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WORLD THOROUGHBRED RANKINGS
(through July 14, 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 July 7 to July 14
GOLD CUP WINNER SKY JACK RISES IN CLASSIC RANKINGS
XTRA HEAT, SQUIRTLE SQUIRT TIED ATOP SPRINT DIVISION
CLASSIC - SKY JACK bolts to a fifth-place tie with Belmont Stakes winner Sarava, following his courageous win in the Hollywood Cup. CAME HOME, winner of Sunday's Swaps Stakes, retains the sixth spot, now tied with Buddha, Medaglia d'Oro and Milwaukee Brew, the latter falling two spots after finishing third in the Gold Cup. Harlan's Holiday drops out of the Top 10.
JOHN DEERE TURF - UNCHANGED
DISTAFF - UNCHANGED
SPRINT - With Caller One sidelined, XTRA HEAT and SQUIRTLE SQUIRT now share the top ranking in this division. Following his victory in the Smile Sprint Handicap at Calder, ORIENTATE moves from eighth to a sixth-place tie with AFFIRMED SUCCESS and CONTINENT (GB), the latter winning the group I July Cup at Newmarket on July 11. DISTURBINGTHEPEACE, winner of the Triple Bend Breeders' Cup on July 6, enters the Top 10 for the first time, tied for ninth place with Nuclear Debate.
FILLY AND MARE TURF - Unchanged
MILE - Unchanged
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