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2007–08 World Thoroughbred Racehorse Rankings

The 2007–08 World Thoroughbred Racehorse Rankings is the 2007–08 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 2008. It includes horses aged three or older which raced or were trained during 2007–08 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 2007–08 season was 130, which was given to the performance of Curlin in the Dubai World Cup. In total, 80 horses were included in the list, fifteen more than in the 2006–07 Rankings.

Contents

Full rankings for 2007–08

  • 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, 2007. The ages of those born in the Northern Hemisphere are taken from their equivalent date, January 1, 2008.
  • 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 Curlin (USA) 4 C United States Dirt 2,000
2 123 El Segundo (NZ) 6 G Australia Turf 2,040
2 123 Ramonti (FR) 6 H UAE Turf 2,000
2 123 Sacred Kingdom (AUS) 4 G Hong Kong Turf 1,200
5 122 Good Ba Ba (USA) 6 G Hong Kong Turf 1,600
5 122 Viva Pataca (GB) 6 G Hong Kong Turf 2,000
5 122 Weekend Hussler (AUS) 3 G Australia Turf 1,200 / 1,500
8 121 Apache Cat (AUS) 5 G Australia Turf 1,200 / 1,350
8 121 Pocket Power (SAF) 5 G South Africa Turf 2,200
10 120 Archipenko (USA) 4 C UAE Turf 1,600 / 2,000
10 120 Efficient (NZ) 4 G Australia Turf 3,200
10 120 Haradasun (AUS) 4 C Aus. / Ireland Turf 1,600
10 120 Honour Devil (ARG) 3 C UAE Dirt 1,800
10 120 Jay Peg (SAF) 4 C UAE Turf 1,777
10 120 J J the Jet Plane (SAF) 3 G South Africa Turf 1,200
10 120 Sun Classique (AUS) 4 F UAE Turf 2,400
17 119 Benny the Bull (USA) 5 H United States Dirt 1,200
17 119 Doctor Dino (FR) 6 H France Turf 2,400
17 119 Linngari (IRE) 6 H UAE / GB Turf 2,000
17 119 Marasco (AUS) 5 G Australia Turf 1,600
17 119 Quijano (GER) 6 G Germany Turf 2,400
17 119 Racing to Win (AUS) 5 G Australia Turf 1,500
17 119 Sirmione (AUS) 4 G Australia Turf 2,000
17 119 Wonderful World (AUS) 4 C Australia Turf 2,040
25 118 Armada (NZ) 6 G Hong Kong Turf 1,600
25 118 Creachadoir (IRE) 4 C UAE Turf 1,600
25 118 Maldivian (NZ) 5 G Australia Turf 2,000
25 118 Miss Andretti (AUS) 6 M Australia Turf 1,200
25 118 Oracle West (SAF) 6 G UAE Turf 1,777
25 118 Sushisan (AUS) 5 G UAE Turf 2,400
25 118 Youmzain (IRE) 5 H Great Britain Turf 2,400
32 117 Absolute Champion (AUS) 6 G Hong Kong Turf 1,000 / 1,200
32 117 Asiatic Boy (ARG) 4 C UAE Dirt 2,000
32 117 Diabolical (USA) 5 H UAE Dirt 1,200
32 117 Mythical Flight (SAF) 4 G South Africa Turf 1,000
32 117 Takeover Target (AUS) 8 G Australia Turf 1,000 / 1,200 / 1,400
37 116 Balius (IRE) 5 H France Turf 2,000
37 116 Bussoni (GER) 7 H Germany Turf 2,400
37 116 Buy and Sell (SAF) 4 G South Africa Turf 2,000
37 116 Gold Edition (AUS) 4 F Australia Turf 1,200
37 116 Hunting Tower (SAF) 5 G South Africa Turf 2,000
37 116 Mentality (AUS) 4 G Australia Turf 1,550
37 116 Niconero (AUS) 6 G Australia Turf 1,600
37 116 Packing Winner (NZ) 5 G Hong Kong Turf 2,400
37 116 Pick Six (SAF) 4 G South Africa Turf 1,800
37 116 Royal Delight (AUS) 5 G Hong Kong Turf 1,200
37 116 Rubiscent (AUS) 5 G Australia Turf 1,800
37 116 Sarrera (AUS) 7 G Australia Turf 2,000
37 116 Well Armed (USA) 5 G United States Dirt 2,000
50 115 A. P. Arrow (USA) 6 H United States Dirt 2,000
50 115 Biarritz (SAF) 4 C South Africa Turf 1,400 / 1,600
50 115 Bullish Luck (USA) 9 G Hong Kong Turf 1,800 / 2,000
50 115 Casino Prince (AUS) 4 C Australia Turf 1,400 / 1,500 / 1,600
50 115 C'est la Guerre (NZ) 3 C New Zealand Turf 2,400
50 115 Darjina (FR) 4 F France Turf 1,777
50 115 Divine Madonna (AUS) 5 M Australia Turf 1,600
50 115 Eremein (AUS) 6 H Australia Turf 1,500
50 115 Floatyourboat (SAF) 5 G South Africa Turf 1,600 / 1,800 / 2,000
50 115 Floral Pegasus (AUS) 5 H Hong Kong Turf 1,600 / 1,777 / 2,000
50 115 Happy Boy (BRZ) 4 C Brazil Dirt 1,600
50 115 Idiot Proof (USA) 4 C United States Dirt 1,200
50 115 Jalil (USA) 4 C UAE Dirt 2,000
50 115 Kings Gambit (SAF) 3 G South Africa Turf 1,800
50 115 Light Fantastic (AUS) 3 G Australia Turf 1,600
50 115 Magnus (AUS) 5 H Australia Turf 1,100 / 1,200
50 115 Miss Finland (AUS) 4 F Australia Turf 1,400
50 115 Murtajill (AUS) 3 C Australia Turf 1,400
50 115 Nom du Jeu (NZ) 3 C New Zealand Turf 2,000 / 2,400
50 115 Paratroopers (AUS) 5 G Australia Turf 1,200
50 115 Sanziro (AUS) 6 G Hong Kong Turf 1,200
50 115 Scenic Shot (AUS) 5 H Australia Turf 2,000
50 115 Seachange (NZ) 5 M New Zealand Turf 1,200
50 115 Shinzig (AUS) 6 H Australia Turf 2,000
50 115 Spirit of Tara (AUS) 6 H Australia Turf 2,400
50 115 Successful Bidder (SAF) 6 G South Africa Turf 1,600
50 115 Swick (NZ) 6 G Australia Turf 1,000
50 115 Tawqeet (USA) 6 H Australia Turf 2,400
50 115 Tipungwuti (AUS) 4 C Australia Turf 1,400
50 115 Tuesday Joy (NZ) 4 F Australia Turf 2,400
50 115 Zipping (AUS) 6 G Australia Turf 2,000

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)

+ 120 Viva Pataca (GB) 6 G Hong Kong Turf 2,400

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 2007–08 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 – Curlin 130 – Curlin 123 – El Segundo
123 – Ramonti
123 – Sacred Kingdom
Sprint 123 – Sacred Kingdom 119 – Benny the Bull 123 – Sacred Kingdom
Mile 122 – Good Ba Ba
122 – Weekend Hussler
120 – Honour Devil 122 – Good Ba Ba
122 – Weekend Hussler
Intermediate 130 – Curlin 130 – Curlin 123 – El Segundo
123 – Ramonti
Long 120 – Sun Classique
120 – Viva Pataca
not listed 120 – Sun Classique
120 – Viva Pataca
Extended 120 – Efficient not listed 120 – Efficient

Fillies and Mares

All Surfaces Dirt Turf
All Distances 120 – Sun Classique not listed 120 – Sun Classique
Sprint 118 – Miss Andretti not listed 118 – Miss Andretti
Mile 115 – Darjina
115 – Divine Madonna
115 – Miss Finland
not listed 115 – Darjina
115 – Divine Madonna
115 – Miss Finland
Intermediate not listed not listed not listed
Long 120 – Sun Classique not listed 120 – Sun Classique
Extended not listed not listed not listed

Three-Year-Olds

All Surfaces Dirt Turf
All Distances 122 – Weekend Hussler 120 – Honour Devil 122 – Weekend Hussler
Sprint 122 – Weekend Hussler not listed 122 – Weekend Hussler
Mile 122 – Weekend Hussler 120 – Honour Devil 122 – Weekend Hussler
Intermediate 115 – Nom du Jeu not listed 115 – Nom du Jeu
Long 115 – C'est la Guerre
115 – Nom du Jeu
not listed 115 – C'est la Guerre
115 – Nom du Jeu
Extended not listed not listed not listed

Possible errors

During the creation of this article the following anomalies were found in the 2007–08 Rankings:

  • Pocket Power received a rating of 121 for his victory in the Vodacom Durban July Stakes over 2,200 metres. The IFHA has categorized this as "Intermediate" (1,900–2,100m) rather than "Long" (2,101–2,700m). The rating is higher than that of the official top ranked horses in the latter category, Sun Classique and Viva Pataca, who were both rated at 120.
  • Shinzig was given a rating of 115 for his victory in the C F Orr Stakes. The distance is shown as 2,000 metres, although the race was actually run over 1,400 metres. The IFHA has correctly placed the performance in the "Mile" category (1,301–1,899m).

References


[[Category:2008 in horse racing|World Thoroughbred Racehorse Rankings 2007



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