Knicks Go Moves Up To Fourth In LONGINES World’s Best Racehorse Rankings

Adayar [127], who bested his elders in the King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Qipco Stakes (G1), has joined St Mark’s Basilica [127] at the top of the ratings in the sixth edition of the LONGINES World’s Best Racehorse Rankings for 2021.

LONGINES World’s Best Racehorse Rankings

Leading Horses

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Rank Horse Rating Trained
1 ADAYAR (IRE) 127 GB
1 ST MARK’S BASILICA (FR) 127 IRE
3 PALACE PIER (GB) 125 GB
4 KNICKS GO (USA) 124 USA
4 MISHRIFF (IRE) 124 GB
4 NATURE STRIP (AUS) 124 AUS
7 DOMESTIC SPENDING (GB) 122 USA
7 MYSTIC GUIDE (USA) 122 USA
7 POETIC FLARE (IRE) 122 IRE
7 SUBJECTIVIST (GB) 122 GB

Making his first start since taking the Cazoo Derby (G1), Adayar defeated MISHRIFF [124] by 1 ¾ lengths to win the King George. As a result, Adayar improved his rating to 127 from 121 to take his place at the top alongside St Mark’s Basilica, who had defeated Addeybb [121] and Mishriff in the Coral-Eclipse (G1) at the beginning of July to receive his rating.

Mishriff also improved his rating in the King George, which has gone up to 124 from 122. He now sits in the co-fourth position along with Knicks Go [124], who earned his rating after winning the Whitney Stakes (G1) by 4 ½ lengths. They share co-fourth with Australian sprinting star Nature Strip [124].

Meanwhile, Hurricane Lane [121] followed his victory in Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby (G1) with a six-length romp in the Grand Prix de Paris (G1) to raise his rating to 121 from 120.

Additionally, several horses have joined the rankings at a rating of 120. Baaeed [120] earned his rating with a dominant 6 ½ length score in the Bonhams Thoroughbred Stakes (G3); Starman [120] is ranked following his victory in the Darley July Cup Stakes (G1) by 1 ¼ lengths; and Suesa [120] took the King George Qatar Stakes (G2) by three lengths to earn her spot.

The LONGINES World’s Best Racehorse 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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