Goldikova gets top honour at Cartier Awards
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)