Crystal Ocean’s Royal Ascot Win Takes Over Atop World’s Best Racehorse Rankings

by | 07.11.2019 | 11:14am
Frankie Dettori aboard Crystal Ocean after his win at Royal Ascot

After an impressive performance during Royal Ascot, CRYSTAL OCEAN (GB) [127] has taken over as the highest rated horse in the world in the fifth edition of the LONGINES World's Best Racehorse Rankings for 2019. The previous leading trio of BEAUTY GENERATION (NZ) [125], CITY OF LIGHT (USA) [125], and WINX (AUS) [125] is now in second.

 LONGINES World's Best Racehorse Rankings

 Leading Horses

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Rank

Horse

Rating

Trained

1

CRYSTAL OCEAN (GB)

127

GB

2

BEAUTY GENERATION (NZ)

125

HK

2

CITY OF LIGHT (USA)

125

USA

2

WINX (AUS)

125

AUS

5

BLUE POINT (IRE)

124

GB

5

SANTA ANA LANE (AUS)

124

AUS

7

ENABLE (GB)

123

GB

7

HAPPY CLAPPER (AUS)

123

AUS

Crystal Ocean earned his rating in the Prince of Wales's Stakes (G1), where he defeated MAGICAL (IRE) [122] by 1 ¼ lengths. WALDGEIST (GB) [122] finished in third. It was the third consecutive victory for Crystal Ocean, who started his season with wins in the bet365 Gordon Richards Stakes (G3) and Al Rayyan Stakes (G3).

BLUE POINT (IRE) [124] also left his mark on Royal Ascot, and his rating has increased from 120 to 124. He took both the King's Stand Stakes (G1) and Diamond Jubilee Stakes (G1) in the same week before being retired. Earlier this year, Blue Point won the Al Quoz Sprint Sponsored by Azizi Developments (G1), Meydan Sprint Sponsored by Gulf News (G2), and Nad Al Sheba Turf Sprint Sponsored by Arabian Adventures (G3) in Dubai.


Meanwhile, ENABLE (GB) [123] made the first start of her 2019 campaign a winning one, as she defeated Magical and REGAL REALITY (GB) [120] in the Coral-Eclipse (G1). In doing so, she joined Pebbles (1985) and Kooyonga (1992) as the only female winners of the race.

Other newcomers to the rankings include DO IT AGAIN (SAF) [120], who won the Vodacom Durban July (G1) for the second time in South Africa; STRADIVARIUS (IRE) [120], who repeated in the Gold Cup (G1) at Royal Ascot; and TOO DARN HOT (GB) [120], who took the Qatar Prix Jean Prat (G1) in France.

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