THE LONGINES WORLD’S BEST RACEHORSE RANKINGS

09 Jul 15

The official listing of the world’s best racehorses

(For 3-y-os and upwards which raced between 1 January and 5 July 2015)

 

After dominating his elders in the Coral-Eclipse Stakes (G1), GOLDEN HORN (GB) [130] now tops the fifth edition of the LONGINES World’s Best Racehorse Rankings for 2015.

Rank Horse Rating Trained
1 GOLDEN HORN (GB) 130 GB
2 AMERICAN PHAROAH (USA) 128 USA
3 ABLE FRIEND (AUS) 125 HK
3 SHARED BELIEF (USA) 125 USA
5 SNOW SKY (GB) 124 GB
5 SOLOW (GB) 124 FR
5 TREVE (FR) 124 FR
8 DESIGNS ON ROME (IRE) 123 HK
8 FLINTSHIRE (GB) 123 FR
8 FREE EAGLE (IRE) 123 IRE
8 THE GREY GATSBY (IRE) 123 GB
8 JACK HOBBS (GB) 123 GB
8 LANKAN RUPEE (AUS) 123 AUS

 

Golden Horn pulled away in the stretch to defeat THE GREY GATSBY (IRE) [123] by 3 ½ lengths at Sandown. The 3-year-old colt, who won the Investec Epsom Derby (G1) and Betfred Dante Stakes (G2) in his prior two outings, is now undefeated in five career starts. In the last 20 years, only one other horse has completed the Derby-Eclipse double, and that was champion Sea The Stars in 2009.

One start before running second to Golden Horn, The Grey Gatsby lost a photo finish to FREE EAGLE (IRE) [123] in the Prince Of Wales’s Stakes (G1) at Royal Ascot.

American Triple Crown winner AMERICAN PHAROAH (USA) [128] is now the second-highest rated horse in the world, while SHARED BELIEF (USA) [125] and ABLE FRIEND (AUS) [125] are tied for third.

New to the rankings this month is SNOW SKY (GB) [124], who put on a show in the Hardwicke Stakes (G2) on the last day of Royal Ascot, winning by 3 ¾ lengths. As a result, he is tied for the co-fifth spot with TREVE (FR) [124] and SOLOW (GB) [124], who both added to their list of accomplishments in the last month.

Solow defeated Able Friend in the Queen Anne Stakes (G1) at Royal Ascot, whilst Treve won the Grand Prix de Saint-Cloud (G1) at the end of June over FLINTSHIRE (GB) [123].

JACK HOBBS (GB) [123] has also been rated highly following his victory in the Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby (G1) after finishing second behind Golden Horn in the Epsom Derby and Dante.

 

 

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 August 2015.