Goldikova, winner of the last three runnings of the Breeders’ Cup Mile (gr. IT), and Investec Epsom Derby (Eng-I) winner Workforce are among the five Cartier Racing Awards' finalists for 2010 Horse of the Year.
The Cartier Racing Awards recognize excellence in horse racing and are split into eight categories for the year’s top horses. The awards are determined by points earned in pattern races combined with the opinions of a panel of racing journalists headed by Brough Scott, as well as votes from readers of the Racing Post and The Daily Telegraph. The awards will be presented Tuesday, Nov. 16, at London’s Dorchester Hotel.
Goldikova, who races as a homebred for Alain and Gerard Wertheimer, was a group I winner in England and France. Workforce, bred and raced by Khalid Abdullah’s Juddmonte Farms, also won this year’s Qatar Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe (Fr-I).
Following are the categories and the finalists:
Horse Of The Year
Rip Van Winkle
Misty for Me
Rite of Passage
Lady of the Desert
The 2009 Cartier Winners
Two-Year-Old Colt: St Nicholas Abbey
Two-Year-Old Filly: Special Duty
Three-Year-Old Colt: Sea The Stars
Three-Year-Old Filly: Sariska
Sprinter: Fleeting Spirit
Older Horse: Goldikova
Horse of the Year: Sea The Stars, owned by Christopher Tsui
Cartier/Daily Telegraph Award of Merit: John Oxx