|Thursday, March 10, 2022||Contact: Andrew Chesser|
|The LONGINES World's Best Racehorse Rankings (for 3yos and upwards which raced between 1st January 2022 and 6th March 2022)|
The first edition of the LONGINES World’s Best Racehorse Rankings for 2022 is led by LIFE IS GOOD (USA) , who won the Pegasus World Cup Invitational Stakes presented by 1/ST BET (G1) to begin his season.
In the Pegasus, Life Is Good made all en route to posting a 3 ¼-length victory over KNICKS GO (USA) , who was the 2021 Longines World’s Best Racehorse.
Life Is Good is expected to make his next start in the Dubai World Cup Sponsored by Emirates Airline (G1), while Knicks Go has been retired.
EMBLEM ROAD (USA)  and HOME AFFAIRS (AUS)  currently share the second position. Emblem Road achieved his rating in the Saudi Cup (G1). The locally trained runner won the race by a half-length over COUNTRY GRAMMER (USA) , while MIDNIGHT BOURBON (USA)  finished in third. In Australia, Home Affairs defeated NATURE STRIP (AUS)  by a short head in the Black Caviar Lightning (G1).
In addition to Country Grammer and Nature Strip, five other horses are also co-fourth with a rating of 119. In South Africa, JET DARK (SAF)  won the L'Ormarins Queen's Plate (G1) by 2 ¼ lengths over KOMMETDIEDING (SAF) , who in turn won the World Sports Betting Cape Town Met (G1) by three-quarters of a length over Jet Dark in their next start. In North America, MANDALOUN (USA)  took the Louisiana Stakes (G3) over Midnight Bourbon, while SPEAKER’S CORNER (USA)  won the WinStar Gulfstream Park Mile Stakes (G2). In Dubai, MAN OF PROMISE (USA)  won the Nad Al Sheba Turf Sprint Sponsored by Emirates Skycargo (G3), while in Australia ZAAKI (GB)  finished a close second in the TAB Blamey 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 14th April 2022.
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