The Cartier Racing Awards 2017 at the Dorchester

Words by
Flora Drummond-Smith

15th November 2017

Everything you need to know about this year’s Cartier Racing Awards ceremony from the finest fillies to the Cartier Horse of the Year award

Last night, the 27th Cartier Racing Awards ceremony was held at the Dorchester Hotel, London celebrating everything from the finest filly and sprinter to the Cartier Horse of the year. Celebrating the beauty of the sport in the most dazzling setting, the glamorous event was co-hosted by Cartier’s managing director Laurent Feniou and the Hon. Harry Herbert.

Anthony and Antoinette Oppenheimer
Anthony and Antoinette Oppenheimer

Anthony and Antoinette Oppenheimer

Ed Chamberlin, Sir Michael Stoute, Winner of the Cartier Award of Merit
Ed Chamberlin, Sir Michael Stoute, Winner of the Cartier Award of Merit

Ed Chamberlin, Sir Michael Stoute, Winner of the Cartier Award of Merit

Frankie Dettori, Genevieve Gaunt, Laurent Feniou
Frankie Dettori, Genevieve Gaunt, Laurent Feniou

Frankie Dettori, Genevieve Gaunt, Laurent Feniou

Sir Michael Stoute, Laurent Feniou Cartier Award of Merit
Sir Michael Stoute, Laurent Feniou Cartier Award of Merit

Sir Michael Stoute, Laurent Feniou Cartier Award of Merit

Known as the Oscars of the horse racing world, the Cartier Racing Awards saw 300 guests including jockeys, owners and racing enthusiasts assemble in the Ballroom at the Dorchester for champagne, a lavish dinner and the awards ceremony.

Victoria Pendleton and Laurent Feniou
Victoria Pendleton and Laurent Feniou

Victoria Pendleton and Laurent Feniou

Notable winners included Harry Angel who won the prize for “Cartier Sprinter”, Ulysses for “Cartier Older Horse” and Happily for “Cartier Two-Year-Old-Filly”, while Enable picked up the most prestigious award of the evening, the “Cartier Horse Of The Year”.

Richard Biedul
Richard Biedul

Richard Biedul

A calendar highlight for many, the event also saw many famous and well-heeled guests attend.