|Thursday, August 12, 2021||Contact: Andrew Chesser|
|The LONGINES World's Best Racehorse Rankings (for 3yos and upwards which raced between 1st January 2021 and 8th August 2021)|
ADAYAR (IRE) , who bested his elders in the King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Qipco Stakes (G1), has joined ST MARK’S BASILICA (FR)  at the top of the ratings in the sixth edition of the LONGINES World’s Best Racehorse Rankings for 2021.
Making his first start since taking the Cazoo Derby (G1), Adayar defeated MISHRIFF (IRE)  by 1 ¾ lengths to win the King George. As a result, Adayar improved his rating to 127 from 121 to take his place at the top alongside St Mark’s Basilica, who had defeated ADDEYBB (IRE)  and Mishriff in the Coral-Eclipse (G1) at the beginning of July to receive his rating.
Mishriff also improved his rating in the King George, which has gone up to 124 from 122. He now sits in the co-fourth position along with KNICKS GO (USA) , who earned his rating after winning the Whitney Stakes (G1) by 4 ½ lengths. They share co-fourth with Australian sprinting star NATURE STRIP (AUS) .
Meanwhile, HURRICANE LANE (IRE)  followed his victory in Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby (G1) with a six-length romp in the Grand Prix de Paris (G1) to raise his rating to 121 from 120.
Additionally, several horses have joined the rankings at a rating of 120. BAAEED (GB)  earned his rating with a dominant 6 ½ length score in the Bonhams Thoroughbred Stakes (G3); STARMAN (GB)  is ranked following his victory in the Darley July Cup Stakes (G1) by 1 ¼ lengths; and SUESA (IRE)  took the King George Qatar Stakes (G2) by three lengths to earn her spot.
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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 9th September 2021.
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