Ghaiyyath wins Cartier Horse of the Year for Godolphin

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Ghaiyyath was reported as Cartier Horse of the Year at the 30th yearly Cartier Racing Awards on Friday.

The 5-year-old Dubawi horse turns into the third Cartier Horse of the Year claimed by the Maktoum family’s Godolphin activity following Daylami (1999) and Fantastic Light (2001).

The Cartier Racing Awards were set up in 1991 to compensate greatness in horseracing. There are eight equine honors — the Cartier Horse Of The Year, the Cartier Older Horse, the Cartier Sprinter, the Cartier Stayer, the Cartier Three-Year-Old Colt, the Cartier Three-Year-Old Filly, the Cartier Two-Year-Old Colt and the Cartier Two-Year-Old Filly.

European horseracing’s top honors are conveyed through an attempted and tried blend of focuses procured by ponies in Pattern races (30%), joined toward the finish of season with the assessments of a board of hustling columnists/handicappers (35%) and votes from perusers of Racing Post and The Daily Telegraph (35%).

Notwithstanding the equine honors, the Cartier/Daily Telegraph Award of Merit goes to the individual or people who, in the assessment of the unique 16-in number Cartier Jury, has/have done the most for European hustling and additionally reproducing either over their lifetime or inside the previous a year.

A striking leader, Ghaiyyath lit up the late spring with predominant triumphs in three G1 challenges — the Hurworth Bloodstock Coronation Cup, the Coral-Eclipse and the Juddmonte International. Different chosen people for Cartier Horse of the Year were Addeybb, Battaash and Love.

Prepared by Charlie Appleby and ridden by William Buick all through 2020, Ghaiyyath additionally takes the distinctions in the Cartier Older Horse class in front of Addeybb, Enable and Magical.

3-Year-Old Colt

Castle Pier, possessed by Sheik Hamdan container Mohammed Al Maktoum and prepared by John Gosden, takes the Cartier Three-Year-Old Colt grant following an eminent mission that saw him rout the best of his own age in the G1 St James’ Palace Stakes at Royal Ascot and afterward effectively take on the more established age in the G1 Prix du Haras de Fresnay-le-Buffard Jacques Le Marois at Deauville.

Different chosen people for Cartier Three-Year-Old Colt were Kameko, Pinatubo and Siskin.

3-Year-Old Filly

There have been not many more marvelous Classic triumphs than that of Love in the current year’s G1 Investec Oaks and she is named the Cartier Three-Year-Old Filly in 2020. The little girl of Galileo, prepared by Aidan O’Brien for a Coolmore partner, was undefeated in three beginnings, following up accomplishment in the QIPCO 1000 Guineas by winning the G1 Investec Oaks (by nine lengths) and the G1 Darley Yorkshire Oaks (by five lengths). Additionally assigned for Cartier Three-Year-Old Filly were Alpine Star, Fancy Blue and Wonderful Tonight.


Very few ponies in preparing gloat an after as extensive as Hamdan Al Maktoum’s Battaash and he takes the Cartier Sprinter praises this year.

Presently a six-year-old, Battaash was better than anyone might have expected in 2020 and prevailed upon each of the three of his beginnings five furlongs — Royal Ascot’s G1 King’s Stand Stakes, the G2 King George Qatar Stakes at Goodwood (for a fourth time) and the G1 Coolmore Nunthorpe Stakes at York (for a subsequent time).

The Charlie Hills-prepared speedster takes the distinctions in front of Dream Of Dreams, Glass Slippers and Glen Shiel.


For the third year in progression, Stradivarius is named Cartier Stayer. Claimed by Bjorn Nielsen and prepared by John Gosden, the six-year-old caught the G1 Gold Cup at Royal Ascot for a third time while at Goodwood the next month he won the G1 Al Shaqab Goodwood Cup for a wonderful fourth time. Likewise assigned for Cartier Stayer were Galileo Chrome, Princess Zoe and Wonderful Tonight.

2-year-old Colt

Van Gogh is the Cartier Two-Year-Old Colt in 2020, seeing off rivalry from Battleground, Mac Swiney and St Mark’s Basilica. Claimed by a Coolmore partner and prepared by Aidan O’Brien, the American Pharoah yearling closed down his mission with a predominant triumph in the G1 Criterium International at Saint-Cloud.

2-year-old Filly

In the Cartier Two-Year-Old Filly classification, Pretty Gorgeous takes the distinctions. Prepared by Joseph O’Brien for US-based John Oxley, she completed the year with G1 achievement in the bet365 Fillies’ Mile at Newmarket. Additionally designated for Cartier Two-Year-Old Filly were Alcohol Free, Campanelle and Tiger Tanaka.

Grant of Merit

John Gosden OBE is the beneficiary of the Cartier/Daily Telegraph Award of Merit in 2020. The expert coach has outfitted more than 3,500 victors to date in his 41-year profession and keeps on going from solidarity to quality. Expertly dealing with the best ponies for the world’s driving proprietors, he has been liable for a record five Cartier Horse of the Year beneficiaries — Kingman (2014), Golden Horn (2015), Enable (2017 and 2019) and Roaring Lion (2018).

Harry Herbert, Cartier’s Racing Consultant, remarked: “Back in the spring, no one knew whether we would even have an European Flat season in 2020 however with the difficult work of everybody in the dashing business we were eventually remunerated with a season to appreciate.

“Hustling can’t proceed without the progressing backing of proprietors and I might want to stretch out my congrats to this evening’s champs — Godolphin, Coolmore, Sheik Hamdan receptacle Mohammed Al Maktoum, Sheik Hamdan Al Maktoum, Bjorn Nielsen and John Oxley.

“John Gosden has genuinely arrived at the highest point of his calling and is the ideal beneficiary for the Cartier/Daily Telegraph Award of Merit in 2020. With his incomparable expressiveness and relational abilities, dashing is fortunate to have such an astonishing diplomat.

“I might want to end by stretching out extraordinary gratitude to Cartier, Sky Sports Racing. The Daily Telegraph and Racing Post.

“Cartier’s help of these esteemed honors extends directly back to 1991 and is progressing, even in the present pained occasions. We are genuinely honored to have the option to appreciate such gigantic help.”

Laurent Feniou, Managing Director of Cartier UK, remarked: “In what has end up being a year in which countless individuals have confronted extraordinary difficulties, I am enchanted for the Cartier Racing Awards to be communicated on Sky Sports Racing permitting the hustling public to go along with us in viewing the introduction this year. It is an honor to praise the absolute best of horseracing, particularly this year as we honor the 30th commemoration of the Cartier Racing Awards. My ardent congrats go out to this uncommon year’s victors.”

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