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 Eagle6c1502
Snowdance3f1002
Liege5c1001
Oh Susanna3f722
Tap O' Noth3c701
Wonderwall3c622
Captain America7c602
Silicone Valley7c501
Eyes Wide Open3c501
Milton6c501
Hat Puntano4c501
Bishop's Bounty4c501
The Thinker4c501
Copper Force4c461
Girl On The Run5f452
Sail South7c431
Marinaresco5c411
White River3c402
Nother Russia5f372
Bella Sonata5f322
Magical Wonderland3f301
Rocket Countdown3c301
Monks Hood3c301
Just Sensual4f301
Fort Ember5f281
Will Pays6c262
Pagoda4c261
Coral Fever5c261
Cascapedia4f251
My Friend Lee4f251
Alfolk3c251
Our Mate Art4c251
Our Emperor4c251
Strathdon4c251
Last Winter4c241
Edict Of Nantes4c201
Lady In Black3f201
Dutch Philip3c181
The Slade4c181
Social Order4c181
Like A Panther3c181
Cot Campbell3c161
Seerite3c141
Naafer3c141
Hoist The Mast5f141
Bi Pot4f131
Mrs O3f101
Fresnaye3f102
French Navy6c91
Amazing Strike6c81
Tevez8c82
New Predator5c81
Always In Charge4c81
She's A Giver4f71
Live Life4f71
Sylvan On Fire4f61
Do It Again3c61
Casual Diamond3f61
Broadway Trip3c51
Tahini5f41
Heartland6c21
Vacquero3c21
Finchatton6c21
Safe Harbour4f21
Flying Free3c11