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2004–05 World Thoroughbred Racehorse Rankings

The 2004–05 World Thoroughbred Racehorse Rankings is the 2004–05 edition of the World Thoroughbred Racehorse Rankings. It is an assessment of racehorses which was issued by the International Federation of Horseracing Authorities (IFHA) in August 2005. It includes horses aged three or older which raced or were trained during 2004–05 in countries where the flat racing year runs from August 1 to July 31 (and also South America, where it runs from July 1 to June 30). These countries are generally in the Southern Hemisphere, although some areas covered, such as Hong Kong and the United Arab Emirates, are actually north of the equator.

The ratings represent a weight value in pounds, with higher values given to horses which showed greater ability. It is judged that these weights would equalize the abilities of the horses if carried in a theoretical handicap race. The list includes all horses rated 115 or above, and it also shows the surface and the distances at which the rating was achieved.

The highest rating in the 2004–05 season was 123, which was given to the performances of both Roses in May in the Dubai World Cup and Silent Witness in the Hong Kong Sprint. In total, 23 horses were included in the list.

Full rankings for 2004–05

  • Country foaled – Horse names are followed by a suffix indicating the country where foaled.
  • Age – The ages shown for horses foaled in the Southern Hemisphere are as of their universal date of increase, August 1, 2004. The ages of those born in the Northern Hemisphere are taken from their equivalent date, January 1, 2005.
  • Sex – The following abbreviations are used:
    • CColt – Ungelded male horse up to four-years-old.
    • FFilly – Female horse up to four-years-old.
    • HHorse – Ungelded male horse over four-years-old.
    • MMare – Female horse over four-years-old.
    • GGelding – Gelded male horse of any age.

Rank

Rating

Horse

Age

Sex

Trained

Surface

Distance (m)

1 123 Roses in May (USA) 5 H United States Dirt 2,000
1 123 Silent Witness (AUS) 5 G Hong Kong Turf 1,000
3 120 Grand Armee (AUS) 6 G Australia Turf 2,000
4 119 Makybe Diva (GB) 6 M Australia Turf 2,400
4 119 Vengeance of Rain (NZ) 4 G Hong Kong Turf 2,000
4 119 Vinnie Roe (IRE) 7 G Ireland Turf 3,200
7 118 Bullish Luck (USA) 6 G Hong Kong Turf 1,600 / 2,000
7 118 Elvstroem (AUS) 4 C Australia Turf 1,777 / 1,800 / 2,400
7 118 Fastnet Rock (AUS) 3 C Australia Turf 1,000
7 118 Savabeel (AUS) 3 C Australia Turf 2,040
11 117 Greys Inn (USA) 4 C UAE Turf 2,000 / 2,400
11 117 Mummify (AUS) 5 G Australia Turf 2,000
11 117 Starcraft (NZ) 4 C Australia / GB Turf 1,600
11 117 Touch of Land (FR) 5 H France Turf 2,000
15 116 Fields of Omagh (AUS) 7 G Australia Turf 2,040
15 116 Phoenix Reach (IRE) 5 H Great Britain Turf 2,400
17 115 Alexander Goldrun (IRE) 4 F Ireland Turf 2,000
17 115 Cape of Good Hope (GB) 7 G Hong Kong Turf 1,000 / 1,200
17 115 Dynever (USA) 5 H United States Dirt 2,000
17 115 Firebreak (GB) 5 G UAE Turf 1,600
17 115 Regal Roller (AUS) 5 G Australia Turf 1,400
17 115 Tycoon (GB) 4 C UAE Turf 2,400
17 115 Yard-Arm (SAF) 5 G UAE Turf 1,600

Certain horses may have also recorded a lesser rating over a distance different to that listed above. The IFHA publishes this information when the lower rating represents the overall top performance in a particular category. There was one such additional rating for this season:

Rating

Horse

Age

Sex

Trained

Surface

Distance (m)

+ 117 Makybe Diva (GB) 6 M Australia Turf 3,200

Top ranked horses

The tables below show the top ranked horses overall, the top fillies and mares, and the top three-year-olds in the 2004–05 Rankings. They also show the top performers in various subdivisions of each group, which are defined by the distances of races, and the surfaces on which they are run. Top ranked horses rated less than 115 are included where known. The IFHA recognizes five distance categories — Sprint, Mile, Intermediate, Long and Extended — identified by the acronym "SMILE". These are framed as follows:

  • Sprint: 1,000–1,300m (1,000–1,599m for races in Canada and the United States)
  • Mile: 1,301–1,899m (1,600–1,899m for races in Canada and the United States)
  • Intermediate: 1,900–2,100m
  • Long: 2,101–2,700m
  • Extended: 2,701m +

All Horses

All Surfaces

Dirt

Turf

All Distances 123 – Roses in May
123 – Silent Witness
123 – Roses in May 123 – Silent Witness
Sprint 123 – Silent Witness not listed 123 – Silent Witness
Mile 118 – Bullish Luck
118 – Elvstroem
not listed 118 – Bullish Luck
118 – Elvstroem
Intermediate 123 – Roses in May 123 – Roses in May 120 – Grand Armee
Long 119 – Makybe Diva not listed 119 – Makybe Diva
Extended 119 – Vinnie Roe not listed 119 – Vinnie Roe

Fillies and Mares

All Surfaces Dirt Turf
All Distances 119 – Makybe Diva not listed 119 – Makybe Diva
Sprint 113 – Alinghi not listed 113 – Alinghi
Mile 110 – Shamekha not listed 110 – Shamekha
Intermediate 115 – Alexander Goldrun not listed 115 – Alexander Goldrun
Long 119 – Makybe Diva not listed 119 – Makybe Diva
Extended 117 – Makybe Diva not listed 117 – Makybe Diva

Three-Year-Olds

All Surfaces Dirt Turf
All Distances 118 – Fastnet Rock
118 – Savabeel
not listed 118 – Fastnet Rock
118 – Savabeel
Sprint 118 – Fastnet Rock not listed 118 – Fastnet Rock
Mile not listed not listed not listed
Intermediate 118 – Savabeel not listed 118 – Savabeel
Long not listed not listed not listed
Extended not listed not listed not listed

References


[[Category:2005 in horse racing|World Thoroughbred Racehorse Rankings 2004



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