Ghaiyyath was crowned Cartier Horse of the Year Nov. 20 following his scintillating flat season that included wins in the Hurworth Bloodstock Coronation Cup (G1), Coral-Eclipse (G1), and Juddmonte International Stakes (G1).
Despite falling short in the Horse of the Year category, Battaash was named leading sprinter, while Love took the 3-year-old filly heat after her imperious performances in the QIPCO One Thousand Guineas (G1), Investec Oaks (G1), and Darley Yorkshire Oaks (G1).
John Gosden dominated the 30th Cartier Awards once again after three-time Gold Cup (G1) hero Stradivarius maintained his stranglehold on the stayers’ division for the third year in succession and Palace Pier took the 3-year-old colt crown.
Aidan O’Brien’s name was on the award sheet after Criterium International (G1) winner Van Gogh was named 2-year-old colt of the year, while the trainer’s son Joseph took home his first Cartier award with bet365 Fillies’ Mile (G1) winner Pretty Gorgeous (2-year-old filly).
2020 Cartier Award winners
Horse of the Year: Ghaiyyath
2-Year-Old Colt: Van Gogh
2-year-Old Filly: Pretty Gorgeous
3-Year-Old Colt: Palace Pier
3-Year-Old Filly: Love
Older Horse: Ghaiyyath
Cartier/Daily Telegraph Award of Merit: John Gosden
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