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 2018/19
1 Aug 2018 to 31 Jul 2019 (check the detailed race-by-race info)

horse nameagesexpointsraces
Soqrat3c2525
Kasimir4c2003
Rainbow Bridge4c1684
Do It Again4c1663
Tilbury Fort5c1423
Clouds Unfold3f1424
Cascapedia5f1114
Nafaayes3f1104
Return Flight3f1002
Hawwaam3c1002
Head Honcho5c902
Coral Fever6c882
Atyaab3c882
Front And Centre3f882
Legal Eagle7c873
Oh Susanna4f832
Samurai Warrior3c701
Camphoratus4f701
Dawn Assault5c692
Captain Aldo8c622
Undercover Agent4c623
Doublemint4c501
Mardi Gras4c501
Gimme One Night5c502
Zouaves5c501
Magnificent Seven4c501
Chimichuri Run3c503
Divine Odyssey4c501
Lady In Black4f502
Running Brave3f482
One World3c482
Arctica6c482
Cirillo3c421
Bold Respect4c342
Charles3c331
National Park3c301
Princess Rebel4f301
Search Party6c281
Trip To Heaven7c261
Pacific Trader4c261
Sunshine Silk4f251
Blossom3f251
Sylvan On Fire5f251
Rebel's Champ4c251
Zillzaal3c251
Down To Zero4c251
Takingthepeace4f251
Alyaasaat3c241
Speedpoint4c241
Marchingontogether3c231
Kampala Campari5c231
Twist Of Fate3c221
Doosra5c221
Dynasty's Blossom4f211
Unagi5c201
Silvano's Pride3f201
Storm Destiny3f201
New Caledonia6c142
Juniper Spring3f121
Al Danza5f121
Fresnaye4f101
Herodotus3c101
Ghaalla3f91
Captain And Master4c91
Perfect Tigress3f81
Strathdon5c81
Bunker Hunt3c81
Full Mast4c71
Helen's Ideal3f41
Snowdance4f31
Temple Grafin3f21
Celtic Sea3f21