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|The LONGINES World's Best Racehorse Rankings (for 3yos and upwards which raced between 1st January 2020 and 6th September 2020)|
THE LONGINES WORLD’S BEST RACEHORSE RANKINGS
The official listing of the world’s best racehorses
(For 3yos and upwards which raced between 1st January and 6th September 2020)
After another powerful performance, GHAIYYATH (IRE)  remains undefeated this year and retains his top position in the second edition of the LONGINES World’s Best Racehorse Rankings for 2020.
Ghaiyyath is a perfect four-for-four in 2020, and he improved his rating to 130 in his last start, where he posted a three-length victory over MAGICAL (IRE)  in the Juddmonte International Stakes (G1). One race prior, he defeated ENABLE (GB)  by 2 ¼ lengths in the Coral-Eclipse (G1), and he also beat ANTHONY VAN DYCK (IRE)  by 2 ½ lengths in the Hurworth Bloodstock Coronation Cup Stakes (G1). Ghaiyyath started his season with an eye-catching performance in the Dubai Millennium Stakes Sponsored by Jaguar (G3), which he won by 8 ½ lengths at Meydan. The 5-year-old completed the 2000-meter contest in 2:00.33, setting a new track record in the process, before returning to Europe.
Meanwhile, Enable, who was the 2019 co-LONGINES World’s Best Racehorse, returned to her winning ways in her next start and took the King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Qipco Stakes (G1) by 5 ½ lengths to earn her 124 rating. Most recently, she romped in the Unibet September Stakes (G3), which she won by seven lengths.
Sitting in second position is PALACE PIER (GB) , who is undefeated in three starts this season. The 3-year-old has two Group 1 wins to his credit, after winning the St James’s Palace Stakes (G1) by a length over PINATUBO (IRE)  and the Prix du Haras de Fresnay-le-Buffard Jacques le Marois (G1) by three-quarters of a length over ALPINE STAR (IRE) .
PERSIAN KING (IRE)  and TIZ THE LAW (USA)  have matched the rating of STRADIVARIUS (IRE) , and the trio sits in co-third. Persian King has won the Prix du Moulin de Longchamp (G1), Prix d’Ispahan (G1), and Prix du Muguet (G2) this season, while Tiz The Law improved his rating to 125 after taking the Runhappy Travers Stakes (G1). His previous top-level victories of the year came in the Belmont Stakes presented by NYRA Bets (G1) and Curlin Florida Derby (G1).
AUTHENTIC (USA)  handed Tiz The Law his first loss of 2020 in the Kentucky Derby Presented by Woodford Reserve (G1), which he won by 1 ¼ lengths. He came into the race off a victory in the TVG.com Haskell Stakes (G1). Authentic is one of six horses sitting in co-ninth position in the latest rankings. Other recent performers include IMPROBABLE (USA) , who has won the Hollywood Gold Cup Stakes (G1) and Whitney Stakes (G1) this year; LOVE (IRE) , who improved her rating after adding the Darley Yorkshire Oaks (G1) to the list of her accomplishments; and MOHAATHER (GB) , who impressed by taking the Qatar Sussex Stakes (G1) over CIRCUS MAXIMUS (IRE)  in his final career start.
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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 8th October 2020.
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