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 2016/17
1 Aug 2016 to 31 Jul 2017 (check the detailed race-by-race info)

horse nameagesexpointsraces
Legal Eagle5c3345
Captain America6c2436
Carry On Alice5f2225
Bull Valley4c2013
Edict Of Nantes3c1984
Marinaresco4c1985
Bela-Bela4f1954
Search Party4c1754
Al Sahem3c1685
Whisky Baron4c1502
Rafeef4c1502
Sail South6c1453
New Predator4c1456
Nother Russia4f1433
Nightingale4f1404
Trip To Heaven5c1323
Just Sensual3f1253
Safe Harbour3f1195
Deo Juvente5c1172
Master Sabina7c1122
Kangaroo Jack4c823
Gold Standard3c823
Orchid Island3f822
Heavenly Blue3c823
Jo's Bond4f763
Champagne Haze4c762
William Longsword3c701
Sand And Sea2c701
Lady In Black2f701
Brave Mary2f701
Lady Of the House3f701
Eyes Wide Open2c701
Mustaaqeem2c701
Krambambuli5c682
Bulleting Home5c673
Gimme Six3f642
Talktothestars5c602
Janoobi3c602
Wrecking Ball3f553
Icy Trail4c501
Bezanova6c501
Ten Gun Salute4c501
Hermoso Mundo4c502
Brazuca4c501
Green Plains2f482
Red Ray6c461
Desert Rhythm2f452
French Navy5c442
Ancestry2c442
Star Express4f443
Saratoga Dancer5c432
Polyphonic4f412
Fort Ember4f402
Wind Chill3f402
Joan Ranger4f372
The Conglomerate5c371
Silver Mountain4f342
Bella Sonata4f342
Master Switch5c341
Brutal Force5c331
Tevez7c311
Bi Pot3f301
Mella Maria4f301
Purple Diamond2c301
Singapore Sling3c301
Ektifaa3f301
Intergalactic4f301
Live Life3f301
Smiling Blue Eyes3f301
Mr Winsome4c302
Rockin Russian2f301
Warrior's Rest2c291
Monks Hood2c281
Oriental Oak3f281
Goodtime Gal4f281
Matador Man3c281
Bold Rex3c282
Belle Rose3f281
London Call6c261
Crowd Pleaser3c251
Rivarine3c251
Captain Splendid4c251
Banner Hill4c251
Coral Fever4c251
Nebula4c251
Rikitikitana4c251
Seattle Singer3f251
Captain's Flame4f251
Fortissima4f251
Romany Prince4c251
Green Pepper3f251
Ilitshe6c251
Elusive Silva4c251
Royal Badge4c251
Barbosa7c251
Gulf Storm6c241
Silicone Valley6c242
Sea King2c241
Victorious Jay4c241
Liege4c212
Folk Dance2f201
Final Judgement3f202
Zodiac Ruler3c181
Pagoda3c181
Tahini4f162
The Secret Is Out3f151
Prince Of Wales4c151
Meryl2f141
Varallo2c132
Crystal Glamour4f131
Girl On The Run4f121
Anna Pavlova3f101
Tilbury Fort3c101
Al Mariachi2c101
Captain Gambler3f101
Newlands3c91
Sail3f81
Visuality3f81
It's My Turn4c62
Scandal4f61
Will Pays5c51
Winter's Forge2f51
Milton5c51
Let It Flow2f51
Beach Goddess5f41
Furiosa3c21
Splendid Garden5c21
Flying Free2c21
Trophy Wife5f21
Amazing Strike5c21
Crown Of Roses6f21
Captain And Master2c21
Tsessebe2f21