|Thursday, October 11, 2018||Contact: Andrew Chesser|
|The LONGINES World's Best Racehorse Rankings (for 3yos and upwards which raced between 1st January 2018 and 7th October 2018)|
WINX (AUS) , who took the TAB Turnbull Stakes (G1) to win her 28th consecutive race, retains her top placing in the eighth edition of the LONGINES World’s Best Racehorse Rankings for 2018.
ROARING LION (USA)  also won again, this time beating familiar rival SAXON WARRIOR (JPN)  in the QIPCO Irish Champion Stakes (G1) during Longines Irish Champions Weekend.
Meanwhile, off of one race in 11 months, ENABLE (GB)  became the seventh horse to win the Qatar Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe (G1) in back-to-back years and just the eighth to win it twice. She held off SEA OF CLASS (IRE)  at the wire, while CLOTH OF STARS (IRE)  was third and WALDGEIST (GB)  checked-in fourth.
The highest rated newcomer to this edition of the rankings is BEAUTY GENERATION (123) [NZ], who won the Celebration Cup Handicap (G3) in Hong Kong in his first start since his victory in the Champions Mile (G1) this April.
KEW GARDENS (IRE)  joins the rankings after his win the William Hill St Leger Stakes (G1), and HARTNELL (GB)  is rated equally after taking the TAB Epsom Handicap (G1).
Additionally, GRUNT (NZ)  impressed in the PFD Food Services Makybe Diva Stakes (G1), while ROY H (USA)  won the Santa Anita Sprint Championship Stakes (G1) to join the rankings.
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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 8th November 2018.
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