Prestigious and legendary watchmaker Longinus has revealed their picks for the best horses in the world right now and Bob Schafer’s Arrogate took the top spot once again.
Last year Arrogate’s seminal run for the 2016 season ended with this prestigious award and now he has done it again.
In a Ceremony held at the Claridge Hotel in London, the who’s who of the racing industry met at the joint awards ceremony held by Longines and the International Federation of Horseracing Authorities.
The horses are ranked on a specially compiled list which awards horses points for their races won along with the prestige of the races won.
It is a very strict and difficult rating system. As an example, John Gosden’s horse Enable took home 5 group 1 victories including two Classics and he has a score of 128, 6 behind the top horse, Arrogate. This shows just how competitive this list is.
A Year To Remember
Arrogate’s incredible wins at the Pegasus World Cup as well as the Dubai World Cup secured its overall ranking of 134 points on the Longines ranking system, the same score the horse ended his rankings last year with. This shows the consistency with which Arrogate has been racing as well as its tenacity to remain in its top spot, despite a ridiculously competitive field this year.
Despite a faltering few steps in the early months of 2017 which saw Arrogate lose three races by a substantial 22 lengths each time, Arrogate rose to the occasion again somehow. The strength with which this incredible animal rose back to form again was admirable, taking win after win to end last year on another career high. His year has been as rewarding as the online pokies NZ has on offer.
The Best Place To Find A Race
There was also an award for the World’s Best Horserace which was won by the Prix de l’arc de Triomphe. This event has not been held at its usual customary home in Chantilly in France. A temporary venue has been set up to hold the race at the Arc Du Triomphe.
While the venue has housed the prestigious race temporarily, it has made such an impact on race goers and competitors that there may be more prestigious racing events held there in the future.
In second place on the Longines scale was the future legend Winx. This Australian wonder horse is currently enjoying an incredible 22 win racing streak. She has been making her owners and the fans proud with her continued strength and her relentless struggle to be the best.
The third pace spot is shared by Gun Runner and Cracksman. These two made a great showing at the Breeder’s Cup last year and both rated 130 on the Longines ranking system. Gun Runner is aching to cap his 2017 and start off 2018 in style when he competes at the Pegasus World Cup this month.
In fact Cracksman may soon also try to get his 2018 off to the right start when he challenges his stable mate Enable in a future race at the Prix de l’arc de Triomphe this autumn.