|Thursday, March 14, 2019||Contact: Andrew Chesser|
|The LONGINES World's Best Racehorse Rankings (for 3yos and upwards which raced between 1st January 2019 and 10th March 2019)|
The first edition of the LONGINES World’s Best Racehorse Rankings for 2019 features three well-known names at the top. BEAUTY GENERATION (NZ) , CITY OF LIGHT (USA)  and WINX (AUS)  are equally rated for their efforts at the beginning of the year.
Winx, the co-2018 Longines World’s Best Racehorse, has continued her winning ways. Her victories in 2019 include the Tab Chipping Norton Stakes (G1) and The Star Apollo Stakes (G2), and she has now won 31 consecutive races overall.
Beauty Generation has remained dominant in Hong Kong, taking The Stewards’ Cup (G1) in January and The Queen’s Silver Jubilee Cup (G1) in February. City of Light, meanwhile, finished his career by winning the Pegasus World Cup Invitational Stakes (G1) and has retired to stud.
Several other runners have also already reached the 120 mark early into the year. HAPPY CLAPPER (AUS)  sits in the fourth spot just behind the leaders after finishing second to Winx in both of their meetings in 2019.
Five horses are ranked joint fifth. In Hong Kong, BEAT THE CLOCK (AUS)  won The Centenary Sprint Cup (G1) before finishing second to Beauty Generation in The Queen’s Silver Jubilee Cup, while EXULTANT (IRE)  was victorious in The Citi Hong Kong Gold Cup (G1) and Centenary Vase (G3). In Australia, TRAPEZE ARTIST (AUS)  took the Canterbury League Club Stakes (G1), and SANTA ANA LANE (AUS)  was fifth in the Seppelt Wines Newmarket Handicap (G1). In the United States, ROY H (USA)  won the Palos Verdes Stakes (G2).
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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 LONGINES World’s Best Racehorse Rankings will be published on Thursday 4th April 2019.
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