Score Card

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.

Gr1 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 2017/18
1 Aug 2017 to 31 Jul 2018 (check the detailed race-by-race info)

horse nameagesexpointsrace
Snowdance3f1002
Liege5c1001
Silicone Valley7c501
Hat Puntano4c501
Wonderwall3c501
The Thinker4c501
Legal Eagle6c501
Girl On The Run5f452
Bella Sonata5f322
Rocket Countdown3c301
Nother Russia5f301
Monks Hood3c301
Just Sensual4f301
Fort Ember5f281
Coral Fever5c261
Will Pays6c262
Pagoda4c261
Our Mate Art4c251
My Friend Lee4f251
Edict Of Nantes4c201
Social Order4c181
Dutch Philip3c181
Captain America7c151
Seerite3c141
Naafer3c141
Hoist The Mast5f141
Bi Pot4f131
Mrs O3f101
White River3c101
French Navy6c91
New Predator5c81
Always In Charge4c81
Amazing Strike6c81
She's A Giver4f71
Live Life4f71
Sylvan On Fire4f61
Do It Again3c61
Casual Diamond3f61
Broadway Trip3c51
Tahini5f41
Fresnaye3f21
Tevez8c21
Finchatton6c21
Oh Susanna3f21
Heartland6c21
Vacquero3c21
Flying Free3c11