Score Card

How the best horses of the season compare

Winning is everything.

It should be important to know, though, in what company a winner raced, and how close the finish was.

So we made a points system to reflect that. It’s explained in detail below.

At the end of a season, Equus award winners should all be high up on the table!

Gr1 races (Open)

  • All runners start with 50 pts
  • Winners earns 50 bonus points (which gives 100 points)
  • Others have points deducted, rate of 10x beaten lengths (integer, down to zero, not negative) – meaning 5.0 lengths or more behind the winner scores zero

Only the first five finishers can score points.

Gr1 races (age or sex Restricted) – 35 base-points with 35 bonus for winner, rest as above (meaning 3.5 lengths or more behind the winner scores zero).

Gr2 races (Open)

  • All runners start with 25 pts
  • Winner earns 25 bonus points (which gives 50 points)
  • Others have points deducted, rate of 10x beaten lengths (integer, down to zero; not negative) – meaning 2.5 lengths or more behind the winner scores zero

Only the first five finishers can score points.

Gr2 races (age or sex Restricted) – 15 base-points with 15 bonus for winner, rest as above (meaning 1.5 lengths or more behind the winner scores zero).

Gr3 races (Open)

  • Winner only, 25 points
  • This category mainly to provide opportunity for staying horses, who have no Gr1 opportunities. Winner only to score, as most of these races are lower class handicaps.

Gr3 races (age or sex Restricted) – do not qualify for points


Best Horses of the Season 2017/18
1 Aug 2017 to 31 Jul 2018 (check the detailed race-by-race info)

horse nameagesexpointsraces
Legal Eagle6c2844
Snowdance3f2646
Oh Susanna3f2424
Captain America7c2265
Coral Fever5c1944
Will Pays6c1905
Do It Again3c1765
Attenborough4c1683
Undercover Agent3c1543
Nother Russia5f1544
Eyes Wide Open3c1503
Tap O' Noth3c1243
Surcharge3c1103
Liege5c1001
Sergeant Hardy4c1001
Takingthepeace3f1002
Sommerlied4f952
Sail South7c862
Soqrat2c842
Fiorella3f803
Marinaresco5c782
Wonderwall3c763
Let It Rain5c752
It's My Turn5c753
Trip To Heaven6c752
Van Halen2c701
Mighty High2f701
Last Winter4c702
Return Flight2f701
Hero's Honour3c701
Lobo's Legend3c701
Redberry Lane4f701
Made To Conquer4c622
Celtic Sea2f602
Monks Hood3c602
Speedpoint3c582
White River3c583
Secret Potion3f542
Girl On The Run5f543
Sniper Shot3c522
Magical Wonderland3f502
Abashiri5c502
Social Order4c503
Silicone Valley7c501
Milton6c501
Hat Puntano4c501
Perovskia4c501
Bishop's Bounty4c501
Tandava5c501
Elusive Silva5c501
The Thinker4c501
Lady In Black3f482
The Secret Is Out4f472
Copper Force4c461
Live Life4f422
Silvan Star5f423
Miyabi Gold3f422
Pinnacle Peak3c401
Fort Ember5f402
Rocket Countdown3c392
Green Top3f362
Gimme Six4f353
Like A Panther3c342
Noble Secret3c342
Bella Sonata5f322
Pure Blonde5c322
Sunset Eyes4c321
Cue The Music2c321
Star Express5f322
Al Danza4f311
Sabina's Dynasty4f301
Green Plains3f301
Ronnie's Candy2f301
Barahin2c301
Just Sensual4f301
William The Silent2c301
Folk Dance3f292
Majestic Mambo3c281
Brutal Force6c281
Pagoda4c261
My Friend Lee4f251
Head Honcho4c251
Myfunnyvalentine4f251
Alfolk3c251
Champagne Haze5c251
Our Mate Art4c251
Just Cruised In4c251
Our Emperor4c251
Strathdon4c251
Simply Royal4f251
African Night Sky4c251
Cascapedia4f251
Master's Eye6c241
Bi Pot4f232
Black Cat Back4c201
Dark Moon Rising4c201
Edict Of Nantes4c201
Neptune's Rain3f201
Queen Laurie4f191
The Slade4c181
Green Pepper4f181
Inverroche2f181
Rocky Valley4c181
Railtrip2f181
Dutch Philip3c181
Rose In Bloom3f171
Cot Campbell3c161
Cash Time3c161
Chimichuri Run2c151
Alyaasaat2c151
Gold Standard4c151
Wynkelder4c151
Epona4f141
Seerite3c141
Naafer3c141
Hoist The Mast5f141
Cirillo2c141
Sir David Baird3c141
Mazari2f141
Elusive Heart3f142
Twist Of Fate2c121
Silver Thursday3f121
Jo's Bond5f121
Meryl3f111
Fresnaye3f102
Mrs O3f101
Safe Harbour4f92
Roy's Riviera3f91
French Navy6c91
Unagi4c81
Amazing Strike6c81
Full Mast3c81
Tevez8c82
New Predator5c81
Always In Charge4c81
She's A Giver4f71
Sylvan On Fire4f61
Casual Diamond3f61
Wind Chill4f51
Broadway Trip3c51
Tahini5f41
Ollivander4c41
Flichity By Farr3f31
Vacquero3c21
Finchatton6c21
Play Another Tune2c21
Royal Crusade3c21
Heartland6c21
Flying Free3c11