This year’s Breeders’ Cup and Classic hero Magician (3c Galileo-Absolutelyfabulous, by Mozart) was named the outstanding three-year-old colt of 2013 at the Cartier Awards in London on Tuesday night.
The Galileo colt was saddled by Aidan O’Brien to win the G1 Irish 2,000 Guineas in May and – after a break of over three months – he reappeared at Santa Anita to win the G1 Breeders’ Cup Turf on November 2.
J P Magnier, whose parents jointly-own Magician, collected the Cartier Three-Year-Old Colt Award.
“Obviously it has been well publicised that this horse had a few issues with swimming through the year so a big well done has to go to Aidan and the team at Ballydoyle for the good job to enable the horse to go from a three-and-a half-month lay-off to the Breeders’ Cup,” said Magnier.
“As you saw, Ryan Moore gave him a great ride and well done also to Joseph (O’Brien), who won the Guineas on him.”