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Series stars in running to be Cartier Horse Of The Year

12 Nov 2017

Cracksman and Enable among nominees for annual Cartier Racing Awards

Enable wins the King George on her way to the Yorkshire Oaks

Enable powers to victory in the the King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes. Picture: Racingfotos.com

The leading lights of this year’s QIPCO British Champions Series were on Sunday revealed as nominees for the annual Cartier Racing Awards.

Cracksman, Enable, Ribchester and Ulysses, who between them won eight of the 35 races in this year’s Series, are the four nominees in contention to be named Cartier Horse Of The Year.

The quartet helped provide many of the highlights of the season. The John Gosden-trained Cracksman was the runaway QIPCO Champion Stakes winner under Frankie Dettori, while his stablemate Enable won five successive Group 1 contests – including the Investec Oaks, QIPCO-sponsored King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes and Darley Yorkshire Oaks.

Ribchester won the Al Shaqab Lockinge Stakes and Queen Anne Stakes, with Ulysses scooping the Coral-Eclipse and Juddmonte International.

Minding, Golden Horn, Kingman, Treve and Frankel have been the past five winners of the main equine award.

The Cartier Horse Of The Year will be revealed late on Tuesday evening at the 27th annual Cartier Racing Awards, following on from the announcement of the winners of seven other equine categories.

The Cartier Racing Awards were established in 1991 to reward excellence in racing.

Nominees for the 2017 Cartier Racing Awards – each in alphabetical order.

Cartier Horse Of The Year:

Cracksman
Enable
Ribchester
Ulysses

Cartier Older Horse:

Highland Reel
Ribchester
Talismanic
Ulysses

Cartier Three-Year-Old Colt:

Barney Roy
Churchill
Cracksman
Harry Angel

Cartier Three-Year-Old Filly:

Enable
Lady Aurelia
Roly Poly
Winter

Cartier Sprinter:

Battaash
Harry Angel
Lady Aurelia
Marsha

Cartier Stayer:

Big Orange
Order Of St George
Stradivarius
Vazirabad

Cartier Two-Year-Old Colt:

Mendelssohn
Roaring Lion
Saxon Warrior
U S Navy Flag

Cartier Two-Year-Old Filly:

Clemmie
Happily
Heartache
Laurens