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|The LONGINES World's Best Racehorse Rankings (for 3yos and upwards which raced between 1st January 2017 and 6th August 2017)|
THE LONGINES WORLD’S BEST RACEHORSE RANKINGS
The official listing of the world’s best racehorses
There is no change to the order of the top three horses in the sixth edition of the LONGINES World’s Best Racehorse Rankings for 2017, but GUN RUNNER (USA)  has improved his rating, while ENABLE (GB)  moves into the fourth spot.
Gun Runner improved his rating to 127 from 125 after taking the Whitney Stakes (G1) by 5 1/4 lengths. In June, he pulled away in the stretch of the Stephen Foster Handicap (G1) to win by seven lengths. His only defeat this year came in the Dubai World Cup Sponsored by Emirates Airline (G1), where he finished a well-beaten second behind ARROGATE (USA) .
Meanwhile, the biggest mover in the latest rankings is Enable, who improves to 126 from 121 to take over fourth position. The 3-year-old filly took on open company in the King George VI & Queen Elizabeth Stakes (G1) and won by 4 ½ lengths. ULYSSES (IRE)  was second, IDAHO (IRE)  was third, and HIGHLAND REEL (IRE)  was fourth.
Enable has won her last three races, which also include the Investec Oaks (G1) and Darley Irish Oaks (G1), by a combined 15 lengths.
There are also several newcomers to the latest rankings. BATTAASH (IRE)  notched his third victory in a row with his 2 ¼ length score in the Qatar King George Stakes (G2), while fellow sprinter HARRY ANGEL (IRE)  won the Darley July Cup Stakes (G1).
Additionally, TAAREEF (USA)  finds himself ranked after his victory in the Prix Messidor (G3), which came a month after his successful seasonal debut in the Prix Bertrand du Breuil Longines (G3).
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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 14th September 2017.
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