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Thursday, October 10, 2013
The LONGINES World's Best Racehorse Rankings (for 3yos and upwards which raced between 1st January 2013 and 6th October 2013)

 

THE LONGINES WORLD’S BEST RACEHORSE RANKINGS
 
The official listing of the world’s best racehorses
 
(For 3yos and upwards which raced between 1st January 2013 and 6th October 2013)
 
 
 
LONGINES World’s Best Racehorse Rankings 
 Leading Horses 
 click here for complete rankings 
 
Rank Horse Rating Trained
1 BLACK CAVIAR (AUS) 130 AUS
1 TREVE (FR) 130 FR
3 WISE DAN (USA) 129 USA
4 NOVELLIST (IRE) 128 GER
5 GAME ON DUDE (USA) 126 USA
5 TORONADO (IRE) 126 GB
7 ANIMAL KINGDOM (USA) 125 USA
7 DAWN APPROACH (IRE) 125 IRE
7 FORT LARNED (USA) 125 USA
7 ORFEVRE (JPN) 125 JPN
 
 
The lightly raced unbeaten French bred three year old filly TREVE (FR) [130] has jumped to the top of the Longines World’s Best Racehorse Rankings (alongside the Australian super mare BLACK CAVIAR (AUS) [130], now retired) following her scintillating romp in the Qatar Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe (G1).
 
On just her fifth career start, Treve overcame a bad draw to trounce ORFEVRE (JPN) [125] (runner-up also in 2012), the Prix du Jockey Club winner INTELLO (GER) [124] and the Tokyo Yushun (Japanese Derby) winner KIZUNA (JPN) [121]. This brilliant filly is set to stay in training for the 2014 season. 
 
There were two other memorable performances from the Arc weekend in Longchamp. MOONLIGHT CLOUD (GB) [123] achieved a career high rating and maintained her unbeaten record in 2013 with an astonishing burst of acceleration to win the Qatar Prix de la Foręt (G1) with ease, while the previous day in the Qatar Prix Dollar (G2), the seven year old French gelding CIRRUS DES AIGLES (FR) [123] gave a serious indication that he may be returning to his best form of 2012 when comfortably winning the race for the third time in four years. 
 
Meanwhile in North America, Breeders’ Cup aspirants are preparing for their end of season championship races next month.  The most notable ‘prep’ performances were put up by two older horses preparing for the Breeders’ Cup ClassicMUCHO MACHO MAN (USA) [123] gave every indication that he can go close in that race again (runner-up in 2012) with an impressive performance in the Awesome Again Stakes (G1) at Santa Anita, while RON THE GREEK (USA) [122] achieved a career high rating with a resounding win against a high class field in the Jockey Club Gold Cup Invitational Stakes (G1) at Belmont Park.  
 
 
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The LONGINES World’s Best Racehorse Rankings are compiled by the World Rankings Supervisory 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, World Rankings Supervisory Committee
Head of Handicapping and Race Planning, Hong Kong Jockey Club
Telephone +852 2966 8337
Email nigel.c.gray@hkjc.org.hk
 
Garry O'Gorman, co-chairman, World Rankings Supervisory Committee
Senior Flat Handicapper, Irish Turf Club
Telephone +353 5997 26596
Email gaogorman@eircom.net
 
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 websitehttp://www.ifhaonline.org
 
The next edition of the LONGINES World’s Best Racehorse Rankings will be published on Thursday 28th November 2013.