Monday 18 December 2017

Goldikova gets top honour at Cartier Awards

Marcus Armytage

Goldikova was last night named Cartier Horse of the Year after another stellar season in which she won a further five Group Ones to take her total to 12, a European record, and became the first horse to win three Breeders' Cups.

The mare also became the first horse to win the Cartier Older Horse of the Year twice.

Workforce, a rare Derby and Arc winner, just got the better of Canford Cliffs in a photo finish for the three-year-old for 2010.

His female counterpart was Snow Fairy. Ed Dunlop's Oaks heroine took her earnings for the year to over £1m when winning the QEII Commemorative Cup in Kyoto on Sunday.

Apart from Workforce, the Khalid Abdullah camp picked up the two-year-old colt award for the unbeaten Frankel.

The Coolmore/Ballydoyle axis did not go home empty handed either, with Misty For Me being named two-year-old filly and their Australian import Starspangledbanner coming out top of the sprinters.

A third Irish winner on the night was the Cartier Stayer, which went to Rite of Passage. Richard Hannon was named as the recipient of the Daily Telegraph Award of Merit. (© Daily Telegraph, London)

Irish Independent

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