Dalakhani was crowned Horse of the Year at the 2003 Cartier Racing Awards.
Dalakhani won the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe
The Aga Khan's Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe and French Derby winner,
trained by Alain de Royer Dupre, also claimed the Three-Year-Old Colt award at the London ceremony.
Alamshar, also owned by the Aga Khan and the only horse to defeat Dalakhani,
was second in the colt category.
Falbrav, runner-up for the Horse of the Year award, took the Older Horse
The five-year-old, trained by Luca Cumani, had a fabulous season that included
Group One wins in the Juddmonte International, Coral-Eclipse, Queen Elizabeth II
Stakes and Prix d'Ispahan.
CARTIER AWARD WINNERS 2003
Horse of the Year: Dalakhani
Older Horse: Falbrav
Three-Year-Old Colt: Dalakhani
Stayer: Persian Punch
Sprinter: Oasis Dream
One Cool Cat
Two-Year-Old Filly: Attraction
Order of Merit: Lord Oaksey
Cheveley Park Stud's Russian Rhythm, who rattled up a Group One three-timer in
the Sagitta 1,000 Guineas, Coronation Stakes and Vodafone Nassau Stakes, beat Six
Perfections to the Three-Year-Old Filly award.
The remarkable 10-year-old Persian Punch, the most popular Flat horse in
training, lifted the Stayer award.
The David Elsworth-trained gelding took his career earnings past the £1m mark this year with wins in the Goodwood Cup, Doncaster Cup, Jockey Club
Cup and a Sandown Listed event.
The Sprinter award went to the John Gosden-trained Oasis Dream, thanks to wins
in two Group Ones - the Darley July Cup and the Nunthorpe Stakes.
Another dual Group One winner, Aidan O'Brien's One Cool Cat, was the
Two-Year-Old Colt award winner while the unbeaten Attraction, trained by Mark
Johnston, collected the Two-Year-Old Filly prize.
The Daily Telegraph Order of Merit was presented to former champion amateur jockey Lord Oaksey.
spent almost 50 years in racing as a jockey, journalist and TV presenter and was the driving force behind the setting-up of the Injured Jockeys Fund.