Triumph of Tahiyra at Royal Ascot 2023: Cartier Horse of the Year Standings and Winners
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Triumph of Tahiyra at Royal Ascot 2023: Cartier Horse of the Year Standings and Winners

Ascot Racecourse Celebrates Triumph of Tahiyra at Royal Ascot 2023

In a triumphant display at the prestigious Royal Ascot last week, Tahiyra has emerged as the outright leader in the Cartier Horse of the Year rankings. The talented three-year-old, trained by Dermot Weld, clinched victory in the Coronation Stakes, a prestigious mile-long Group 1 event, solidifying her position at the top of the standings with an impressive 88 points.

Tahiyra’s Ascot heroics come on the heels of her recent triumph in the Irish 1,000 Guineas, where she showcased her exceptional abilities. The talented filly had previously finished as the runner-up in the Newmarket equivalent, demonstrating her consistent brilliance on the track.

Closely behind Tahiyra in the Cartier Horse of the Year rankings is the impressive Prix de Diane winner, Blue Rose Cen, who has accumulated 72 points. The three-year-old colts Chaldean and Paddington are tied for third place with 64 points each, having secured victories in the 2,000 Guineas and Irish 2,000 Guineas, respectively.

“Tahiyra’s victory at Royal Ascot has cemented her status as a rising star in the sport. Her consistent performances this season have been truly remarkable.” – racing analyst

In the stayer category, the unbeaten four-year-old Courage Mon Ami has surged to the top of the standings with 48 points following his dominant triumph in the prestigious Ascot Gold Cup. The runner-up in this division is Coltrane, who has amassed 32 points.

The sprint division has a new leader in the form of Bradsell, the winner of the King’s Stand Stakes at Royal Ascot. The Archie Watson-trained colt is four points clear of Commonwealth Cup victor Shaquille, shock Queen Elizabeth II Jubilee Stakes winner Khaadem, Highfield Princess, and Little Big Bear, all of whom have 32 points.

Mostahdaf‘s impressive victory in the Prince of Wales’s Stakes has seen him climb to a joint-second position in the older horse rankings, with 54 points, alongside Dubai Honour. The Shadwell-owned five-year-old’s triumph over Luxembourg has been a highlight of the season so far.

As the countdown to the 33rd Cartier Racing Awards continues, the winners will be announced at the prestigious Dorchester Hotel in London on November 9. The awards recognize the best-performing horses across various categories, determined through a combination of points earned in Pattern races, the opinions of a panel of racing journalists and handicappers, and the votes of readers from the Racing Post and Daily Telegraph.

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