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WORLD THOROUGHBRED RANKINGS
(through August 25, 2002)
Bessemer Trust Juvenile and Juvenile Fillies Divisions Begin Rankings
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. The rankings currently reflect all eight Breeders' Cup divisions: Distaff, Filly & Mare Turf, Mile, Sprint, John Deere Turf, Classic, Bessemer Trust Juvenile and Juvenile Fillies.
For a rankings list that includes breeders and jockeys, go to www.ntra.com.
JOHN DEERE TURF DIVISION
FILLY & MARE TURF DIVISION
BESSEMER TRUST JUVENILE DIVISION
JUVENILE FILLIES DIVISION
*(T) next to a ranking indicates a tie.
Changes in World Thoroughbred Rankings from Aug. 18 to Aug. 25
CLASSIC - Pacific Classic winner CAME HOME rises from a fifth-place tie to a second-place tie with Travers Stakes winner MEDAGLIA D'ORO, WAR EMBLEM, sixth in the Pacific Classic, and new Classic Division entrant NAYEF, winner of the Juddmonte International at York on Aug. 20. REPENT, second in the Travers, goes from ninth to sixth place. HARLAN'S HOLIDAY drops out of the Top 10.
JOHN DEERE TURF - GOLAN (IRE), second in the Juddmonte International, joins SAKHEE at 127 atop the division. NAYEF moves from a fifth-place tie into a second-place tie with HIGH CHAPARRAL (IRE) and GRANDERA (IRE).
DISTAFF - SUMMER COLONY, winner of Saratoga's Personal Ensign, rises from sixth into a second-place tie with FARDA AMIGA. TAKE CHARGE LADY falls from third to fourth. RAGING FEVER drops one spot to fifth and DANCETHRUTHEDRAWN is now sixth after her third-place finish in the Personal Ensign.
SPRINT - GYGISTAR, winner of Saratoga's King's Bishop Stakes, moves from an eighth-place tie to a sixth-place tie with KONA GOLD. BONAPAW joins the Top 10 in eighth place following his win in the Arlington Sprint Stakes. KALOOKAN QUEEN, winner of Sunday's Rancho Bernardo at Del Mar, becomes the third filly to reach the Top 10 in this division -- along with XTRA HEAT and CARSON HOLLOW -- settling in at ninth.
FILLY AND MARE TURF - ISLINGTON (IRE), a commanding winner of last week's Yorkshire Oaks in England, rises from a fifth-place tie to fourth. KAZZIA (GER), fourth in the Yorkshire Oaks, drops one spot into a fifth-place tie with ENGLAND'S LEGEND (FR). DUBLINO and MEGAHERTZ (GB) join the Top 10 in a seventh-place tie following their nose-to-nose finish in the Del Mar Oaks.
MILE - LANDSEER (GB) drops from a sixth-place tie into the seventh. NO EXCUSE NEEDED (GB) drops out of the Top 10.
BESSEMER TRUST JUVENILE - Saratoga Special winner ZAVATA and ELUSIVE CITY, winner of Sunday's Prix Morny at Deauville, lead the first divisional rankings at 117 apiece.
JUVENILE FILLIES - RUSSIAN RHYTHM, winner of the Princess Margaret Stakes at Ascot in July, leads the first ranking in this division over Adirondack Stakes winner AWESOME HUMOR, Del Mar's Sorrento Stakes winner BUFFYTHECENTERFOLD and SIX PERFECTIONS (FR), winner of the Prix Roland de Chambure at Deauville.
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