2021 Cartier Racing Awards Nominations Released


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The 2021 nominations for the 31st annual Cartier Racing Awards, which will be held at the Dorchester Hotel in London on Nov. 10, were released on Monday. Undefeated top-class miler Baaeed (GB) (Sea The Stars {Ire}) goes up against international Group 1 winner Mishriff (Ire) (Make Believe {GB}), St Mark's Basilica (Fr) (Siyouni {Fr}) who won four Group 1 races this year, and G1 Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe hero Torquator Tasso (Ger) (Adlerflug {Ger}) for Cartier Horse of the Year honours.

Besides the octet of equine awards, the Cartier/The Daily Telegraph Award of Merit will also be presented to that person that a special 16-strong Cartier jury feels has done the most for European racing and/or breeding either over their lifetime or within the past 12 months. The ceremony highlights will be broadcast by Sky Sports Racing.

The nominees for the 2021 Cartier Racing Awards are:

Cartier Horse of the Year:
Baaeed (GB) (Sea The Stars {Ire})
Mishriff (Ire) (Make Believe {GB})
St Mark's Basilica (Fr) (Siyouni {Fr})
Torquator Tasso (Ger) (Adlerflug {Ger})


Cartier Older Horse:
Lady Bowthorpe (GB) (Nathaniel {Ire})
Mishriff (Ire) (Make Believe {GB})
Palace Pier (GB) (Kingman {GB})
Torquator Tasso (Ger) (Adlerflug {Ger})


Cartier 3YO Colt:
Adayar (Ire) (Frankel {GB})
Baaeed (GB) (Sea The Stars {Ire})
Hurricane Lane (Ire) (Frankel {GB})
St Mark's Basilica (Fr) (Siyouni {Fr})


Cartier 3YO Filly:
Alcohol Free (Ire) (No Nay Never)
Mother Earth (Ire) (Zoffany {Ire})
Saffron Beach (Ire) (New Bay {GB})
Snowfall (Jpn) (Deep Impact {Jpn})


Cartier Sprinter:
Creative Force (Ire) (Dubawi {Ire})
Emaraaty Ana (GB) (Shamardal)
Starman (GB) (Dutch Art {GB})
Winter Power (Ire) (Bungle Inthejungle {GB})


Cartier Stayer:
Hurricane Lane (Ire) (Frankel {GB})
Stradivarius (Ire) (Sea The Stars {Ire})
Subjectivist (GB) (Teofilo {Ire})
Trueshan (Fr) (Planteur {Ire})


Cartier 2YO Colt:
Angel Bleu (Fr) (Dark Angel {Ire})
Luxembourg (Ire) (Camelot {GB})
Native Trail (GB) (Oasis Dream {GB})
Perfect Power (Ire) (Ardad {Ire})


Cartier 2YO Filly:
Discoveries (Ire) (Mastercraftsman {Ire})
Inspiral (GB) (Frankel {GB})
Tenebrism (Caravaggio)
Zellie (Fr) (Wootton Bassett {GB})


Cartier's Racing Consultant Harry Herbert said, “The 2021 European Flat season has delivered exceptional performances month after month. The nominees for the 31st Cartier Racing Awards are an outstanding group of racehorses and we are really looking forward to crowning this year's winners at the Dorchester Hotel on Nov. 10th.”

Horses earn points in Pattern races (30%), 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 (35%) to be considered for the Cartier Racing Awards.

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