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.

Gr1 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 nameagesexpointsrace
Legal Eagle6c2844
Oh Susanna3f2424
Snowdance3f2295
Coral Fever5c1944
Nother Russia5f1544
Attenborough4c1282
Captain America7c1264
Undercover Agent3c1242
Eyes Wide Open3c1202
Surcharge3c1103
Sergeant Hardy4c1001
Takingthepeace3f1002
Liege5c1001
Tap O' Noth3c952
Sommerlied4f952
Will Pays6c904
Sail South7c862
Fiorella3f803
Marinaresco5c782
Wonderwall3c763
Do It Again3c764
Let It Rain5c752
Hero's Honour3c701
Lobo's Legend3c701
Van Halen2c701
Mighty High2f701
Last Winter4c702
Monks Hood3c602
White River3c583
Secret Potion3f542
Sniper Shot3c522
Social Order4c503
Silicone Valley7c501
Milton6c501
Hat Puntano4c501
Perovskia4c501
Bishop's Bounty4c501
Tandava5c501
Elusive Silva5c501
The Thinker4c501
Magical Wonderland3f502
Abashiri5c502
Lady In Black3f482
The Secret Is Out4f472
Copper Force4c461
Girl On The Run5f452
Live Life4f422
Silvan Star5f423
Pinnacle Peak3c401
Fort Ember5f402
Trip To Heaven6c381
Green Top3f362
Like A Panther3c342
Noble Secret3c342
Bella Sonata5f322
Pure Blonde5c322
Cue The Music2c321
Star Express5f322
Al Danza4f311
Green Plains3f301
Ronnie's Candy2f301
Rocket Countdown3c301
Celtic Sea2f301
Just Sensual4f301
William The Silent2c301
Sabina's Dynasty4f301
Folk Dance3f292
Majestic Mambo3c281
Brutal Force6c281
Speedpoint3c281
Pagoda4c261
Myfunnyvalentine4f251
Alfolk3c251
Champagne Haze5c251
Our Mate Art4c251
Just Cruised In4c251
Our Emperor4c251
Strathdon4c251
Simply Royal4f251
African Night Sky4c251
Cascapedia4f251
Made To Conquer4c251
My Friend Lee4f251
Master's Eye6c241
Bi Pot4f232
Black Cat Back4c201
Dark Moon Rising4c201
Edict Of Nantes4c201
Neptune's Rain3f201
Queen Laurie4f191
Inverroche2f181
Rocky Valley4c181
Dutch Philip3c181
The Slade4c181
Green Pepper4f181
Rose In Bloom3f171
Cash Time3c161
Cot Campbell3c161
Chimichuri Run2c151
Gold Standard4c151
Wynkelder4c151
Seerite3c141
Naafer3c141
Hoist The Mast5f141
Cirillo2c141
Sir David Baird3c141
Jo's Bond5f121
Miyabi Gold3f121
Silver Thursday3f121
Fresnaye3f102
Mrs O3f101
Safe Harbour4f92
French Navy6c91
Gimme Six4f91
Full Mast3c81
Tevez8c82
New Predator5c81
Always In Charge4c81
Unagi4c81
Amazing Strike6c81
She's A Giver4f71
Sylvan On Fire4f61
Casual Diamond3f61
Wind Chill4f51
Broadway Trip3c51
Tahini5f41
Ollivander4c41
Flichity By Farr3f31
Finchatton6c21
Royal Crusade3c21
Heartland6c21
Elusive Heart3f21
Vacquero3c21
Flying Free3c11