|Thursday, September 14, 2017||Contact: Andrew Chesser|
|The LONGINES World's Best Racehorse Rankings (for 3yos and upwards which raced between 1st January 2017 and 10th September 2017)|
After his performance in the Juddmonte International Stakes (G1), ULYSSES (IRE)  joins GUN RUNNER (USA)  as the co-third highest rated horse in the seventh edition of the LONGINES World’s Best Racehorse Rankings for 2017.
In the Juddmonte International, Ulysses improved his rating to 127 from 121 after defeating CHURCHILL (IRE)  by two lengths. BARNEY ROY (GB)  was in third. Earlier this season, Ulysses won the Coral-Eclipse (G1) before finishing second to ENABLE (GB)  in the King George VI & Queen Elizabeth Stakes (G1).
Another big mover in the latest rankings is HARRY ANGEL (IRE) , who dominated the 32Red Sprint Cup Stakes (G1) and improved his rating to 125 from 120. He came into the race off of a victory in the Darley July Cup Stakes (G1) this summer.
There are also a number of newcomers to the latest rankings. CRACKSMAN (GB)  is ranked after putting together a pair of impressive runs, first in the Betway Great Voltigeur Stakes (G2) and then in the Qatar Prix Niel (G2). Also in Europe, DSCHINGIS SECRET (GER)  took the Qatar Prix Foy (G2), which was his third consecutive victory after also winning the pferdewetten.de-Grosser Hansa-Preis (G2) and the 127th LONGINES Grosser Preis von Berlin (G1) in his native Germany. Meanwhile, MARSHA (IRE)  finds herself ranked after defeating LADY AURELIA (USA)  by a nose in the Coolmore Nunthorpe Stakes (G1).
In the United States, COLLECTED (USA)  has won all three of his starts this season, and he is ranked after his half-length victory over ARROGATE (USA)  in the $1 Million TVG Pacific Classic Stakes (G1). Additionally, DREFONG (USA)  joins the rankings after his easy score in the Forego Stakes (G1), WEST COAST (USA)  won his fourth consecutive race by taking the Travers Stakes presented by NYRA Bets (G1), and OSCAR PERFORMANCE (USA)  claimed the Secretariat Stakes (G1) one month after winning the Belmont Derby Invitational Stakes (G1).
Furthermore, VEGA MAGIC (AUS)  finds himself ranked after winning the New Zealand Bloodstock Memsie Stakes (G1) in Australia.
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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
Phillip Smith, co-chairman, LONGINES World’s Best Racehorse Rankings Committee
Head of Handicapping, British Horseracing Authority
Telephone +44 1386 834004
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 5th October 2017.
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