THE LONGINES WORLD’S BEST RACEHORSE RANKINGS

11 Aug 16

The official listing of the world’s best racehorses
(For 3yos and upwards which raced between 1st January and 7th August 2016)

After a gusty victory in the San Diego Handicap (G2), CALIFORNIA CHROME (USA) [128] has improved his rating from 126 to 128 and is the second highest rated horse in the world in the sixth edition of the LONGINES World’s Best Racehorse Rankings for 2016.

LONGINES World’s Best Racehorse Rankings

Leading Horses

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Rank Horse Rating Trained
1 A SHIN HIKARI (JPN) 129 JPN
2 CALIFORNIA  CHROME (USA) 128 USA
3 WINX (AUS) 127 AUS
4 FROSTED (USA) 126 USA
5 MAURICE (JPN) 124 JPN
5 NYQUIST (USA) 124 USA
5 POSTPONED (IRE) 124 GB
5 WERTHER (NZ) 124 HK

 

California Chrome was making his first start back since his 3 ¾-length victory in the Dubai World Cup Sponsored by Emirates Airline (G1) this March. He is a perfect four-for-four in 2016, with wins in the San Pasqual Stakes (G2) and Trans Gulf Electromechanical Trophy also to his credit.

In his first start of the year, multiple Grade 1 winner DORTMUND (USA) [122] finished just a half-length behind California Chrome in the San Diego. The two are slated to meet again in the TVG Pacific Classic (G1) on Aug. 20.

That Saturday will be a busy one for top international horses, as Australia’s star mare WINX (AUS) [127] is set to make her spring debut in the Warwick Stakes (G2).
Just behind Winx in the latest rankings is FROSTED (USA) [126], who followed up his Mohegan Sun Metropolitan Handicap (G1) score with a victory in the Whitney Stakes (G1).

Meanwhile, THE GURKHA (IRE) [122] has improved his rating from 120 to 122 with his neck victory over GALILEO GOLD (GB) [122] in the Qatar Sussex Stakes (G1). RIBCHESTER (IRE) [121] was a short head back in third.

Additionally, HIGHLAND REEL (IRE) [121] is ranked after his win in the King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes (G1).

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

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 15th September 2016.