Wednesday, October 07, 2015Contact: Andrew Chesser
Dettori extends lead in the 2015 Longines World’s Best Jockey Standings

Lanfranco “Frankie” Dettori extended his lead in the 2015 LONGINES World’s Best Jockey competition with his thrilling victory aboard Golden Horn in the Qatar Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe in Paris. However, with fewer than 20 races to go, his claim on the title is by no means a lock.

Dettori now has 88 points, putting him 12 points ahead of Maxime Guyon, who is in second. As the regular rider of Solow, Guyon could close the gap in the upcoming Queen Elizabeth II Stakes Sponsored by QIPCO on 17 October.

Close behind is Victor Espinoza, who sits in third with 72 points. Espinoza partnered with American Pharoah to take the Triple Crown earlier this year, and the duo are set to team up again in the Breeders’ Cup Classic at the end of the month.  Javier Castellano, who is also based in the United States, is right behind Espinoza with 70 points.

Also in with a chance is James McDonald, who led the standings at the beginning of the year. He rides predominantly in Australia and currently has 66 points.

The scoring for the award is based upon performances in the 100 highest-rated Group 1 and Grade 1 races established for the year by the LONGINES World’s Best Racehorse Rankings Committee. The scoring incorporates races from 1 December of last year until 30 November of this year. Jockeys accrue 12 points for a win, 6 points for placing second, and 4 points for placing third.

About IFHA

The International Federation of Horseracing Authorities (IFHA) is the world peak body for the international sport of Thoroughbred racing. Its members are the national racing authorities across the globe which stage Thoroughbred races.

Major areas of the IFHA’s activities include:

• Making and amending the International Agreement on Breeding, Racing and Wagering (the IABRW)
• Policy development relating to welfare and safety of horses and riders
• International Race Planning and Grading (“black type”)
• World Rankings
• Equine Prohibited Substances and Practices
• Harmonization of Race Day Rules
• Fostering commercial development of the racing industry globally

The IFHA is a foundation member with Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI) of the International Horse Sports Confederation and is affiliated to the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE).
For further details, please contact:
Andrew Chesser
Secretary General, International Federation of Horseracing Authorities (IFHA)
Telephone +1 859 224 2741