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Treve is Europe's Horse of the Year

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Photo: Eclipse Sportswire - Bob Mayberger


Unbeaten Treve has been named racehorse of the year at the Cartier Racing Awards. The three-year-old French filly, trained by Criquette Head-Maarek, has won all five of her starts. She ended this season with an impressive five-length victory in the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe.

The success saw Treve emulate Zarkava in 2008 by winning the French Oaks, Prix Vermeille and Arc in the same season. 

Treve beat off competition from Sky Lantern, Moonlight Cloud, Novellist and Al Kazeem for the overall title. She also won the Three-Year-Old Filly Award, beating Sky Lantern, Just The Judge, Chicquita and Talent.

The Older Horse Award went to Moonlight Cloud, who is unbeaten this year and has secured three Group One victories - the Larc Prix Maurice de Gheest, the Prix Du Haras De Fresnay-Le-Buffard Jacques Le Marois and the Qatar Prix de la Foret.

Magician, winner of the Irish 2,000 Guineas in May and the 12-furlong Grade One Breeders' Cup Turf last month, won the Three-Year-Old Colt award.

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You do have to realize that this is an award that fans have a vote. Recency is very important to fans and possibly journalists. The exploits of Dawn Approach wee tarnished in the fan's eyes by his form tailing off at the end of his campaign. He was the more accomplished of the two.
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I am surprised that he beat out Dawn Approach, seeing as Dawn Approachwon the qipco 2000 Guineas which had a much deeper field then the Irish Guineas, and Beat Magician in the St,James Palace Stakes. this is just based off of their European campaign. did know the Breeders cup would be the decider.
Fabulous to see the *near nothing* Magician prevail over the ballyhooed Tornado, Dawn Approach and Olympic Glory.
It is wonderful to see they are looking to give her an aggressive campaign
Treve was hands down the best middle distance horse in Europe this season, male or female. Her connections have already announced just today via the European racing media that the G1 Prince of Wales's Stakes at Ascot during the royal meeting in June is a very likely target for Treve when she returns for her 4yo season in 2014, though I think this filly may be prove to be better suited by 2400 meters than 2000 meters based on her impressive wins in the G1 Prix Vermeille and G1 Prix De l'Arc de Triomphe. Maybe if Treve runs well in the Prince of Wales's Stakes at 2000 meters in June we might be fortunate enough to see her return to Ascot in July for the G1 King George VI & Queen Elizabeth Stakes at 2400 meters. Fingers crossed!!

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