Today marks the unveiling of the 33rd Cartier Racing Awards nominations, set to take place at the prestigious Dorchester Hotel in London on the evening of Thursday, November 9.
The highly anticipated nominees for the Cartier Horse Of The Year accolade comprise exceptional contenders, including the undefeated Qatar Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe champion, Ace Impact, and Auguste Rodin, who achieved a remarkable Classic double with wins in the Betfred Derby and Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby, along with a triumph in the Royal Bahrain Irish Champion Stakes.
Furthermore, Mostahdaf, celebrated for victories in the Prince Of Wales’s Stakes and Juddmonte International, as well as Paddington, who secured an impressive four G1 wins in 2023, including the Coral-Eclipse and Qatar Sussex Stakes, also vie for the evening’s premier equine honor.
In addition to the coveted Cartier Horse Of The Year award, there are seven other distinguished equine categories, encompassing the Cartier Older Horse, Cartier Sprinter, Cartier Stayer, Cartier Three-Year-Old Colt, Cartier Three-Year-Old Filly, Cartier Two-Year-Old Colt, and Cartier Two-Year-Old Filly.
During this prestigious ceremony, the Cartier/The Daily Telegraph Award of Merit will be presented to individuals who have made significant contributions to European racing and breeding, as recognized by the esteemed 16-member Cartier jury, over their lifetime or within the past 12 months.
The nominations for the 2023 Cartier Racing Awards are:
Cartier Horse of the Year
Cartier Older Horse
Cartier Three-Year-Old Colt
Cartier Three-Year-Old Filly
Blue Rose Cen
Live In The Dream
Courage Mon Ami
Cartier Two-Year-Old Colt
City Of Troy
Cartier Two-Year-Old Filly