Longines World’s Best Racehorse Awards

The Breeders’ Cup Classic winner Arrogate has topped the international rankings

Arrogate and California Chrome. Image: Breeders Cup Ltd

The Breeders’ Cup Classic winner Arrogate was yesterday crowned the Longines World’s Best Racehorse in a lavish ceremony held at Claridge’s.

Owned by Prince Khalid Bin Abdullah’s Juddmonte Farms and trained by Bob Baffert, the American colt Arrogate has officially topped the international racehorse rankings for 2016, published by Longines and the International Federation of Horseracing Authorities. The Dubai World Cup winner California Chrome and the Australian multiple Grade 1-winning mare Winx took second and third places respectively. Arrogate’s victory marks a second consecutive win for the US and makes Bob Baffert the first trainer to scoop the award twice. All three winning horses were presented with Longines watches to celebrate their success.

Arrogate at a Breeders’ Cup morning workout. Image: Mathea Kelly

The ceremony was also the occasion to present the trophy for the Longines World’s Best Horse Race, which this year went to the Breeders’ Cup Classic, making it the highest-rated Group 1 international race. 

Longines World’s Best Racehorse and Longines World’s Best Horse Race trophies. Image: Jake Eastham

The full rankings are published here: https://www.longines.com/universe/events-sports/rankings/race-horse-rankings.

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