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Treve and Jack Hobbs enter Cartier Awards' calculations

Thierry Jarnet riding Treve celebrates after crossing the finish line to win the Qatar Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe horse race at the Longchamp
Image: Thierry Jarnet riding Treve celebrates victory in the Qatar Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe

The weekend of June 27 and 28 saw Treve, the 2013 Cartier Horse Of The Year, enter the leaderboards for the 2015 Cartier Racing Awards.

Treve (48) moved up following her pleasing victory in the Group One Grand Prix de Saint-Cloud on Sunday, June 28 and is now two from two in 2015.

The five-year-old mare, trained in France by Criquette Head-Maarek for Al Shaqab Racing, is going for an unprecedented third win in Europe's richest race, the Qatar Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe, following on from her spectacular successes in 2013 and 2014.

Treve currently lies in joint-third position in the 2015 Cartier Older Horse division for points earned in Pattern races, behind Solow (104).

Five-year-old Solow, trained in France by Criquette's brother, Freddy Head, for the Wertheimer brothers, is already a Group One winner in three countries this year. Dual Guineas hero Gleneagles (128), trained by Aidan O'Brien for a Coolmore syndicate, continues to lead the way in the standings for Cartier Horse Of The Year. Solow and Gleneagles are due to meet for the first time in the £1-million Qatar Sussex Stakes at Goodwood on July 29.


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Gleneagles heads the Cartier Three-Year-Old category too, in front of the John Gosden-trained pair - Golden Horn (64) and Jack Hobbs (64). Golden Horn got the better of his stablemate by three and a half lengths in the Investec Derby at Epsom Downs on June 6. It was Jack Hobbs' chance to shine in the Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby at the Curragh on June 27, when he powered to an impressive five-length triumph over Investec Derby third Storm The Stars. Golden Horn takes on older horses for the first time in the 10-furlong Coral-Eclipse at Sandown Park on Saturday (July 3).

Legatissimo (88) continues at the top the Cartier Three-Year-Old Filly division, having taken the QIPCO 1000 Guineas and finished the short-head second to Qualify (48) in the Investec Oaks. She gained more points last weekend when again runner-up by a short-head to Diamondsandrubies in the Group One Sea The Stars Pretty Polly Stakes at the Curragh on June 28.

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The leaderboards for the Cartier Sprinter and Cartier Stayer remain unchanged, with King's Stand Stakes hero Goldream (40) heading the former and Gold Cup scorer Trip To Paris (52) clear in the latter.


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Harry Herbert, Cartier's racing consultant said: "We saw two fantastic middle-distance performances last weekend, with Treve in great form at Saint-Cloud and Jack Hobbs powering to an impressive Irish Derby success.

"Attention now turns to Sandown Park on Saturday when Investec Derby hero Golden Horn bids to extended his unbeaten record in the Coral-Eclipse, while festival meetings at Newmarket, Ascot, Goodwood and Deauville are all approaching."

The 25thannual Cartier Racing Awards will be presented at a glittering ceremony before an invited audience of 300 at the Dorchester Hotel, London, England, on the evening of Tuesday, November 10.

The Cartier Racing Awards were established in 1991 to reward excellence in horseracing. In addition to the eight equine awards, the Cartier/Daily Telegraph Award of Merit goes to the person or persons who, in the opinion of the special 17-strong Cartier Jury, has/have done the most for European racing and/or breeding either over their lifetime or within the past 12 months.

European horseracing's top awards are delivered through a tried and tested combination of points earned by horses in Pattern races throughout 2015 (30%), combined at the end of season with the opinions of a panel of racing journalists (35%) and votes from readers of Racing Post and The Daily Telegraph plus Channel 4 Racing viewers (35%).

Cartier Racing Awards - points in Pattern races up to and including Sunday, June 28

Cartier Horse Of The Year

Gleneagles   128

Solow   104

Legatissimo  88

Al Kazeem  72

Ervedya   72

Cartier Older Horse

Solow   104

Al Kazeem  72

Cirrus Des Aigles 48

Free Eagle  48

Dolniya   48

Treve   48

Cartier Three-Year-Old Colt

Gleneagles   128

Golden Horn  64

Jack Hobbs  64

New Bay  48

Muhaarar  40

Cartier Three-Year-Old Filly

Legatissimo  88

Ervedya   72

Qualify   48

Pleascach  48

Queen's Jewel  40

Star Of Seville  40

Cartier Sprinter

Goldream  40

Limato   32

Muhaarar  32

Undrafted  32

Sole Power  24

Muthmir  24

Cartier Stayer

Trip To Paris  52

Kingfisher  24

Brown Panther   20

Forgotten Rules  20

Snow Sky  16

Bathyrhon  16

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