Hurworth Bloodstock Coronation Stakes, Coral-Eclipse and Juddmonte International winner Ghaiyyath was voted Cartier Horse of the Year.
Celebrating three decades of accolades, the 30th Cartier Awards would normally be the most glamorous occasion in racing away from the racetrack – an end-of-season dinner for 300 at the Dorchester. But, during a lockout, can you be more glamorous than a TV dinner in front of Sky Racing?
Leader Ghaiyyath, who was also the best old horse, never saw another horse until he met Magical in the Irish Champion Stakes for his only loss of the truncated season.
In accepting the award, Hugh Anderson, general manager of Godolphin, promised that the next time Godolphin had a Cartier Horse of the Year, he would bring it to the Dorchester.