Longines Rankings

The LONGINES World's Best Racehorse Rankings is horseracing's equivalent to World Rankings by other major sporting organizations such as ATP Tennis Rankings, World Golf Rankings, FIFA World Rankings for soccer and IRB Rugby World Rankings. The LONGINES Rankings are based on the ratings earned by horses running worldwide from North and South America, Europe, Middle East, South Africa, Asia through to Australia and New Zealand. The ratings are compiled under the auspices of The International Federation of Horseracing Authorities (IFHA) by racing officials & handicappers representing the five continents who compile the ranking order by agreeing on the rating for each horse. The ratings are based on the performance of horses in elite races held during the designated period which takes in account the quality of opposition and achievements of each horse. Throughout the year the Longines Rankings are published at regular intervals and the consolidated annual rankings are released in January. The annual rankings denote the champions in the various distance categories for example sprint or mile, surface either turf or dirt/artificial and also the fillies & mares category.

Previous editions: World Thoroughbred Rankings   |   World's Leading Horses




LONGINES World's Best Racehorse Rankings
1st January 2016 - 10th July 2016


The LONGINES World's Best Racehorse Rankings: 1st January 2016 - 10th July 2016
were compiled by the LONGINES World's Best Racehorse Rankings Committee
and published by the International Federation of Horseracing Authorities.


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LONGINES World's Best Racehorse Rankings


LONGINES World's Best Racehorse Rankings
1st January 2016 - 5th June 2016


The LONGINES World's Best Racehorse Rankings: 1st January 2016 - 5th June 2016
were compiled by the LONGINES World's Best Racehorse Rankings Committee
and published by the International Federation of Horseracing Authorities.


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LONGINES World's Best Racehorse Rankings


LONGINES World's Best Racehorse Rankings
1st January 2016 - 8th May 2016


The LONGINES World's Best Racehorse Rankings: 1st January 2016 - 8th May 2016
were compiled by the LONGINES World's Best Racehorse Rankings Committee
and published by the International Federation of Horseracing Authorities.


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LONGINES World's Best Racehorse Rankings


LONGINES World's Best Racehorse Rankings
1st January 2016 - 10th April 2016


The LONGINES World's Best Racehorse Rankings: 1st January 2016 - 10th April 2016
were compiled by the LONGINES World's Best Racehorse Rankings Committee
and published by the International Federation of Horseracing Authorities.


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LONGINES World's Best Racehorse Rankings


LONGINES World's Best Racehorse Rankings
1st January 2016 - 6th March 2016


The LONGINES World's Best Racehorse Rankings: 1st January 2016 - 6th March 2016
were compiled by the LONGINES World's Best Racehorse Rankings Committee
and published by the International Federation of Horseracing Authorities.


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LONGINES World's Best Racehorse Rankings


2015 LONGINES World's Best Racehorse Rankings

The 2015 LONGINES World's Best Racehorse Rankings were compiled by the World Rankings Supervisory Committee and published by the International Federation of Horseracing Authorities.

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Top 100 G1 Races Revealed - Press Release

Top 100 G1 Races from 2013 to 2015 (PDF)

2015 LONGINES World's Best Racehorse Rankings: Overview

LONGINES World's Best Racehorse Rankings
1st January 2015 - 8th November 2015


The LONGINES World's Best Racehorse Rankings: 1st January 2015 - 8th November 2015
were compiled by the LONGINES World's Best Racehorse Rankings Committee
and published by the International Federation of Horseracing Authorities.


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LONGINES World's Best Racehorse Rankings


LONGINES World's Best Racehorse Rankings
1st January 2015 - 4th October 2015


The LONGINES World's Best Racehorse Rankings: 1st January 2015 - 4th October 2015
were compiled by the LONGINES World's Best Racehorse Rankings Committee
and published by the International Federation of Horseracing Authorities.


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LONGINES World's Best Racehorse Rankings


LONGINES World's Best Racehorse Rankings
1st January 2015 - 6th September 2015


The LONGINES World's Best Racehorse Rankings: 1st January 2015 - 6th September 2015
were compiled by the LONGINES World's Best Racehorse Rankings Committee
and published by the International Federation of Horseracing Authorities.


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LONGINES World's Best Racehorse Rankings


LONGINES World's Best Racehorse Rankings
1st January 2015 - 9th August 2015


The LONGINES World's Best Racehorse Rankings: 1st January 2015 - 9th August 2015
were compiled by the LONGINES World's Best Racehorse Rankings Committee
and published by the International Federation of Horseracing Authorities.


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LONGINES World's Best Racehorse Rankings


LONGINES World's Best Racehorse Rankings
1st January 2015 - 5th July 2015


The LONGINES World's Best Racehorse Rankings: 1st January 2015 - 5th July 2015
were compiled by the LONGINES World's Best Racehorse Rankings Committee
and published by the International Federation of Horseracing Authorities.


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LONGINES World's Best Racehorse Rankings


LONGINES World's Best Racehorse Rankings
1st January 2015 - 7th June 2015


The LONGINES World's Best Racehorse Rankings: 1st January 2015 - 7th June 2015
were compiled by the LONGINES World's Best Racehorse Rankings Committee
and published by the International Federation of Horseracing Authorities.


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LONGINES World's Best Racehorse Rankings


LONGINES World's Best Racehorse Rankings
1st January 2015 - 10th May 2015


The LONGINES World's Best Racehorse Rankings: 1st January 2015 - 10th May 2015
were compiled by the LONGINES World's Best Racehorse Rankings Committee
and published by the International Federation of Horseracing Authorities.


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LONGINES World's Best Racehorse Rankings


LONGINES World's Best Racehorse Rankings
1st January 2015 - 5th April 2015


The LONGINES World's Best Racehorse Rankings: 1st January 2015 - 5th April 2015
were compiled by the LONGINES World's Best Racehorse Rankings Committee
and published by the International Federation of Horseracing Authorities.


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LONGINES World's Best Racehorse Rankings


LONGINES World's Best Racehorse Rankings
1st January 2015 - 8th March 2015


The LONGINES World's Best Racehorse Rankings: 1st January 2015 - 8th March 2015
were compiled by the LONGINES World's Best Racehorse Rankings Committee
and published by the International Federation of Horseracing Authorities.


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LONGINES World's Best Racehorse Rankings


2014 LONGINES World's Best Racehorse Rankings

The 2014 LONGINES World's Best Racehorse Rankings were compiled by the World Rankings Supervisory Committee and published by the International Federation of Horseracing Authorities.

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2014 LONGINES World's Best Racehorse Rankings: Overview

LONGINES World's Best Racehorse Rankings
1st January 2014 - 9th November 2014


The LONGINES World's Best Racehorse Rankings: 1st January 2014 - 9th November 2014
were compiled by the LONGINES World's Best Racehorse Rankings Committee
and published by the International Federation of Horseracing Authorities.


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LONGINES World's Best Racehorse Rankings


LONGINES World's Best Racehorse Rankings
1st January 2014 - 5th October 2014


The LONGINES World's Best Racehorse Rankings: 1st January 2014 - 5th October 2014
were compiled by the LONGINES World's Best Racehorse Rankings Committee
and published by the International Federation of Horseracing Authorities.


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LONGINES World's Best Racehorse Rankings


LONGINES World's Best Racehorse Rankings
1st January 2014 - 7th September 2014


The LONGINES World's Best Racehorse Rankings: 1st January 2014 - 7th September 2014
were compiled by the LONGINES World's Best Racehorse Rankings Committee
and published by the International Federation of Horseracing Authorities.


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LONGINES World's Best Racehorse Rankings


LONGINES World's Best Racehorse Rankings
1st January 2014 - 10th August 2014


The LONGINES World's Best Racehorse Rankings: 1st January 2014 - 10th August 2014
were compiled by the LONGINES World's Best Racehorse Rankings Committee
and published by the International Federation of Horseracing Authorities.


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LONGINES World's Best Racehorse Rankings


LONGINES World's Best Racehorse Rankings
1st January 2014 - 6th July 2014


The LONGINES World's Best Racehorse Rankings: 1st January 2014 - 6th July 2014
were compiled by the LONGINES World's Best Racehorse Rankings Committee
and published by the International Federation of Horseracing Authorities.


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LONGINES World's Best Racehorse Rankings


LONGINES World's Best Racehorse Rankings
1st January 2014 - 8th June 2014


The LONGINES World's Best Racehorse Rankings: 1st January 2014 - 8th June 2014
were compiled by the LONGINES World's Best Racehorse Rankings Committee
and published by the International Federation of Horseracing Authorities.


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LONGINES World's Best Racehorse Rankings


LONGINES World's Best Racehorse Rankings
1st January 2014 - 4th May 2014


The LONGINES World's Best Racehorse Rankings: 1st January 2014 - 4th May 2014
were compiled by the LONGINES World's Best Racehorse Rankings Committee
and published by the International Federation of Horseracing Authorities.


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LONGINES World's Best Racehorse Rankings


LONGINES World's Best Racehorse Rankings
1st January 2014 - 10th April 2014


The LONGINES World's Best Racehorse Rankings: 1st January 2014 - 10th April 2014
were compiled by the LONGINES World's Best Racehorse Rankings Committee
and published by the International Federation of Horseracing Authorities.


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LONGINES World's Best Racehorse Rankings


LONGINES World's Best Racehorse Rankings
1st January 2014 - 9th March 2014


The LONGINES World's Best Racehorse Rankings: 1st January 2014 - 9th March 2014
were compiled by the LONGINES World's Best Racehorse Rankings Committee
and published by the International Federation of Horseracing Authorities.


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LONGINES World's Best Racehorse Rankings


2013 LONGINES World's Best Racehorse Rankings

The 2013 LONGINES World's Best Racehorse Rankings were compiled by the World Rankings Supervisory Committee and published by the International Federation of Horseracing Authorities.

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2013 LONGINES World's Best Racehorse Rankings: Overview

2013 LONGINES World's Best Racehorse Rankings By Category (PDF)

2013 LONGINES World's Best Racehorse Rankings


LONGINES World's Best Racehorse Rankings
1st January 2013 - 24th November 2013


The LONGINES World's Best Racehorse Rankings: 1st January 2013 - 24th November 2013
were compiled by the LONGINES World's Best Racehorse Rankings Committee
and published by the International Federation of Horseracing Authorities.


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LONGINES World's Best Racehorse Rankings


LONGINES World's Best Racehorse Rankings
1st January 2013 - 6th October 2013


The LONGINES World's Best Racehorse Rankings: 1st January 2013 - 6th October 2013
were compiled by the LONGINES World's Best Racehorse Rankings Committee
and published by the International Federation of Horseracing Authorities.


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LONGINES World's Best Racehorse Rankings


LONGINES World's Best Racehorse Rankings
1st December 2012 - 8th September 2013


The LONGINES World's Best Racehorse Rankings: 1st December 2012 - 8th September 2013
were compiled by the LONGINES World's Best Racehorse Rankings Committee
and published by the International Federation of Horseracing Authorities.


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LONGINES World's Best Racehorse Rankings


LONGINES World's Best Racehorse Rankings
1st December 2012 - 4th August 2013


The LONGINES World's Best Racehorse Rankings: 1st December 2012 - 4th August 2013
were compiled by the LONGINES World's Best Racehorse Rankings Committee
and published by the International Federation of Horseracing Authorities.


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LONGINES World's Best Racehorse Rankings


LONGINES World's Best Racehorse Rankings
1st December 2012 - 14th July 2013


The LONGINES World's Best Racehorse Rankings: 1st December 2012 - 14th July 2013
were compiled by the LONGINES World's Best Racehorse Rankings Committee
and published by the International Federation of Horseracing Authorities.


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LONGINES World's Best Racehorse Rankings


LONGINES World's Best Racehorse Rankings
1st December 2012 - 9th June 2013


The LONGINES World's Best Racehorse Rankings: 1st December 2012 - 9th June 2013
were compiled by the LONGINES World's Best Racehorse Rankings Committee
and published by the International Federation of Horseracing Authorities.


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LONGINES World's Best Racehorse Rankings


LONGINES World's Best Racehorse Rankings
1st November 2012 - 28th April 2013


The LONGINES World's Best Racehorse Rankings: 1st November 2012 - 28th April 2013
were compiled by the LONGINES World's Best Racehorse Rankings Committee
and published by the International Federation of Horseracing Authorities.


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LONGINES World's Best Racehorse Rankings


2012 LONGINES World's Best Racehorse Rankings

The 2012 LONGINES World's Best Racehorse Rankings were compiled by the World Rankings Supervisory Committee and published by the International Federation of Horseracing Authorities.

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2012 World Thoroughbred Rankings

Top Ranked by Categories (PDF)


LONGINES World's Best Racehorse Rankings
1st May 2012 - 6th November 2012


The LONGINES World's Best Racehorse Rankings: 1st May 2012 - 6th November 2012
were compiled by the LONGINES World's Best Racehorse Rankings Committee
and published by the International Federation of Horseracing Authorities.


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LONGINES World's Best Racehorse Rankings


LONGINES World's Best Racehorse Rankings
1st April 2012 - 7th October 2012


The LONGINES World's Best Racehorse Rankings: 1st April 2012 - 7th October 2012
were compiled by the LONGINES World's Best Racehorse Rankings Committee
and published by the International Federation of Horseracing Authorities.


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LONGINES World's Best Racehorse Rankings


LONGINES World's Best Racehorse Rankings
1st March 2012 - 16th September 2012


The LONGINES World's Best Racehorse Rankings: 1st March 2012 - 16th September 2012
were compiled by the LONGINES World's Best Racehorse Rankings Committee
and published by the International Federation of Horseracing Authorities.


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LONGINES World's Best Racehorse Rankings


LONGINES World's Best Racehorse Rankings
1st February 2012 - 5th August 2012


The LONGINES World's Best Racehorse Rankings: 1st February 2012 - 5th August 2012
were compiled by the LONGINES World's Best Racehorse Rankings Committee
and published by the International Federation of Horseracing Authorities.


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LONGINES World's Best Racehorse Rankings


LONGINES World's Best Racehorse Rankings
1st January 2012 - 1st July 2012


The LONGINES World's Best Racehorse Rankings: 1st January 2012 - 1st July 2012
were compiled by the LONGINES World's Best Racehorse Rankings Committee
and published by the International Federation of Horseracing Authorities.


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LONGINES World's Best Racehorse Rankings


LONGINES World's Best Racehorse Rankings
1st December 2011 - 28th May 2012


The LONGINES World's Best Racehorse Rankings: 1st December 2011 - 28th May 2012
were compiled by the LONGINES World's Best Racehorse Rankings Committee
and published by the International Federation of Horseracing Authorities.


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LONGINES World's Best Racehorse Rankings


LONGINES World's Best Racehorse Rankings
1st October 2011 - 1st April 2012


The LONGINES World's Best Racehorse Rankings: 1st October 2011 - 1st April 2012
were compiled by the LONGINES World's Best Racehorse Rankings Committee
and published by the International Federation of Horseracing Authorities.


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LONGINES World's Best Racehorse Rankings


2011 LONGINES World's Best Racehorse Rankings

The 2011 LONGINES World's Best Racehorse Rankings were compiled by the World Rankings Supervisory Committee and published by the International Federation of Horseracing Authorities.

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2011 World Thoroughbred Rankings

Top Ranked by Categories


LONGINES World's Best Racehorse Rankings
1st April 2011 - 16th October 2011


The LONGINES World's Best Racehorse Rankings: 1st April 2011 - 16th October 2011
were compiled by the LONGINES World's Best Racehorse Rankings Committee
and published by the International Federation of Horseracing Authorities.


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LONGINES World's Best Racehorse Rankings


LONGINES World's Best Racehorse Rankings
1st March 2011 - 11th September 2011


The LONGINES World's Best Racehorse Rankings: 1st March 2011 - 11th September 2011
were compiled by the LONGINES World's Best Racehorse Rankings Committee
and published by the International Federation of Horseracing Authorities.


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LONGINES World's Best Racehorse Rankings


LONGINES World's Best Racehorse Rankings
1st February 2011 - 31st July 2011


The LONGINES World's Best Racehorse Rankings: 1st February 2011 - 31st July 2011
were compiled by the LONGINES World's Best Racehorse Rankings Committee
and published by the International Federation of Horseracing Authorities.


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LONGINES World's Best Racehorse Rankings


LONGINES World's Best Racehorse Rankings
1st January 2011 - 26th June 2011


The LONGINES World's Best Racehorse Rankings: 1st January 2011 - 26th June 2011
were compiled by the LONGINES World's Best Racehorse Rankings Committee
and published by the International Federation of Horseracing Authorities.


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LONGINES World's Best Racehorse Rankings


LONGINES World's Best Racehorse Rankings
1st December 2010 - 23rd May 2011


The LONGINES World's Best Racehorse Rankings: 1st December 2010 - 23rd May 2011
were compiled by the LONGINES World's Best Racehorse Rankings Committee
and published by the International Federation of Horseracing Authorities.


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LONGINES World's Best Racehorse Rankings


LONGINES World's Best Racehorse Rankings
1st October 2010 - 27th March 2011


The LONGINES World's Best Racehorse Rankings: 1st October 2010 - 27th March 2011
were compiled by the LONGINES World's Best Racehorse Rankings Committee
and published by the International Federation of Horseracing Authorities.


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LONGINES World's Best Racehorse Rankings


2010 LONGINES World's Best Racehorse Rankings

The 2010 LONGINES World's Best Racehorse Rankings were compiled by the World Rankings Supervisory Committee and published by the International Federation of Horseracing Authorities.

Press Release

2010 World Thoroughbred Rankings

Top Ranked by Categories


LONGINES World's Best Racehorse Rankings
1st May 2010 - 7th November 2010


The LONGINES World's Best Racehorse Rankings: 1st May 2010 - 7th November 2010
were compiled by the LONGINES World's Best Racehorse Rankings Committee
and published by the International Federation of Horseracing Authorities.


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LONGINES World's Best Racehorse Rankings


LONGINES World's Best Racehorse Rankings
1st April 2010 - 3rd October 2010


The LONGINES World's Best Racehorse Rankings: 1st April 2010 - 3rd October 2010
were compiled by the LONGINES World's Best Racehorse Rankings Committee
and published by the International Federation of Horseracing Authorities.


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LONGINES World's Best Racehorse Rankings


LONGINES World's Best Racehorse Rankings
1st March 2010 - 5th September 2010


The LONGINES World's Best Racehorse Rankings: 1st March 2010 - 5th September 2010
were compiled by the LONGINES World's Best Racehorse Rankings Committee
and published by the International Federation of Horseracing Authorities.


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LONGINES World's Best Racehorse Rankings


LONGINES World's Best Racehorse Rankings
1st February 2010 - 28th July 2010


The LONGINES World's Best Racehorse Rankings: 1st February 2010 - 28th July 2010
were compiled by the LONGINES World's Best Racehorse Rankings Committee
and published by the International Federation of Horseracing Authorities.


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LONGINES World's Best Racehorse Rankings


LONGINES World's Best Racehorse Rankings
1st January 2010 - 20th June 2010


The LONGINES World's Best Racehorse Rankings: 1st January 2010 - 20th June 2010
were compiled by the LONGINES World's Best Racehorse Rankings Committee
and published by the International Federation of Horseracing Authorities.


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LONGINES World's Best Racehorse Rankings


LONGINES World's Best Racehorse Rankings
1st December 2009 - 23rd May 2010


The LONGINES World's Best Racehorse Rankings: 1st December 2009 - 23rd May 2010
were compiled by the LONGINES World's Best Racehorse Rankings Committee
and published by the International Federation of Horseracing Authorities.


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LONGINES World's Best Racehorse Rankings


LONGINES World's Best Racehorse Rankings
1st October 2009 - 31st March 2010


The LONGINES World's Best Racehorse Rankings: 1st October 2009 - 31st March 2010
were compiled by the LONGINES World's Best Racehorse Rankings Committee
and published by the International Federation of Horseracing Authorities.


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LONGINES World's Best Racehorse Rankings


2009 LONGINES World's Best Racehorse Rankings

The 2009 LONGINES World's Best Racehorse Rankings were compiled by the World Rankings Supervisory Committee and published by the International Federation of Horseracing Authorities.

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2009 World Thoroughbred Rankings

Top Ranked Horse: Sea The Stars

Top Ranked Filly/Mare: Goldikova

Top Ranked Performers by Age, Distance and Surface

Top Ranked: 2004-2009


LONGINES World's Best Racehorse Rankings
9th May 2008 - 8th November 2009


The LONGINES World's Best Racehorse Rankings: 9th May 2008 - 8th November 2009
were compiled by the LONGINES World's Best Racehorse Rankings Committee
and published by the International Federation of Horseracing Authorities.


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LONGINES World's Best Racehorse Rankings


LONGINES World's Best Racehorse Rankings
4th April 2009 - 4th October 2009


The LONGINES World's Best Racehorse Rankings: 4th April 2009 - 4th October 2009
were compiled by the LONGINES World's Best Racehorse Rankings Committee
and published by the International Federation of Horseracing Authorities.


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LONGINES World's Best Racehorse Rankings


LONGINES World's Best Racehorse Rankings
7th March 2009 - 6th September 2009


The LONGINES World's Best Racehorse Rankings: 7th March 2009 - 6th September 2009
were compiled by the LONGINES World's Best Racehorse Rankings Committee
and published by the International Federation of Horseracing Authorities.


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LONGINES World's Best Racehorse Rankings


LONGINES World's Best Racehorse Rankings
24th January 2009 - 26th July 2009


The LONGINES World's Best Racehorse Rankings: 24th January 2009 - 26th July 2009
were compiled by the LONGINES World's Best Racehorse Rankings Committee
and published by the International Federation of Horseracing Authorities.


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LONGINES World's Best Racehorse Rankings


LONGINES World's Best Racehorse Rankings
1st December 2008 - 21st June 2009


The LONGINES World's Best Racehorse Rankings: 1st December 2008 - 21st June 2009
were compiled by the LONGINES World's Best Racehorse Rankings Committee
and published by the International Federation of Horseracing Authorities.


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LONGINES World's Best Racehorse Rankings


LONGINES World's Best Racehorse Rankings
1st November 2008 - 17th May 2009


The LONGINES World's Best Racehorse Rankings: 1st November 2008 - 17th May 2009
were compiled by the LONGINES World's Best Racehorse Rankings Committee
and published by the International Federation of Horseracing Authorities.


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LONGINES World's Best Racehorse Rankings


LONGINES World's Best Racehorse Rankings
1st October 2008 - 29th March 2009


The LONGINES World's Best Racehorse Rankings: 1st October 2008 - 29th March 2009
were compiled by the LONGINES World's Best Racehorse Rankings Committee
and published by the International Federation of Horseracing Authorities.


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LONGINES World's Best Racehorse Rankings