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 2019/20
1 Aug 2019 to 31 Jul 2020 (check the detailed race-by-race info)

horse nameagesexpointsraces
One World4c1784
Russet Air4c1703
Vardy4c1502
Queen Supreme4f1293
Zillzaal4c1001
Summer Pudding3f1002
Kasimir5c922
Rainbow Bridge5c903
Hawwaam4c803
Chimichuri Run4c743
Soqrat4c712
Missisippi Burning3f701
Clouds Unfold4f701
Mr Flood4c703
Got The Greenlight3c701
Golden Ducat3c701
Run Fox Run4f682
Celtic Sea4f622
Bold Respect5c501
Mighty High4f501
Snapscan4f501
Barahin4c501
Prince Of Kahal5c501
Cirillo4c501
Mardi Gras5c501
Al Mutawakel4c441
Sachdev3c422
Twist Of Fate4c402
Ikigai3c362
Third Runway3f322
Shango3c301
Vistula4f301
King Of Gems3c301
Ronnie's Candy4f301
Atyaab4c281
Green Laser3c281
Youcanthurrylove3c261
Lady Of Steel3f251
True To Life3f251
Jet Start5f251
Marygold3f251
Dharma4c251
Infamous Fox5c241
Chijmes4c241
Zouaves6c231
Ready Steady Go5c222
Tap O' Noth5c221
Kampala Campari6c211
Rebel's Champ5c201
Temple Grafin4f201
Crome Yellow5c201
Kelpie3f191
Strathdon6c161
Driving Miss Daisy3f152
Magic School3f151
Warrior's Rest5c152
Miyabi Gold5f142
Gin Fizz3f121
Rio's Winter3f121
Romi's Boy6c121
Leopold3c121
Bunker Hunt4c102
Silvano's Pride4f91
Front And Centre4f81
Victoria Paige3f81
Pleasedtomeetyou4c61
Mill Queen3f51
Elusive Trader4c21
Super Silvano3c21
Cabo da Cruz5c21
Macthief3c21