London – Enable was named the Cartier Horse of the Year at the 27th annual…
London – Enable was named the Cartier Horse of the Year at the 27th annual awards on Tuesday night.
John Gosden’s charge recorded five consecutive Group 1 victories during a fantastic season.
Enable scored in the Investec Oaks, the Darley Irish Oaks, the King George VI & Queen Elizabeth Stakes, the Darley Yorkshire Oaks and Europe’s most valuable race, the Qatar Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe at Chantilly.
She also took the honours as the Cartier Three-Year-Old Filly from Winter, Lady Aurelia and Roly Poly.
Her stable companion Cracksman was the Cartier Three-Year-Old Colt following his impressive seven-length success in the QIPCO Champion Stakes in October.
He saw off challenges from Harry Angel, Churchill and Barney Roy.
Aidan O’Brien enjoyed an incredible year, sending out 27 top-grade winners worldwide.
He was responsible for the 2017 Cartier Two-Year-Old Colt US Navy Flag and the Cartier Two-Year-Old Filly Happily.
Order Of St George scooped the Cartier Stayer Award for the second year in succession.
Harry Angel was the winner of the 2017 Cartier Sprinter Award having landed the Darley July Cup and the 32Red Sprint Cup.
He finished on top from Marsha, Battaash and Lady Aurelia.
Ulysses was the Cartier Older Horse for 2017.
He won the title after registering a 2000m Group 1 double in the Coral-Eclipse and the Juddmonte International.
But his victory was a close-run affair with star miler Ribchester.
Highland Reel and Talismanic were the other two nominees.
Ulysses’ trainer Sir Michael Stoute received the Cartier/The Daily Telegraph Award of Merit. – Sporting Life.