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WORLD THOROUGHBRED RANKINGS
(through August 4, 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 29 to Aug. 4
CLASSIC - After his impressive victory in the Whitney Handicap at Saratoga, LEFT BANK enters the rankings tied for fourth place with MEDAGLIA D'ORO, winner of the Jim Dandy Stakes. BUDDHA and SUNDAY BREAK (JPN) drop out of the Top 10. REPENT moves in at No. 10.
JOHN DEERE TURF - NAYEF rises one spot into a fifth-place tie with BEAT HOLLOW (GB) and SULAMANI (IRE). WITH ANTICIPATION goes into an eighth-place tie with HAWK WING, followed by DENON and BOREAL (GER). JUNGLE POCKET drops out of the Top 10.
DISTAFF - RAGING FEVER moves from sixth into a fifth-place tie with DANCETHRUTHEDAWN. SUMMER COLONY rises into a seventh-place tie with AFFLUENT. MISS LINDA (ARG) re-enters the Top 10, tied for ninth place with BELLA BELLUCCI.
SPRINT - LEFT BANK, No. 3 last week, now leads the division, leaping over SQUIRTLE SQUIRT and XTRA HEAT. DISTURBINGTHEPEACE moves from ninth to eighth place. CONTINENT (GB) slips back to a ninth-place tie with CARSON HOLLOW AND GYGISTAR.
FILLY AND MARE TURF - KAZZIA (GER) takes second place by herself, as BANKS HILL (GB) falls into a third-place tie with newly ranked ENGLAND'S LEGEND, GOLDEN APPLES (IRE), Nassau Stakes-winner ISLINGTON (IRE) and QUARTER MOON (IRE).
MILE - After winning the Sussex Stakes at Goodwood, ROCK OF GIBRALTAR moves into a first-place tie with KELTOS (FR), each at 126 points. SARAFAN and FORBIDDEN APPLE rise from a seventh-place tie to third and fourth, respectively. LANDSEER (GB) and NOVERRE are also tied for fourth place. After winning the Bernard Baruch at Saratoga, DEL MAR SHOW is now tied for seventh with GOOD JOURNEY, NO EXCUSE NEEDED (GB) and REDATTORE (BRZ).
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