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2005–06 World Thoroughbred Racehorse Rankings

The 2005–06 World Thoroughbred Racehorse Rankings is the 2005–06 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 2006. It includes horses aged three or older which raced or were trained during 2005–06 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 2005–06 season was 124, which was given to the performance of Makybe Diva in the Melbourne Cup. In total, 47 horses were included in the list, 24 more than in the 2004–05 Rankings.

Full rankings for 2005–06

  • 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, 2005. The ages of those born in the Northern Hemisphere are taken from their equivalent date, January 1, 2006.
  • 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)

1 124 Makybe Diva (GB) 7 M Australia Turf 3,200
2 123 David Junior (USA) 4 C Great Britain Turf 1,777
2 123 Electrocutionist (USA) 5 H UAE Dirt 2,000
2 123 Heart's Cry (JPN) 5 H Japan Turf 2,400
5 122 Vengeance of Rain (NZ) 5 G Hong Kong Turf 2,000
6 121 Silent Witness (AUS) 6 G Hong Kong Turf 1,200
7 120 Bullish Luck (USA) 7 G Hong Kong Turf 1,600
8 119 Eremein (AUS) 4 G Australia Turf 2,400
8 119 Maraahel (IRE) 5 H Great Britain Turf 2,000
8 119 Takeover Target (AUS) 6 G Australia Turf 1,000
11 118 Best Gift (NZ) 5 G Hong Kong Turf 2,000
11 118 Discreet Cat (USA) 3 C UAE Dirt 1,800
11 118 Hat Trick (JPN) 4 C Japan Turf 1,600
11 118 Mummify (AUS) 6 G Australia Turf 2,400
15 117 Lad of the Manor (NZ) 6 G Australia Turf 1,600 / 2,000
15 117 Ouija Board (GB) 5 M Great Britain Turf 2,400
15 117 Pride (FR) 6 M France Turf 2,000
18 116 Collier Hill (GB) 8 G Great Britain Turf 2,400
18 116 Danacourt (NZ) 4 G Hong Kong Turf 1,600
18 116 El Segundo (NZ) 4 G Australia Turf 2,000
18 116 Fields of Omagh (AUS) 8 G Australia Turf 2,040
18 116 God's Own (AUS) 3 C Australia Turf 1,000 / 1,600
18 116 National Colour (SAF) 3 F South Africa Turf 1,000
18 116 Racing to Win (AUS) 3 G Australia Turf 1,500
18 116 Railings (AUS) 4 G Australia Turf 2,400
18 116 Russian Pearl (NZ) 5 G Hong Kong Turf 1,600 / 2,000
18 116 The Tin Man (USA) 8 G United States Turf 1,777
18 116 Utopia (JPN) 6 H Japan Dirt 1,600
18 116 Vinnie Roe (IRE) 7 H Ireland Turf 3,200
18 116 Xcellent (NZ) 4 G New Zealand Turf 3,200
31 115 Cape of Good Hope (GB) 8 G Hong Kong Turf 1,200
31 115 Desert War (AUS) 5 G Australia Turf 1,600 / 2,000
31 115 Epalo (GER) 6 H Germany Turf 2,000
31 115 Eyeofthetiger (BRZ) 3 C South Africa Turf 2,200
31 115 Headturner (AUS) 3 G Australia Turf 2,400
31 115 Ilha da Vitoria (BRZ) 5 M South Africa Turf 2,000
31 115 Irridescence (SAF) 4 F South Africa Turf 1,777 / 2,000
31 115 Joyful Winner (AUS) 5 G Hong Kong Turf 1,400 / 1,600
31 115 Our Smoking Joe (AUS) 5 G Australia Turf 1,800 / 2,000 / 2,400
31 115 Paratroopers (AUS) 3 G Australia Turf 1,400 / 1,500 / 1,600
31 115 Proud Tower Too (USA) 4 C United States Dirt 1,200
31 115 Red Oog (AUS) 6 G Australia Turf 1,200
31 115 Simpatico Bribon (CHI) 3 C Saudi Arabia Dirt 1,800
31 115 Super Kid (NZ) 6 H Hong Kong Turf 1,400 / 1,600 / 2,000
31 115 The Duke (AUS) 6 G Hong Kong Turf 1,600
31 115 Touch of Land (FR) 5 H France Turf 2,000
31 115 Viva Pataca (GB) 4 G Hong Kong Turf 2,400

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 were no such additional ratings for this season.

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 2005–06 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. 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 124 – Makybe Diva 123 – Electrocutionist 124 – Makybe Diva
Sprint 121 – Silent Witness 115 – Proud Tower Too 121 – Silent Witness
Mile 123 – David Junior 118 – Discreet Cat 123 – David Junior
Intermediate 123 – Electrocutionist 123 – Electrocutionist 122 – Vengeance of Rain
Long 123 – Heart's Cry not listed 123 – Heart's Cry
Extended 124 – Makybe Diva not listed 124 – Makybe Diva

Fillies and Mares

All Surfaces Dirt Turf
All Distances 124 – Makybe Diva not listed 124 – Makybe Diva
Sprint 116 – National Colour not listed 116 – National Colour
Mile 115 – Irridescence not listed 115 – Irridescence
Intermediate 117 – Pride not listed 117 – Pride
Long 117 – Ouija Board not listed 117 – Ouija Board
Extended 124 – Makybe Diva not listed 124 – Makybe Diva

Three-Year-Olds

All Surfaces Dirt Turf
All Distances 118 – Discreet Cat 118 – Discreet Cat 116 – God's Own
116 – National Colour
116 – Racing to Win
Sprint 116 – God's Own
116 – National Colour
not listed 116 – God's Own
116 – National Colour
Mile 118 – Discreet Cat 118 – Discreet Cat 116 – God's Own
116 – Racing to Win
Intermediate not listed not listed not listed
Long 115 – Eyeofthetiger
115 – Headturner
not listed 115 – Eyeofthetiger
115 – Headturner
Extended not listed not listed not listed

References


[[Category:2006 in horse racing|World Thoroughbred Racehorse Rankings 2005



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