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Longines Best Racehorse Rankings 2014

The LONGINES World's Best Racehorse Rankings (for 3yos and upwards which raced between 1st January 2014 and 5th October 2014)


THE LONGINES WORLD’S BEST RACEHORSE RANKINGS The official listing of the world's best racehorses (For 3yos and upwards which raced between 1st January and 5th October 2014)


TREVE (FR) [125] brought down the curtain on her glittering career with a decisive success in the Qatar Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe (G1) at Longchamp on Sunday. In the process, she became only the seventh horse to win the Arc twice, and the first horse to gain back to back victories in the race for 36 years.


LONGINES World's Best Racehorse Rankings Leading Horses click here for complete rankings

RankHorseRatingTrained1JUST A WAY (JPN)130JPN2AUSTRALIA (GB)126IRE2KINGMAN (GB)126GB2THE GREY GATSBY (IRE)126GB2VARIETY CLUB (SAF)126UAE6SEA THE MOON (GER)125GER6TREVE (FR)125FR8CALIFORNIA CHROME (USA)124USA8FLINTSHIRE124FR8GAME ON DUDE (USA)124USA8GOLD SHIP (JPN)124JPN8TAGHROODA (GB)124GB8THE FUGUE (GB)124GB


The joint-highest rated horse in the world in 2013 along with Black Caviar (AUS), Treve had been beaten in her three races since her 2013 Arc triumph, but returned to winning ways in emphatic style, quickening clear in the straight to defeat FLINTSHIRE (GB) [124] by two lengths, with King George VI & Queen Elizabeth Stakes (sponsored by QIPCO) (G1) winner TAGHROODA (GB) [124] in third place, and Ladbrokes St Leger (G1) victor KINGSTON HILL (GB) [121] in fourth. THE GREY GATSBY (IRE) [126] put up the top-rated performance by a three-year-old in the past month when taking the QIPCO Irish Champion Stakes (G1) at Leopardstown. Already the three-length winner of the Prix du Jockey Club (G1), The Grey Gatsby gained his revenge on AUSTRALIA (GB) [126]from their encounter in the Juddmonte International Stakes (G1) at York in August, when Australia came out on top by two lengths. CHARM SPIRIT (IRE) [122] gained his fourth success in five starts this year when holding off TORONADO (IRE) [121] and NIGHT OF THUNDER (IRE) [121] in the Qatar Prix du Moulin de Longchamp (G1). In so doing, he registered his second consecutive victory at the top level, having captured thePrix Jean Prat (G1) on his previous start. OLYMPIC GLORY (IRE) [122] also captured his second victory of the season when running out the impressive two length winner of the Qatar Prix de la Fort (G1) at Longchamp, having already won the GLT Lockinge Stakes (G1) at Newbury in May. In North America, SHARED BELIEF (USA) [122] made it seven wins from seven starts with a hard-fought neck victory in the Awesome Again Stakes (G1) at Santa Anita, despite having to travel wide for much for the race. At Keenelend, WISE DAN (USA) [122] won his fourteenth race in his last fifteen starts when coming from the rear of the field to gain a length success in theShadwell Turf Mile (G1). The seven-year-old's only defeat in that sequence came in the corresponding race last year, which was switched to the Polytrack after heavy rain, and he has now won his last 14 races on turf. William Hill Haskell Invitational Stakes (G1) winner BAYERN (USA) [121] bounced back from a disappointing effort in the Travers Stakes (G1) to land thePennsylvania Derby (G2) at Parx Racing by a commanding 5.75 lengths. * * * * * * 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 Email nigel.c.gray@hkjc.org.hk Phillip Smith, co-chairman, LONGINES World's Best Racehorse Rankings Committee Head of Handicapping, British Horseracing Authority Telephone +44 1386 834004 Email psmith@britishhorseracing.com Tom Robbins, chairman, North American Ratings Committee Executive Vice President, Racing & Industry Relations, Racing Secretary, Del Mar Thoroughbred Club Telephone +1 858 792 4230 Email tomr@dmtc.com

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