BLACK CAVIAR from Australia and TREVE from France were honoured as the highest-rated horses in the world during the Longines World's Best Racehorse Ceremony at the gala dinner of the Longines Hong Kong International Races, held on Dec 6 at the Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre.
WISE DAN from the USA was also honoured as the third highest- rated horse in the world.
BLACK CAVIAR and TREVE achieved a rating of 130 for 2013. WISE DAN earned a rating of 129.
The Longines World's Best Racehorse Rankings are horse racing's equivalent of world rankings by other major sporting organisations and are based on the ratings earned by horses running worldwide from North and South America, Europe, the Middle East, South Africa, Asia, Australia and New Zealand.
The ratings are compiled under the auspices of the International Federation of Horseracing Authorities (IFHA) by racing officials and handicappers representing the five continents.
This marked the first year that the three highest-rated horses and their owners were honoured at the Longines World's Best Racehorse Ceremony.
IFHA Chairman Louis Romanet and vice-president and head of international marketing of Longines, Juan-Carlos Capelli, presented the awards to the connections of the three horses.
The full list and further information on the rankings are available on the IFHA website at ifhaonline.org.
The year-end edition of the Longines World's Best Racehorse Rankings will be published on Jan 16, 2014.
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