|Thursday, June 13, 2019||Contact: Andrew Chesser|
|The LONGINES World's Best Racehorse Rankings (for 3yos and upwards which raced between 1st January 2019 and 9th June 2019)|
The newest name in the top five of the fourth edition of the LONGINES World’s Best Racehorse Rankings for 2019 is MAGICAL (IRE) .
Magical, who was previously rated at 120, is undefeated in three starts this year. Her latest victory was a seven-length romp in the Tattersalls Gold Cup (G1), and she has also won the Coolmore Highland Reel Irish EBF Mooresbridge Stakes (G2) and Alleged Stakes (G3) in 2019.
BATTAASH (IRE)  joins this month’s rankings after winning his seasonal debut in the Armstrong Aggregates Temple Stakes (G2), which he took by 2 ½ lengths. MUSTASHRY (GB)  is equally ranked after his 2 ½-length victory in the Al Shaqab Lockinge Stakes (G1).
Other horses to impress in Europe include PHOENIX OF SPAIN (IRE)  and SOTTSASS (FR) . In his 2019 debut, Phoenix of Spain was victorious the Tattersalls Irish 2,000 Guineas (G1) by three lengths, while Sottsass won the QIPCO Prix du Jockey Club (G1) by two lengths.
Also of note is BRICKS AND MORTAR (USA) , who won the Manhattan Stakes (G1) by 1 ½ lengths. It was his fifth consecutive victory, with his other wins this year including the Old Forester Turf Classic Stakes (G1), Pegasus World Cup Turf Invitational Stakes (G1), and Muniz Memorial Handicap (G2).
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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, Race Planning and International Racing, Hong Kong Jockey Club
Telephone +852 2966 8337
Phillip Smith, co-chairman, LONGINES World’s Best Racehorse Rankings Committee
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 11th July 2019.
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