World top 20 active racehorses

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Adayar: in Top 5 after clash of generations at Ascot in the King George. Photo: Great British Racing

The world top 20 active racehorses – based on Thoroughbred Racing Commentary global rankings

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Horse | Age and sex | Trainer (nation) | Sire 

  1. Palace Pier 4c John & Thady Gosden (GB) Kingman (GB)
    Royal Ascot: Palace Pier shows he’s world’s best in Queen Anne – but Poetic Flare steals the show
    ‘He’s a beast’ – Lockinge star Palace Pier is new world number one on global rankings
  2. Golden Sixty 5g Francis Lui (HK) Medaglia D’Oro (USA)
    Hong Kong takeaway: Golden Sixty survives serious scare
    Golden Sixty keeps on winning – by the skin of his teeth in fierce Hong Kong battle
  3. St Mark’s Basilica 3c Aidan O’Brien (IRE) Siyuoni (FR)
    Order Of Australia to lead Ballydoyle battalion at Goodwood as St Mark’s Basilica waits for York
  4. Adayar 3c Charlie Appleby (GB) Frankel (GB)
    King George takeaway: all you need as Adayar strikes at Ascot for Godolphin
  5. Gran Alegria 5m Kazuo Fujisawa (JPN) Deep Impact (JPN)
    Turn-up in Tokyo: 47-1 longshot Danon Kingly thwarts odds-on Gran Alegria in Yasuda Kinen
    World’s best miler? Gran Alegria wins fifth G1 with another display of Japanese brilliance
  6. Mishriff 4c John & Thady Gosden (GB) Make Believe (GB)
    King George takeaway: all you need as Adayar beats MIshriff at Ascot
  7. Essential Quality 3c Brad Cox (USA) Tapit (USA)
    Belmont hero Essential Quality to target Travers on back of year’s best Beyer speed figure
    Belmont Stakes: the takeaway as Essential Quality wins an epic on a great day for Godolphin
  8. Chrono Genesis 5m Takashi Saito (JPN) Bago (FR)
    Oisin Murphy will ride Japan’s big hope Chrono Genesis in Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe
    ‘Chrono Genesis will perform well in France’ – thumbs up for Arc bid as Japan’s fan favourite lands fourth G1
  9. Hurricane Lane 3c Charlie Appleby (GB) Frankel (GB)
  10. Snowfall 3f Aidan O’Brien (IRE) Deep Impact (JPN)
    On the record: Snowfall, Hollie Doyle, Golden Sixty and more …
  11. Skalleti 6g Jerome Reynier (FR) Kendargent (FR)
  12. Love 4f Aidan O’Brien (IRE) Galileo (IRE)
    Royal Ascot: all you need as Love is all heart to defy layoff in Prince of Wales’s Stakes
  13. Contrail 4c Yoshito Yahagi (JPN) Deep Impact (JPN)
    Osaka Hai: Lei Papale steals the show ahead of Contrail and Gran Alegria at rain-hit Hanshin
    Contrail: no Arc in 2021 – but Dubai Turf is on the agenda for Triple Crown winner
  14. Addeybb 7g William Haggas (GB) Pivotal (GB)
    ‘Sorry to be a spoilsport’ – William Haggas turns down $10m Addeybb v Verry Elleegant rematch
    Everything you need to know as guts gets the glory for Addeybb and Tom Marquand
  15. Gamine 4f Bob Baffert (USA) Into Mischief (USA)
  16. Wonderful Tonight 4f David Menuisier (GB) Le Havre (IRE)
  17. Nature Strip 6g Chris Waller (USA) Nicconi (AUS)
    The Championships Day 1: Nature Strip described as ‘world’s best sprinter’ after starring ro
  18. Verry Eleegant 5m Chris Waller (AUS) Zed (NZ)
    Everything you need to know as guts gets the glory for Addeybb and Tom Marquand
    ‘She’s a beauty’: plaudits aplenty as ‘world-class mare’ Verry Elleegant downs admirable Addeyyb
  19. Poetic Flare 3c Jim Bolger (IRE) Dawn Approach (IRE)
    Royal Ascot: Palace Pier shows he’s world’s best in Queen Anne – but Poetic Flare steals the show
  20. Zaaki 6g Annabel Neasham (AUS) Leroidesanimaux (BRZ)
    ‘A steep learning curve’ – Sydney stewards DQ Zaaki and fine Annabel Neasham over positive test

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