THE LONGINES WORLD’S BEST RACEHORSE RANKINGS

13 Oct 14

The official listing of the world’s best racehorses

(For 3-y-o-s and upwards which raced between 1 January and 5 October 2014)

TREVE (FR) [125] triumphed in the Qatar Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe (G1) at Longchamp on Sunday. In the process, she became only the seventh horse to win the Arc twice, and the first horse to gain back to back victories in the race for 36 years.

 

Rank Horse Rating Trained
1 JUST A WAY (JPN) 130 JPN
2 AUSTRALIA (GB) 126 IRE
2 KINGMAN (GB) 126 GB
2 THE GREY GATSBY (IRE) 126 GB
2 VARIETY CLUB (SAF) 126 UAE
6 SEA THE MOON (GER) 125 GER
6 TREVE 125 FR
8 CALIFORNIA CHROME (USA) 124 USA
8 FLINTSHIRE 124 FR
8 GAME ON DUDE (USA) 124 USA
8 GOLD SHIP (JPN) 124 JPN
8 TAGHROODA (GB) 124 GB
8 THE FUGUE (GB) 124 GB

 

The joint-highest rated horse in the world in 2013 along with Black Caviar (AUS), Treve had been beaten in her three races since her 2013 Arc triumph, but returned to winning ways in emphatic style, quickening clear in the straight to defeat FLINTSHIRE (GB) [124] by two lengths, with King George VI & Queen Elizabeth Stakes (sponsored by QIPCO) (G1) winner TAGHROODA (GB) [124] in third place, and Ladbrokes St Leger (G1) victor KINGSTON HILL (GB) [121] in fourth.

THE GREY GATSBY (IRE) [126] put up the top-rated performance by a three-year-old in the past month when taking the QIPCO Irish Champion Stakes (G1) at Leopardstown. Already the three-length winner of the Prix du Jockey Club (G1), The Grey Gatsby gained his revenge on AUSTRALIA (GB) [126] from their encounter in the Juddmonte International Stakes (G1) at York in August, when Australia came out on top by two lengths.

CHARM SPIRIT (IRE) [122] gained his fourth success in five starts this year when holding off TORONADO (IRE) [121] and NIGHT OF THUNDER (IRE) [121] in the Qatar Prix du Moulin de Longchamp (G1). In so doing, he registered his second consecutive victory at the top level, having captured the Prix Jean Prat (G1) on his previous start.

OLYMPIC GLORY (IRE) [122] also captured his second victory of the season when running out the impressive two length winner of the Qatar Prix de la Forêt (G1) at Longchamp, having  already won the GLT Lockinge Stakes (G1) at Newbury in May.

In North America, SHARED BELIEF (USA) [122] made it seven wins from seven starts with a hard-fought neck victory in the Awesome Again Stakes (G1) at Santa Anita, despite having to travel wide for much for the race.

At Keenelend, WISE DAN (USA) [122] won his 14th race in his last 15 starts when coming from the rear of the field to gain a length success in the Shadwell Turf Mile (G1). The seven-year-old’s only defeat in that sequence came in the corresponding race last year, which was switched to the Polytrack after heavy rain, and he has now won his last 14 races on turf.

William Hill Haskell Invitational Stakes (G1) winner BAYERN (USA) [121] bounced back from a disappointing effort in the Travers Stakes (G1) to land the Pennsylvania Derby (G2) at Parx Racing by a commanding 5.75 lengths.

 

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
Email 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

 

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 13 November 2014.