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2006 World Thoroughbred Racehorse Rankings

The 2006 World Thoroughbred Racehorse Rankings is the 2006 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 2007. It includes horses aged three or older which raced or were trained during 2006 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 2006 season was 129, which was given to the performance of Invasor in the Breeders' Cup Classic. In total, 180 horses were included in the list, 32 more than in the 2005 Rankings.

Full rankings for 2006

  • 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, 2006. The ages of horses born in the Southern Hemisphere are taken from their equivalent date, August 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)

1 129 Invasor (ARG) 4 C United States Dirt 2,000
2 128 Bernardini (USA) 3 C United States Dirt 2,000
2 128 Discreet Cat (USA) 3 C United States Dirt 1,600
4 127 Deep Impact (JPN) 4 C Japan Turf 2,500
4 127 George Washington (IRE) 3 C Ireland Turf 1,600
4 127 Lava Man (USA) 5 G United States Dirt 1,800
4 127 Rail Link (GB) 3 C France Turf 2,400
8 126 Barbaro (USA) 3 C United States Dirt 2,000
8 126 Dylan Thomas (IRE) 3 C Ireland Turf 2,000 / 2,400
8 126 Hurricane Run (IRE) 4 C France Turf 2,400
11 125 Electrocutionist (USA) 5 H Great Britain Turf 2,400
11 125 Shirocco (GER) 5 H France Turf 2,400
13 124 Heart's Cry (JPN) 5 H Japan Turf 2,400
14 123 David Junior (USA) 4 C Great Britain Turf 1,777 / 2,000
14 123 Premium Tap (USA) 4 C United States Dirt 1,800
14 123 Pride (FR) 6 M France Turf 2,000 / 2,400
17 122 Araafa (IRE) 3 C Great Britain Turf 1,600
17 122 Aragorn (IRE) 4 C United States Turf 1,800
17 122 Ouija Board (GB) 5 M Great Britain Turf 2,000 / 2,200
20 121 Admire Moon (JPN) 3 C Japan Turf 2,000
20 121 Daiwa Major (JPN) 5 H Japan Turf 1,600 / 2,000
20 121 Dream Passport (JPN) 3 C Japan Turf 2,400
20 121 English Channel (USA) 4 C United States Turf 2,200 / 2,400
20 121 Librettist (USA) 4 C Great Britain Turf 1,600
20 121 Notnowcato (GB) 4 C Great Britain Turf 2,080
20 121 Sir Percy (GB) 3 C Great Britain Turf 2,409
20 121 Yeats (IRE) 5 H Ireland Turf 3,200 / 4,000
28 120 Bullish Luck (USA) 7 G Hong Kong Turf 1,600
28 120 Cacique (IRE) 5 H United States Turf 2,200
28 120 Delta Blues (JPN) 5 H Japan Turf 3,200
28 120 Enforcer (GB) 4 C Great Britain Turf 2,400 / 2,409
28 120 Giacomo (USA) 4 C United States Dirt 2,000
28 120 Hala Bek (IRE) 3 C Great Britain Turf 2,409
28 120 Henny Hughes (USA) 3 C United States Dirt 1,200 / 1,400
28 120 Manduro (GER) 4 C France Turf 1,600 / 2,000
28 120 Maraahel (IRE) 5 H Great Britain Turf 2,080 / 2,400
28 120 Miesque's Approval (USA) 7 H United States Turf 1,600
28 120 Red Rocks (IRE) 3 C Great Britain Turf 2,400
28 120 Showing Up (USA) 3 C United States Turf 2,000
28 120 Stormy River (FR) 3 C France Turf 1,600
28 120 Takeover Target (AUS) 7 G Australia Turf 1,200
28 120 The Tin Man (USA) 8 G United States Turf 2,000
28 120 Thor's Echo (USA) 4 G United States Dirt 1,200
44 119 Alexander Goldrun (IRE) 5 M Ireland Turf 1,975
44 119 Better Talk Now (USA) 7 G United States Turf 2,400
44 119 Brother Derek (USA) 3 C United States Dirt 2,000
44 119 Court Masterpiece (GB) 6 H Great Britain Turf 1,600
44 119 Grey Swallow (IRE) 5 H Ireland Turf 2,000
44 119 Jazil (USA) 3 C United States Dirt 2,400
44 119 Mountain High (IRE) 4 C Great Britain Turf 2,400
44 119 Pop Rock (JPN) 5 H Japan Turf 2,500
44 119 Rob Roy (USA) 4 C Great Britain Turf 2,000
44 119 Silver Train (USA) 4 C United States Dirt 1,400 / 1,600
44 119 Soapy Danger (GB) 3 C Great Britain Turf 2,400
44 119 Swift Current (JPN) 5 H Japan Turf 2,000
56 118 Alexandrova (IRE) 3 F Ireland Turf 2,400
56 118 Artie Schiller (USA) 5 H United States Turf 1,600
56 118 Bordonaro (USA) 5 G United States Dirt 1,200
56 118 Brass Hat (USA) 5 G United States Dirt 1,800
56 118 Cherry Mix (FR) 5 H Great Britain Turf 2,000 / 2,400
56 118 Collier Hill (GB) 8 G Great Britain Turf 2,400
56 118 Corre Caminos (FR) 4 G France Turf 2,100
56 118 Dragon Dancer (GB) 3 C Great Britain Turf 2,409
56 118 Gorella (FR) 4 F United States Turf 1,600 / 1,900
56 118 Iffraaj (GB) 5 H Great Britain Turf 1,400
56 118 Kane Hekili (JPN) 4 C Japan Dirt 1,600
56 118 Laverock (IRE) 4 C France Turf 2,400
56 118 Les Arcs (USA) 6 G Great Britain Turf 1,200
56 118 Mandesha (FR) 3 F France Turf 2,000
56 118 Wait a While (USA) 3 F United States Turf 2,000
56 118 Youmzain (IRE) 3 C Great Britain Turf 2,400
72 117 Ad Valorem (USA) 4 C Ireland Turf 1,600
72 117 Adjudi Mitsuo (JPN) 5 H Japan Dirt 2,000
72 117 Aussie Rules (USA) 3 C Ireland Turf 1,600 / 2,006
72 117 Best Name (GB) 3 C France Turf 2,400
72 117 Blue Monday (GB) 5 G Great Britain Turf 2,006 / 2,205
72 117 Bluegrass Cat (USA) 3 C United States Dirt 1,800 / 2,400
72 117 Cosmo Bulk (JPN) 5 H Japan Turf 2,000 / 2,400
72 117 Desert Lord (GB) 6 G Great Britain Turf 1,000
72 117 Einstein (BRZ) 4 C United States Turf 1,800
72 117 Fleet Indian (USA) 5 M United States Dirt 1,800 / 2,000
72 117 Gentlewave (IRE) 3 C France Turf 2,400
72 117 Go Deputy (USA) 6 H United States Turf 2,200 / 2,400
72 117 Good Reward (USA) 5 H United States Dirt 2,000
72 117 Irish Wells (FR) 3 C France Turf 2,400
72 117 Kastoria (IRE) 5 M Ireland Turf 2,800
72 117 King's Drama (IRE) 6 G United States Turf 2,000 / 2,400
72 117 Lincoln (JPN) 6 H Japan Turf 3,200
72 117 Majors Cast (IRE) 5 H Great Britain Turf 1,600
72 117 Meisho Samson (JPN) 3 C Japan Turf 2,400
72 117 Milk It Mick (GB) 5 H United States Turf 1,800
72 117 Mustameet (USA) 5 H Ireland Turf 2,000
72 117 Peeress (GB) 5 M Great Britain Turf 1,600
72 117 Reverence (GB) 5 G Great Britain Turf 1,000
72 117 Round Pond (USA) 4 F United States Dirt 1,800
72 117 Second of June (USA) 5 H United States Dirt 1,800
72 117 Siren Lure (USA) 5 G United States Dirt 1,400
72 117 Sixties Icon (GB) 3 C Great Britain Turf 2,779
72 117 Sleeping Indian (GB) 5 H Great Britain Turf 1,400
72 117 Song of Wind (JPN) 3 C Japan Turf 3,000
72 117 Spinning Queen (GB) 3 F Great Britain Turf 1,600
72 117 Sun King (USA) 4 C United States Dirt 1,600 / 1,800
72 117 Surf Cat (USA) 4 C United States Dirt 1,700
72 117 Visindar (GB) 3 C France Turf 2,409
105 116 Admire Main (JPN) 3 C Japan Turf 2,400
105 116 Ashkal Way (IRE) 4 G United States Turf 1,700
105 116 Balletto (UAE) 4 F United States Dirt 1,800
105 116 Darsi (FR) 3 C France Turf 2,100
105 116 Distant Way (USA) 5 H Italy Turf 2,000
105 116 Dubai Escapade (USA) 4 F United States Dirt 1,400
105 116 Echo of Light (GB) 4 C Great Britain Dirt / Turf 1,600 / 1,789
105 116 Film Maker (USA) 6 M United States Turf 2,200
105 116 First Samurai (USA) 3 C United States Dirt 1,500
105 116 Honey Ryder (USA) 5 M United States Turf 2,000
105 116 Kentucky Dynamite (USA) 3 C France Turf 1,600
105 116 Marchand d'Or (FR) 3 G France Turf 1,300
105 116 Moss Vale (IRE) 5 H Great Britain Turf 1,000 / 1,200
105 116 Olympian Odyssey (GB) 3 C Great Britain Turf 2,000
105 116 Prince Flori (GER) 3 C Germany Turf 2,400
105 116 Ramonti (FR) 4 C Italy Turf 1,600
105 116 Relaxed Gesture (IRE) 5 H United States Turf 2,000
105 116 Satwa Queen (FR) 4 F France Turf 2,000
105 116 Septimus (IRE) 3 C Ireland Turf 2,080
105 116 Soldier Hollow (GB) 6 H Germany Turf 1,950
105 116 Suave (USA) 5 H United States Dirt 1,900
105 116 Super Frolic (USA) 6 H United States Dirt 2,000
105 116 Sweetnorthernsaint (USA) 3 G United States Dirt 1,800 / 1,900
105 116 Symboli Gran (IRE) 4 C Japan Turf 1,600
105 116 Utopia (JPN) 6 H Japan Dirt 1,600
130 115 Ace (IRE) 5 H Ireland Turf 2,000 / 2,409
130 115 Arcadio (GER) 4 C Germany Turf 2,200
130 115 Asakusa Den'en (GB) 7 H Japan Turf 1,600
130 115 Balance of Game (JPN) 7 H Japan Turf 1,800 / 2,200
130 115 Balthazaar's Gift (IRE) 3 C Great Britain Turf 1,200
130 115 Best Alibi (IRE) 3 C Great Britain Turf 2,400 / 2,409
130 115 Blue Concorde (JPN) 6 H Japan Dirt 2,000
130 115 Blue Ksar (FR) 3 C Great Britain Turf 1,600
130 115 Buzzards Bay (USA) 4 C United States Dirt 1,800
130 115 Caradak (IRE) 5 H Great Britain Turf 1,400 / 1,600
130 115 Dance in the Mood (JPN) 5 M Japan Turf 1,600
130 115 Dandy Man (IRE) 3 C Ireland Turf 1,000
130 115 Day Flight (GB) 5 H Great Britain Turf 2,400
130 115 Distinction (IRE) 7 G Great Britain Turf 2,655
130 115 Egerton (GER) 5 H Germany Turf 2,400
130 115 Flashing Numbers (USA) 3 C Germany Turf 2,000
130 115 Healthy Addiction (USA) 5 M United States Dirt 1,700
130 115 High Limit (USA) 4 C United States Dirt 1,800
130 115 Joyful Winner (AUS) 6 G Hong Kong Turf 1,600
130 115 Kawakami Princess (JPN) 3 F Japan Turf 2,200
130 115 Killybegs (IRE) 3 C Great Britain Turf 1,400 / 1,600
130 115 Krataios (FR) 6 G France Turf 1,850
130 115 Lateral (GB) 3 C Germany Turf 1,600
130 115 Lawyer Ron (USA) 3 C United States Dirt 1,800
130 115 Linda's Lad (GB) 3 C France Turf 2,296
130 115 Lord of England (GER) 3 C Germany Turf 1,750 / 2,000
130 115 Lost in the Fog (USA) 4 C United States Dirt 1,200
130 115 Mubtaker (USA) 9 H Great Britain Turf 2,405
130 115 Nannina (GB) 3 F Great Britain Turf 1,600 / 1,975
130 115 Narita Century (JPN) 7 H Japan Turf 2,200
130 115 Nightmare Affair (USA) 5 H United States Dirt 1,200
130 115 Papal Bull (GB) 3 C Great Britain Turf 2,400
130 115 Percussionist (IRE) 5 G Great Britain Turf 2,779
130 115 Perfect Drift (USA) 7 G United States Dirt 1,800
130 115 Pine Island (USA) 3 F United States Dirt 1,800
130 115 Policy Maker (IRE) 6 H France Turf 2,400
130 115 Proud Tower Too (USA) 4 C United States Dirt 1,200
130 115 Red Evie (IRE) 3 F Great Britain Turf 1,600
130 115 Satchem (IRE) 4 C Great Britain Turf 1,400 / 1,600
130 115 Schiaparelli (GER) 3 C Germany Turf 2,400
130 115 Sergeant Cecil (GB) 7 G Great Britain Turf 4,000
130 115 Sharp Humor (USA) 3 C United States Dirt 1,800
130 115 Sinister Minister (USA) 3 C United States Dirt 1,800
130 115 Songster (USA) 3 C United States Dirt 1,400
130 115 Strong Contender (USA) 3 C United States Dirt 1,800
130 115 Sunriver (USA) 3 C United States Dirt 2,400
130 115 T. H. Approval (USA) 5 H United States Turf 2,200 / 2,400
130 115 Take D'Tour (USA) 5 M United States Dirt 1,700
130 115 Tam Lin (GB) 3 C Great Britain Turf 2,205
130 115 Touch of Land (FR) 6 H France Turf 2,000
130 115 Wanderin Boy (USA) 5 H United States Dirt 1,900

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)

+ 123 Deep Impact (JPN) 4 C Japan 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 2006 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 129 – Invasor 129 – Invasor 127 – Deep Impact
127 – George Washington
127 – Rail Link
Sprint 120 – Henny Hughes
120 – Takeover Target
120 – Thor's Echo
120 – Henny Hughes
120 – Thor's Echo
120 – Takeover Target
Mile 128 – Discreet Cat 128 – Discreet Cat 127 – George Washington
Intermediate 129 – Invasor 129 – Invasor 126 – Dylan Thomas
Long 127 – Deep Impact
127 – Rail Link
119 – Jazil 127 – Deep Impact
127 – Rail Link
Extended 123 – Deep Impact not listed 123 – Deep Impact

Fillies and Mares

All Surfaces Dirt Turf
All Distances 123 – Pride 117 – Fleet Indian
117 – Round Pond
123 – Pride
Sprint 116 – Dubai Escapade 116 – Dubai Escapade not listed
Mile 118 – Gorella 117 – Fleet Indian
117 – Round Pond
118 – Gorella
Intermediate 123 – Pride 117 – Fleet Indian 123 – Pride
Long 123 – Pride not listed 123 – Pride
Extended 117 – Kastoria not listed 117 – Kastoria

Three-Year-Olds

All Surfaces Dirt Turf
All Distances 128 – Bernardini
128 – Discreet Cat
128 – Bernardini
128 – Discreet Cat
127 – George Washington
127 – Rail Link
Sprint 120 – Henny Hughes 120 – Henny Hughes 116 – Marchand d'Or
Mile 128 – Discreet Cat 128 – Discreet Cat 127 – George Washington
Intermediate 128 – Bernardini 128 – Bernardini 126 – Dylan Thomas
Long 127 – Rail Link 119 – Jazil 127 – Rail Link
Extended 117 – Sixties Icon
117 – Song of Wind
not listed 117 – Sixties Icon
117 – Song of Wind

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