Rock of Gibraltar, topped the International Classifications.

Rock of Gibraltar, topped the International Classifications.

Anne M. Enerhardt

Rock of Gibraltar Tops International Classifications

Rock of Gibraltar, a finalist for Horse of the Year honors in the U.S. on the basis of a runner-up effort in the Breeders' Cup Mile, has been rated the top horse on the International Classifications released in London, England on Wednesday.

The winner of seven straight group I races before finishing second to Domedriver in the Mile, Rock of Gibraltar was rated at 128 pounds in the classifications for 3-year-olds, two pounds in front of stablemate High Chaparrel, who completed his season with a victory in the Breeders' Cup Turf.

War Emblem, the Kentucky Derby-Preakness winner, ranked fourth on the 3-year-old classification at 124 pounds. Azeri, another Horse of the Year finalist, was accorded 125 pounds, fifth among older horses.

Top-Rated Horses on the International Classifications

(Top 10 shown; including any ties for 10th)

2-Year-Olds--Excludes U.S.-based horses)
123--Oasis Dream--Green Desert--John Gosden--Great Britain
122-Tout Seul--Ali-Royal--Fulke Johnson Houghton--Great Britain
121--Six Perfections--Celtic Swing--Pascal Bary--France
119--Elusive City--Elusive Quality--Gerard Butler--Great Britain
119--Tomahawk--Seattle Slew--Aidan O'Brien--Ireland
118--Dalakhani--Darshaan--Alain de Royer Dupre--France
118--Somnus--Pivotal--Tim Easterby--Great Britain
117--Airwave--Air Express--Henry Candy--Great Britain
117--Hold That Tiger--Storm Cat--Aidan O'Brien--Ireland
117--Zafeen--Zafonic--Mick Channon--Great Britain

128--Rock Of Gibraltar--Danehill--Aidan O'Brien--Ireland
126--High Chaparral--Sadler's Wells--Aidan O'Brien--Ireland
126--Sulamani--Hernando--Pascal Bary--France
124--War Emblem--Our Emblem--Bob Baffert--United States
123--Act One--In the Wings--Jonathan Pease--France
123--Hawk Wing--Woodman--Aidan O'Brien--Ireland
123--Where Or When--Danehill Dancer--Terry Mills--Great Britain
121--Came Home--Gone West--J Paco Gonzalez--United States
121--Medaglia d'Oro--El Prado--Bobby Frankel--United States
120--Bright Sky--Wolfhound--Elie Lellouche--France
120--Buddha--Unbridled's Song--H James Bond--United States
120--Gygistar--Prospector's Music--Mark Hennig--United States
120--Harlan's Holiday--Harlan--Todd A Pletcher--United States
120--Islington--Sadler's Wells--Sir Michael Stoute--Great Britain
120--Landseer--Danehill--Aidan O'Brien--Ireland
120--Moon Ballad--Singspiel--Saeed bin Suroor--Great Britain
120--Next Desert--Desert Style--A. Schutz--Germany
120--Repent--Louise Quartorze--Ken McPeek--United States
120--Sarava--Wild Again--Ken McPeek--United States
120--Thunderello--Montbrook--Scott Lake--United States

Older Horses
127--Marienbard--Caerleon--Saeed bin Suroor--Great Britain
126--Golan--Spectrum--Sir MichaelStoute--Great Britain
126--Grandera--Grand Lodge--Saeed bin Suroor--Great Britain
126--Keltos--Kendor--Carlos Laffon-Parias--France
125--Azeri--Jade Hunter--Laura de Seroux--United States
125--Nayef--Gulch--Marcus Tregoning--Great Britain
125--Volponi--Cryptoclearance--Philip Johnson--United States
124--Domedriver--Indian Ridge--Pascal Bary--France)
124--Northerly--Serheed--Fred Kersley--Australia
124--Orientate--Mt. Livermore--D Wayne Lukas--United States
124--Street Cry--Machiavellian--Saeed bin Suroor--Great Britain