Palace Pier was able to triumph with a narrow lead at the top of the table to become the newly crowned Cartier Horse of the Year despite suffering a defeat behind Baaeed in the Queen Elizabeth II Stakes on Champions Day at Ascot last weekend.
The four-year-old horse, who was trained by the John and ThadyGosden, retirement was announced on Wednesday and was still able to land the Lockinge, Queen Anne Stakes and Prix Jacques le Marois earlier in the season. But he claimed his second defeat in consecutive years in the mile Group 1 as Baaeed remained unbeaten with a neck, and crazyvegas Australian casino will continue to back him.
Despite this, Palace Pier was still able to claim a top spot over the new-retired St Mark’s Basilica (160) at the Horse of the Year ranking on 168 points, while Poetic Flare came up with 156 points at the third spot and Baaeed made a joint-11th with 88 points on the rankings.
The John and ThadyGosden-trained horse, who is also a five-time top-level winner, also went into the rankings in the Older Horse division ahead of stablemate Mishriff, who is 60 points behind on 108 thanks to his fourth-place finish in the Champions Stakes, while Torquator Tasso, the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe winner, was 96.
Trueshan remained 84 have been able to maintain his lead in the Stayer division following his victory in the Long Distance Cup for the second year in succession, against his old rival Stradivarius – who came up third – in joint-second alongside Gold Cup winner Subjectivist with 60 points.
With 32, Creative Force was unable to overcome Starman at the top of the Sprint division despite his victory at the Champions Sprint with the July Cup winner being on 64 points after retiring last week, according to real money casino games.
Mother Earth and Snowfall, Aiden O’Brien-trained duo are both 144 as they remain at the head of the Three-Year-Old Filly list despite suffering defeats on Champions Day.
The 31st Cartier Racing Awards has been scheduled to be held on November 10 in a ceremony at the Dorchester Hotel, as the rankings made up 30 per cent of the outcome of the awards along with the contributions coming from the handicappers as well as journalists. Votes from Daily Telegraph and Racing Post readers will also play a role in determining the outcome of the rankings.
The voting opened on Wednesday, October 20 and will be closing on Tuesday, November 2. This voting session will be conducted online this year and it can also be carried out on the Cartier Racing Award official website. So, go ahead and vote for your favourite horse of the year.