BLACK CAVIAR, TREVE, AND WISE DAN To Be Honored at the LONGINES WORLD’S BEST RACEHORSE Ceremony

THE LONGINES WORLD’S BEST RACEHORSE RANKINGS for Thoroughbreds (For 3yos and upwards which raced between 1st January and 24th November 2013) will honor  Black Caviar, Treve, and Wise Dan at a Gala Dinner in Hong Kong on December 6.

BLACK CAVIAR (AUS) [130] and TREVE (FR) [130], the joint top rated horses in the 2013 LONGINES World’s Best Racehorse Rankings, and WISE DAN (USA) [129], the third highest rated horse in the Rankings, are to be recognized, during the LONGINES WORLD’S BEST RACEHORSE CEREMONY at the Gala Dinner of the LONGINES Hong Kong International Races, which will be held on 6th December at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre.

LONGINES World’s Best Racehorse Rankings 

Leading Horses 

Rank Horse Rating Trained

1 BLACK CAVIAR (AUS)130 AUS

1 TREVE (FR) 130  FR

3 WISE DAN (USA) 129 USA

4 NOVELLIST (IRE) 128 GER

5 TORONADO (IRE) 126 GB

6 ANIMAL KINGDOM (USA) 125 USA

6 DAWN APPROACH (IRE) 125 IRE

6 GAME ON DUDE (USA) 125 USA

6 MUCHO MACHO MAN (USA) 125 USA

6 OLYMPIC GLORY (IRE) 125 GB

6 ORFEVRE (JPN) 125 JPN

Black Caviar has been the top rated sprinter in the world for the past four years – a remarkable achievement. The seven-year-old super mare won three more Group 1 races from three attempts in 2013, and brought the curtain down on her glittering career with an emphatic three length victory in the T.J. Smith Stakes (G1) at Randwick in April, in the process extending her perfect record to 25 straight wins.

Three-year-old Treve wasn’t born until after Black Caviar had recorded her first five wins, but she has shown herself to be an exceptional filly in a short space of time. She is unbeaten in her five races to date, the last three of which have been Group 1s, and stamped herself a truly top class racehorse when slamming her rivals by five lengths in the Qatar Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe (G1)at Longchamp in October.

Wise Dan has won eleven Group races in the past two seasons – seven of them at the highest level – and has proved himself to be both a highly versatile and a highly talented performer, having put up top-flight displays on turf, on dirt and on an artificial surface. For the second successive season, he rounded off his campaign with victory in the Breeders’ Cup Mile (G1) at Santa Anita in November, this time beating ZA APPROVAL (USA) [120], who had also chased Wise Dan home in the Ricoh Woodbine Mile (G1) at Woodbine in September.

The Breeders’ Cup Classic (G1) produced a thrilling finish, which saw MUCHO MACHO MAN (USA) [125] edge out WILL TAKE CHARGE (USA) [124] and DECLARATION OF WAR (USA) [124].  That effort took Mucho Macho Man to the top of the dirt standings alongside GAME ON DUDE (USA) [125], who was below his best in the Classic, but who had shown his true ability on the surface when the seven and three-quarter length winner of the Santa Anita Handicap (G1) over the same course and distance in March. Will Take Charge’s excellent effort was the best performance by a three-year-old on dirt so far this year.

Also at Santa Anita, MAGICIAN (IRE) [124] put up his best performance yet when taking the Breeders’ Cup Turf (G1) from THE FUGUE (GB) [123] and INDY POINT (ARG) [121], while BEHOLDER (USA) [121] became the highest ranked three-year-old filly on dirt in 2013 with her four and a quarter length triumph in the Breeders’ Cup Distaff (G1).

In Europe, OLYMPIC GLORY (IRE) [125] took the Queen Elizabeth II (sponsored by Qipco) (G1) at Ascot in decisive style, whileFARHH (GB) [124] rounded off his career by holding off CIRRUS DES AIGLES (FR) [123] and RULER OF THE WORLD (IRE) [122] in the Qipco Champion Stakes at the same meeting.

JUST A WAY (JPN) [123] trounced his rivals by four lengths in the Tenno Sho (Autumn) (G1) in Tokyo, and he is now the third highest rated horse in Japan this season, behind only ORFEVRE (JPN) [125] and GOLD SHIP (JPN) [124]

~end press release

 

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