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Sea The Stars takes two titles at Cartier Racing Awards

Sea The Stars picked up the top award at the Cartier Racing Awards last night (17 November) and was named the Cartier Horse of the Year 2009.

The colt, who was recently retired to the Aga Khan’s Gilltown Stud in Ireland after 6 consecutive group one wins, also received the title of three-year-old colt of the year.

The Cartier Racing Awards, which are in their 19th year, recognise excellence in horse racing. They took part in front of an audience of 200 at Claridge’s Hotel in Mayfair.

The eight awards are awarded by points earned through races combined with the opinions of a panel of racing journalists, as well as votes from readers of the Racing Post and The Daily Telegraph.

Other winners were Goldikova, St Nicholas Abbey, Special Duty, Yeats, Sariska and Fleeting Spirit.

Sea The Stars’s trainer John Oxx was also lauded on the night and was presented with the Cartier/Daily Telegraph Award Of Merit.

This award is for the person who, in the opinion of the 18-strong Cartier jury, has done most for European racing and/or breeding either over their lifetime or within the past 12 months.

Full winners

Horse of the Year
Sea The Stars

Three-year-old colt
Sea The Stars

Older Horse
Goldikova

Two-year-old colt
St Nicholas Abbey

Two-year-old filly
Special Duty

Three-year-old filly
Sariska

Stayer
Yeats

Sprinter
Fleeting spirit

Award of Merit
John Oxx

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