It was no surprise that Juddmonte Farms' Frankel was rated the top horse in the world when the 2011 World Thoroughbred Rankings were released by the International Federation of Horseracing Authorities.
Juddmonte Farms' homebred Frankel has now assumed top position in the World Thoroughbred Rankings at 135 pounds following his scintillating performance in the QIPCO Sussex Stakes (Eng-I).
Undefeated Australian mare Black Caviar and British star Frankel share the to weight of 130 pounds in the latest World Thoroughbred Rankings.
Australian-based Black Caviar nosed out U.S. champion Blame as the top-rated horse in the world, based on World Thoroughbred Rankings from Oct. 1, 2010 through March 27, 2011.
Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) winner Blame has been judged the best horse to race in North America during 2010 by the compilers of the World Thoroughbred Rankings, unveiled in London, England, on Tuesday, Jan. 11.
Blame, Zenyatta, Goldikova are all ranked in the top 13 horses in the World Thoroughbred Rankings.
Zenyatta and Rachel Alexandra, instead of being joint fourth and fifth, respectively, in the final global standings for 2009, should be third and fourth.
Zenyatta has received another boost, with the 2009 Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) winner rated one pound ahead of Rachel Alexandra in the World Thoroughbred Rankings.
Well Armed, winner of the world's richest race, the US$6-million Dubai World Cup (UAE-I), on March 28, has his official rating put up 5 pounds, from 119 to 124, making the best dirt horse currently racing.
Curlin, the all-time earner among North American Thoroughbreds, gained another accolade on Tuesday, Jan. 13 when he was officially named the joint best horse of 2008 in the World Thoroughbred Rankings.
Susan Magnier, Michael Tabor and Derrick Smith's Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe (Fr-I) hero Hurricane Run was rated the top Northern Hemisphere performer of 2005 by the panel of international handicappers who announced the World Thoroughbred Racehorse Rankings Tuesday.
Hurricane Run stamped himself the top racehorse of 2005 so far with an impressive success in the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe-Lucien Barrière (Fr-I) at Longchamp on Oct. 2.
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