Baaeed crowned Cartier Horse of the Year

He also receives the Older Horse of the Year award

Wednesday evening was spectacular for all connected with Baaeed as he was crowned Cartier Horse of the Year as well as Older Horse of the Year at the Dorchester Hotel in London.

Achieved through a public vote, the award described as ‘the ultimate accolade in the racing world’ celebrates his four breathtaking Group 1 victories in 2022, adding to two previous victories at the top level in 2021. This year the son of Sea The Stars produced scintillating displays in the Lockinge Stakes, Queen Anne Stakes and the Sussex Stakes over a mile. He then stepped up in trip to make it ten from ten with an astounding performance in the Juddmonte International over a mile and a quarter to cement himself as one of the great horses to have graced the turf.

Laurent Feniou, managing director of Cartier UK said “Baaeed lit up the season with four brilliant victories and he is a worthy recipient of the Cartier Horse of the Year Award”.

Baaeed, the highest rated turf horse in the world for a decade, is now resident at Shadwell’s Nunnery Stud in Thetford where he will commence stud duties in 2023. It was announced on Tuesday his stud fee is £80,000 on 1st October SLF terms. He will be standing alongside Mohaather (£15,000), Tasleet (£6,000) and Eqtidaar (£5,000). Meanwhile 2022’s sprinting star Minzaal will join Shadwell’s Derrinstown roster in Co.Kildare having been introduced at €15,000 alongside proven sire Awtaad (£5,000). All apart from Baaeed are on 1st January SLF terms.