Winx (AUS) joined by Cracksman (GB) in the latest LONGINES World's Best Racehorse rankings

The Asian Racing Federation’s Australian champion mare Winx (AUS) has been joined at the top of the ninth edition this year of the LONGINES World's Best Racehorse rankings released this week by Cracksman (GB) after his powerful performance in the QIPCO Champion Stakes (G1) on British Champions Day at Ascot in October.

The official listing of the world’s best racehorses, for three-year-old’s and upwards which raced between 1st January and 4th November, 2018, has Winx and Cracksman equal at 130.

Cracksman, who also won the Champion Stakes in 2017, improved his rating from 125 to 130 when he pulled away in this year’s edition to win by six lengths over Crystal Ocean (GB) [126] in his final career start. Earlier this season, Cracksman won the Investec Coronation Cup (G1) and Prix Ganay - Prix de l'Inauguration de ParisLongchamp (G1).

Winx, meanwhile, completed the year by winning the Ladbrokes Cox Plate (G1) for a record fourth time. She has now won 29 consecutive races.

Another big mover in the rankings is Hong Kong’s Beauty Generation (NZ) [126], who improved his rating to 126 from 123 off of his half-length victory in the Sha Tin Trophy (G2) in Hong Kong.

Other Asian Racing Federation runner movements of note include Redzel (AUS) [121] repeated in the TAB Everest, and three-year-old colt The Autumn Sun (AUS) [120] impressing in the Ladbrokes Caulfield Guineas (G1).

Japan’s Rey De Oro (JPN) [123] is ranked after defeating Sungrazer (JPN) [120] by 1 ¼ lengths in the Tenno Sho (Autumn) (G1) in Japan.