|Thursday, June 14, 2018||Contact: Andrew Chesser|
|The LONGINES World's Best Racehorse Rankings (for 3yos and upwards which raced between 1st January 2018 and 10th June 2018)|
WINX (AUS)  remains the highest-rated horse in the world, followed by GUN RUNNER (USA)  and CRACKSMAN (GB) , in the fourth edition of the LONGINES World’s Best Racehorse Rankings for 2018.
Of the Top 5 horses, two raced over the course of the last month. Cracksman took the Investec Coronation Cup (G1), while JUSTIFY (USA)  won both the Preakness Stakes (G1) and Belmont Stakes Presented by NYRA Bets (G1) to become the 13th Triple Crown winner in the United States.
Leading the list of changes to this edition of the ratings is HARRY ANGEL (IRE) , who won the Duke of York Clipper Logistics Stakes (G2) by two lengths in his seasonal debut.
ACCELERATE (USA)  and MASAR (IRE)  are also new to this year’s rankings and sit just behind Harry Angel. Accelerate has won three of his four starts this year, including the Gold Cup at Santa Anita Stakes (G1) last out. In March, he took the Santa Anita Handicap Presented by San Manuel Indian Bingo and Casino (G1).
Masar, meanwhile, notched his first victory at the highest level when he won the Investec Derby (G1) by 1 ½ lengths.
Additionally, CRYSTAL OCEAN (GB)  is ranked after winning the Al Rayyan Stakes (G3) by six lengths at Newbury, as is MIND YOUR BISCUITS (USA) , who won the Dubai Golden Shaheen Sponsored by Gulf News (G1) in March and finished a close second in his return in the Runhappy Metropolitan Handicap (G1).
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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.
The next edition of the LONGINES World’s Best Racehorse Rankings will be published on Thursday 12th July 2018.
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