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2009 World Thoroughbred Rankings

The 2009 World Thoroughbred Rankings is the 2009 edition of the World Thoroughbred Rankings. It is an assessment of Thoroughbred racehorses which was issued by the International Federation of Horseracing Authorities (IFHA) in January 2010. It includes horses aged three or older which competed in flat races during 2009. It is open to all horses irrespective of where they raced or were trained.

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 2009 was 136, which was given to Sea the Stars for his performance in the Irish Champion Stakes. In total, 333 horses were included in the list, 45 more than in the 2008 Rankings.

Full rankings for 2009

  • 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, 2009. The ages of horses born in the Southern Hemisphere are taken from their equivalent date, August 1, 2009.
  • 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)

1 136 Sea the Stars (IRE) 3 C Ireland Turf 2,000
2 130 Goldikova (IRE) 4 F France Turf 1,600
3 129 Rip Van Winkle (IRE) 3 C Ireland Turf 1,600 / 2,000
4 128 Fame and Glory (GB) 3 C Ireland Turf 2,000 / 2,400
4 128 Zenyatta (USA) 5 M United States Artificial 1,700 / 2,000
6 127 Rachel Alexandra (USA) 3 F United States Dirt 1,800
7 125 Cavalryman (GB) 3 C France Turf 2,400
7 125 Conduit (IRE) 4 C Great Britain Turf 2,400
7 125 Gio Ponti (USA) 4 C United States Artificial 2,000
7 125 Gladiatorus (USA) 4 C UAE Turf 1,777
7 125 Youmzain (IRE) 6 H Great Britain Turf 2,400
12 124 Mastercraftsman (IRE) 3 C Ireland Turf 2,000 / 2,080
12 124 Paco Boy (IRE) 4 C Great Britain Turf 1,600
12 124 Well Armed (USA) 6 G United States Dirt 2,000
15 123 Presious Passion (USA) 6 G United States Turf 2,400
15 123 Summer Bird (USA) 3 C United States Dirt 2,000
15 123 Twice Over (GB) 4 C Great Britain Artificial 2,000
15 123 Vision d'Etat (FR) 4 C France Turf 2,000
19 122 Company (JPN) 8 H Japan Turf 2,000
19 122 Courageous Cat (USA) 3 C United States Turf 1,600
19 122 Dream Journey (JPN) 5 H Japan Turf 2,500
19 122 Getaway (GER) 6 H Germany Turf 2,400
19 122 Good Ba Ba (USA) 7 G Hong Kong Turf 1,600
19 122 Mine That Bird (USA) 3 G United States Dirt 1,900 / 2,000
19 122 Sacred Kingdom (AUS) 6 G Hong Kong Turf 1,200
19 122 Scenic Blast (AUS) 5 G Australia Turf 1,000 / 1,200
19 122 So You Think (NZ) 3 C Australia Turf 1,600 / 2,040
19 122 Stacelita (FR) 3 F France Turf 2,100
19 122 Tartan Bearer (IRE) 4 C Great Britain Turf 2,400
19 122 Viewed (AUS) 6 H Australia Turf 2,400
19 122 Yeats (IRE) 8 H Ireland Turf 4,000
19 122 Zacinto (GB) 3 C Great Britain Turf 1,600
33 121 Ask (GB) 6 H Great Britain Turf 2,400
33 121 Casual Conquest (IRE) 4 G Ireland Turf 2,000 / 2,100
33 121 Delegator (GB) 3 C Great Britain Turf 1,600
33 121 Mawatheeq (USA) 4 C Great Britain Turf 2,000
33 121 Musket Man (USA) 3 C United States Dirt 1,900
33 121 Oken Bruce Lee (JPN) 4 C Japan Turf 2,400
33 121 Pocket Power (SAF) 7 G South Africa Turf 2,000
33 121 Quality Road (USA) 3 C United States Dirt 2,000
33 121 Rocket Man (AUS) 4 G Singapore Turf 1,200
33 121 Varenar (FR) 3 C France Turf 1,400
43 120 Aqlaam (GB) 4 C Great Britain Turf 1,600
43 120 Collection (IRE) 4 G Hong Kong Turf 2,000
43 120 Court Vision (USA) 4 C United States Turf 1,600
43 120 Dar Re Mi (GB) 4 F Great Britain Turf 2,400
43 120 Deep Sky (JPN) 4 C Japan Turf 2,000
43 120 Einstein (BRZ) 7 H United States Artificial 2,000
43 120 Fabulous Strike (USA) 6 G United States Dirt 1,400
43 120 Gitano Hernando (GB) 3 C Great Britain Artificial 1,800
43 120 Gloria de Campeao (BRZ) 6 H France Turf 2,000
43 120 Justenuffhumor (USA) 4 C United States Turf 1,600
43 120 Kodiak Kowboy (USA) 4 C United States Dirt 1,200
43 120 Le Havre (IRE) 3 C France Turf 2,100
43 120 Midday (GB) 3 F Great Britain Turf 2,000
43 120 Never on Sunday (FR) 4 C France Turf 2,000
43 120 Presvis (GB) 5 G Great Britain Turf 2,000
43 120 Sariska (GB) 3 F Great Britain Turf 2,400
43 120 Silver Frost (IRE) 3 C France Turf 1,600
43 120 Spanish Moon (USA) 5 H Great Britain Turf 2,400
43 120 Viva Pataca (GB) 7 G Hong Kong Turf 1,600
43 120 Vodka (JPN) 5 M Japan Turf 1,600
43 120 Whobegotyou (AUS) 4 G Australia Turf 1,600 / 2,000
43 120 Wiener Walzer (GER) 3 C Germany Turf 2,400
65 119 Alandi (IRE) 4 C Ireland Turf 4,000
65 119 Albertus Maximus (USA) 5 H United States Dirt 1,800
65 119 All Silent (AUS) 6 G Australia Turf 1,200
65 119 Apache Cat (AUS) 7 G Australia Turf 1,200
65 119 Big City Man (USA) 4 C Saudi Arabia Dirt 1,200
65 119 Bronze Cannon (USA) 4 C Great Britain Turf 2,400
65 119 Careless Jewel (USA) 3 F United States Dirt 1,700 / 2,000
65 119 Champs Elysees (GB) 6 H United States Turf 2,400
65 119 Colonel John (USA) 4 C United States Artificial 1,800 / 2,000
65 119 Egyptian Ra (NZ) 8 G Hong Kong Turf 1,400
65 119 Golden Sword (GB) 3 C Ireland Turf 2,400
65 119 Happy Zero (AUS) 5 G Hong Kong Turf 1,200
65 119 Life Is Sweet (USA) 4 F United States Artificial 1,800
65 119 Macho Again (USA) 4 C United States Dirt 1,800
65 119 Masterofthehorse (IRE) 3 C Ireland Turf 2,400
65 119 Matsurida Gogh (JPN) 6 H Japan Turf 2,200
65 119 Quijano (GER) 7 G Germany Turf 2,400
65 119 Richard's Kid (USA) 4 C United States Artificial 2,000
65 119 Screen Hero (JPN) 5 H Japan Turf 2,000
65 119 Shalanaya (IRE) 3 F France Turf 2,000
65 119 Takeover Target (AUS) 10 G Australia Turf 1,200
65 119 Zensational (USA) 3 C United States Artificial 1,400
87 118 Archipenko (USA) 5 H UAE Turf 1,600
87 118 California Flag (USA) 5 G United States Turf 1,300
87 118 Cesare (GB) 8 G Great Britain Turf 1,600
87 118 Efficient (NZ) 6 G Australia Turf 2,000
87 118 Espoir City (JPN) 4 C Japan Dirt 1,800
87 118 Fellowship (NZ) 7 G Hong Kong Turf 1,600
87 118 Fleeting Spirit (IRE) 4 F Great Britain Turf 1,200
87 118 Ghanaati (USA) 3 F Great Britain Turf 1,600
87 118 Heart of Dreams (AUS) 4 G Australia Turf 1,800 / 2,000
87 118 Icon Project (USA) 4 F United States Dirt 2,000
87 118 Informed Decision (USA) 4 F United States Artificial 1,400
87 118 Jaguar Mail (JPN) 5 H Japan Turf 2,400
87 118 Jukebox Jury (IRE) 3 C Great Britain Turf 2,400
87 118 Kasbah Bliss (FR) 7 G France Turf 2,400 / 4,000
87 118 Kingsgate Native (IRE) 4 C Great Britain Turf 1,000
87 118 Logi Universe (JPN) 3 C Japan Turf 2,400
87 118 Lord Shanakill (USA) 3 C Great Britain Turf 1,600
87 118 Maldivian (NZ) 7 G Australia Turf 1,400 / 2,000
87 118 Music Note (USA) 4 F United States Dirt 1,400 / 1,800
87 118 One World (AUS) 5 H Hong Kong Turf 1,200
87 118 Pipedreamer (GB) 5 H Great Britain Turf 1,950
87 118 Pure Clan (USA) 4 F United States Turf 1,900 / 2,000
87 118 Racing to Win (AUS) 7 G Australia Turf 1,400
87 118 Regal Parade (GB) 5 G Great Britain Turf 1,200
87 118 Sahpresa (USA) 4 F France Turf 1,600
87 118 Sakura Mega Wonder (JPN) 6 H Japan Turf 2,200
87 118 Scenic Shot (AUS) 7 G Australia Turf 2,000
87 118 Total Gallery (IRE) 3 C Great Britain Turf 1,000
87 118 Trincot (FR) 4 C France Turf 2,000
87 118 Typhoon Tracy (AUS) 4 F Australia Turf 1,600
87 118 Ventura (USA) 5 M United States Art. / Turf 1,400 / 1,600
118 117 Adlerflug (GER) 5 H Germany Turf 2,100
118 117 Age of Aquarius (IRE) 3 C Ireland Turf 2,400
118 117 Alamosa (NZ) 5 H Australia Turf 1,400
118 117 Alwaary (USA) 3 C Great Britain Turf 2,400
118 117 Art Connoisseur (IRE) 3 C Great Britain Turf 1,200
118 117 Asiatic Boy (ARG) 6 H UAE Dirt 1,800 / 2,000
118 117 Blame (USA) 3 C United States Art. / Dirt 1,800
118 117 Buena Vista (JPN) 3 F Japan Turf 2,500
118 117 Cirrus des Aigles (FR) 3 G France Turf 2,400
118 117 City Leader (IRE) 4 C Great Britain Turf 2,000
118 117 Cowboy Cal (USA) 4 C United States Turf 1,600 / 1,800
118 117 Danleigh (AUS) 6 G Australia Turf 1,200 / 1,400
118 117 Daryakana (FR) 3 F France Turf 2,400
118 117 Duncan (GB) 4 C Great Britain Turf 2,400
118 117 Dunkirk (USA) 3 C United States Dirt 2,400
118 117 Eastern Anthem (IRE) 5 H UAE / GB Turf 2,400
118 117 Elusive Wave (IRE) 3 F France Turf 1,600
118 117 Famous Name (GB) 4 C Ireland Turf 1,600 / 1,950
118 117 Faridat (USA) 4 C Japan Turf 1,600
118 117 Finjaan (GB) 3 C Great Britain Turf 1,400
118 117 Forever Together (USA) 5 M United States Turf 1,800
118 117 Fuisse (FR) 3 C France Turf 2,100
118 117 Gan Amhras (IRE) 3 C Ireland Turf 1,600
118 117 Geordieland (FR) 8 H Great Britain Turf 3,270
118 117 Grand Couturier (GB) 6 H United States Turf 2,200
118 117 Gris de Gris (IRE) 5 H France Turf 1,950 / 2,000
118 117 I Want Revenge (USA) 3 C United States Dirt 1,800
118 117 J J the Jet Plane (SAF) 5 G UAE / GB Turf 1,200
118 117 Joy and Fun (NZ) 6 G Hong Kong Turf 1,200
118 117 Kip Deville (USA) 6 H United States Turf 1,800
118 117 Loup Breton (IRE) 5 H France Turf 2,100
118 117 Lucky Secret (AUS) 6 G Australia Turf 1,000
118 117 Main Aim (GB) 4 C Great Britain Turf 1,200
118 117 Marsh Side (USA) 6 H United States Turf 2,400
118 117 Mastery (GB) 3 C Great Britain Turf 2,920
118 117 Meiner Kitz (JPN) 6 H Japan Turf 3,200
118 117 Mic Mac (AUS) 4 G Australia Turf 1,400 / 1,600
118 117 Monterey Jazz (USA) 5 H United States Turf 1,800
118 117 Mourayan (IRE) 3 C Ireland Turf 2,400
118 117 Oiseau de Feu (USA) 3 C France Turf 1,600
118 117 Patkai (IRE) 4 C Great Britain Turf 4,000
118 117 Predatory Pricer (AUS) 4 C Australia Turf 1,800
118 117 Pressing (IRE) 6 H Great Britain Turf 2,000
118 117 Rahy's Attorney (CAN) 5 G Canada Turf 2,000
118 117 Rail Trip (USA) 4 G United States Artificial 2,000
118 117 Schiaparelli (GER) 6 H Great Britain Turf 2,400 / 3,100
118 117 Sight Winner (NZ) 6 G Hong Kong Turf 1,600
118 117 Starspangledbanner (AUS) 3 C Australia Turf 1,600
118 117 Success Brocken (JPN) 4 C Japan Dirt 1,600
118 117 Sweet Hearth (USA) 3 F France Turf 1,400
118 117 Swiss Ace (AUS) 5 H Australia Turf 1,100 / 1,200
118 117 Thumbs Up (NZ) 5 G Hong Kong Turf 2,000 / 2,400
118 117 Vermilion (JPN) 7 H Japan Dirt 2,000
118 117 Vigor (NZ) 5 G Australia Turf 1,600
118 117 Vineyard Haven (USA) 3 C United States Dirt 1,600
118 117 Voila Ici (IRE) 4 C Italy Turf 2,000
118 117 Wajir (FR) 3 C France Turf 3,000
175 116 Al Nasrain (JPN) 5 H Japan Turf 2,200 / 3,200
175 116 Antara (GER) 3 F Germany Turf 2,000
175 116 Bank Robber (AUS) 5 G Australia Turf 1,200
175 116 Benny the Bull (USA) 6 H United States Dirt 1,200
175 116 Black Piranha (AUS) 6 G Australia Turf 1,300 / 1,400 / 1,600
175 116 Board Meeting (IRE) 3 F France Turf 2,000
175 116 Borderlescott (GB) 7 G Great Britain Turf 1,000
175 116 Bribon (FR) 6 G United States Dirt 1,600
175 116 Bullsbay (USA) 5 H United States Dirt 1,800
175 116 Cannonball (USA) 4 G United States Turf 1,200
175 116 Capt. Candyman Can (USA) 3 G United States Art. / Dirt 1,200 / 1,400
175 116 Casino Drive (USA) 4 C Japan Dirt 1,600
175 116 Crossharbour (GB) 5 H France Turf 2,400
175 116 Dancing in Silks (USA) 4 G United States Artificial 1,200
175 116 Dao Dao (AUS) 6 G Australia Turf 1,600
175 116 El Segundo (NZ) 8 G Australia Turf 2,050
175 116 Flamingo Fantasy (GER) 4 C Germany Turf 2,400
175 116 Georgie Boy (USA) 4 G United States Artificial 1,400
175 116 Gozzip Girl (USA) 3 F United States Turf 2,000
175 116 Hold Me Back (USA) 3 C United States Dirt 2,000
175 116 Irian (GER) 3 C Germany Turf 1,600
175 116 Just As Well (USA) 6 H United States Turf 2,000
175 116 Kane Hekili (JPN) 7 H Japan Dirt 1,600
175 116 Karelian (USA) 7 G United States Turf 1,600
175 116 Kirklees (IRE) 5 H UAE / GB Art. / Turf 2,000 / 2,400
175 116 Kite Wood (IRE) 3 C Great Britain Turf 2,660 / 2,920
175 116 Lahaleeb (IRE) 3 F Great Britain Turf 2,000
175 116 Mac Love (GB) 8 G Great Britain Turf 1,600 / 1,970
175 116 Magical Fantasy (USA) 4 F United States Turf 1,800
175 116 Man of Iron (USA) 3 C Ireland Artificial 2,800
175 116 Manhattan Rain (AUS) 3 C Australia Turf 2,040
175 116 Metal Bender (NZ) 4 G Australia Turf 1,600
175 116 Monaco Consul (NZ) 3 C Australia Turf 2,500
175 116 Monitor Closely (IRE) 3 C Great Britain Turf 2,400
175 116 More Bountiful (NZ) 5 G Hong Kong Turf 1,600
175 116 Munnings (USA) 3 C United States Dirt 1,400
175 116 Niconero (AUS) 8 G Australia Turf 1,600 / 2,000
175 116 Parading (USA) 6 H United States Artificial 1,800
175 116 Poet (GB) 4 C Ireland Turf 1,600 / 2,000
175 116 Pompeii Ruler (AUS) 7 G Australia Turf 2,000
175 116 Premio Loco (USA) 5 G Great Britain Turf 1,600
175 116 Purple Moon (IRE) 6 G Great Britain Turf 2,400
175 116 Rainbow View (USA) 3 F Great Britain Turf 1,600
175 116 Rebel Raider (AUS) 4 C Australia Turf 2,500
175 116 Road to Rock (AUS) 5 H Australia Turf 1,600
175 116 Seattle Smooth (USA) 4 F United States Dirt 1,700
175 116 Smooth Air (USA) 4 C United States Dirt 1,600
175 116 Spring House (USA) 7 G United States Turf 2,200
175 116 Stotsfold (GB) 6 G Great Britain Turf 1,950 / 2,000
175 116 Super Hornet (JPN) 6 H Japan Turf 1,600
175 116 Tamazirte (IRE) 3 F France Turf 1,600
175 116 The Usual Q.T. (USA) 3 C United States Turf 2,000
175 116 Theseo (AUS) 6 G Australia Turf 1,800 / 2,000
175 116 Turati (GB) 3 C Italy Turf 2,000
175 116 Two Step Salsa (USA) 4 C UAE Dirt 1,200 / 1,600
175 116 Unrivaled (JPN) 3 C Japan Turf 2,000
175 116 Veracity (GB) 5 H UAE Turf 2,750 / 3,200
175 116 Virtual (GB) 4 C Great Britain Turf 1,600
175 116 Vision and Power (NZ) 7 G Australia Turf 1,500 / 2,000
175 116 Wanted (AUS) 3 C Australia Turf 1,200
175 116 Zipping (AUS) 8 G Australia Turf 2,040 / 2,400
236 115 Air Shady (JPN) 8 H Japan Turf 2,400 / 2,500
236 115 Alexandros (GB) 4 C UAE / GB Turf 1,600 / 1,777
236 115 Alpine Rose (FR) 4 F France Turf 2,000
236 115 Arabian Gleam (GB) 5 H Great Britain Turf 1,400
236 115 Asakusa Kings (JPN) 5 H Japan Turf 2,200 / 3,000
236 115 Ashalanda (FR) 3 F France Turf 2,400
236 115 Awesome Gem (USA) 6 G United States Artificial 2,000
236 115 Balius (IRE) 6 H Great Britain Artificial 2,000
236 115 Balthazaar's Gift (IRE) 6 H Great Britain Turf 1,400
236 115 Bankable (IRE) 5 H UAE Turf 1,777 / 2,000
236 115 Bannaby (FR) 6 H Spain Turf 3,100
236 115 Baughurst (AUS) 8 G Australia Turf 2,000
236 115 Benbaun (IRE) 8 G Great Britain Turf 1,000
236 115 Black Mamba (NZ) 6 M United States Turf 2,000 / 2,200
236 115 Buccellati (GB) 5 H Great Britain Turf 2,006 / 2,400
236 115 Campanologist (USA) 4 C Great Britain Turf 2,400
236 115 Chinchon (IRE) 4 C France Turf 2,000
236 115 Cloudy's Knight (USA) 9 G United States Artificial 2,800
236 115 Coastal Path (GB) 5 H France Turf 2,400
236 115 Commentator (USA) 8 G United States Dirt 1,800
236 115 Confront (GB) 4 G Great Britain Turf 1,600
236 115 Cost of Freedom (USA) 6 G United States Artificial 1,200
236 115 Crown of Thorns (USA) 4 C United States Artificial 1,200
236 115 Curtain Call (FR) 4 C Great Britain Turf 2,000 / 2,400
236 115 Dancer's Daughter (GB) 5 M South Africa Turf 2,000
236 115 Denman (AUS) 3 C Australia Turf 1,400
236 115 Diamondrella (GB) 5 M United States Turf 1,600
236 115 Doctor Fremantle (GB) 4 C Great Britain Turf 2,205
236 115 Duff (IRE) 6 G Ireland Turf 1,500
236 115 Duporth (AUS) 4 C Australia Turf 1,200
236 115 Dynaforce (USA) 6 M United States Turf 1,900
236 115 Earl of Surrey (ZIM) 6 H South Africa Turf 1,200
236 115 Father Time (GB) 3 C Great Britain Turf 2,400
236 115 Ferneley (IRE) 5 H United States Turf 1,600
236 115 Finallymadeit (USA) 5 H United States Dirt 1,800
236 115 Fiumicino (NZ) 6 G Australia Turf 2,400
236 115 Flying Private (USA) 3 C United States Dirt 1,900
236 115 Forgettable (JPN) 3 C Japan Turf 2,500
236 115 Friesan Fire (USA) 3 C United States Dirt 1,700
236 115 Furthest Land (USA) 4 G United States Artificial 1,600
236 115 Gayego (USA) 4 C United States Art. / Dirt 1,200
236 115 Girolamo (USA) 3 C United States Dirt 1,600
236 115 Global Hunter (ARG) 6 H United States Turf 1,600 / 1,800
236 115 Green Birdie (NZ) 6 G Hong Kong Turf 1,200
236 115 Hawkes Bay (GB) 7 G Hong Kong Turf 1,600
236 115 High Heeled (IRE) 3 F Great Britain Turf 2,400
236 115 Hot Cha Cha (USA) 3 F United States Turf 1,800
236 115 Indian Blessing (USA) 4 F United States Dirt 1,300
236 115 Interpatation (USA) 7 G United States Turf 2,400
236 115 Jay Peg (SAF) 6 H UAE Turf 1,777
236 115 Kamsin (GER) 4 C Germany Turf 2,400
236 115 Kapil (SAF) 7 G South Africa Turf 1,600
236 115 King's Apostle (IRE) 5 H Great Britain Turf 1,200
236 115 Laurel Guerreiro (JPN) 5 H Japan Turf 1,200
236 115 Lethal Heat (USA) 4 F United States Artificial 1,700
236 115 Light Fantastic (AUS) 5 G Australia Turf 1,400 / 1,600
236 115 Look Here (GB) 4 F Great Britain Turf 2,400
236 115 Magadan (IRE) 4 C France Turf 2,400
236 115 Marchfield (CAN) 5 H Canada Turf 2,200
236 115 Master O'Reilly (NZ) 7 G Australia Turf 2,000 / 3,200
236 115 Midships (USA) 4 C United States Turf 2,000 / 2,400 / 2,800
236 115 Miss Isella (USA) 4 F United States Dirt 1,700 / 1,800
236 115 Mourilyan (IRE) 5 H UAE Turf 3,200
236 115 Mr. Sidney (USA) 5 H United States Turf 1,600
236 115 Never Bouchon (JPN) 6 H Japan Turf 2,200
236 115 Nicconi (AUS) 4 C Australia Turf 1,000 / 1,200
236 115 Old Fashioned (USA) 3 C United States Dirt 1,800
236 115 Our Giant (AUS) 6 H South Africa Turf 1,200 / 1,400 / 1,600
236 115 Packing Winner (NZ) 7 G Hong Kong Turf 1,600 / 2,000
236 115 Phelan Ready (AUS) 3 G Australia Turf 1,200
236 115 Pioneerof the Nile (USA) 3 C United States Artificial 1,800
236 115 Precious Boy (GER) 4 C Germany Turf 2,000
236 115 Pyro (USA) 4 C United States Dirt 1,400
236 115 Rangirangdoo (NZ) 5 G Australia Turf 1,600
236 115 Red Desire (JPN) 3 F Japan Turf 2,400
236 115 Red Rocks (IRE) 6 H Great Britain Turf 2,400
236 115 Roman Emperor (NZ) 4 C Australia Turf 2,400
236 115 Royal Discretion (AUS) 5 H Australia Turf 1,400
236 115 Russian Sage (SAF) 5 H UAE Turf 1,777
236 115 Sarrera (AUS) 9 G Australia Turf 2,000
236 115 Sayif (IRE) 3 C Great Britain Turf 1,200
236 115 Scintillo (GB) 4 C Great Britain Turf 2,400
236 115 Selmis (GB) 5 H Italy Turf 2,000
236 115 Seventh Street (USA) 4 F United States Dirt 1,800
236 115 Sniper's Bullet (AUS) 6 G Australia Turf 1,600 / 1,800
236 115 Stardom Bound (USA) 3 F United States Artificial 1,600
236 115 Starlish (IRE) 4 C France Turf 1,950
236 115 Swift Temper (USA) 5 M United States Dirt 1,700 / 2,000
236 115 Take the Points (USA) 3 C United States Turf 1,800
236 115 Telling (USA) 5 H United States Turf 2,400
236 115 Thewayyouare (USA) 4 C Ireland Turf 2,100
236 115 Thorn Song (USA) 6 H United States Turf 1,600
236 115 Three Rolls (JPN) 3 C Japan Turf 3,000
236 115 Typhoon Zed (AUS) 6 G Australia Turf 1,000 / 1,100
236 115 Utmost Respect (GB) 5 G Great Britain Turf 1,200
236 115 Visit (GB) 4 F United States Turf 2,000
236 115 War Artist (AUS) 6 G Great Britain Turf 1,000
236 115 Zafisio (IRE) 3 C Great Britain 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 were four such additional ratings for this year:

Rating

Horse

Age

Sex

Trained

Surface

Distance (m)

+ 131 Sea the Stars (IRE) 3 C Ireland Turf 2,400
+ 121 Mastercraftsman (IRE) 3 C Ireland Artificial 2,140
+ 121 Summer Bird (USA) 3 C United States Dirt 2,400
+ 119 Quality Road (USA) 3 C United States Dirt 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 2009 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 / Artificial

Turf

All Distances 136 – Sea the Stars 128 – Zenyatta 136 – Sea the Stars
Sprint 122 – Sacred Kingdom
122 – Scenic Blast
120 – Fabulous Strike
120 – Kodiak Kowboy
122 – Sacred Kingdom
122 – Scenic Blast
Mile 130 – Goldikova 128 – Zenyatta 130 – Goldikova
Intermediate 136 – Sea the Stars 128 – Zenyatta 136 – Sea the Stars
Long 131 – Sea the Stars 121 – Mastercraftsman
121 – Summer Bird
131 – Sea the Stars
Extended 122 – Yeats 116 – Man of Iron 122 – Yeats

Fillies and Mares

All Surfaces Dirt / Artificial Turf
All Distances 130 – Goldikova 128 – Zenyatta 130 – Goldikova
Sprint 118 – Fleeting Spirit
118 – Informed Decision
118 – Music Note
118 – Ventura
118 – Informed Decision
118 – Music Note
118 – Ventura
118 – Fleeting Spirit
Mile 130 – Goldikova 128 – Zenyatta 130 – Goldikova
Intermediate 128 – Zenyatta 128 – Zenyatta 122 – Stacelita
Long 120 – Dar Re Mi
120 – Sariska
not listed 120 – Dar Re Mi
120 – Sariska
Extended not listed not listed not listed

Three-Year-Olds *

All Surfaces Dirt / Artificial Turf
All Distances 136 – Sea the Stars 127 – Rachel Alexandra 136 – Sea the Stars
Sprint 121 – Rocket Man 119 – Quality Road
119 – Zensational
121 – Rocket Man
Mile 129 – Rip Van Winkle 127 – Rachel Alexandra 129 – Rip Van Winkle
Intermediate 136 – Sea the Stars 123 – Summer Bird 136 – Sea the Stars
Long 131 – Sea the Stars 121 – Mastercraftsman
121 – Summer Bird
131 – Sea the Stars
Extended 117 – Mastery
117 – Wajir
116 – Man of Iron 117 – Mastery
117 – Wajir

* Southern Hemisphere horses included if three-years-old at the time of the rating.

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