Four horses trained by John Gosden received awards at a ceremony in London this week. His remarkable colt, Roaring Lion was named Cartier Horse of the Year at the event.
Roaring Lion was also named the winner of the Cartier Three-Year-Old Colt award off the back of an outstanding season in which he claimed four Group 1 victories in a row.
He won the Coral Eclipse at Sandon, the Juddmonte International at York and the Quipco Irish Champion Stakes at Leopardstown .
Roaring Lion becomes the fourth Cartier Horse of the Year in the past five years to be trained by Gosden, following in the footsteps of Kingman (2014), Golden Horn (2015) and last year’s winner Enable.
Enable this time picked up the Cartier Older Horse award. After an injury-interrupted campaign, the star filly returned to her brilliant best at the end of the season when winning a second Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe at Longchamp and following up in the Breeders’ Cup Turf at Churchill Downs.
Gosden’s Weatherbys Stayers’ Million bonus winner Stradivarius took home the Cartier Stayers Award after winning all five of his races this season including successive victories in the Group 1 Ascot Gold Cup, Group 1 Goodwood Cup and Group 2 Lonsdale Cup.
Dewhurst Stakes winner and ante-post 2,000 Guineas favourite Too Darn Hot rounded off a memorable evening for Gosden when Lord Lloyd-Webber’s colt was named the Cartier Two-Year-Old Colt.