Cartier Champion Two-year-old Colt

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The Cartier Champion Two-year-old Colt is an award in European horse racing, founded in 1991, and sponsored by Cartier SA as part of the Cartier Racing Awards. The award winner is decided by points earned in group races plus the votes cast by British racing journalists and readers of the Racing Post and The Daily Telegraph newspapers. [1]

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Records

Leading trainer (12 wins):


Leading owner (12 wins):

Winners

Year
Horse
BredTrainedTrainer
Owner
1991 Arazi USAFR François Boutin Allen Paulson
1992 Zafonic USAFR André Fabre Khalid Abdullah
1993 First Trump GBGB Geoff Wragg Moller Racing
1994 Celtic Swing GBGB Lady Herries Peter Savill
1995 Alhaarth IREGB Dick Hern Hamdan Al Maktoum
1996 Bahamian Bounty [1] GBGB David Loder Lucayan Stud
1996 Revoque [1] IREGB Peter Chapple-Hyam Robert Sangster
1997 Xaar GBFR André Fabre Khalid Abdullah
1998 Aljabr USAGB Saeed bin Suroor Godolphin
1999 Fasliyev USAIRE Aidan O'Brien Sue Magnier and Michael Tabor
2000 Tobougg IREGB Mick Channon Ahmed Al Maktoum
2001 Johannesburg USAIRE Aidan O'Brien Sue Magnier and Michael Tabor
2002 Hold That Tiger USAIRE Aidan O'Brien Sue Magnier and Michael Tabor
2003 One Cool Cat USAIRE Aidan O'Brien Sue Magnier and Michael Tabor
2004 Shamardal USAGB Mark Johnston Gainsborough Stud
2005 George Washington IREIRE Aidan O'Brien Magnier, Tabor and Smith
2006 Teofilo IREIRE Jim Bolger Mrs J S Bolger & John Corcoran
2007 New Approach IREIRE Jim Bolger Princess Haya of Jordan
2008 Mastercraftsman IREIRE Aidan O'Brien Magnier, Tabor and Smith
2009 St Nicholas Abbey IREIRE Aidan O'Brien Magnier, Tabor and Smith
2010 Frankel GBGB Henry Cecil Khalid Abdullah
2011 Dabirsim FRFRChristophe FerlandSimon Springer
2012 Dawn Approach IREIRE Jim Bolger Godolphin
2013 Kingston Hill GBGB Roger Varian Paul Smith
2014 Gleneagles IREIRE Aidan O'Brien Tabor, Magnier and Smith
2015 Air Force Blue USAIRE Aidan O'Brien Tabor, Smith and Magnier
2016 Churchill IREIRE Aidan O'Brien Tabor, Smith and Magnier
2017 U S Navy Flag USAIRE Aidan O'Brien Tabor, Smith and Magnier
2018 Too Darn Hot GBGB John Gosden Andrew Lloyd-Webber
2019 Pinatubo [2] IREGB Charlie Appleby Godolphin
2020 Van Gogh [3] USAIRE Aidan O'Brien Tabor, Smith and Magnier

[1] Two awards were given in 1996. Revoque was named Champion Two-year-old; Bahamian Bounty was named Champion Two-year-old Colt. [4]

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References

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