Enable gets Horse of the Year award
The Cartier Racing Awards are just around the corner. It is one of the biggest award spectacles for horse racing and often dubbed as the Oscars for the European horse racing. Although the actual ceremony will be held in London on Tuesday, the horse of the year award has already been branded. Enable the three-year-old daughter of Nathaniel and prize asset of Khalid Abdullah will be crowned as the Horse of the Year. The filly is having her best time of her life this year. After finishing third in her second start, Enable was simply unbeatable. She registered six back to back victories with five in Group 1 races. Enable stampeded over her competitors in her own division as well as in other categories. Her most recent win at the Prix de l’arc de Triomphe proved her dominance over the rest. Trained by John Gosden and Frankie Dettori, Enable will be crowned as the horse of the year. 2017 turned out to be the year of John Gosden as Cracksman; the three-year-old horse also came back with wins from almost all races.
Gilt Complex wins the second Championship
In what was told by owner Graham Mackie as miracle, Gilt Complex has sure done its part. The six-year-old horse won at last month’s Group 1 Raffles Cup and followed it up by winning the Dester Singapore Gold Cup. The Group 1 race proved to be a stunning edge to edge classic race. The Singapore Turf Club race saw Gilt Complex just edge out previous year’s winner Bahana. Gilt Complex won the $1.35 million race and became the third horse in history to achieve a double win behind Smart Bet in 2002 and Zirna in 2003. Graham Mackie initially thought that Gilt Complex would come in fourth at best but performed another miracle towards the end by edging out the others. Jockey Michael Rodd was also expecting similar finish, but he saw a small window of opportunity and the horse just took off with a new strength. The top three horses were just 0.01 seconds apart from each other.
Majestic Heat wins her first start on dirt track
Majestic Heat had started all of her previous races on a grass turf. The horse made her first start on a dirt surface at the Betty Grable Stakes. She even won $100,000 race comfortably by three and one-quarter lengths. Ridden by jockey Flavien Pratt, the five-year-old horse cruised to the top at the last stretch and finished the line easily. Barbara Beatrice came in second while race favourite How About Zero finished at the fourth place.