World top 20 racehorses

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Jim Crowley celebrates after Baaeed jumps to world #2 after beating world #3 Palace Pier in Queen Elizabeth II Stakes. Photo: Megan Ridgwell

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

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

  1. St Mark’s Basilica 3c Aidan O’Brien (IRE) Siyuoni (FR)
    News flashes: St Mark’s Basilica retired and more …
    On top of the world: St Mark’s Basilica is new number one on global rankings
  2. Baaeed 3c William Haggas (GB) Sea The Stars (IRE)
  3. 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
  4. Essential Quality 3c Brad Cox (USA) Tapit (USA)
    Saratoga special: Japan is undone by Gufo as Essential Quality takes Travers
    ‘Heart of a champion’ – Essential Quality digs deep to land Jim Dandy after wide trip at Saratoga
  5. Mishriff 4c John & Thady Gosden (GB) Make Believe (GB)
    Juddmonte International: all you need to know as global superstar Mishriff lands runaway success
    King George takeaway: all you need as Adayar beats MIshriff at Ascot
  6. Nature Strip 7g Chris Waller (AUS) Nicconi (AUS)
  7. Tarnawa 5m Dermot Weld (IRE) Shamardal (USA)
    Christophe Soumillon gets ride back on Tarnawa for Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe
  8. Knicks Go 5h Brad Cox (USA) Paynter (USA)
    Joseph O’Brien gatecrashes Saratoga party with longshot State Of Rest as Knicks Go ‘runs huge’ in Whitney
  9. Jackie’s Warrior 3c Steve Asmussen (USA) Maclean’s Music (USA)
  10. Hurricane Lane 3c Charlie Appleby (GB) Frankel (GB)
  11. Hot Rod Charlie 3c Doug O’Neill (USA) Oxbow (USA)
    Best Beyer: Hot Rod Charlie
  12. Trueshan 5g Alan King (GB) Planteur (IRE)
  13. Incentivise 6g Peter Moody (AUS) Shamus Award (AUS)
  14. Torquator Tasso 4c Marcel Weiss (GER) Adlerflug (GER)
    ‘I was given the chance and I did it’ – Rene Piechulek relives his Arc triumph on Torquator Tasso
  15. Zaaki 6g Annabel Neasham (AUS) Leroidesanimaux (BRZ)
    News flashes: Starman retired, Craig Williams off Zaaki, Sea Bay injured and more …
  16. Eduardo 8g Joe Pride (AUS) Host (CHI)
  17. 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
  18. Gamine 4f Bob Baffert (USA) Into Mischief (USA)
  19. Chrono Genesis 5m Takashi Saito (JPN) Bago (FR)
    Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe: Chrono Genesis in ‘very good condition’ after spin under Oisin Murphy
    Oisin Murphy will ride Japan’s big hope Chrono Genesis in Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe
  20. Medina Spirit 3c Bob Baffert (USA) Protonico (USA)
    Best Beyer: Medina Spirit and Art Collector

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