Cartier Award Noms Announced


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The nominations for the 29th Cartier Racing Awards, to be announced at the Dorchester in London on Tuesday evening, Nov. 12, were released on Sunday, with dual Arc heroine Enable (GB) (Nathaniel {Ire}), Cartier Horse of the Year in 2017, nominated in both that category and in the Older Horse category, an award she won last year. Fellow Horse of the Year nom Blue Point (Ire) (Shamardal) is also up for Cartier Sprinter, and Cartier Older Horse. Magical (Ire) (Galileo {Ire}) received nominations for both Horse of the Year and Cartier Older Horse, while G1 Investec Oaks heroine and Cartier 3-Year-Old Filly nominee Star Catcher (GB) (Sea The Stars {Ire}) is the lone 3-year-old up for Horse of the Year. Last year's Cartier Stayer Stradivarius (Ire) (Sea The Stars {Ire}) is up again for that category, as well as the Horse of the Year award and Cartier Older Horse award. 2019 G1 Qatar Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe victor Waldgeist (GB) (Galileo {Ire}) received nominations for both Cartier Older Horse and Cartier Horse of the Year. See below for the full equine Cartier Nominations.

In addition to the eight equine awards, there is also the Cartier/Daily Telegraph Award of Merit. Public voting for the Cartier Racing Awards opened on Oct. 23 and ended at noon local time on Nov. 5. The winners are determined through points earned by horses in Pattern races (30%), opinions of a panel of racing journalists/handicappers (35%) and votes from readers of Racing Post and The Daily Telegraph plus ITV Racing viewers (35%).

“We have been fortunate to witness another fabulous year in European Flat racing with outstanding performances from the nominees across all categories of the Cartier Racing Awards,” said Cartier's Racing Consultant Harry Herbert. “I would like to thank all racing enthusiasts for their input via the public voting system, which plays such an important role in determining the winners at the Cartier Racing Awards. We look set for a night to remember on Tuesday, Nov. 12.”

The nominees are as follows:


Cartier Horse Of The Year:

Blue Point (Ire) (Shamardal)

Enable (GB) (Nathaniel (Ire)

Magical (Ire) (Galileo {Ire})

Star Catcher (GB) (Sea The Stars {Ire})

Stradivarius (Ire) (Sea The Stars {Ire})

Waldgeist (GB) (Galileo {Ire})


Cartier Older Horse:

Blue Point (Ire) (Shamardal)

Crystal Ocean (GB) (Sea The Stars {Ire})

Enable (GB) (Nathaniel {Ire})

Magical (Ire) (Galileo {Ire})

Stradivarius (Ire) (Sea The Stars {Ire})

Waldgeist (GB) (Galileo {Ire})


Cartier 3-Year-Old Colt:

Circus Maximus (Ire) (Galileo {Ire})

Japan (GB) (Galileo {Ire})

Logician (GB) (Frankel {GB})

Too Darn Hot (GB) (Dubawi {Ire})


Cartier 3-Year-Old Filly:

Anapurna (GB) (Frankel {GB})

Hermosa (Ire) (Galileo {Ire})

Iridessa (Ire) (Ruler of the World {Ire})

Star Catcher (GB) (Sea The Stars {Ire})


Cartier Sprinter:

Advertise (GB) (Showcasing {GB})

Battaash (Ire) (Dark Angel {Ire})

Blue Point (Ire) (Shamardal)

So Perfect (Scat Daddy)


Cartier Stayer:

Dee Ex Bee (GB) (Farhh {GB})

Kew Gardens (Ire) (Galileo {Ire})

Logician (GB) (Frankel {GB})

Stradivarius (Ire) (Galileo {Ire})


Cartier 2-Year-Old Colt:

Earthlight (Ire) (Shamardal)

Kameko (Kitten's Joy)

Pinatubo (Ire) (Shamardal)

Siskin (First Defence)


Cartier 2-Year-Old Filly:

Albigna (Ire) (Zoffany {Ire})

Daahyeh (GB) (Bated Breath {GB})

Quadrilateral (GB) (Frankel {GB})

Raffle Prize (Ire) (Slade Power {Ire})

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