Kingman named Horse of the Year at Cartier Racing Awards

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Kingman had four Group One wins and only one defeat in the 2014 season

Kingman has been named 2014 Horse of the Year at the Cartier Racing Awards.

The three-year-old miler, trained by John Gosden for owner Prince Khalid Abdullah, won four Group One races including the St James's Palace Stakes at Royal Ascot.

Kingman claimed the honour ahead of fellow shortlisted contenders Australia, Treve and Noble Mission.

On a winning night for Abdullah, his Champion Stakes winner Noble Mission took the award for best older horse.

Nobel Mission, the younger brother of Frankel, was trained to three top-level triumphs by Lady Cecil, while Australia won the English and Irish Derbies and Treve secured a second Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe.

Kingman, whose only defeat of the season came against Richard Hannon's Night Of Thunder in the 2,000 Guineas at Newmarket, was retired to stud in September.

The horse also claimed the prize for top three-year-old colt, with the filly award going to stablemate Taghrooda.

Taghrooda won the Oaks and King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes for owner Sheikh Hamdan al Maktoum, who received the order of merit.

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