|Thursday, June 08, 2017||Contact: Andrew Chesser|
|The LONGINES World's Best Racehorse Rankings (for 3yos and upwards which raced between 1st January 2017 and 4th June 2017)|
While ARROGATE (USA)  and WINX (AUS)  continue to easily maintain their one-two positions, RIBCHESTER (IRE)  has taken over the third spot in the fourth edition of the LONGINES World’s Best Racehorse Rankings for 2017.
Ribchester earned his ranking with a dominating 3 ¾ length victory in the Al Shaqab Lockinge Stakes (G1). It was his second start of the season, after finishing third in the Dubai Turf Sponsored By DP World (G1).
Sitting just behind Ribchester in the new rankings is dual Guineas hero CHURCHILL (IRE) . The 3-year-old colt followed up his one length score in the QIPCO 2000 Guineas Stakes (G1) by taking the Tattersalls Irish 2,000 Guineas (G1) by 2 ½ lengths. He is the ninth horse to complete the double.
Also in Europe, BRAMETOT (IRE) , ENABLE (GB) , and HIGHLAND REEL (IRE)  join this year’s rankings after strong showings in key races.
Enable, who has won three of four lifetime starts, pulled away to win the Investec Oaks (G1) by five lengths, while globetrotting Highland Reel got back to his winning ways in the Investec Coronation Cup (G1).
Meanwhile, Brametot notched his fourth consecutive victory by winning the QIPCO Prix du Jockey Club (G1). He came into the race off a win in the Abu Dhabi Poule d’Essai des Poulains (G1) over LE BRIVIDO (FR) .
Elsewhere, CLOUD COMPUTING (USA)  posted an upset in the Preakness Stakes (G1) in the United States, while in Japan, REY DE ORO (JPN)  took the Tokyo Yushun (Japanese Derby) (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 and Race Planning, Hong Kong Jockey Club
Telephone +852 2966 8337
Phillip Smith, co-chairman, LONGINES World’s Best Racehorse Rankings Committee
Head of Handicapping, British Horseracing Authority
Telephone +44 1386 834004
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 July 2017.
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