Poet’s Word Climbs To Number Two Spot On World’s Best Racehorse Rankings

by | 08.09.2018 | 12:01pm
Poet's Word outfinishes Crystal Ocean in the King George VI and Queen Elizabeth

In the most recent Longines World's Best Racehorse Rankings for 2018, Winx retained the top rated performance while Poet's Word (Ire) jumped into a tie as the co-second highest rated horse along with Gun Runner (USA).   

Poet's Word improved his rating to 129 from 125 by taking the King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes (G1) by a neck over CRYSTAL OCEAN (GB) [128] at Ascot. The pair left the field nine lengths behind. Poet's Word came into the race having won the Prince of Wales's Stakes (G1), while Crystal Ocean, who improved from 120 to 128, had taken the Hardwicke Stakes (G2) in his previous start. 

Meanwhile, during the Glorious Goodwood meeting, two runners put in notable performances and are now ranked. BATTAASH (IRE) [125] won the King George Qatar Stakes (G2) by four lengths, and LIGHTNING SPEAR (GB) [120] was victorious by 1 ½ lengths in the Qatar Sussex Stakes (G1).

In the United States, GOOD MAGIC (USA) [122] improved his rating to 122 from 120 with his three-length score in the betfair.com Haskell Invitational Stakes (G1) at Monmouth Park. Additionally, at Saratoga DIVERSIFY (USA) [120] won the Whitney Stakes (G1) by 3 ½ lengths over MIND YOUR BISCUITS (USA) [120], and IMPERIAL HINT (USA) [120] took the Alfred G. Vanderbilt Handicap (G1) by 3 ¾ lengths.JUSTIFY (USA)

 

LONGINES World's Best Racehorse Rankings

Leading Horses

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Rank

Horse

Rating

Trained

1

WINX (AUS)

130

AUS

2

GUN RUNNER (USA)

129

USA

2

POET'S WORD (IRE)

129

GB

4

CRYSTAL OCEAN (GB)

128

GB

5

BATTAASH (IRE)

125

GB

5

CRACKSMAN (GB)

125

GB

7

JUSTIFY (USA)

124

USA

7

WEST COAST (USA)

124

USA

9

BENBATL (GB)

123

UAE

9

HAPPY CLAPPER (AUS)

123

AUS

9

THUNDER SNOW (IRE)

123

UAE

9

TRAPEZE ARTIST (AUS)

123

AUS

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