|Tuesday, January 23, 2018||Contact: Andrew Chesser|
|2017 Longines World's Best Racehorse Rankings Summary|
The last-to-first effort put in by ARROGATE (USA)  in the Dubai World Cup Sponsored by Emirates Airline (G1) has earned him the title of 2017 Longines World's Best Racehorse. He was also the highest rated horse in the world in 2016, making him the first back-to-back winner of the award since its inception in 2013.
WINX (AUS)  is the second highest rated horse in the world, following an impressive season that saw her win all nine starts as part of her current 22 race winning streak. Winx earned her highest rating of the year in the China Horse Club George Ryder Stakes (G1), and as a result, she is also the highest rated turf horse and highest rated filly/mare of 2017.
Two horses share the third spot. CRACKSMAN (GB)  received his rating with a dominating performance in the QIPCO Champion Stakes (G1) to end his season. With that effort, he became the highest rated 3-year-old in the world.
Meanwhile, GUN RUNNER (USA)  was a model of consistency and achieved his highest figure four times, including in the Stephen Foster Stakes (G1), Whitney Stakes (G1), Woodward Stakes Presented by NYRA Bets (G1), and Breeders’ Cup Classic (G1). His only defeat of the year came when he finished second to Arrogate in the Dubai World Cup.
European Horse of the Year ENABLE (GB)  is fifth after her easy victory in the Qatar Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe (G1), while ULYSSES (IRE) , a competitor Enable vanquished twice, is in sixth for his effort in the Juddmonte International Stakes (G1).
Seventh place is split between CLOTH OF STARS (IRE) , who finished second behind Enable in the Arc, and HARRY ANGEL (IRE) , who earned his highest rating with his win in the 32Red Sprint Cup (G1).
Finally, three horses round out the Top 10 by sitting in the co-ninth position. COLLECTED (USA)  was second to Gun Runner in the Breeders’ Cup Classic, while two-time Japanese Horse of the Year KITASAN BLACK (JPN)  finished his career in style by taking the Arima Kinen (The Grand Prix) (G1) and RIBCHESTER (IRE)  shined in the Qatar Prix du Moulin de Longchamp (G1).
Overall, 334 horses, trained in 16 different countries, were rated 115 or higher. The full list and further information on the LONGINES World's Best Racehorse Rankings are available on the IFHA website ifhaonline.org.
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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 and Race Planning, Hong Kong Jockey Club
Telephone +852 2966 8337
Phillip Smith, co-chairman, LONGINES World’s Best Racehorse Rankings Committee
Head of Handicapping, British Horseracing Authority
Telephone +44 1386 834004
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.