Tiz the Law leads U.S. horses in World Racehorse Rankings

Tiz the Law leads U.S. horses in World Racehorse Rankings
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After another powerful performance, Ghaiyyath (IRE) remains undefeated this year and, with a rating of 130, retains his top position in the second edition of the Longines World’s Best Racehorse Rankings for 2020.

The rankings are compiled by International Federation of Horseracing Authorities handicappers, who measure a horse's best race during the grading period.

Ghaiyyath is a perfect four-for-four in 2020, and he improved his rating to 130 in his last start, where he posted a three-length victory over Magical (IRE, 121 rating) in the Juddmonte International Stakes (G1). One race prior, he defeated Enable (GB, 124) by 2 1/4 lengths in the Coral-Eclipse (G1), and he also beat Anthony Van Dyck (IRE, 121) by 2 1/2 lengths in the Hurworth Bloodstock Coronation Cup Stakes (G1).

Ghaiyyath started his season with an eye-catching performance in the Dubai Millennium Stakes (G3), which he won by 8 1/2 lengths at Meydan. The 5-year-old completed the 2000-meter contest in 2:00.33, setting a track record in the process, before returning to Europe.

Meanwhile, Enable, who was the 2019 co-Longines World’s Best Racehorse, returned to her winning ways in her next start and took the King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Qipco Stakes (G1) by 5 1/2 lengths to earn her 124 rating. Most recently, she romped in the September Stakes (G3), which she won by seven lengths.

Sitting in second position is Palace Pier (GB, 126), who is undefeated in three starts this season. The 3-year-old has two Group 1 wins to his credit, after winning the St James’s Palace Stakes (G1) by a length over Pinatubo (IRE, 122) and the Jacques le Marois (G1) by three-quarters of a length over Alpine Star (IRE, 120).

Persian King (IRE, 125) and Tiz the Law (USA, 125) have matched the rating of Stradivarius (IRE, 125), and the trio sits in co-third. Persian King has won the Prix du Moulin de Longchamp (G1), Prix d’Ispahan (G1), and Prix du Muguet (G2) this season, while Tiz The Law improved his rating to 125 after taking the Travers Stakes (G1). His previous top-level victories of the year came in the Belmont Stakes (G1) and Florida Derby (G1).


Authentic
(USA, 123) handed Tiz The Law his first loss of 2020 in the Kentucky Derby (G1), which he won by 1 1/4 lengths. He came into the race off a victory in the Haskell Stakes (G1). Authentic is one of six horses sitting in co-ninth position in the latest rankings.

Other recent performers include Improbable (USA, 123), who won the Hollywood Gold Cup Stakes (G1) and Whitney Stakes (G1) this year; Love (IRE, 123), who improved her rating after adding the Yorkshire Oaks (G1) to the list of her accomplishments; and Mohaather (GB, 123), who impressed by taking the Qatar Sussex Stakes (G1) over Circus Maximus (IRE, 120) in his final career start.

LONGINES World’s Best Racehorse Rankings
Leading Horses 

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

ENABLE (GB)

124

GB

6

NATURE STRIP (AUS)

124

AUS

9

AUTHENTIC (USA)

123

USA

9

IMPROBABLE (USA)

123

USA

9

LORD NORTH (IRE)

123

GB

9

LOVE (IRE)

123

IRE

9

MOHAATHER (GB)

123

GB

9

TOM’S D’ETAT (USA)

123

USA

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