Tele­graph award for Sir Michael Stoute

The Daily Telegraph - Sport - - Racing - By Mar­cus Army­tage

Sir Michael Stoute, cham­pion Flat trainer 10 times and syn­ony­mous with some of the great­est horses of the past 40 years, was last night named as the re­cip­i­ent of the Daily Tele­graph Award of Merit at the Cartier Awards for a life­time of achieve­ment in the sport.

Stoute, 72, has won 15 Bri­tish Clas­sics, in­clud­ing the Derby five times. Around the world, his Group One vic­to­ries have in­cluded a Dubai World Cup with Singspiel, who also won a Ja­pan Cup as did Pil­sud­ski. Stoute has also won seven Breed­ers’ Cup races in Amer­ica.

Born in Bar­ba­dos next door to the is­land’s race­course at Gar­ri­son

Sa­van­nah, Stoute orig­i­nally har­boured hopes of mak­ing a ca­reer as a com­men­ta­tor and left for Bri­tain, aged 19, and al­though he made the fi­nal six for a rac­ing po­si­tion at the BBC, he lost out to Ju­lian Wil­son, who sub­se­quently be­came a great friend. In­stead, he be­came as­sis­tant trainer to Pat Ro­han in Mal­ton be­fore mov­ing to New­mar­ket.

In 1972, he set up on his own with 15 horses. San­dal, owned by his fa­ther, be­came his first win­ner. Fair Salinia gave him a first Clas­sic in the 1978 Oaks and the rest, in­clud­ing Es­ti­mate’s fa­mous Gold Cup vic­tory for the Queen in 2013, have fol­lowed. With Ulysses pick­ing up this year’s Cartier Older Horse award, there is no sign of his ca­reer slow­ing.

Win­ner on merit: The life­time achieve­ments of Sir Michael Stoute were recog­nised

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