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Kingman was crowned Cartier Horse of the Year at the 24th annual Cartier Racing Awards in London, but Irish horses also featured prominently at the event.

Kingman was crowned Cartier Horse of the Year at the 24th annual Cartier Racing Awards in London, but Irish horses also featured prominently at the event.

The Edward Lynam-trained Sole Power just got the nod over his stable companion Slade Power in the Cartier Sprinter division thanks to his victories in the King's Stand Stakes and Coolmore Nunthorpe Stakes.

Leading Light, trained by Aidan O'Brien and ridden by Joseph O'Brien for a Coolmore syndicate, was crowned Cartier Stayer for 2014 after a close fight with Irish St Leger scorer Brown Panther.

Coolmore and both O'Briens also enjoyed success in the Cartier Two-Year-Old colt category with Gleneagles, winner of the National Stakes and first past the post in the Prix Jean-Luc Lagardere only to be demoted following an inquiry.

Kingman, the outstanding three-year-old colt, won his last four starts all in Group One company for owner-breeder Khalid Abdullah, trainer John Gosden and jockey James Doyle.

After suffering his sole career defeat in the Qipco 2000 Guineas, he proved himself the best miler in Europe with victories in the Irish 2,000 Guineas, St James's Palace Stakes, Sussex Stakes and the Prix Jacques le Marois.

In the horse of the year category, Kingman triumphed over last year's winner Treve, Australia and Noble Mission.

Kingman also took the honours in the Cartier Three-Year-Old colt division.

Noble Mission, a full brother to Frankel, was named Cartier Older Horse of the Year from Treve.

Also owned and bred by Khalid Abdullah and ridden by Doyle, the Lady Jane Cecil-trained six-year-old picked up three Group Ones.

Taghrooda, bred and owned by Sheikh Hamdan Al Maktoum, from the Gosden stable and ridden by Paul Hanagan, is the Cartier Three-Year-Old Filly for 2014.

She landed the Investec Oaks at Epsom on only her third start and then followed up by beating her elders in the King George VI & Queen Elizabeth Stakes at Ascot.


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