|Thursday, July 08, 2021||Contact: Andrew Chesser|
|The LONGINES World's Best Racehorse Rankings (for 3yos and upwards which raced between 1st January 2021 and 4th July 2021)|
After defeating his elders in the Coral-Eclipse (G1), ST MARK’S BASILICA (FR)  now leads the fifth edition of the LONGINES World’s Best Racehorse Rankings for 2021.
In the Eclipse, St Mark’s Basilica defeated ADDEYBB (IRE)  by 3 ½ lengths, while MISHRIFF (IRE)  was a neck behind in third. St Mark’s Basilica had previously been rated at 120 following his victory in the Qatar Prix du Jockey Club (G1), and he is a perfect three-for-three this season, as he also won the Emirates Poule d'Essai des Poulains (G1) to start his 2021 campaign.
Addeybb came into the Eclipse having won the LONGINES Queen Elizabeth Stakes G1) in Australia in April, while Mishriff was making his first start since taking the LONGINES Dubai Sheema Classic (G1) in March.
Meanwhile, POETIC FLARE (IRE)  and SUBJECTIVIST (GB)  find themselves ranked in the co-fourth position following their impressive efforts during Royal Ascot. Poetic Flare won the St James’s Palace Stakes (G1) by 4 ¼ lengths, while Subjectivist was victorious in the Gold Cup (G1) by five lengths.
In Japan, CHRONO GENESIS (JPN)  took the Takarazuka Kinen (G1) by 2 ½ lengths to join the rankings. It was her first start since finishing second to Mishriff in the LONGINES Dubai Sheema Classic (G1).
Additionally, HURRICANE LANE (IRE)  joins the rankings following his score in the Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby (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, Race Planning and International Racing, Hong Kong Jockey Club
Telephone +852 2966 8337
Phillip Smith, co-chairman, LONGINES World’s Best Racehorse Rankings Committee
Tom Robbins, chairman, North American Ratings Committee
Executive Vice President, Racing & Industry Relations, Racing Secretary, Del Mar Thoroughbred Club
Telephone +1 858 792 4230
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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 12th August 2021.
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