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
Rainbow Bridge4c1684
Do It Again4c1663
Kasimir4c1502
Clouds Unfold3f1424
Soqrat3c1323
Tilbury Fort5c1242
Head Honcho5c902
Front And Centre3f882
Coral Fever6c882
Legal Eagle7c873
Cascapedia5f722
Oh Susanna4f701
Atyaab3c701
Dawn Assault5c692
Captain Aldo8c622
Undercover Agent4c623
Nafaayes3f602
Lady In Black4f502
Doublemint4c501
Gimme One Night5c502
Magnificent Seven4c501
One World3c482
Arctica6c482
Chimichuri Run3c352
Charles3c331
Bold Respect4c321
National Park3c301
Princess Rebel4f301
Hawwaam3c301
Search Party6c281
Trip To Heaven7c261
Pacific Trader4c261
Takingthepeace4f251
Sylvan On Fire5f251
Rebel's Champ4c251
Alyaasaat3c241
Kampala Campari5c231
Doosra5c221
Twist Of Fate3c221
Dynasty's Blossom4f211
Silvano's Pride3f201
Running Brave3f141
New Caledonia6c121
Juniper Spring3f121
Al Danza5f121
Fresnaye4f101
Herodotus3c101
Ghaalla3f91
Strathdon5c81
Bunker Hunt3c81
Full Mast4c71
Helen's Ideal3f41
Snowdance4f31
Celtic Sea3f21
Temple Grafin3f21