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WORLD THOROUGHBRED RANKINGS
(through July 7, 2002)
The following are World Thoroughbred Rankings for the top 10 horses in each racing division for the Breeders' Cup World Thoroughbred Championships, to be held October 26 at Arlington Park in Arlington Heights, Ill. The World Thoroughbred Rankings are established by an international panel of racing secretaries and handicappers. Rankings are determined by an analysis of the horses' past performances in graded and group stakes races around the world through the date of ranking. The rankings will be published weekly through October 8.
The rankings will be part of the criteria used to determine horses' qualifications to participate in the World Thoroughbred Championships. In the event that a Breeders' Cup race is oversubscribed, the rankings will complement the Breeders' Cup point system for performance in American graded stakes races in establishing the fields of runners.
The rankings currently reflect six of the eight Breeders' Cup divisions: Distaff, Filly & Mare Turf, Mile, Sprint, Turf and Classic. The Juvenile and Juvenile Fillies divisional rankings will commence in late summer.
For a rankings list that includes breeders and jockeys, go to www.ntra.com.
JOHN DEERE TURF DIVISION
FILLY & MARE TURF DIVISION
*(T) next to a ranking indicates a tie.
Changes in World Thoroughbred Rankings from June 30 to July 7
LIDO PALACE MOVES UP IN CLASSIC RANKINGS
LEFT BANK SURGES IN SPRINT DIVISION
CLASSIC - Lido Palace (CHI) moves into the Top 10, following his second-place finish in the Suburban Handicap at Belmont Park. Macho Uno, third in the Suburban, drops out of the Top 10.
JOHN DEERE TURF - With Anticipation takes ninth place by himself with his win in the United Nations Handicap at Monmouth Park. Zindabad falls to 10th place.
DISTAFF - With the retirement of Spain, Bella Bellucci moves back into Top 10, tied for ninth place with Summer Colony.
SPRINT - Left Bank improves from eighth to a fourth-place tie with Swept Overboard after his impressive victory in the Tom Fool Handicap at Belmont Park. Affirmed Success, second in the Tom Fool, falls from fifth to seventh place. Kona Gold drops from a second-place tie to sixth place after finishing sixth in the Triple Bend Breeders' Cup at Hollywood Park. Malhub drops from seventh to eighth place.
FILLY AND MARE TURF - Unchanged
MILE - Unchanged
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