After a dominant victory in the Longines Breeders’ Cup Classic, Authentic moved into a tie for second in the fourth edition of the Longines World’s Best Racehorse Rankings for 2020.
Authentic improved his rating to 126 from 124, which he had received after taking the Kentucky Derby Presented by Woodford Reserve, and he is the co-second highest rated horse along with Palace Pier, four points behind World’s Best Racehorse leader Ghaiyyath (130).
LONGINES World’s Best Racehorse Rankings
1st130 pt. Ghaiyyath.
2nd126 pt. Palace Pier.
3rd125 pt. Persian King.
3rd125 pt. Stradivarius.
3rd125 pt. Tiz The Law.
6th124 pt. Almond Eye.
6th124 pt. Authentic.
6th124 pt. Enable.
Authentic won the Classic by 2 ¼ lengths over Improbable (123), while Global Campaign (120) finished third. Authentic also has posted victories this year in the TVG.com Haskell Stakes, San Felipe Stakes, and Sham Stakes. He was retired after the Classic and will stand at Spendthrift Farm in 2021.
Several other races during the Breeders’ Cup World Championships also impacted the rankings. Order of Australia (120) is newly ranked after defeating Circus Maximus (120) by a neck in the FanDuel Breeders’ Cup Mile Presented by PDJF.
Tarnawa (120) finds herself ranked after beating Magical (121), Channel Maker (120), Lord North (123), and Mogul (121) to the finish line in the Longines Breeders’ Cup Turf. In her previous start, Tarnawa had defeated Alpine Star (120) by a neck in the Prix de l’Opera Longines.
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