Roaring Lion shortlisted for Cartier Award

Qatar Racing's Roaring Lion is among four nominees for the 'Two Year Old Colt' category at the 2017 Cartier Racing Awards.

The 2017 Cartier Racing Awards nominees were unveiled on Sunday November 12, following the end of the British season at Doncaster.

The included the Qatar Racing-owned juvenile Roaring Lion who is in contention for the 'Two Year Old Colt' award. Roaring Lion won his first three starts, including the Gr. 2 Royal Lodge Stakes, before finishing a narrow second in the Gr. 1 Racing Post Trophy to Saxon Warrior, who is also among the nominees.

It's likely to be a good night for Roaring Lion's trainer John Gosden as he also trains the outstanding three-year-olds Enable and Cracksman, who join Ribchester and Ulysses as the four nominees for the main equine award, the Cartier Horse Of The Year.

The other categories are Two-Year-Old Filly, Three-Year-Old Colt, Three-Year-Old Filly, Sprinter, Stayer and Older Horse Of The Year.

The 27th annual Cartier Racing Award takes place before an audience of 300 at the Dorchester Hotel on the evening of Tuesday November 14. Another award is the Cartier/The Daily Telegraph Award of Merit, which goes to the person or persons who, in the opinion of the special 15-strong Cartier Jury, has/have done the most for European racing and/or breeding either over their lifetime or within the past 12 months.

Qatar Racing's Simple Verse was crowned Top Stayer at the 2015 Cartier Racing Awards.