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2020 Cartier Racing Awards

Public voting now open for 2020 Cartier Racing Awards     Voting is now open for the 2020 Cartier Racing Awards via www.cartierracingawards.co.uk     Forms for those wishing to vote by post will also be available in the coming days in the Daily Telegraph and Racing Post.    As well as having a direct influence on who will come out on top at the Cartier Racing Awards, one lucky voter will also be handed a special prize courtesy of Cartier.   Laurent Feniou, Managing Director of Cartier UK, commented “It has been an incredible sporting season, albeit an unusual one in light of the new regulation the racing world has adapted to. I am truly inspired by these displays of resilience, capturing the true essence and spirit of the sport.”   Harry Herbert, Cartier’s Racing Consultant, added: “In spite of the obvious challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2020 European Flat season has presented us with many memorable moments.   “The Cartier Racing Awards present a unique opportunity for the public to be involved in determining the champions of 2020 in a meaningful way and I urge everyone to vote for their best horses of 2020 via www.cartierracingawards.co.uk or the forms in the Daily Telegraph ad Racing Post.   “This year will be the 30th time the Cartier Racing Awards have been presented and I would like to thank Cartier for its generous and ongoing support, not least in today’s challenging circumstances.”   The Cartier Racing Awards were established in 1991 to reward excellence in horseracing. There are eight equine awards – 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 awards are delivered through a tried and tested combination of points earned by horses 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%). The participation of the public plays a crucial role in determining the winners of each year’s Cartier Racing Awards and gives horseracing fans the chance to put forward their favourite horses in a meaningful way.
In addition to the equine awards, the Cartier/Daily Telegraph Award of Merit goes to the person or persons who, in the opinion of the special 16-strong Cartier Jury, has/have done the most for European racing and/or breeding either over their lifetime or within the past 12 months. The 10 most recent recipients have been Pat Smullen, David Oldrey, Sir Michael Stoute, Aidan O’Brien, Jack Berry, Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Jim Bolger, Team Frankel, Barry Hills and Richard Hannon Sr.
The 30th annual Cartier Racing Awards will be awarded in November. Cartier continues its ongoing support with the presentation of Cartier Racing Awards in 2020, despite the cancellation of the traditional awards ceremony at The Dorchester in London, due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Cartier looks forward to resuming the awards ceremony in 2021.   There is no substantial change in the latest standings for the 2020 Cartier Racing Awards, with Magical (120) and the now-retired Ghaiyyath (118) almost neck and neck in the standings for Cartier Horse of the Year.    The final G1 contest of 2020 in the UK was the Vertem Futurity Trophy at Doncaster on October 24, which went to Mac Swiney (48), homebred by his trainer Jim Bolger. Mac Swiney now lies joint-second in the standings for Cartier Two-Year-Old Colt. Cartier Racing Awards – points earned in Pattern races up to and including Sunday, October 25, 2020Cartier Horse Of The Year  Magical – 120  Ghaiyyath – 118  Addeybb – 96  Love – 96  Barney Roy – 92  Fancy Blue – 88  Nazeef – 88  Persian King – 88  Alpine Star – 80  Battaash – 80  Stradivarius – 80    Cartier Older Horse  Magical – 120  Ghaiyyath – 118  Addeybb – 96  Barney Roy – 92  Nazeef – 88  Persian King – 88    Cartier Three-Year-Old Colt  Palace Pier – 72  Pinatubo – 72  In Swoop – 60  Santiago – 56  Golden Horde – 48  Kameko – 48  Mishriff – 48  The Summit – 48    Cartier Three-Year-Old Filly  Love – 96  Fancy Blue – 88  Alpine Star – 80  Wonderful Tonight – 72  Peaceful – 56    Cartier Sprinter  Battaash – 80  Glen Shiel – 60  Glass Slippers – 56  Dream Of Dreams – 48  Golden Horde – 48    Cartier Stayer  Stradivarius – 64  Nayef Road – 44  Call The Wind – 40  Search For A Song – 40  Subjectivist – 40    Cartier Two-Year-Old Colt  Lucky Vega – 56  Mac Swiney – 48  Nando Parrado – 48  Supremacy – 48  Van Gogh – 48    Cartier Two-Year-Old Filly  Pretty Gorgeous – 68  Campanelle – 48  Shale – 48  Tiger Tanaka – 44  Alcohol Free – 36    About the Cartier Racing Awards The Cartier Racing Awards were established in 1991 to reward excellence in European horseracing. There are eight equine awards, ranging from the Cartier Horse Of The Year to the Cartier Two-Year-Old Colt and Cartier Two-Year-Old Filly.   In addition, the Cartier/Daily Telegraph Award of Merit goes to the person or persons who, in the opinion of the Cartier Jury, has/have done the most for European racing and/or breeding either over their lifetime or within the past 12 months.   European horseracing’s top awards are arrived at through three established strands. Points are earned by horses in Pattern races (30% of the total) and these are 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%).   The 30th annual Cartier Racing Awards will be awarded in November 2020.   About Cartier A reference in the world of luxury, Cartier, whose name is synonymous with open-mindedness and curiosity, stands out with its creations and reveals beauty wherever it may be found.   Jewellery, fine jewellery, watchmaking and fragrances, leathergoods and accessories: Cartier’s creations symbolize the convergence between exceptional craftsmanship and a timeless signature. Today, the Maison has a worldwide presence through its 265 boutiques.   www.cartier.com

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