WINX FINALLY ON TOP OF THE WORLD!!!

With her dominating victory in the LONGINES Queen Elizabeth Stakes (G1)WINX (AUS) [130] is now alone at the top of the third edition of the LONGINES World’s Best Racehorse Rankings for 2018.

Two other Aussie horses HAPPY CLAPPER (123) & TRAPEZE ARTIST (123) are also in the World’s Top 10, coming in at =6th!

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LONGINES World’s Best Racehorse Rankings
Rank Horse Rating Trained
1 WINX (AUS) 130 AUS
2 GUN RUNNER (USA) 129 USA
3 CRACKSMAN (GB) 125 GB
4 JUSTIFY (USA) 124 USA
4 WEST COAST (USA) 124 USA
6 BENBATL (GB) 123 UAE
6 HAPPY CLAPPER (AUS) 123 AUS
6 THUNDER SNOW (IRE) 123 UAE
6 TRAPEZE ARTIST (AUS) 123 AUS
CRACKSMAN (GB) [125] and JUSTIFY (USA) [124] are also responsible for notable changes near the top of the latest rankings.

Cracksman, who was the co-third highest rated horse of 2017, made his seasonal debut a winning one at the recently reopened ParisLongchamp. The 4-year-old Frankel colt posted an easy four length victory in the Prix Ganay – Prix de l’Inauguration de ParisLongchamp (G1).

Justify, meanwhile, improved his rating to 124 from 120 after winning the Kentucky Derby presented by Woodford Reserve (G1)by 2 ½ lengths over GOOD MAGIC (USA) [120]AUDIBLE (USA) [120] was a head back in third. Justify, who is a perfect four-for-four, had previously won the Santa Anita Derby (G1) in his first attempt at stakes company.

On the same day Justify took the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs, SAXON WARRIOR (JPN) [121] won the QIPCO 2000 Guineas Stakes (G1) by 1 ½ lengths at Newmarket in his first start of the year. The Deep Impact colt has also won all four of his career starts.

Elsewhere, during Champions Day at Sha Tin, PAKISTAN STAR (GER) [120] won the AP QEII Cup (G1) by three lengths, while IVICTORY (AUS) [120] defeated MR STUNNING (AUS) [120] by a half-length in the Chairman’s Sprint Prize (G1).

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The LONGINES World’s Best Racehorse Rankings are compiled by the LONGINES World’s Best Racehorse Rankings Committee and published by the International Federation of Horseracing Authorities (IFHA).

For further details on the LONGINES World’s Best Racehorse Rankings, please contact:

Nigel Gray, co-chairman, LONGINES World’s Best Racehorse Rankings Committee
Head of Handicapping and Race Planning, Hong Kong Jockey Club
Telephone +852 2966 8337
Email nigel.c.gray@hkjc.org.hk

Phillip Smith, co-chairman, LONGINES World’s Best Racehorse Rankings Committee
Head of Handicapping, British Horseracing Authority
Telephone +44 1386 834004
mail psmith@britishhorseracing.com

Tom Robbins, chairman, North American Ratings Committee
Executive Vice President, Racing & Industry Relations, Racing Secretary, Del Mar Thoroughbred Club
Telephone +1 858 792 4230
Email tomr@dmtc.com

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The full list and further information on the LONGINES World’s Best Racehorse Rankings are available on the IFHA website http://www.ifhaonline.org.

The next edition of the LONGINES World’s Best Racehorse Rankings will be published on Thursday 14th June 2018.  

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