World’s Best Racehorse Rankings: Enable A Tick Behind Crystal Ocean; McKinzie Improves Rating

by | 08.08.2019 | 10:48am
Enable (second from left) with Frankie Dettori up wins the King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes over Crystal Ocean

ENABLE (GB) [126], who improved her rating from 123 to 126, has moved into second position in the sixth edition of the LONGINES World's Best Racehorse Rankings for 2019. 

In a compelling renewal of the King George VI And Queen Elizabeth QIPCO Stakes (G1) at Ascot, Enable battled with CRYSTAL OCEAN (GB) [127] and ultimately defeated that foe by a neck. However, Crystal Ocean was carrying 3 lbs more than Enable in the race, thus retaining his higher rating. WALDGEIST (GB) [124] finished third, two lengths behind, and improved his rating from 122 to 124.

Additionally in England, TEN SOVEREIGNS (IRE) [122] won the Darley July Cup Stakes (G1) by 2 ¾ lengths at Newmarket to join the rankings, and STRADIVARIUS (IRE) [121] improved his rating from 120 to 121 after winning the Qatar Goodwood Cup Stakes (G1).

In the United States, MCKINZIE (USA) [123] improved his rating from 121 to 123 with his 1 ¾-length victory in the Whitney Stakes (G1) at Saratoga. Two other horses have joined the rankings after impressing over the same track. IMPERIAL HINT (USA) [120] set a track record while taking the Alfred G. Vanderbilt Handicap (G1) by four lengths, and SHANCELOT (USA) [120] won the Amsterdam Stakes (G2) by 12 ½ lengths in his first attempt at stakes company.

LONGINES World's Best Racehorse Rankings

Leading Horses

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Rank

Horse

Rating

Trained

1

CRYSTAL OCEAN (GB)

127

GB

2

ENABLE (GB)

126

GB

3

BEAUTY GENERATION (NZ)

125

HK

3

CITY OF LIGHT (USA)

125

USA

3

WINX (AUS)

125

AUS

6

BLUE POINT (IRE)

124

GB

6

SANTA ANA LANE (AUS)

124

AUS

6

WALDGEIST (GB)

124

FR

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