World top 20 racehorses

Horse Racing Stradivarius Gold Cup Royal Ascot
Stradivarius: staying star is our number six. Photo: Racenews

Our planetary chart of the top performers

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

  1. Enable 6m  John Gosden (GB)  Nathaniel (IRE)
    King George takeaway: Enable and Frankie Dettori make history – here’s what you need to know
    Nicholas Godfrey: Amid the doom and gloom, let’s cheer for seven days of summer heaven
  2. Ghaiyyath 5h Charlie Appleby (UAE) Dubawi (IRE)
    Ghaiyyath beats Enable in race of the season: here’s the Coral-Eclipse takeaway
  3. Almond Eye 5m Sakae Kunieda (JPN) Lord Kanaloa (JPN)
    Plans for Almond Eye, Contrail – plus Breeders’ Cup bid for dirt star Mozu Ascot
  4. Maximum Security 4c Bob Baffert (USA) New Year’s Day (USA)
    Guts gets the glory for Maximum Security at Del Mar – but it’s mighty close
  5. Battaash 6g  Charlie Hills (GB)  Dark Angel (GB)
    Royal Ascot Day 1: here’s the takeaway as Battaash blitzes them behind closed doors
    Kieren Fallon: Golden Pal can defeat Battaash in Nunthorpe showdown
  6. Stradivarius 6h John Gosden (GB) Sea The Stars (IRE)
  7. Tiz The Law 3c Barclay Tagg (USA) Constitution (USA)
    Travers hero ‘terrorises the competition’, says trainer Barclay Tagg
    Travers triumph: Tiz The Law simply stunning at Saratoga – where Gamine looks glorious
    Tiz The Law: lightning strikes twice as Sackatoga Stable relives Funny Cide times past
  8. Magical 5m Aidan O’Brien (IRE) Galileo (IRE)
  9. Contrail 3c Yoshito Yahagi (JPN) Deep Impact (JPN)
    Plans for Almond Eye, Contrail – plus Breeders’ Cup bid for dirt star Mozu Ascot
    Star colt Contrail powers away in Japanese Derby – but connections rule out Arc bid
  10. Love 3f Aidan O’Brien (IRE) Galileo (IRE)
    A ‘freebie’ for Serpentine, Kameko to cut back, Triple Crown for Love? Here’s the Derby takeaway
  11. Lord North 4g John Gosden (GB) Dubawi (IRE)
    Royal Ascot Day 2: here’s the takeaway as Lord North destroys rivals
  12. Mohaather 4c Marcus Tregoning (GB) Showcasing (GB)
    Sussex Stakes: Mohaather ‘could have won much easier’ while Murphy says ‘jockey error’ cost Kameko
  13. Gamine 3f Bob Baffert (USA) Into Mischief (USA)
    Travers triumph: Tiz The Law simply stunning at Saratoga – where Gamine looks glorious
  14. Nature Strip 5g Chris Waller (Aus) Nicconi (AUS)
  15. Improbable 4c Bob Baffert (USA) City Zip (USA)
    Favourites falter as Saratoga graveyard claims Tom’s D’Etat and Midnight Bisou
  16. Benbatl 5h Saeed Bin Suroor (UAE) Dubawi (IRE)
    Saeed Bin Suroor: Here’s to the next 25! The trainer reflects on a quarter-century of success at Godolphin
  17. Pinatubo 3c Charlie Appleby (GB) Shamardal (USA)
  18. Gran Alegria 4f Kazuo Fujisawa (JPN) Deep Impact (JPN)
    Almond Eye thwarted after poor start behind explosive Gran Alegria in Tokyo
  19. Beauty Generation 7g  John Moore (HK) Road To Rock (AUS)
    Superstar Beauty Generation to carry on in Hong Kong next season with David Hayes
  20. Addeybb 6g William Haggas (GB) Pivotal (GB)
    Champion Stakes plan for Addeybb – once William Haggas finds him a flight home!

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France: Sottsass could take Irish Champion Stakes route to Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe

New Zealand: triple G1 winner Rip Van Winkle dies at stud

USA: favourites falter as Saratoga graveyard claims Tom’s D’Etat and Midnight Bisou

Russian Emperor: Royal Ascot winner is latest three-year-old sold to Hong Kong