Arrogate New World Rankings Leader
Photo: Skip Dickstein
Arrogate taking the Nov. 5 Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I)

Arrogate's victory over California Chrome   in the Nov. 5 Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) has been repeated in the Longines World's Best Racehorse Rankings.

Juddmonte Farms' brilliant son of Unbridled's Song stormed to the top of the ranking and ended California's Chrome's reign at the top for the last eight editions of the list compiled by the International Federation of Horseracing Authorities.

Arrogate's 134 rating is five points higher than what he had been assigned prior to the Breeders' Cup World Championships, when he was co-ranked in second with A Shin Hikari. California Chrome is now ranked second with a 133 rating, which is the same rating he had been assigned prior the Breeders' Cup.

Three-year-old Arrogate did not begin his racing career until April and didn't break his maiden until June 5, when he won by 4 1/2 lengths in a maiden special weight at Santa Anita Park. He would make his first stakes start in the grade I Travers Stakes, where he stunned the racing world with a 13 1/2-length romp and broke a 37-year-old old track record with a final time of 1:59.36. The colt is trained by Bob Baffert and was bred in Kentucky by Clearsky Farm. 

William Hill Cox Plate (Aus-I) winner Winx also made significant gains on the world ranking, moving into the third spot with a rating of 130. Now the both the top rated turf horse and top rated filly/mare in the world, Winx has won all eight of her races this year and 13 consecutive races overall. Her group I victories this year include the Ladbrokes Caulfield Stakes, Colgate Optic White Stakes, The Star Doncaster Mile, China Horse Club George Ryder Stakes, and Precise Air Chipping Norton Stakes.

Antonio Caro's QIPCO Champions Stakes (Eng-I) winner Almanzor remains co-ranked in fourth, this time with A Shin Hikari, with a 129 rating, while Goldophin Racing's multiple grade I winner Frosted   also remains ranked sixth with a 126 rating.

Longines World's Best Racehorse Rankings

Rank
Horse
Rating
Trained
1
Arrogate (USA)
134
USA
2
California Chrome (USA)
133
USA
3
Winx (AUS)
130
AUS
4
Almanzor (FR)
129
FR
4
A Shin Hikari (JPN)
129
JPN
6
Frosted
126
USA
7
Maurice (JPN)
124
JPN
7
Postponed (IRE)
124
GB
7
Werther (NZ)
124
HK

 

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