World’s Best Racehorses

The end of year Longines World’s best racehorse rankings were released recently with only Winx still remaining in training from the top three. As expected all horses in the list were a popular selection amongst punters using the for much of the season. Here we cover the careers of the top three at the end of the 2018 flat season.

3) Gun Runner

In at number three with a rating of 128 is Gun Runner. He retired at the age of five in the best form of his career, ending with a comprehensive success in the 2018 Pegasus World Cup. This meant he retired with career earnings of just shy of $16 Million US dollars. Gun Runner sits as the highest horse in the list to race on dirt, which is no surprise considering his stunning performance in the previously mentioned Pegasus World Cup. This also came after him running away with the 2017 running of the Breeders’ Cup classic. There is little doubt he goes down as one of the all-time greats of American dirt racing.

2) Cracksman

Drawing at the top of the rankings is Cracksman and Winx. The son of Frankel really turned into a world class horse, finishing his racing career with a jaw dropping success in the 2018 running of the Champion Stakes. Early on in the season he was below his best but really came alive in softer conditions, which was shown on his last start.

Cracksman has now been retired to stud and finished his racing career with earnings of just shy of £2.8 million. He was also awarded the World’s top rated three year old in 2017. Cracksman finished his racing career with eight victories in his 11 starts, in which he never failed to finish out of the top three.

1) Winx

Australia’s wonder horse Winx sits tied at the top following another remarkable season. She has now won 33 of her 39 career starts and last 29 in succession, with her last defeat coming back in April of 2015. She is all but set to go down as an all-time great of Australian racing, and in 2017 was entered into Australia’s racing hall of fame. She landed her fourth Cox plate in succession in 2018, and is likely to again look to extend her record for a fifth success. She really is a legend of racing and is likely to again go unbeaten in the upcoming flat racing season. Winx also now has career earnings of just shy of $23 Million Australian dollars.