Ghaiyyath Holds Top Spot, Authentic Co-Second in World's Best Racehorse Rankings


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A win in the Nov. 7 GI Breeders' Cup Classic moved Authentic (Into Mischief) into a co-topping second in the Longines World's Best Racehorse Rankings with a 126 rating, an increase from 124 which he had received after winning the GI Kentucky Derby Sept. 5. Improbable (City Zip), runner-up in the Classic, earned a 123 ranking, while Global Campaign (Curlin) earned a 120 rating following a third. Ghaiyyath (Ire) (Dubawi {Ire}), winner of a treble of Group 1 stakes this season, leads the rankings with a 130 rating, while dual Group 1 scorer Palace Pier (GB) (Kingman {GB}), winner of the G1 Jacques Le Marois in August, is tied for second with Authentic at 126.

Other Breeders' Cup races impacting the rankings:

GI Breeders' Cup Mile – Order of Australia (Ire) (Australia {Ire}) [120]; Circus Maximus (Ire) (Galileo {Ire}) [2nd, 120]

GI Breeders' Cup Turf – Tarnawa (Ire) (Shamardal) [120]; Magical (Ire) (Galileo {Ire}) [2nd, 121]; Channel Maker (English Channel) [3rd, 120]; Lord North (Ire) (Dubawi {Ire}) [4th, 123]; and Mogul (GB) (Galileo {Ire}) [5th, 121]. In her previous start, Tarnawa defeated Alpine Star (Ire) (Sea the Moon {Ger}) [120] in the G1 Prix de l'Opera.

On British Champions Day, Addeybb (Ire) (Pivotal {GB}) [125] improved his rating to 125 from 122 with his victory over Skalleti (Fr) (Kendargent {Fr}) [121], Magical, and Serpentine (Ire) (Galileo {Ire}) [120] in the G1 Qipco Champion S. Also that day, The Revenant (GB) (Dubawi {Ire}) [120] won the G1 Queen Elizabeth II S.  In Australia, Bivouac (Aus) (Exceed and Excel {Aus}) [125] improved his rating to 125 from 120 after winning the G1 Darley Sprint Classic over Nature Strip (Aus) (Nicconi {Aus}) [124]. In his previous start, Bivouac finished second to the newly-ranked Classique Legend (Aus) (Not A Single Doubt {Aus}) [125] in the TAB Everest. In Japan, Fierement (Jpn) (Deep Impact {Jpn}) earned a 123 ranking after finishing second to Almond Eye (Jpn) (Lord Kanaloa {Jpn}) [124] in the G1 Tenno Sho (Autumn). Chrono Genesis (Jpn) (Bago {Fr}) [120] was third.

The rankings are compiled by the Longines World's Best Racehorse Rankings Committee and published by the International Federation of Horseracing Authorities (IFHA).

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