World’s Best Racehorse Rankings: Sottsass Joins Top 10, Ghaiyyath Still Runaway Leader

Following his victory in the Qatar Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe (G1), Sottsass (FR) [123] has joined the top 10 in the third edition of the LONGINES World’s Best Racehorse Rankings for 2020.

 LONGINES World’s Best Racehorse Rankings

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Rank Horse Rating Trained
1 GHAIYYATH (IRE) 130 GB
2 PALACE PIER (GB) 126 GB
3 PERSIAN KING (IRE) 125 FR
3 STRADIVARIUS (IRE) 125 GB
3 TIZ THE LAW (USA) 125 USA
6 ALMOND EYE (JPN) 124 JPN
6 AUTHENTIC (USA) 124 USA
6 ENABLE (GB) 124 GB
6 NATURE STRIP (AUS) 124 AUS

In the Arc, Sottsass defeated In Swoop (IRE) [122] by a neck, and earlier this year, he won the Prix Ganay (G1). Sottsass, who also won the 2019 Qipco Prix du Jockey Club (G1), was retired after the Arc, and he will stand at Coolmore in 2021.

In Swoop won the IDEE 151st Deutsches Derby (G1) in July. He came into the Arc off of a second-place finish in the Juddmonte Grand Prix de Paris (G1), which was won by Mogul (GB) [121]. Mogul, who is a full brother to Japan (GB) [121], also won the John Pearce Racing Gordon Stakes (G3) earlier in the year.

Kameko (USA) [122], meanwhile, improved his rating from 120 to 122 with his victory in the Shadwell Joel Stakes (G2). In June, he won the Qipco 2000 Guineas Stakes (G1).

The American filly Swiss Skydiver (USA) [122] finds herself ranked after beating Authentic (USA) [124] by a neck in the Preakness Stakes (G1). The pair finished 10 lengths in front of the next closest competitor, and the final time of 1:53.28 made it the second fastest 1 3/16-mile Preakness in history, behind only Secretariat.

Swiss Skydiver, who is only the sixth filly to win the race, notched her first top level victory of the year in the Alabama Stakes (G1) and came into the Preakness off a second-place effort in the Longines Kentucky Oaks (G1). Authentic was coming off back-to-back victories in the TVG.com Haskell Stakes (G1) and Kentucky Derby presented by Woodford Reserve (G1).

Mo Forza (USA) [120] is also newly ranked following his win in the City of Hope Mile Stakes (G2), which was his first start since taking the Del Mar Mile Handicap (G2) in August.

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