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Posted 2019-03-16 16:21:02  
Beauty Generation, Winx top rankings

The first edition of the LONGINES World’s Best Racehorse Rankings for 2019 features three well-known names at the top. BEAUTY GENERATION (NZ) [125], CITY OF LIGHT (USA) [125] and WINX (AUS) [125] are equally rated for their efforts at the beginning of the year.

 

 

LONGINES World’s Best Racehorse Rankings

1 BEAUTY GENERATION (NZ) 125 HK

1 CITY OF LIGHT (USA) 125 USA

1 WINX (AUS) 125 AUS

4 HAPPY CLAPPER (AUS) 123 AUS

5 BEAT THE CLOCK (AUS) 120 HK

5 EXULTANT (IRE) 120 HK

5 ROY H (USA) 120 USA

5 SANTA ANA LANE (AUS) 120 AUS

5 RAPEZE ARTIST (AUS) 120

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Winx, the co-2018 Longines World’s Best Racehorse, has continued her winning ways. Her victories in 2019 include the Tab Chipping Norton Stakes (G1) and The Star Apollo Stakes (G2), and she has now won 31 consecutive races overall.


Beauty Generation has remained dominant in Hong Kong, taking The Stewards’ Cup (G1) in January and The Queen’s Silver Jubilee Cup (G1) in February. City of Light, meanwhile, finished his career by winning the Pegasus World Cup Invitational Stakes (G1) and has retired to stud.

 

Several other runners have also already reached the 120 mark early into the year. HAPPY CLAPPER (AUS) [123] sits in the fourth spot just behind the leaders after finishing second to Winx in both of their meetings in 2019.

 

Five horses are ranked joint fifth. In Hong Kong, BEAT THE CLOCK (AUS) [120] won The Centenary Sprint Cup (G1) before finishing second to Beauty Generation in The Queen’s Silver Jubilee Cup, while EXULTANT (IRE) [120] was victorious in The Citi Hong Kong Gold Cup (G1) and Centenary Vase (G3). In Australia, TRAPEZE ARTIST (AUS) [120] took the Canterbury League Club Stakes (G1), and SANTA ANA LANE (AUS) [120] was fifth in the Seppelt Wines Newmarket Handicap (G1). In the United States, ROY H (USA) [120] won the Palos Verdes Stakes (G2).

 

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