IN exciting news, four South African-bred thoroughbreds find themselves in the Top 15 on the Longines World’s Best Racehorse Rankings, horseracing’s equivalent to World Rankings by other major sporting organizations such as ATP Tennis Rankings, World Golf Rankings, FIFA World Rankings for soccer and IRB Rugby World Rankings. (Scroll down for log)

Hawwaam (Rated 119) is in the Top 10 behind the joint-leaders Beauty Generation (HK), City Of Light (USA) and Winx (AUS), all rated 125, while Do It Again, Rainbow Bridge and National Park (118), are in the Top 15.

The Longines Rankings are based on the ratings earned by horses running worldwide from North and South America, Europe, Middle East, South Africa, Asia through to Australia and New Zealand. The ratings are compiled under the auspices of The International Federation of Horseracing Authorities (IFHA) by racing officials & handicappers representing the five continents who compile the ranking order by agreeing on the rating for each horse.

The ratings are based on the performance of horses in elite races held during the designated period which takes in account the quality of opposition and achievements of each horse. Throughout the year the Longines Rankings are published at regular intervals and the consolidated annual rankings are released in January. The annual rankings denote the champions in the various distance categories for example sprint or mile, surface either turf or dirt/artificial and also the fillies & mares category. 

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