|Thursday, August 10, 2023||Contact: Andrew Chesser|
|The LONGINES World's Best Racehorse Rankings (for 3yos and upwards which raced between 1st January 2023 and 6th August 2023)|
As the result of his victory in the King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Qipco Stakes (G1), HUKUM (IRE)  has joined MOSTAHDAF (IRE)  in the second position in the sixth edition of the LONGINES World’s Best Racehorse Rankings for 2023.
Hukum earned his rating when he defeated WESTOVER (GB)  by a head in the King George, while KING OF STEEL (USA)  was third and LUXEMBOURG (IRE)  was fourth. Westover, meanwhile, improved his rating to 127 from 120 for his game effort and is now fourth in the rankings. Hukum was making his second start of the season and came into the race having won the Racehorse Lotto Brigadier Gerard Stakes (G3). He is a full brother to Baaeed, who was the highest rated turf horse in the world in 2022.
Elsewhere, WHITE ABARRIO (USA)  joins the rankings following his victory in the Whitney Stakes (G1), which he won by a margin of 6 ¼ lengths. He came into the race having finished third in the Hill ‘N’ Dale Metropolitan Handicap (G1).
Another newcomer to the rankings this month is NATIONS PRIDE (IRE) , who won the Grosser Dallmayr-Preis - Bayerisches Zuchtrennen (G1) in Germany by three lengths. Earlier in the season, Nations Pride won the Dubai Millennium Stakes (G3) and finished third in the Dubai Turf sponsored by DP World (G1) while racing in Dubai.
Also joining the rankings this month is SHAQUILLE (GB) , who is a perfect four-for-four in 2023. Shaquille earned his rating with a 1 ½ length victory in the Pertemps Network July Cup Stakes (G1), and he came to the race having won the Commonwealth Cup (G1) during Royal Ascot.
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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 14th September 2023.
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