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|The LONGINES World's Best Racehorse Rankings (for 3yos and upwards which raced between 1st January 2023 and 4th June 2023)|
THE LONGINES WORLD’S BEST RACEHORSE RANKINGSLUCKY SWEYNESSE (NZ) , ACE IMPACT (IRE) , and LUXEMBOURG (IRE)  all feature in the Top 5 in the fourth edition of the LONGINES World’s Best Racehorse Rankings for 2023.
The official listing of the world’s best racehorses
(For 3yos and upwards which raced between 1st January and 4th June 2023)
Lucky Sweynesse is undefeated in six starts in 2023 and now sits co-second in the rankings. He improved his rating to 125 from 124 in the Sha Tin Vase (G3), which he won by 1 ¼ lengths while carrying 135lbs. The gelding’s other wins this year include the Chairman’s Sprint Prize (G1), Queen’s Silver Jubilee Cup (G1), Centenary Sprint Cup (G1), Sprint Cup (G2), and Chinese Club Challenge Cup (G3).
Joining the Top 5 this month are Ace Impact and Luxembourg. Ace Impact, who is undefeated in four starts this year, won the Qatar Prix du Jockey Club (G1) by 3 ½ lengths in his first attempt at Group 1 company. Luxembourg, meanwhile, joins the rankings after defeating BAY BRIDGE (GB)  by a half-length in the Tattersalls Gold Cup (G1).
Additionally, AUGUSTE RODIN (IRE)  is ranked following his winning effort in the Betfred Derby (G1). He defeated KING OF STEEL (USA)  by a half-length, as the duo left the field behind them in the final stages of the race. One day prior, EMILY UPJOHN (GB)  impressed in the Dahlbury Coronation Cup (G1), which she won by 1 ¾ lengths over WESTOVER (GB) .
Meanwhile, in Japan, LIBERTY ISLAND (JPN)  dominated in the Yushun Himba (Japanese Oaks) (G1), winning by six lengths to join the rankings. In April, she won the Oka Sho (Japanese 1000 Guineas) (G1).
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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
Chief Advisor on World Racehorse Rankings, The Hong Kong Jockey Club
Telephone +852 2966 8337
Dominic Gardiner-Hill, co-chairman, LONGINES World’s Best Racehorse Rankings Committee
Head of Handicapping, British Horseracing Authority
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 13th July 2023.
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