|Thursday, October 14, 2021||Contact: Andrew Chesser|
|The LONGINES World's Best Racehorse Rankings (for 3yos and upwards which raced between 1st January 2021 and 10th October 2021)|
Following his dramatic victory in the Qatar Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe (G1), TORQUATOR TASSO (GER)  is the biggest mover in the eighth edition of the LONGINES World’s Best Racehorse Rankings for 2021.
Germany’s Torquator Tasso proved the most game in the Arc, defeating TARNAWA (IRE)  by three-quarters of a length at ParisLongchamp to earn his 125 rating. Both are newly ranked off their efforts. HURRICANE LANE (IRE)  finished a short head behind in third to raise his rating to 123 from 121, while ADAYAR (IRE)  was fourth.
Torquator Tasso came into the Arc having won the 149th Wettstar Grosser Preis von Baden (G1) by a length in September. Earlier in the season, he took the Grosser Hansa-Preis der Baum Unternehmensgruppe (G2) by 4 ½ lengths.
TRUESHAN (FR)  also finds himself ranked after his performance on Arc weekend, as he defeated Stradivarius by 4 ½ lengths in the Qatar Prix du Cadran (G1). In his previous start, Trueshan won the Al Shaqab Goodwood Cup Stakes (G1) by 3 ¾ lengths.
Meanwhile, in America, the 3-year-old division continues to be a tight-knit group. MEDINA SPIRIT (USA)  is now ranked after defeating his elders by five lengths in the Awesome Again Stakes (G1). HOT ROD CHARLIE (USA)  is also ranked, having won the Pennsylvania Derby (G1) by 2 ¼ lengths over MIDNIGHT BOURBON (USA) . In his previous start, Hot Rod Charlie was disqualified from his victory in the TVG.com Haskell Stakes (G1) for interfering with Midnight Bourbon, making MANDALOUN (USA)  the official winner. Following the Haskell, Midnight Bourbon finished second by a neck to ESSENTIAL QUALITY (USA)  in the Runhappy Travers Stakes (G1).
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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 11th November 2021.
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