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Paddington is the new leader in the race to be crowned Cartier Horse of the Year, with three-year-olds taking the top seven spots in the points classification for the Cartier Racing Awards’ premier horse honor.

Established in 1991 to celebrate excellence in horse racing, the 33rd Cartier Racing Awards will be presented on the evening of Thursday 9th November at the Dorchester Hotel in London.

Paddington – up front where he likes to be (Image – Racing TV)

Paddington has amassed 112 points after a flawless campaign by Aidan O’Brien that included dominant wins at the Tattersalls Irish 2,000 Guineas and the St James’s Palace Stakes.

The Siyouni son, who is owned by a Coolmore partnership, triumphed in the first major competition between classic horses and older horses, the Coral-Eclipse, on July 8 when he defeated Cartier Older Horse contender Emily Upjohn (56) Length defeated by a half margin.

The Coral-Eclipse has proven to be a central element of the Cartier Racing Awards in recent years. Cartier Horse Of The Year winners Roaring Lion (2018), Enable (2019), Ghaiyyath (2020) and St Mark’s Basilica (2021) all won the showpiece at Sandown Park, alongside last year’s Cartier three-year-old colt Vadeni.

O’Brien and Coolmore have another leading contender for Cartier Horse of the Year in Auguste Rodin (80) and the Cartier three-year-old colt who gave his trainer his 100th Classic win when he was at the Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby a derby double completed at the Curragh on July 2nd.

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Like his stable mate, Auguste Rodin is hoping to deal a blow to the three-year-old when he takes on the King George VI And Queen Elizabeth QIPCO Stakes later this month.

His rivals at Ascot might include Emily Upjohn, recent Grand Prix de Saint Cloud winner Westover (60) and Tattersalls Gold Cup winner Luxembourg (56), all closely leading the Cartier Older Horse division stand.

The Classic generation also won the Pertemps Network July Cup on July 15 in Newmarket when Shaquille (64) put on a sensational performance despite a muddled start.

Rossa Ryan (right) and friends celebrate with Shaquille winning the Pertemps Network July Cup Stakes at July Cup Day of Boodles July Festival 2023 (Image – Racing TV)

Coached by Julie Camacho, the Commonwealth Cup winner has established a clear lead in the Cartier Sprinter category and looks set to fight for more top-level honors in September’s Betfair Sprint Cup at Haydock Park.

Older horses have won the two G1 all-ages races for fillies and mares so far this season, with Via Sistina (56) winning the Yulong Pretty Polly Stakes at Curragh earlier in the month and Nashwa (36) storming to victory in the Tattersalls Falmouth Stakes at Newmarket last week.

Nashwa will be hoping to strike the Qatar Nassau Stakes again at next month’s Qatar Goodwood Festival, although she faces a tough test as Blue Rose Cen (72), two-time French Classic hero and Cartier Three-Year Contender Old Filly, come along for the race.

The Qatar Goodwood Festival could also see the first major clash of generations in the Cartier Stayer category. Courage Mon Ami (48), Coltrane (32) and Subjectivist (15) all returned after finishing first, second and third in the Gold Cup, with rising star Gregory (16) also making a start.

Cartier Racing Awards – Points earned in Pattern races up to and including Sunday 16th July 2023

Cartier Horse of the Year

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112 Paddington

88 Tahiyra

80 Auguste Rodin

72 Blue Rose Cent

64 Chaldeans

64 Shaquille

64 soul sister

60 Westover

56Emily Upjohn

56 Luxembourg

56 Via Sixtina

Cartier older horse

60 Westover

56Emily Upjohn

56 Luxembourg

56 Via Sixtina

54 Dubai honor

54 Mostahdaf

Cartier Three Year Colt

112 Paddington

80 Auguste Rodin

64 Chaldeans

64 Shaquille

44 Good guess

44 Marhaba Ya Sanafi

Three-year-old filly by Cartier

88 Tahiyra

72 Blue Rose Cent

64 soul sister

48 Mawj

40 Jannah Rose

40 Remark

Cartier Sprinters

64 Shaquille

36 Bradsell

32 Highfield Princess

32 Khaadem

32 Little Big Bear

Cartier Stayer

48 Courage Mon Ami

32 Coltranes

28 The good man

24 Siskany

20 sober

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