|Thursday, May 09, 2019||Contact: Andrew Chesser|
|The LONGINES World's Best Racehorse Rankings (for 3yos and upwards which raced between 1st January 2019 and 5th May 2019)|
SANTA ANA LANE (AUS)  has joined the top five in the third edition of the LONGINES World’s Best Racehorse Rankings for 2019. He now sits just behind joint leaders BEAUTY GENERATION (NZ) , CITY OF LIGHT (USA)  and WINX (AUS) .
Santa Ana Lane previously was rated at 120 but improved to 124 off of his victory in the Aquis T J Smith Stakes (G1). He pulled away to a 3 ½-length victory in the sprint contest at Randwick.
From France, WALDGEIST (GB)  joins the rankings after he won the Prix Ganay (G1) by 4 ½ lengths at ParisLongchamp in his first start of the year.
Additionally, a number of horses from around the world share the ninth position with a rating of 120. Australia’s HARTNELL (GB)  and South Africa’s HAWWAAM (SAF)  both improved to 120 off of previous ratings of 119, while MAGICAL (IRE)  joins the rankings after she easily took the Alleged Stakes (G3) in Ireland.
In the United States, MAXIMUM SECURITY (USA)  is ranked off of his effort in the Kentucky Derby presented by Woodford Reserve (G1). The same weekend at Churchill Downs, MCKINZIE (USA)  won the Alysheba Stakes presented by Sentient Jet (G2) by 4 ¾ lengths, and MITOLE (USA)  took the Churchill Downs Stakes presented by Twinspires.com (G1) by 3 ½ lengths.
Meanwhile, in Hong Kong, WIN BRIGHT (JPN)  proved victorious in the FWD Queen Elizabeth II Cup (G1) over EXULTANT (IRE) .
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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 13th June 2019.
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