more interested in football than horses, unlike his eldest brother Sean who worked for trainer Joanna Morgan. One day when their father Paddy dropping off Sean for work, Morgan put her head inside the car and enquired whether Pat would also be interested in horses. From that point onwards, Pat's equine activities took off as he was introduced to riding, hunting, show jumping and preparing horses for breeze-up sales. The racing connection developed further when his father got in contact with local trainer Tommy Lacy and Pat went on to serve a four-year apprenticeship with the Tullamore handler.
The first winner came aboard Vicosa, trained by Lacy, at Dundalk on June 11, 1993, following an initial ride the previous September.
The apprentice gained the attention of several other trainers and the winners began to flow, leading to Smullen being crowned champion apprentice in Ireland in both 1995 and 1996.
Then came the opportunity to ride as second jockey behind Johnny Murtagh for trainer John Oxx, where he improved again over a two-year spell.
A first G1 success was achieved on the Tommy Stack-trained Tarascon in the 1997 Moyglare Stud Stakes at the Curragh.
He was also used regularly by leading trainer Dermot Weld.
When Weld's number one, Michael Kinane, made the move to Ballydoyle, Pat was the natural choice to take the job at Rosewell House in 1999.
The Weld connection, with Moyglare Stud the main owner, saw him crowned champion jockey in Ireland for the first time in 2000, thanks to the help of his agent and brother-in-law Kevin O'Ryan.
He went on to be Irish champion again in 2001, 2005, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2014, 2015 and 2016 - the year he gained his highest winning total of 129 in Ireland.
Not long after his initial jockeys' championship, he experienced private joy when marrying trainer Frances Crowley in 2001.
Frances hails from one of Ireland's most famous racing dynasties - her father Joe was a successful trainer under both codes while her sister is Annemarie O'Brien, wife of the recording-breaking handler Aidan O'Brien.
Frances herself created history in 2005 when becoming the first female trainer in Ireland to saddle a Classic winner - Saoire in the 2005 Irish 1,000 Guineas.
It was a great family day as Pat won the G1 Tattersalls Gold Cup on the Weld-trained Grey Swallow. Pat and Frances are blessed with three children - Sarah, Hannah and Paddy. In 2001, Pat enjoyed the first of nine Irish Classic success on Vinnie Roe in the Irish St Leger and he would go on to partner the great stayer for a further three wins in the Curragh contest - 2002, 2003 and 2004.
The duo also went down valiantly under top-weight when runner-up to mighty mare Makybe Diva in Australia's Melbourne Cup in 2004, having won the Prix Royal-Oak, the French St Leger, in 2001.
The first of eight Royal Ascot victories was provided by Irresistible Jewel in the 2002 Ribblesdale Stakes, with British Classic success coming courtesy of Refuse To Bend in the 2003 2,000 Guineas at Newmarket.
Over the next few years, Pat's career continued to go from strength to strength as he racked up the winners, with highlights including Grey Swallow (2004 Irish Derby), Dress To Thrill (2002 Matron Stakes, Sun Chariot Stakes & Matriarch Stakes) and Rite Of Passage (2010 Gold Cup at Royal Ascot).
2015 proved particularly fruitful, as he landed two of Ascot's major G1 prizes - the Prince Of Wales' Stakes (Free Eagle) and the QIPCO Champion Stakes (Fascinating Rock).
He also struck a great partnership with the Hugo Palmer-trained Covert Love, annexing the Irish Oaks and the Prix de l'Opera. Even better was the come in 2016.
After an early morning injury scare involving a dislodged shoe, the Aga Khan's Harzand was partnered to victory in the world's most famous Classic, the Derby at Epsom Downs, England.
It was a dream come true for Pat, who regards the victory as his biggest. The rider and colt teamed up again to capture the Irish Derby later the same month.
With a career in full-flight, Pat was rightly regarded as one of the world's leading jockeys.
In March, 2018, he stood down from his booked rides after reporting "absolute agony". This was initially thought likely to be a kidney stone and it was hoped that he would make a speedy recovery. However, it proved to be far more serious.
Pancreatic cancer was diagnosed and Pat subsequently underwent surgery. On medical advice, he announced, his retirement from the saddle in May this year. Pat has thrown himself wholeheartedly into the battle against pancreatic cancer.
His fundraising efforts have yielded over €2.5 million, culminating on Longines Irish Champions Weekend in September this year.
The Pat Smullen Champions Race for Cancer Trials Ireland saw nine former top jockeys including Sir A P McCoy, Ruby Walsh and Johnny Murtagh coming out of retirement for a special contest at the Curragh in September 15.
Originally intending to ride in the race himself, Pat was unable to return to the saddle because of a set-back in his recovery from cancer, although he was present on course to witness McCoy come out on top.
He reflected: "You have to face it - what else do you do, lie down and give up? You can't do that. "I have tremendous support from an amazing family and great friends. "The support from everybody is unbelievable. The racing community has proved itself how it rallies around in times of need. "It is just great to still be part of this great industry. I can't thank everybody enough. "I can reassure everyone that every penny donated is going to a very worthy cause, which what we always set out to do - to make a difference."
Winners by year at the Cartier Racing Awards 2019 - CARTIER RACING AWARDS Cartier Two-Year-Old Colt: Pinatubo Cartier Two-Year-Old Filly: Quadrilateral Cartier Three-Year-Old Colt: Too Darn Hot Cartier Three-Year-Old Filly: Star Catcher Cartier Sprinter: Blue Point Cartier Stayer: Stradivarius Cartier Older Horse: Enable Cartier Horse of the Year: Enable owned by Prince Khalid Abdullah Cartier/Daily Telegraph Award of Merit: Pat Smullen 2018 - CARTIER RACING AWARDS Cartier Two-Year-Old Colt: Too Darn Hot Cartier Two-Year-Old Filly: Skitter Scatter Cartier Three-Year-Old Colt: Roaring Lion Cartier Three-Year-Old Filly: Alpha Centauri Cartier Sprinter: Mabs Cross Cartier Stayer: Stradivarius Cartier Older Horse: Enable Cartier Horse of the Year: Roaring Lion owned by Qatar Racing Limited Cartier/Daily Telegraph Award of Merit: David Oldrey 2017 - CARTIER RACING AWARDS Cartier Two-Year-Old Colt: U S Navy Flag Cartier Two-Year-Old Filly: Happily Cartier Three-Year-Old Colt: Cracksman Cartier Three-Year-Old Filly: Enable Cartier Sprinter: Harry Angel Cartier Stayer: Order Of St George Cartier Older Horse: Ulysses Cartier Horse of the Year: Enable owned by Prince Khalid Abdullah Cartier/Daily Telegraph Award of Merit: Sir Michael Stoute 2016 - CARTIER RACING AWARDS Cartier Two-Year-Old Colt: Churchill Cartier Two-Year-Old Filly: Lady Aurelia Cartier Three-Year-Old Colt: Almanzor Cartier Three-Year-Old Filly: Minding Cartier Sprinter: Quiet Reflection Cartier Stayer: Order Of St George Cartier Older Horse: Found Cartier Horse of the Year: Minding owned by Derrick Smith, Sue Magnier & Michael Tabor Cartier/Daily Telegraph Award of Merit: Aidan O'Brien 2015 - CARTIER RACING AWARDS Cartier Two-Year-Old Colt: Air Force Blue Cartier Two-Year-Old Filly: Minding Cartier Three-Year-Old Colt: Golden Horn Cartier Three-Year-Old Filly: Legatissimo Cartier Sprinter: Muhaarar Cartier Stayer: Simple Verse Cartier Older Horse: Solow Cartier Horse of the Year: Golden Horn owned by Anthony Oppenheimer Cartier/Daily Telegraph Award of Merit: Jack Berry 2014 - CARTIER RACING AWARDS Cartier Two-Year-Old Colt: Gleneagles Cartier Two-Year-Old Filly: Tiggy Wiggy Cartier Three-Year-Old Colt: Kingman Cartier Three-Year-Old Filly: Taghrooda Cartier Sprinter: Sole Power Cartier Stayer: Leading Light Cartier Older Horse: Noble Mission Cartier Horse of the Year: Kingman owned by Prince Khalid Abdullah Cartier/Daily Telegraph Award of Merit: Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum 2013 - CARTIER RACING AWARDS Cartier Two-Year-Old Colt: Kingston Hill Cartier Two-Year-Old Filly: Chriselliam Cartier Three-Year-Old Colt: Magician Cartier Three-Year-Old Filly: Treve Cartier Sprinter: Lethal Force Cartier Stayer: Estimate Cartier Older Horse: Moonlight Cloud Cartier Horse of the Year: Treve owned by His Excellency Sheikh Joaan Bin Hamad Al Thani Cartier/Daily Telegraph Award of Merit: Jim Bolger 2012 - CARTIER RACING AWARDS Cartier Two-Year-Old Colt: Dawn Approach Cartier Two-Year-Old Filly: Certify Cartier Three-Year-Old Colt: Camelot Cartier Three-Year-Old Filly: The Fugue Cartier Sprinter: Black Caviar Cartier Stayer: Colour Vision Cartier Older Horse: Frankel Cartier Horse of the Year: Frankel, owned by Prince Khalid Abdullah Cartier/Daily Telegraph Award of Merit: Team Frankel 2011 - CARTIER RACING AWARDS Cartier Two-Year-Old Colt: Dabirsim Cartier Two-Year-Old Filly: Maybe Cartier Three-Year-Old Colt: Frankel Cartier Three-Year-Old Filly: Danedream Cartier Sprinter: Dream Ahead Cartier Stayer: Fame And Glory Cartier Older Horse: Cirrus Des Aigles Cartier Horse of the Year: Frankel, owned by Prince Khalid Abdullah Cartier/Daily Telegraph Award of Merit: Barry Hills 2010 - CARTIER RACING AWARDS Cartier Two-Year-Old Colt: Frankel Cartier Two-Year-Old Filly: Misty For Me Cartier Three-Year-Old Colt: Workforce Cartier Three-Year-Old Filly: Snow Fairy Cartier Sprinter: Starspangledbanner Cartier Stayer: Rite Of Passage Cartier Older Horse: Goldikova Cartier Horse of the Year: Goldikova, owned by the Wertheimer brothers Cartier/Daily Telegraph Award of Merit: Richard Hannon 2009 - CARTIER RACING AWARDS Cartier Two-Year-Old Colt: St Nicholas Abbey Cartier Two-Year-Old Filly: Special Duty Cartier Three-Year-Old Colt: Sea The Stars Cartier Three-Year-Old Filly: Sariska Cartier Sprinter: Fleeting Spirit Cartier Stayer: Yeats Cartier Older Horse: Goldikova Cartier Horse of the Year: Sea The Stars, owned by Christopher Tsui Cartier/Daily Telegraph Award of Merit: John Oxx 2008 - CARTIER RACING AWARDS Cartier Two-Year-Old Colt: Mastercraftsman Cartier Two-Year-Old Filly: Rainbow View Cartier Three-Year-Old Colt: New Approach Cartier Three-Year-Old Filly: Zarkava Cartier Sprinter: Marchand D'Or Cartier Stayer: Yeats Cartier Older Horse: Duke Of Marmalade Cartier Horse of the Year: Zarkava, owned by HH the Aga Khan Cartier/Daily Telegraph Award of Merit: Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum 2007 - CARTIER RACING AWARDS Cartier Two-Year-Old Colt: New Approach Cartier Two-Year-Old Filly: Natagora Cartier Three-Year-Old Colt: Authorized Cartier Three-Year-Old Filly: Peeping Fawn Cartier Sprinter: Red Clubs Cartier Stayer: Yeats Cartier Older Horse: Dylan Thomas Cartier Horse of the Year: Dylan Thomas, owned by Sue Magnier & Michael Tabor Cartier/Daily Telegraph Award of Merit: The Niarchos Family 2006 - CARTIER RACING AWARDS Cartier Two-Year-Old Colt: Teofilo Cartier Two-Year-Old Filly: Finsceal Beo Cartier Three-Year-Old Colt: George Washington Cartier Three-Year-Old Filly: Mandesha Cartier Sprinter: Reverence Cartier Stayer: Yeats Cartier Older Horse: Ouija Board Cartier Horse of the Year: Ouija Board, owned by Lord Derby Cartier/Daily Telegraph Award of Merit: Peter Willett 2005 - CARTIER RACING AWARDS Cartier Two-Year-Old Colt: George Washington Cartier Two-Year-Old Filly: Rumplestiltskin Cartier Three-Year-Old Colt: Hurricane Run Cartier Three-Year-Old Filly: Divine Proportions Cartier Sprinter: Avonbridge Cartier Stayer: Westerner Cartier Older Horse: Azamour Cartier Horse of the Year: Hurricane Run, owned by Michael Tabor & Sue Magnier Cartier/Daily Telegraph Award of Merit: Henry Cecil 2004 - CARTIER RACING AWARDS Cartier Two-Year-Old Colt: Shamardal Cartier Two-Year-Old Filly: Divine Proportions Cartier Three-Year-Old Colt: Bago Cartier Three-Year-Old Filly: Ouija Board Cartier Sprinter: Somnus Cartier Stayer: Westerner Cartier Older Horse: Soviet Song Cartier Horse of the Year: Ouija Board, owned by Lord Derby Cartier/Daily Telegraph Award of Merit: David & Patricia Thompson 2003 - CARTIER RACING AWARDS Cartier Two-Year-Old Colt: One Cool Cat Cartier Two-Year-Old Filly: Attraction Cartier Three-Year-Old Colt: Dalakhani Cartier Three-Year-Old Filly: Russian Rhythm Cartier Sprinter: Oasis Dream Cartier Stayer: Persian Punch Cartier Older Horse: Falbrav Cartier Horse of the Year: Dalakhani, owned by HH the Aga Khan Cartier/Daily Telegraph Award of Merit: Lord Oaksey 2002 - CARTIER RACING AWARDS Cartier Two-Year-Old Colt: Hold That Tiger Cartier Two-Year-Old Filly: Six Perfections Cartier Three-Year-Old Colt: Rock Of Gibraltar Cartier Three-Year-Old Filly: Kazzia Cartier Sprinter: Continent Cartier Older Horse: Grandera Cartier Stayer: Vinnie Roe Cartier Horse of the Year: Rock of Gibraltar, owned by Sir Alex Ferguson & Sue Magnier Cartier/Daily Telegraph Award of Merit: Prince Khalid Abdullah Cartier Special Award: Tony McCoy 2001 - CARTIER RACING AWARDS Cartier Two-Year-Old Filly: Queen's Logic Cartier Two-Year-Old Colt: Johannesburg Cartier Three-Year-Old Filly: Banks Hill Cartier Three-Year-Old Colt: Galileo Cartier Stayer: Persian Punch Cartier Sprinter: Mozart Cartier Older Horse: Fantastic Light Cartier Horse of the Year: Fantastic Light, owned by Godolphin Cartier/Daily Telegraph Award of Merit: John Magnier 2000 - CARTIER RACING AWARDS Cartier Two-Year-Old Filly: Superstar Leo Cartier Two-Year-Old Colt: Tobougg Cartier Three-Year-Old Filly: Petrushka Cartier Three-Year-Old Colt: Sinndar Cartier Stayer: Kayf Tara Cartier Sprinter: Nuclear Debate Older Horse: Kalanisi Cartier Horse of the Year: Giant's Causeway, owned by Sue Magnier & Michael Tabor Cartier Millennium Award of Merit: HM The Queen Cartier/Daily Telegraph Award of Merit: HH the Aga Khan 1999 - CARTIER RACING AWARDS Cartier Two-Year-Old Filly: Torgau Cartier Two-Year-Old Colt: Fasliyev Cartier Three-Year-Old Filly: Ramruma Cartier Three-Year-Old Colt: Montjeu Cartier Stayer: Kayf Tara Cartier Sprinter: Stravinsky Cartier Older Horse: Daylami Cartier Horse of the Year: Daylami, owned by Godolphin Cartier/Daily Telegraph Award of Merit: Peter Walwyn 1998 - CARTIER RACING AWARDS Cartier Two-Year-Old Colt: Aljabr Cartier Two-Year-Old Filly: Bint Allayl Cartier Three-Year-Old Colt: Dream Well Cartier Three-Year-Old Filly: Cape Verdi Cartier Sprinter: Tamarisk Cartier Stayer: Kayf Tara Cartier Older Horse: Swain Cartier Horse of the Year: Dream Well, owned by the Niarchos Family Cartier/Daily Telegraph Award of Merit: The Head Family 1997 - CARTIER RACING AWARDS Cartier Two-Year-Old Filly: Embassy Cartier Two-Year-Old Colt: Xaar Cartier Three-Year-Old Filly: Ryafan Cartier Three-Year-Old Colt: Peintre Celebre Cartier Stayer: Celeric Cartier Sprinter: Royal Applause Cartier Older Horse: Pilsudski Cartier Horse of the Year: Peintre Celebre, owned by Daniel Wildenstein Cartier/Daily Telegraph Award of Merit: Sir Peter O'Sullevan 1996 - CARTIER RACING AWARDS Cartier Two-Year-Old Filly: Pas De Reponse Cartier Two-Year-Old Colt: Bahamian Bounty Cartier Three-Year-Old Filly: Bosra Sham Cartier Three-Year-Old Colt: Helissio Cartier Stayer: Nononito Cartier Sprinter: Anabaa Cartier Older Horse: Halling Cartier Horse of the Year: Helissio, owned by Enrique Sarasola Cartier/Daily Telegraph Award of Merit: Frankie Dettori 1995 - CARTIER RACING AWARDS Cartier Two-Year-Old Filly: Blue Duster Cartier Two-Year-Old Colt: Alhaarth Cartier Three-Year-Old Filly: Ridgewood Pearl Cartier Three-Year-Old Colt: Lammtarra Cartier Stayer: Double Trigger Cartier Sprinter: Hever Golf Rose Cartier Older Horse: Further Flight Cartier Horse of the Year: Ridgewood Pearl, owned by Anne Coughlan Cartier/Daily Telegraph Award of Merit: John Dunlop 1994 - CARTIER RACING AWARDS Cartier Two-Year-Old Filly: Gay Gallanta Cartier Two-Year-Old Colt: Celtic Swing Cartier Three-Year-Old Filly: Balanchine Cartier Three-Year-Old Colt: King's Theatre Cartier Stayer: Moonax Cartier Sprinter: Lochsong Cartier Older Horse: Barathea Cartier Horse of the Year: Barathea, owned by Sheikh Mohammed Cartier/Daily Telegraph Award of Merit: Marquess of Hartington 1993 - CARTIER RACING AWARDS Cartier Two-Year-Old Filly: Lemon Souffle Cartier Two-Year-Old Colt: First Trump Cartier Three-Year-Old Filly: Intrepidity Cartier Three-Year-Old Colt: Commander In Chief Cartier Stayer: Vintage Crop Cartier Sprinter: Lochsong Cartier Older Horse: Opera House Cartier Horse of the Year: Lochsong, owned by Jeff Smith Cartier/Daily Telegraph Award of Merit: Francois Boutin 1992 - CARTIER RACING AWARDS Cartier Two-Year-Old Filly: Lyric Fantasy Cartier Two-Year-Old Colt: Zafonic Cartier Three-Year-Old Filly: User Friendly Cartier Three-Year-Old Colt: Rodrigo De Triano Cartier Stayer: Drum Taps Cartier Sprinter: Mr Brooks Cartier Older Horse: Mr Brooks Cartier Horse of the Year: User Friendly, owned by Bill Gredley Cartier/Daily Telegraph Award of Merit: Lester Piggott 1991 - CARTIER RACING AWARDS Cartier Two-Year-Old Filly: Culture Vulture Cartier Two-Year-Old Colt: Arazi Cartier Three-Year-Old Filly: Kooyonga Cartier Three-Year-Old Colt: Suave Dancer Cartier Stayer: Turgeon Cartier Sprinter: Sheikh Albadou Cartier Older Horse: Terimon Cartier Horse of the Year: Arazi, owned by Allen Paulson & Sheikh Mohammed Cartier/Daily Telegraph Award of Merit: Henri Chalhoub Winners per category at the Cartier Racing Awards CARTIER HORSE OF THE YEAR 2019 Enable 2018 Roaring Lion 2017 Enable 2016 Minding 2015 Golden Horn 2014 Kingman 2013 Treve 2012 Frankel 2011 Frankel 2010 Goldikova 2009 Sea the Stars 2008 Zarkava 2007 Dylan Thomas 2006 Ouija Board 2005 Hurricane Run 2004 Ouija Board 2003 Dalakhani 2002 Rock of Gibraltar 2001 Fantastic Light 2000 Giant's Causeway 1999 Daylami 1998 Dream Well 1997 Peintre Celebre 1996 Helissio 1995 Ridgewood Pearl 1994 Barathea 1993 Lochsong 1992 User Friendly 1991 Arazi CARTIER OLDER HORSE 2019 Enable 2018 Enable 2017 Ulysses 2016 Found 2015 Solow 2014 Noble Mission 2013 Moonlight Cloud 2012 Frankel 2011 Cirrus Des Aigles 2010 Goldikova 2009 Goldikova 2008 Duke of Marmalade 2007 Dylan Thomas 2006 Ouija Board 2005 Azamour 2004 Soviet Song 2003 Falbrav 2002 Grandera 2001 Fantastic Light 2000 Kalanisi 1999 Daylami 1998 Swain 1997 Pilsudski 1996 Halling 1995 Further Flight 1994 Barathea 1993 Opera House 1992 Mr Brooks 1991 Terimon CARTIER STAYER 2019 Stradivarius 2018 Stradivarius 2017 Order Of St George 2016 Order Of St George 2015 Simple Verse 2014 Leading Light 2013 Estimate 2012 Colour Vision 2011 Fame And Glory 2010 Rite Of Passage 2009 Yeats 2008 Yeats 2007 Yeats 2006 Yeats 2005 Westerner 2004 Westerner 2003 Persian Punch 2002 Vinnie Roe 2001 Persian Punch 2000 Kayf Tara 1999 Kayf Tara 1998 Kayf Tara 1997 Celeric 1996 Nononito 1995 Double Trigger 1994 Moonax 1993 Vintage Crop 1992 Drum Taps 1991 Turgeon CARTIER SPRINTER 2019 Blue Point 2018 Mabs Cross 2017 Harry Angel 2016 Quiet Reflection 2015 Muhaarar 2014 Sole Power 2013 Lethal Force 2012 Black Caviar 2011 Dream Ahead 2010 Starspangledbanner 2009 Fleeting Spirit 2008 Marchand d'Or 2007 Red Clubs 2006 Reverence 2005 Avonbridge 2004 Somnus 2003 Oasis Dream 2002 Continent 2001 Mozart 2000 Nuclear Debate 1999 Stravinsky 1998 Tamarisk 1997 Royal Applause 1996 Anabaa 1995 Hever Golf Rose 1994 Lochsong 1993 Lochsong 1992 Mr Brooks 1991 Sheikh Albadou CARTIER THREE-YEAR-OLD-COLT 2019 Too Darn Hot 2018 Roaring Lion 2017 Cracksman 2016 Almanzor 2015 Golden Horn 2014 Kingman 2013 Magician 2012 Camelot 2011 Frankel 2010 Workforce 2009 Sea the Stars 2008 New Approach 2007 Authorized 2006 George Washington 2005 Hurricane Run 2004 Bago 2003 Dalakhani 2002 Rock of Gibraltar 2001 Galileo 2000 Sinndar 1999 Montjeu 1998 Dream Well 1997 Peintre Celebre 1996 Helissio 1995 Lammtarra 1994 King's Theatre 1993 Commander in Chief 1992 Rodrigo de Triano 1991 Suave Dancer CARTIER THREE-YEAR-OLD FILLY 2019 Star Catcher 2018 Alpha Centauri 2017 Enable 2016 Minding 2015 Legatissimo 2014 Taghrooda 2013 Treve 2012 The Fugue 2011 Danedream 2010 Snow Fairy 2009 Sariska 2008 Zarkava 2007 Peeping Fawn 2006 Mandesha 2005 Divine Proportions 2004 Ouija Board 2003 Russian Rhythm 2002 Kazzia 2001 Banks Hill 2000 Petrushka 1999 Ramruma 1998 Cape Verdi 1997 Ryafan 1996 Bosra Sham 1995 Ridgewood Pearl 1994 Balanchine 1993 Intrepidity 1992 User Friendly 1991 Kooyonga CARTIER TWO-YEAR-OLD COLT 2019 Pinatubo 2018 Too Darn Hot 2017 U S Navy Flag 2016 Churchill 2015 Air Force Blue 2014 Gleneagles 2013 Kingston Hill 2012 Dawn Approach 2011 Dabirsim 2010 Frankel 2009 St Nicholas Abbey 2008 Mastercraftsman 2007 New Approach 2006 Teofilo 2005 George Washington 2004 Shamardal 2003 One Cool Cat 2002 Hold That Tiger 2001 Johannesburg 2000 Tobougg 1999 Fasliyev 1998 Aljabr 1997 Xaar 1996 Bahamian Bounty 1995 Alhaarth 1994 Celtic Swing 1993 First Trump 1992 Zafonic 1991 Arazi CARTIER TWO-YEAR-OLD FILLY 2019 Quadrilateral 2018 Skitter Scatter 2017 Happily 2016 Lady Aurelia 2015 Minding 2014 Tiggy Wiggy 2013 Chriselliam 2012 Certify 2011 Maybe 2010 Misty For Me 2009 Special Duty 2008 Rainbow View 2007 Natagora 2006 Finsceal Beo 2005 Rumplestiltskin 2004 Divine Proportions 2003 Attraction 2002 Six Perfections 2001 Queen's Logic 2000 Superstar Leo 1999 Torgau 1998 Bint Allayl 1997 Embassy 1996 Pas De Reponse 1995 Blue Duster 1994 Gay Gallanta 1993 Lemon Souffle 1992 Lyric Fantasy 1991 Culture Vulture CARTIER/DAILY TELEGRAPH AWARD OF MERIT 2019 Pat Smullen 2018 David Oldrey 2017 Sir Michael Stoute 2016 Aidan O'Brien 2015 Jack Berry 2014 Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum 2013 Jim Bolger 2012 Team Frankel 2011 Barry Hills 2010 Richard Hannon 2009 John Oxx 2008 Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum 2007 The Niarchos family 2006 Peter Willett 2005 Henry Cecil 2004 David & Patricia Thompson 2003 Lord Oaksey 2002 Prince Khalid Abdullah bin Abdullah 2001 John Magnier 2000 HH the Aga Khan 1999 Peter Walwyn 1998 The Head family 1997 Sir Peter O'Sullevan 1996 Frankie Dettori 1995 John Dunlop 1994 Marquess of Hartington 1993 François Boutin 1992 Lester Piggott 1991 Henri Chalhoub CARTIER MILLENNIUM AWARD OF MERIT 2000 HM The Queen CARTIER SPECIAL AWARD 2002 Tony McCoy