Outstanding Enable crowned Cartier Horse of Year
14 Nov 2017
John Gosden-trained filly wins the top accolade at the 27th Cartier Awards in London
Enable was named Cartier Horse of the Year at the Dorchester Hotel in London on Tuesday night.
The outstanding three-year-old filly, trained by John Gosden, carried all before her in a stunning year – winning three QIPCO British Champions Series races plus the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe. The other Cartier Horse of the Year nominees were Cracksman, Ribchester and Ulysses.
Enable also claimed top honours in the Cartier Three-Year-Old Filly Award, for which three other Champions Series stars – Winter, Lady Aurelia and Roly Poly – were also in contention.
Cracksman was crowned Cartier Three-Year-Old Colt of the year following his superlative seven-length success in the QIPCO Champion Stakes at Ascot on QIPCO British Champions Day.
Gosden’s son of Frankel got the nod over Harry Angel, Churchill and Barney Roy.
Order Of St George, also succesful on Champions Day, won the Cartier Stayer Award for the second year in succession.
Harry Angel received the Cartier Sprinter Award for the Clive Cox team. He finished on top from Marsha, Battaash and Lady Aurelia.
In a complete clean sweep for horses who shone in the Champions Series, Coral-Eclipse and Juddmonte International hero Ulysses was named Cartier Older Horse for 2017, for which Ribchester, Highland Reel and Talismanic were also nominated.
Sir Michael Stoute, the trainer of Ulysses, received the Cartier/The Daily Telegraph Award of Merit.