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St Mark's Basilica Leads Longines WBRR

Dual Classic winner St Mark's Basilica (Fr) (Siyouni {Fr}), who won the G1 Coral-Eclipse S. on July 3, improved his rating from 120 to 127 to top the latest edition of the Longines World's Best Racehorse Rankings. In the process, the Coolmore partners-owned colt defeated MG1SW Addeybb (Ire) (Pivotal {GB}) (121) and the 122-rated Mishriff (Ire) (Make Believe {GB}). Palace Pier (GB) (Kingman {GB}), the previous leader at a mark of 125, sits second, while Australian sprinter Nature Strip (Aus) (Nicconi {Aus}) is third on 123. G1 St James's Palace...

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Palace Pier Tops Longines WBRR

Palace Pier (GB) (Kingman {GB}), who won the G1 Al Shaqab Lockinge S. in late May, is the new top-rated horse on the Longines World's Best Racehorse Rankings at a mark of 125. He was previously ranked 121 on the back of his G2 bet365 Mile victory earlier this spring. Sitting in second is Nature Strip (Aus) (Nicconi {Aus}) at 123. Three horses share third at 122--Domestic Spending (GB) (Kingman {GB}) for his GI Resorts World Casino Manhattan S. win, Mishriff (Ire) (Make Believe {GB}), and Mystic Guide (Ghostzapper). Adayar...

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Classic Hero Mishriff on Top of Longines WBRR

Saudi Cup hero and MG1SW Mishriff (Ire) (Make Believe {GB}) stands on top of the Longines World's Best Racehorse Rankings, which were released by the International Federation of Horseracing Authorities on Thursday. The John Gosden trainee and French Classic winner was rated 122, two better than Saudi Cup runner-up Charlatan (Speightstown) at 120. Australian sprinter Nature Strip (Aus) (Nicconi {Aus}) sits second on the list at 121 after winning the G1 Lightning S. in February. Rated equal to Charlatan are the Hong Kong-based duo of Exultant (Ire) (Teofilo {Ire}) and...

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Virtual Longines Awards On Tuesday

The Longines World Racing Awards ceremony will take place virtually on Tuesday, Jan. 26 beginning at 2 p.m. GMT/9 a.m. EST. Francesca Cumani will host the show, which will be released on multiple digital platforms including the social media accounts of Longines, the IFHA and World Horse Racing, from the National Horse Racing Museum in Newmarket. The ceremony will reveal the highest-rated horses in the Longines World's Best Racehorse Rankings in 2020, as well as the Longines World's Best Horse Race for 2020. The 2020 Longines World's Best Jockey, Frankie...

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Longines WRA Ceremony to Be Virtual

The 2020 Longines World Racing Awards ceremony will be held in a virtual format on Jan. 26 due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Organised by Longines and the International Federation of Horseracing Authorities (IFHA), the event will celebrate the Longines World's Best Racehorse, the Longines World's Best Horse Race and the Longines World's Best Jockey of the 2020 season. The ceremony will be released on multiple digital platforms including the social media accounts of Longines and the IFHA. The Longines WBRR are established by international handicappers according to the performance...

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2021 Longines Gran Premio Latinoamericano Postponed

The Organizacion Sudamericana de Fomento board--in conjunction with LONGINES--announced the 2021 renewal of the Longines Gran Premio Latinoamericano and Longines Cup, will be postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Originally scheduled for this spring, the event will now be staged Sunday, Oct. 24th 2021, at Hipódromo Nacional de Maroñas, Uruguay.

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Ascot Forms Partnership With TPD

Ascot Racecourse has engaged Total Performance Data as its tracking distribution partner to broaden the reach of its Longines tracking data. TPD currently provides live tracking data from 37 racecourses worldwide. Juliet Slot, chief commercial officer at Ascot, said, "With racing taking place behind closed doors, it's never been more important for the sport to offer the greatest possible insight and analysis for online or home viewing and TPD enable us to reach a wider audience with our Longines tracking data. With 37 racecourses installed worldwide and some impressive commercial...

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Deep Impact's Fancy Blue Prevails in the Diane

Aidan O'Brien has yet to win the G1 Prix de Diane Longines and son Donnacha has the jump on him in his first season training after Fancy Blue (Ire) (Deep Impact {Jpn}) battled to glory in Sunday's Chantilly Classic. Runner-up but the major eye-catcher in the June 13 G1 Irish 1000 Guineas at The Curragh, Michael Tabor's second-string behind the winner of that Classic Peaceful (Ire) (Galileo {Ire}) was always close to the pace set by the G1 Coronation S. heroine Alpine Star (Ire) (Sea the Moon {Ger}). Gaining the...

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Crystal Ocean, Enable, Waldgeist Joint World's Best

LONDON, UK--Every racing fan has their own idea of which horse is the best, but when it came to settling the top horse of 2019 on official figures, there was not one but three. The Longines World's Best Racehorse Rankings, announced in London's Landmark Hotel on Wednesday afternoon, delivered the unique situation of a three-way tie for top honours between Enable (GB) (Nathaniel {Ire}), Crystal Ocean (GB) (Sea The Stars {Ire}) and Waldgeist (GB) (Galileo {Ire}). Look back to the replay of the G1 King George VI and Queen Elizabeth...

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LWBR and LWBHR Ceremony to Be Live Streamed

The annual Longines World's Best Racehorse and Longines World's Best Horse Race Ceremony will be live streamed by the International Federation of Horseracing Authorities (IFHA). Slated for Jan. 22, the ceremony will be held at The Landmark hotel in London and begin at 2:45 p.m. local time. The stream will be available at www.ifhaonline.org, as well as the Longines World's Best Racehorse Facebook page. In 2018, Cracksman (GB) (Frankel {GB}) and Winx (Aus) (Street Cry {Ire}) shared the title of Longines World's Best Racehorse, while the G1 Qatar Prix de...

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Curragh T'Bred Trail Now Open for Online Booking

The five individual trails of the 2019 Curragh Thoroughbred Trail, part of Longines Irish Champions Weekend, are now available to book online. The various Thoroughbred Trails--DK Weld, James Nash and Dick Brabazon; John Oxx and Willie McCreery; Michael Halford and Kildangan Stud; Johnny Murtagh, Conor O'Dwyer and Brendan Duke; Ken Condon and Martin Brassil--are located at The Curragh prior to racing on Sunday, Sept. 15, allowing racing fans to go behind the scenes accompanied by an expert guide, with light refreshments at The Curragh Racecourse prior to the start of...

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