Palace Pier, Poetic Flare tied for top of Cartier Horse of the Year ranking E! News UK
Royal Ascot winners Palace Pier and Poetic Flare are tied for the top of the Cartier Horse Of The Year standings after their victories at Royal Ascot last week.
The Cartier Racing Awards were created in 1991 to recognize excellence in horse racing. 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 two-year-old filly from Cartier.
The 31st edition of the Cartier Racing Awards will be awarded in November. Cartier continues its continued support with the presentation of the Cartier Racing Awards.
Palace Pier and Poetic Flare currently have 96 points in the Cartier Horse Of The Year ranking after establishing themselves as the best milers of their generations.
Four-year-old Palace Pier, coached by John & Thady Gosden for Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed Al Maktoum, cemented its status as the world’s top one-mile old horse by registering its fourth G1 victory in the Queen Anne Stakes at Royal Ascot in June 15.
Poetic Flare emerged as the best miller of the classic crop after a remarkable start to the season for breeder / trainer Jim Bolger which included astonishing success in the G1 St James’s Palace Stakes at the Royal Reunion on June 15.
The two-year-old son of 2012 Cartier Colt Dawn Approach had already raced in the three great classics of the colt mile, winning the QIPCO 2000 Guineas, finishing sixth in the Emirates Poule d’Essai des Poulains and descending from a short head. in the Tattersalls Irish 2,000 Guineas.
Other contenders for the Cartier Horse of the Year ranking include Mother Earth coached by Aidan O’Brien (72), who followed his QIPCO 1000 Guineas victory and Emirates Poule d’Essai des Fillies second with a third in the G1 Coronation Stakes at Royal Ascot on June 18th.
St. Mark’s Basilica (64), owned like Mother Earth by a Coolmore partnership and also coached by Aidan O’Brien, has already established itself as one of the stars of 2021 with victories in the G1 Emirates Poule d ‘Test of the Colts and the G1 Qatar Prix du Jockey Club.
Palace Pier, crowned last season with the three-year-old Cartier Colt, is also at the top of the Cartier Older Horse standings, ahead of the G1 scorer of the Prix d’Ispahan Skalleti (56).
Last year, the Cartier Three-Year-Old Filly Love made an impressive return to action at Royal Ascot with a G1 Prince Of Wales’s Stakes victory for Aidan O’Brien and a Coolmore partnership on June 16.
She currently has 48 points in the Cartier Older Horse class, with her teammate Broome, who finished second in the G2 Hardwicke Stakes at Royal Ascot on June 19. Helvic Dream, Lady Bowthorpe, Mare Australis and Pyledriver are also among the early contenders. in the same category with 40 points each.
Poetic Flare (96) and St Mark’s Basilica (64) lead the Cartier Three-Year-Old Colt category ahead of G1 winner Cazoo Derby Adayar (52).
Mother Earth leads the other Classic Snowfall (56) and Joan Of Arc (56) winners in the Cartier Three-Year-Old Filly division, the latter having provided Aidan O’Brien with a historic first success in the G1 Prix by Diane Longines at Chantilly on June 20. Alcohol-free, winner of the G1 Coronation Stakes at Royal Ascot on June 18, and the heroine G1 Coolmore Prix Saint-Alary Incarville follow with 40 points.
Oxted (40) leads the Cartier Sprinter category after winning the G1 King’s Stand Stakes at Royal Ascot on June 15. American star Campanelle (32) made a triumphant return to action by winning the Commonwealth Cup G1 at the Royal Meeting on June 18 following an investigation by stewards.
After holding second place for the past two years, Dream Of Dreams (32) recorded a deserved success in the G1 Diamond Jubilee Stakes at Royal Ascot on June 19, while Rohaan (24), coached by David Evans, continues to be one of the successes of the season, clinching the handicap at Wokingham in his last start on 19 June.
There’s a new name atop the Cartier Stayer rankings after Subjectivist won for coach Mark Johnston in the Gold Cup at Royal Ascot on June 17th. The four-year-old owned by Dr Jim Walker has 60 points, ahead of Spanish Mission (28) and Princess Zoe (24) who finished third and second from the remaining highlight.
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