|Thursday, September 14, 2023||Contact: Andrew Chesser|
|The LONGINES World's Best Racehorse Rankings (for 3yos and upwards which raced between 1st January 2023 and 10th September 2023)|
Following his victory in the Royal Bahrain Irish Champion Stakes (G1), AUGUSTE RODIN (IRE)  improved his rating and joined the Top 10 in the seventh edition of the LONGINES World’s Best Racehorse Rankings for 2023.
The Irish Champion Stakes proved to be a close contest, with Auguste Rodin defeating LUXEMBOURG (IRE)  by a half-length. NASHWA (GB)  was a short head back in third, while KING OF STEEL (USA)  was another half-length back in fourth. As a result of his victory, Auguste Rodin improved his rating to 124 from 122. Earlier this season, the Deep Impact colt won the Betfred Derby (G1) and Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby (G1).
King of Steel, who finished second in the Derby at Epsom, also improved his rating following the Irish Champion Stakes, rising to 121 from 120. This season, King of Steel also won the King Edward VII Stakes (G2) and finished third behind HUKUM (IRE)  in the King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Qipco Stakes (G1).
Furthermore, Nashwa joins the rankings following her recent efforts. In addition to finishing third against Auguste Rodin in Ireland, Nashwa also finished second by a length to MOSTAHDAF (IRE)  in the Juddmonte International Stakes (G1) in her previous start. In July, Nashwa took the Tattersalls Falmouth Stakes (G1).
Another newcomer to the rankings this month is ARCANGELO (USA) , who won the Travers Stakes (G1) by a length to notch his fourth consecutive victory. Arcangelo came into the race having won the Belmont Stakes presented by NYRA Bets (G1) in his previous start, and he also won the Peter Pan Stakes (G3) earlier this season.
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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 12th October 2023.
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