Cartier Racing Awards
Cartier Racing Awards 2024
Thursday 6th June
 

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Classic winners Ezeliya and Rosallion share the early lead alongside Tattersalls Gold Cup victor White Birch in the points standings for the Cartier Horse of the Year, the top equine accolade of the Cartier Racing Awards. 

All three horses have accrued 56 points in Pattern races so far this season, with Ezeliya having followed up victory in the Irish Stallion Farms EBF Salsabil Stakes in April with an emphatic success in the Betfred Oaks on Friday. 

The daughter of Dubawi is also out in front in the Cartier Three-Year-Old Filly standings and represents the same combination of owner/breeder the Aga Khan, trainer Dermot Weld and jockey Chris Hayes who teamed up with Tahiyra to win the same award in 2023. 

Elmalka (50), a surprise winner of the QIPCO 1000 Guineas, is currently second in the Cartier Three-Year-Old Filly rankings, with another Aga Khan homebred, Rouhiya (32), and Fallen Angel (32) also prominent following victories in the Emirates Poule d'Essai des Pouliches and Tattersalls Irish 1,000 Guineas

Rosallion tops the Cartier Three-Year-Old Colt division following his narrow victory over Haatem (36) in the Tattersalls Irish 2,000 Guineas. The Richard Hannon-trained duo previously filled the places behind Notable Speech (48) in the QIPCO 2000 Guineas and all three could meet again in the St James’s Palace Stakes – a race that is also due to feature Emirates Poule d'Essai des Poulains winner Metropolitan (32). 

The 2023 Cartier Two-Year-Old Colt City Of Troy (48) floundered in the QIPCO 2000 Guineas but bounced back to his best with a taking display in the Betfred Derby on Saturday, while Look de Vega (32) also impressed in the Qatar Prix du Jockey Club at Chantilly 24 hours later. 

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White Birch was third in last year’s Betfred Derby and the four-year-old heads the Cartier Older Horse category following a perfect start to 2024, with three wins at the Curragh including defeating Auguste Rodin by three lengths in the Tattersalls Gold Cup

Rebel’s Romance (54), an impressive winner of both the Longines Dubai Sheema Classic and Standard Chartered Champions & Chater Cup, is a close second ahead of surprise Prix Ganay scorer Haya Zark (48), with another Godolphin globe-trotter, Naval Power (36), in fourth. 

Sunday’s Prix du Gros-Chene winner Ponntos (30) leads the Cartier Sprinter division following a busy start to his campaign, with appearances in Dubai, Italy and France. Star Of Mystery (27) started her season in Dubai as well, including denying Ponntos in the Blue Point Sprint, while UK winners Kerdos (16), Inisherin (16) and Mill Stream (16) also rank highly. 

French form is also to the fore in the early standings for the Cartier Stayer Award, with Sevenna’s Knight (24) on top following Longchamp victories in the Prix de Barbeville and Prix Vicomtesse Vigier. Tower Of London (18), who finished in front of Sevenna’s Knight when taking the Dubai Gold Cup Sponsored by Al Tayer Motors, and Boodles Yorkshire Cup scorer Giavellotto (17) sit second and third.

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Cartier Racing Awards
The nominations for the 2023 Cartier Racing Awards were:

Cartier Horse of the Year
56 Ezeliya
56 Rosallion
56 White Birch
54 Rebel's Romance
50 Elmalka
48 City Of Troy
48 Haya Zark
48 Notable Speech
36 Haatem
36 Naval Power
 
Cartier Older Horse
56 White Birch
54 Rebel's Romance
48 Haya Zark
36 Naval Power
32 Audience
32 Charyn
32 Luxembourg
32 Mqse de Sevigne
32 Ottoman Fleet
 
Cartier Three-Year-Old Colt
56 Rosallion
48 Notable Speech
48 City Of Troy
36 Haatem
32 Metropolitan
32 Look de Vega
 
Cartier Three-Year-Old Filly
56 Ezeliya
50 Elmalka
32 Fallen Angel
32 Rouhiya
28 Dance Sequence
 
Cartier Sprinter
30 Ponntos
27 Star Of Mystery
20 Mill Stream
16 Inisherin
16 Kerdos
16 Mitbaahy
 
Cartier Stayer
24 Sevenna's Knight
18 Tower Of London
17 Giavellotto
12 Alessio
12 Shembala

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