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2005 World Thoroughbred Racehorse Rankings

The 2005 World Thoroughbred Racehorse Rankings is the 2005 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 January 2006. It includes horses aged three or older which raced or were trained during 2005 in countries where the flat racing year runs from January 1 to December 31. These countries are generally in the Northern Hemisphere.

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 season was 130, which was given to the performance of Hurricane Run in the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe. In total, 148 horses were included in the list, fourteen less than in the 2004 Rankings.

Full rankings for 2005

  • Country foaled – Horse names are followed by a suffix indicating the country where foaled.
  • Age – The ages shown for horses foaled in the Northern Hemisphere are as of their universal date of increase, January 1, 2005. The ages of horses born in the Southern Hemisphere are taken from their equivalent date, August 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)

1 130 Hurricane Run (IRE) 3 C France Turf 2,400
2 128 Ghostzapper (USA) 5 H United States Dirt 1,600
3 126 Azamour (IRE) 4 C Ireland Turf 2,400
3 126 Westerner (GB) 6 H France Turf 2,400
5 125 Motivator (GB) 3 C Great Britain Turf 2,400
5 125 Saint Liam (USA) 5 H United States Dirt 1,800 / 2,000
5 125 Shamardal (USA) 3 C UAE / GB Turf 1,600
5 125 Shirocco (GER) 4 C France Turf 2,400
9 124 Afleet Alex (USA) 3 C United States Dirt 1,900 / 2,400
9 124 Bago (FR) 4 C France Turf 2,400
9 124 Deep Impact (JPN) 3 C Japan Turf 2,400
9 124 Leroidesanimaux (BRZ) 5 H United States Turf 1,600
9 124 Starcraft (NZ) 5 H Great Britain Turf 1,600
14 123 Alkaased (USA) 5 H Great Britain Turf 2,400
14 123 David Junior (USA) 3 C Great Britain Turf 2,000
14 123 Dubawi (IRE) 3 C Great Britain Turf 1,600
14 123 Oratorio (IRE) 3 C Ireland Turf 2,000
14 123 Roses in May (USA) 5 H United States Dirt 2,000
14 123 Silent Witness (AUS) 6 G Hong Kong Turf 1,200
20 122 Ace (IRE) 4 C Ireland Turf 2,400
20 122 Borrego (USA) 4 C United States Dirt 2,000
20 122 Divine Proportions (USA) 3 F France Turf 1,600
20 122 Flower Alley (USA) 3 C United States Dirt 2,000
20 122 Grey Swallow (IRE) 4 C Ireland Turf 2,100
20 122 Heart's Cry (JPN) 4 C Japan Turf 2,400 / 2,500
20 122 Norse Dancer (IRE) 5 H Great Britain Turf 2,400
20 122 Proclamation (IRE) 3 C Great Britain Turf 1,600
20 122 Relaxed Gesture (IRE) 4 C United States Turf 2,400
20 122 Rock Hard Ten (USA) 4 C United States Dirt 1,800 / 2,000
30 121 Artie Schiller (USA) 4 C United States Turf 1,600
30 121 Electrocutionist (USA) 4 C Italy Turf 2,080
30 121 Shawanda (IRE) 3 F France Turf 2,400
30 121 Valixir (IRE) 4 C France Turf 1,600
34 120 Bellamy Road (USA) 3 C United States Dirt 1,800
34 120 Cesario (JPN) 3 F Japan Turf 2,000
34 120 Giacomo (USA) 3 C United States Dirt 2,000
34 120 Imperial Stride (GB) 4 C Great Britain Turf 2,400
34 120 Lava Man (USA) 4 G United States Dirt 2,000
34 120 Maraahel (IRE) 4 C Great Britain Turf 2,080
34 120 Powerscourt (GB) 5 H Ireland Turf 2,000
34 120 Rakti (GB) 6 H Great Britain Turf 1,600
34 120 Scorpion (IRE) 3 C Ireland Turf 2,400
34 120 Whipper (USA) 4 C France Turf 1,600
34 120 Yeats (IRE) 4 C Ireland Turf 2,400
34 120 Zenno Rob Roy (JPN) 5 H Japan Turf 2,080 / 2,400
46 119 Alexander Goldrun (IRE) 4 F Ireland Turf 2,000
46 119 Closing Argument (USA) 3 C United States Dirt 2,000
46 119 Commentator (USA) 4 G United States Dirt 1,800
46 119 Lincoln (JPN) 5 H Japan Turf 2,400 / 2,500
46 119 Lost in the Fog (USA) 3 C United States Dirt 1,400
46 119 Perfect Drift (USA) 6 G United States Dirt 2,000
46 119 Pride (FR) 5 M France Turf 2,400
46 119 Silver Train (USA) 3 C United States Dirt 1,200
46 119 Soviet Song (IRE) 5 M Great Britain Turf 1,600
55 118 Asakusa Den'en (GB) 6 H Japan Turf 1,600
55 118 Bandari (IRE) 6 H Great Britain Turf 2,400
55 118 Better Talk Now (USA) 6 G United States Turf 2,200
55 118 Bullish Luck (USA) 6 G Hong Kong Turf 1,600
55 118 Durandal (JPN) 6 H Japan Turf 1,200
55 118 Elvstroem (AUS) 5 H Australia Turf 1,777
55 118 Gamut (IRE) 6 H Great Britain Turf 2,400
55 118 Hat Trick (JPN) 4 C Japan Turf 1,600
55 118 Intercontinental (GB) 5 M United States Turf 2,000
55 118 Kitten's Joy (USA) 4 C United States Turf 1,600
55 118 Mummify (AUS) 6 G Australia Turf 2,000
55 118 Pastoral Pursuits (GB) 4 C Great Britain Turf 1,200
55 118 Pinson (IRE) 3 C France Turf 2,000
55 118 Pleasant Home (USA) 4 F United States Dirt 1,800
55 118 Shakespeare (USA) 4 C United States Turf 2,400
55 118 Super Frolic (USA) 5 H United States Dirt 2,000
55 118 Taste of Paradise (USA) 6 H United States Dirt 1,200
55 118 Warrsan (IRE) 7 H Great Britain Turf 2,400
73 117 Ashado (USA) 4 F United States Dirt 1,800
73 117 Cosmo Bulk (JPN) 4 C Japan Turf 2,500
73 117 Daiwa Major (JPN) 4 C Japan Turf 1,600
73 117 Darsalam (IRE) 4 C Czech Republic Turf 2,400
73 117 Distinction (IRE) 6 G Great Britain Turf 4,000
73 117 English Channel (USA) 3 C United States Turf 2,400
73 117 Goodricke (GB) 3 C Great Britain Turf 1,200 / 1,300
73 117 King's Drama (IRE) 5 G United States Turf 2,200 / 2,400
73 117 Majors Cast (IRE) 4 C Great Britain Turf 1,600
73 117 Millenary (GB) 8 H Great Britain Turf 3,180 / 3,600
73 117 North Light (IRE) 4 C Great Britain Turf 2,006
73 117 Ouija Board (GB) 4 F Great Britain Turf 2,400
73 117 Ruwi (GB) 3 C France Turf 1,950
73 117 Suave (USA) 4 C United States Dirt 2,000
73 117 Sunrise Pegasus (JPN) 7 H Japan Turf 2,400
73 117 Sweep Tosho (JPN) 4 F Japan Turf 2,200
89 116 Ad Valorem (USA) 3 C Ireland Turf 1,600
89 116 Admire Max (JPN) 6 H Japan Turf 1,200
89 116 Altieri (GB) 7 H Italy Turf 2,000
89 116 Attraction (GB) 4 F Great Britain Turf 1,600
89 116 Cacique (IRE) 4 C France Turf 1,600
89 116 Choctaw Nation (USA) 5 G United States Dirt 2,000
89 116 Coin Toss (JPN) 7 H Japan Turf 2,500
89 116 Collier Hill (GB) 7 G Great Britain Turf 2,800
89 116 Footstepsinthesand (GB) 3 C Ireland Turf 1,600
89 116 Forest Danger (USA) 4 C United States Dirt 1,400
89 116 Gorella (FR) 3 F France / USA Turf 1,600
89 116 Heavenly Romance (JPN) 5 M Japan Turf 2,000
89 116 Indesatchel (IRE) 3 C Ireland Turf 1,600
89 116 Le Vie dei Colori (GB) 5 H Great Britain Turf 1,400
89 116 Limehouse (USA) 4 C United States Turf 1,600
89 116 Martillo (GER) 5 H Germany Turf 1,600
89 116 Phoenix Reach (IRE) 5 H Great Britain Turf 2,000 / 2,400
89 116 Policy Maker (IRE) 5 H France Turf 2,400
89 116 Roman Ruler (USA) 3 C United States Dirt 1,800
89 116 Singletary (USA) 5 H United States Turf 1,600
89 116 Soldier Hollow (GB) 5 H Germany Turf 2,000
89 116 Vadawina (IRE) 3 F France Turf 2,000
89 116 Vinnie Roe (IRE) 7 H Ireland Turf 3,200
89 116 Walk in the Park (IRE) 3 C France Turf 2,400
113 115 Alcazar (IRE) 10 G Great Britain Turf 3,100
113 115 Bandini (USA) 3 C United States Dirt 1,800
113 115 Blatant (GB) 6 G Great Britain Turf 1,600
113 115 Buzzards Bay (USA) 3 C United States Dirt 1,800
113 115 Cape of Good Hope (GB) 7 G Hong Kong Turf 1,200
113 115 Cherry Mix (FR) 4 C UAE / GB Turf 2,400
113 115 Chic (GB) 5 M Great Britain Turf 1,600
113 115 Chineur (FR) 4 C France Turf 1,000
113 115 Consolidator (USA) 3 C United States Dirt 1,700
113 115 Day Flight (GB) 4 C Great Britain Turf 2,405
113 115 Desideratum (GB) 3 C France Turf 2,400
113 115 Dynever (USA) 5 H United States Dirt 2,000
113 115 Eddington (USA) 4 C United States Dirt 1,900
113 115 Epalo (GER) 6 H Germany Turf 2,000
113 115 Eswarah (GB) 3 F Great Britain Turf 2,400
113 115 Film Maker (USA) 5 M United States Turf 2,000
113 115 Fourty Niners Son (USA) 4 C United States Turf 2,000
113 115 Gharir (IRE) 3 C France Turf 1,600
113 115 Gun Salute (USA) 3 C United States Turf 2,000
113 115 Hard Top (IRE) 3 C Great Britain Turf 2,400
113 115 Host (CHI) 5 H United States Turf 1,600
113 115 Kane Hekili (JPN) 3 C Japan Dirt 2,100
113 115 Lundy's Liability (BRZ) 5 H United States Dirt 1,800 / 2,000
113 115 Maruka Kiseki (JPN) 4 C Japan Turf 1,200
113 115 Megahertz (GB) 6 M United States Turf 1,800 / 2,000
113 115 Meteor Storm (GB) 6 H United States Turf 2,400
113 115 Mubtaker (USA) 8 H Great Britain Turf 2,655
113 115 Nayyir (GB) 7 G Great Britain Turf 1,600
113 115 Riskaverse (USA) 6 M United States Turf 2,000
113 115 Sweet Catomine (USA) 3 F United States Dirt 1,700
113 115 Sweet Return (GB) 5 H United States Turf 1,800
113 115 Tap Dance City (USA) 8 H Japan Turf 2,000
113 115 The Geezer (GB) 3 C Great Britain Turf 2,920
113 115 The Whistling Teal (GB) 9 G Great Britain Turf 2,800
113 115 Touch of Land (FR) 5 H France Turf 2,000
113 115 Turtle Bowl (IRE) 3 C France 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 were four such additional ratings for this season:

Rating

Horse

Age

Sex

Trained

Surface

Distance (m)

+ 123 Azamour (IRE) 4 C Ireland Turf 2,000
+ 118 Deep Impact (JPN) 3 C Japan Turf 3,000
+ 118 Westerner (GB) 6 H France Turf 4,000
+ 118 Whipper (USA) 4 C France Turf 1,300

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 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 130 – Hurricane Run 128 – Ghostzapper 130 – Hurricane Run
Sprint 123 – Silent Witness 119 – Lost in the Fog
119 – Silver Train
123 – Silent Witness
Mile 128 – Ghostzapper 128 – Ghostzapper 125 – Shamardal
Intermediate 125 – Saint Liam 125 – Saint Liam 123 – Azamour
123 – David Junior
123 – Oratorio
Long 130 – Hurricane Run 124 – Afleet Alex 130 – Hurricane Run
Extended 118 – Deep Impact not listed 118 – Deep Impact

Fillies and Mares

All Surfaces Dirt Turf
All Distances 122 – Divine Proportions 118 – Pleasant Home 122 – Divine Proportions
Sprint not listed not listed not listed
Mile 122 – Divine Proportions 118 – Pleasant Home 122 – Divine Proportions
Intermediate 120 – Cesario not listed 120 – Cesario
Long 121 – Shawanda not listed 121 – Shawanda
Extended not listed not listed not listed

Three-Year-Olds

All Surfaces Dirt Turf
All Distances 130 – Hurricane Run 124 – Afleet Alex 130 – Hurricane Run
Sprint 119 – Lost in the Fog
119 – Silver Train
119 – Lost in the Fog
119 – Silver Train
117 – Goodricke
Mile 125 – Shamardal 120 – Bellamy Road 125 – Shamardal
Intermediate 124 – Afleet Alex 124 – Afleet Alex 123 – David Junior
123 – Oratorio
Long 130 – Hurricane Run 124 – Afleet Alex 130 – Hurricane Run
Extended 118 – Deep Impact not listed 118 – Deep Impact

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