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|The LONGINES World's Best Racehorse Rankings (for 3yos and upwards which raced between 1st January 2022 and 7th August 2022)|
BAAEED (GB)  remains the highest rated horse in the world, and PYLDERIVER (GB)  has joined the Top 5, in the sixth edition of the LONGINES World’s Best Racehorse Rankings for 2022.
Baaeed, who is now a perfect nine-for-nine in his career, maintains his rating of 128 following his victory by 1 ¾ lengths in the Qatar Sussex Stakes (G1). Earlier this year, he won the Queen Anne Stakes (G1) at Royal Ascot and the Al Shaqab Lockinge Stakes (G1). Baaeed is expected to run in the Juddmonte International Stakes (G1) next week.
Following his win in the Whitney Stakes (G1), LIFE IS GOOD (USA)  is currently ranked fourth in the world. He raised his rating to 125 from 124 with his win over Happy Saver, HOT ROD CHARLIE (USA) , and OLYMPIAD (USA)  in that contest. Life Is Good also won the Pegasus World Cup Invitational Stakes presented by 1/ST BET (G1) and John A. Nerud Stakes (G2) earlier this season.
Joining the Top 5 is Pyledriver, who now sits in co-fifth with TITLEHOLDER (JPN) . Pyledriver impressed in the King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Qipco Stakes (G1), where he beat TORQUATOR TASSO (GER)  and MISHRIFF (IRE)  to earn his rating of 124. In his previous start, Pyledriver had finished second to HUKUM (IRE)  in the Dahlbury Coronation Cup (G1).
Additionally, JACKIE’S WARRIOR (USA)  has raised his rating to 122 from 121 with his two-length score in the Alfred G. Vanderbilt Handicap (G1). He is now undefeated in four starts this year. KYPRIOS (IRE) , meanwhile, has joined the rankings following his victory by a neck over Stradivarius in the Al Shaqab Goodwood Cup Stakes (G1). Like Jackie’s Warrior, Kyprios is also a perfect four-for-four in 2022.
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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
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 15th September 2022.
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