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 2013/14
1 Aug 2013 to 31 Jul 2014 (check the detailed race-by-race info)

horse nameagesexpointsraces
Yorker4c3725
Beach Beauty6f3126
Legislate3c2815
In The Fast Lane3f2165
Via Africa4f2123
Capetown Noir4c1924
Louis The King3c1924
Along Came Polly3f1644
King Of Pain4c1543
Tellina4c1525
Hot Ticket4c1464
Copper Parade6c1452
Futura3c1442
Carry On Alice2f1373
Fly By Night4f1342
Wavin' Flag4c1293
Espumanti4f1255
Master Of My Fate4c1213
Master Sabina4c1164
Happy Forever5c1165
Whiteline Fever5c1125
Hill Fifty Four5c1103
Red Ray3c1023
Alboran Sea2f1022
Normanz3c1001
Arcetri Pink3f953
Hammie's Hooker4f944
Wild One4c923
Harry's Son2c922
Athina3f922
Here Comes Billy4c883
Tevez4c863
Bilateral2f842
Royal Zulu Warrior7c782
Captain America3c783
Wylie Hall4c723
Same Jurisdiction2f701
Elusive Gold3c701
Guiness2c701
Ash Cloud3f701
Afrikaburn2c701
Jet Belle4f683
Jet Aglow4f594
Not Sulking3f562
Punta Arenas5c554
As You Like3c542
Halve The Deficit5c522
No Worries4c523
Killua Castle4c522
Ice Machine5c501
River Crossing5c501
In A Rush5c501
Jackson5c502
Tiger's Retreat5c501
Varikate4f501
Welwitschia6f501
Magic Smoke5f501
Gold Onyx6c441
Jayyed2c432
Showmetheway5c421
Anjaal2c422
Jade Bay4c352
One Fine Day2f352
Rake's Chestnut3c341
Jet Explorer5c341
M L Jet2c321
Midnight Run4c321
Maybe Yes3f301
Lanner Falcon3f302
Rosier2f301
Honorine4f301
Reflective Image5f301
Cap Alright6c303
Dylan's Promise4f301
Harry Lime2c301
Cherry On The Top4f301
De Kock3c301
Mister Cricket3c301
Fairyinthewoods4f301
Willow Magic3c301
Majmu2f301
Contador4c281
Pine Princess2f281
One Cool Dude4c251
King Of Torts4c251
Tippuana Moon5c251
Sky Rise4c251
Rio Carnival5c251
Disco Al4c251
Fanzene5f251
Seal6c251
Miss October5f251
Potala Palace5c251
Snowdon6c241
Divine Jet5c242
Zephira3f221
Light The Lights2c221
Readytogorightnow4c221
Forest Indigo3c221
Regal Eagle4c221
Chave De Oura4c211
Bouclette Top3c201
Storm Warning4c201
Alascan Maiden3f202
Kingston Boy4c181
Bezanova3c181
Power King3c181
Glorious Jet5c181
Pylon5c181
Priceless Jewel4f162
Eddie Sweat3c161
Touch The Sky3f151
Flame Cat2f151
Cagiva4c151
Banbury2f141
Highly Decorated3f121
Knock On Wood6c121
Rich Girl2f121
Awesome Power4c121
Ilha Bela5f121
Coltrane4c121
Pomodoro5c101
Tiger Quest3f101
Banaadeer2c101
Speed Rocket3c81
Chekilli3c81
Sea Cat3f81
Agra4f81
Gifted For Glory4c81
Arion3c81
Mohave Princess3f81
Dynastic Power3c81
Lady Ky2f81
Pennington Sands2f81
Mr Whatever4c61
Shingwedzi3f51
Menacing4c51
Franny4f31
Paterfamilias4c21
Ad Idem2f21
Uncle Tommy6c21
Shades Of Indigo8c21