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|The LONGINES World's Best Racehorse Rankings (for 3yos and upwards which raced between 1st January 2023 and 9th July 2023)|
Following his powerful performance during Royal Ascot, MOSTAHDAF (IRE)  has taken over the second position in the fifth edition of the LONGINES World’s Best Racehorse Rankings for 2023.
Mostahdaf won the Prince of Wales’s Stakes (G1) by four lengths to improve his rating to 128 from 121. LUXEMBOURG (IRE)  was second, while ADAYAR (IRE)  was a half-length back in third. In February, Mostahdaf won the Neom Turf Cup presented by Altanfeethi (G3), and in March, he was fourth behind EQUINOX (JPN) , the highest rated horse in the world, in the Longines Dubai Sheema Classic (G1).
Others to impress during Royal Ascot include PADDINGTON (GB)  and TRIPLE TIME (IRE) . Triple Time won the Queen Anne Stakes (G1) by a neck, while Paddington was victorious by 3 ¾ lengths in the St James's Palace Stakes (G1). Paddington then won again in his next start, taking the Coral-Eclipse (G1) by a half-length over EMILY UPJOHN (GB) , who is currently the highest rated filly/mare in the world. Paddington is a perfect five-for-five in 2023, with his other top-class victory coming in the Tattersalls Irish 2,000 Guineas (G1) in May.
Elsewhere, CODY’S WISH (USA)  improved his rating to 122 from 119 following his 3 ¼-length victory in the Hill 'N' Dale Metropolitan Handicap (G1). In May, he won the Churchill Downs Stakes presented by Ford (G1) to join the rankings.
On the same day as Cody’s Wish took the Met Mile, Up To The Mark (USA)  raised his rating to 121 from 120 with a 2 ¾-length win in the Resorts World Casino Manhattan Stakes (G1). He, too, had earned his previous rating in May following his victory in the Old Forester Bourbon Turf Classic Stakes (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
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 10th August 2023.
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