THE WORLD'S LEADING HORSES
(Covering the period 1st FEB 2007 - 5th AUG 2007)
INVASOR (ARG) (129) retains his position as the top ranked racehorse in the world in the latest edition of the World's Leading Horses, which covers the period 1st February 2007 - 5th August 2007. In winning the Emirates Dubai World Cup (G1), he proved that his Breeders' Cup Classic winning performance was no fluke and confirmed his status as the best horse in the world as ranked by the panel of official handicappers drawn from the major racing nations affiliated to the IFHA.
MANDURO (GER) (128) is now the highest rated turf horse in the world (and second only to INVASOR (ARG) in the overall World's Leading Horses) for his impressive career best performance in winning the Prince of Wales's Stakes (G1) at Royal Ascot while the horse he defeated in that race, DYLAN THOMAS (IRE) (127), also put up a career best performance subsequently in defeating YOUMZAIN (IRE) (120) easily in the King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes (G1) at Ascot and is now clear third in the current list.
A number of three year olds have entered the World's Leading Horses for the first time following impressive recent winning performances. SOLDIER OF FORTUNE (IRE) (124) won the Budweiser Irish Derby (G1) impressively by nine lengths and is second only to AUTHORIZED (IRE) (126) in the three year old turf category. ANY GIVEN SATURDAY (USA) (124) is now ranked only just behind STREET SENSE (USA) (125) and CURLIN (USA) (125) in the three year old dirt category following his recent impressive performances in the Dwyer Stakes (G2) and the Haskell Invitational Handicap (G1). PEEPING FAWN (USA) (122) has continued her astonishing rate of progress by winning the Darley Irish Oaks (G1) and Blue Square Nassau Stakes (G1) easily and has overtaken her first cousin RAGS TO RICHES (USA) (121) as top filly in the world on either surface. Other notable performances from the classic crop include EXCELLENT ART (GB) (121) for winning the St James's Palace Stakes (G1) and finishing second in the BGC Sussex Stakes (G1), LAWMAN (FR) (120) for winning the Prix Jean Prat (G1) (having already won the Prix du Jockey Club), INDIAN INK (IRE) (120) who easily won the Coronation Stakes (G1) at Royal Ascot and VADAPOLINA (FR) (119) for winning the Prix du Psyche (G3).
Among the older horses, ADMIRE MOON (JPN) (125) confirmed his high standing when winning the Takarazuka Kinen (G1) from MEISHO SAMSON (JPN) (120), who produced a career best performance in finishing second. NOTNOWCATO (GB) (124) improved on his ranking achieved in the Tattersalls Gold Cup (G1) by winning the Coral Eclipse Stakes (G1) from AUTHORIZED (IRE) and GEORGE WASHINGTON (IRE) (121) . YEATS (IRE) (121) confirmed his status as top stayer in the world when winning the Ascot Gold Cup (G1) for the second consecutive year while MISS ANDRETTI (AUS) (120) produced the top rated performance in the world in the sprinting category when winning the King's Stand Stakes (G2) at Royal Ascot. Other notable new entrants since the last update include career best performances from the likes of LAWYER RON (USA) (122) in winning the Whitney Handicap, RAMONTI (FR) (122) in winning the BGC Sussex Stakes (G1) (following up his Queen Anne Stakes victory at Royal Ascot), and SAKKEE'S SECRET (GB) (119) for winning the Darley July Cup (G1).
The World's Leading Horses are compiled by the World Rankings Supervisory Committee and published by the International Federation of Horseracing Authorities (IFHA). The next World's Leading Horses listing will be released in October 2007.
The full list and further information on the World Thoroughbred Racehorse Rankings are available on the IFHA web site www.IFHAonline.org