Among other top 10 races, the Juddmonte International Stakes (122.67) ranks third; 6th, Prince of Wales's Stakes (122.25); 7th, Japan Cup (121.25); 8th, Prix du Haras de Fresnay-le-Buffard-Jacques Le Marois (121.00); 9th, Queen Elizabeth II Cup (120.83); and 10th, Champion Stakes (120.75).
THE WORLD'S GROUP/GRADE ONE RACES for 3yo's and upwards
|1||Qatar Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe||G1||LONGCHAMP||125.75|
|2||Breeders' Cup Classic||G1||VARIOUS||124.33|
|4=||LONGINES Breeders' Cup Turf||G1||VARIOUS||122.50|
|4=||QIPCO Irish Champion Stakes||G1||LEOPARDSTOWN||122.50|
|6||Prince of Wales's||G1||ASCOT||122.25|
|7||Japan Cup in association with LONGINES||G1||TOKYO||121.25|
|8||Prix du Haras de Fresnay-le-Buffard - Jacques Le Marois||G1||DEAUVILLE||121.00|
|9||AP QEII Cup||G1||SHA TIN||120.83|
|10||QIPCO Champion Stakes||G1||ASCOT||120.75|
The top-rated races in the five respective distance categories of Sprint, Mile, Intermediate, Long, and Extended are the Darley T.J. Smith Stakes (119.33-Sprint), Prix du Haras de Fresnay Le Buffard-Jacques Le Marois (121.00-Mile), Breeders' Cup Classic (124.33-Intermediate), Qatar Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe (125.75-Long), and Tenno Sho (Spring) (118.08-Extended).
The Belmont Stakes (119.92), took first place as the world's top 3-year-old race for 2013-15, followed by the Kentucky Derby (119.83). The two U.S. classics ranked 17th and 18th on the top 100 list while the Preakness Stakes (117.50) was 53rd.
The top race for fillies and mares is the Qatar Prix Vermeille (117.00).
Because of a three-way tie for the final spot on the list of Top 100 group I or grade I races, the 2015 edition consists of 102 races.
Twelve countries comprise this year's list, representing the foremost racing events throughout the world across 39 different racecourses. Australia leads all countries with 23 total races, followed by the United States of America (21), Great Britain (17), France (10), Hong Kong (10), Japan (10), United Arab Emirates (4), Ireland (3), Canada (1), Germany (1), Singapore (1), and South Africa (1).
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