Arrogate Named Longines World’s Best Racehorse of 2016, Breeders’ Cup Classic Best Horse Race

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Wednesday 25 January - 15h22 | Edited press release

Arrogate Named Longines World’s Best Racehorse of 2016, Breeders’ Cup Classic Best Horse Race

Last night, Longines and the International Federation of Horseracing Authorities (IFHA) honoured the top racehorses and horse race from 2016 during a ceremony held at the iconic Claridge’s hotel in London. The American colt Arrogate was crowned the 2016 Longines World’s Best Racehorse while California Chrome, also from America, was rated second and Australian mare Winx took third place. On the same day, the 2016 Longines World’s Best Horse Race award was given to the Breeders’ Cup Classic.  

 - Arrogate Named Longines World’s Best Racehorse of 2016, Breeders’ Cup Classic Best Horse Race

At the awards ceremony

The award pays tribute to Arrogate’s victories throughout the year, namely at the Breeders’ Cup Classic in California and the Travers Stakes in New York. For California Chrome, the second place honoured the American-based runner's win in, among other events, the 2016 Dubai World Cup. 

Finally, the Australian mare Winx occupied third place in the 2016 Rankings. With a rating of 132, she was also the highest rated turf horse and highest rated filly/mare in the world. 

This classification is established by international handicappers according to the performance of the horses in top international races. Last year, American Pharoah was named the Best Racehorse following his historical victories in the American Triple Crown and Breeders’ Cup Classic.
    
One ceremony, two awards

During the same ceremony, Longines and the IFHA also named the Breeders’ Cup Classic as the 2016 World’s Best Horse Race. Longines is a patner of the race, which attracts the best horses, breeders, trainers and owners from across the globe. In 2016, it took place at Santa Anita Park in California.

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