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|The LONGINES World's Best Racehorse Rankings (for 3yos and upwards which raced between 1st January 2020 and 8th November 2020)|
After an authoritative score in the LONGINES Breeders’ Cup Classic (G1), AUTHENTIC (USA)  is now the co-second highest rated horse in the fourth edition of the LONGINES World’s Best Racehorse Rankings for 2020.
Authentic won the Classic by 2 ¼ lengths over IMPROBABLE (USA) , while GLOBAL CAMPAIGN (USA)  was third. With his victory, Authentic improved his rating to 126 from 124, which he had received after taking the Kentucky Derby presented by Woodford Reserve (G1). Other wins for Authentic this year include the TVG.com Haskell Stakes (G1), San Felipe Stakes (G2), and Sham Stakes (G3). He was retired after the Classic and will stand at Spendthrift Farm in 2021.
Several other races during the Breeders’ Cup World Championships also impacted the rankings. ORDER OF AUSTRALIA (IRE)  is newly ranked after defeating CIRCUS MAXIMUS (IRE)  by a neck in the FanDuel Breeders' Cup Mile presented by Permanently Disabled Jockey Fund (G1). Meanwhile, TARNAWA (IRE)  finds herself ranked after beating MAGICAL (IRE) , CHANNEL MAKER (CAN) , LORD NORTH (IRE) , and MOGUL (GB)  to the line in the LONGINES Breeders’ Cup Turf (G1). In her previous start, Tarnawa had defeated ALPINE STAR (IRE)  by a neck in the Prix de l'Opera LONGINES (G1).
On British Champions Day, ADDEYBB (IRE)  improved his rating to 125 from 122 with his victory over SKALLETI (FR) , Magical, and SERPENTINE (IRE)  in the Qipco Champion Stakes (G1). Earlier this year, Addeybb won the Ranvet Stakes (G1) and LONGINES Queen Elizabeth Stakes (G1) in Australia. Also on British Champions Day, THE REVENANT (GB)  won the Queen Elizabeth II Stakes (G1) and is now ranked.
In Australia, BIVOUAC (AUS)  improved his rating to 125 from 120 after dazzling in the Darley Sprint Classic (G1), which he won by 3 ¼ lengths over NATURE STRIP (AUS) . In his previous start, Bivouac had finished second to the newly ranked CLASSIQUE LEGEND  in the TAB Everest. SIR DRAGONET (IRE)  is also ranked following his victory in the Ladbrokes Cox Plate (G1) by 1 ¼ lengths over ARMORY (IRE) .
Additionally, in Japan, FIEREMENT (JPN)  finds himself ranked after finishing second by half a length to ALMOND EYE (JPN)  in the Tenno Sho (Autumn) (G1). CHRONO GENESIS (JPN)  was a neck back in third.
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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, Race Planning and International Racing, Hong Kong Jockey Club
Telephone +852 2966 8337
Phillip Smith, co-chairman, LONGINES World’s Best Racehorse Rankings Committee
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 rankings is the year-end 2020 LONGINES World’s Best Racehorse Rankings, which will be released in January 2021.
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