Gun Runner ranks fourth in the current Longines World's Best Racehorse rankings

Gun Runner ranks fourth in the current Longines World's Best Racehorse rankings

Rick Samuels

Arrogate Retains Top Spot in World Rankings

Gun Runner improves rating from 127 to 129; ranked fourth.

The last interim list before the Longines World's Best Racehorse Rankings Committee meets in Hong Kong in December to debate the final, and official rankings for the year sees last year's top horse, Arrogate , holding on to the top spot.

Juddmonte Farms' Arrogate lost for the third straight time when he finished fifth in the Breeders' Cup Classic (G1) Nov. 4 at Del Mar. But no horse has been able to surpass the 134 ranking of Arrogate, who early in the season won the Pegasus World Cup Invitational Stakes (G1) and Dubai World Cup sponsored by Emirates Airline (G1).

In winning the Breeders' Cup Classic, Gun Runner  improved his rating from 127 to 129, which ranks fourth in the rankings released Nov. 9. The top five in those rankings: Arrogate, 134; Winx, 132; Cracksman, 130; Gun Runner, 129; Enable, 128.

For the full rankings, click here.