National Treasure, Señor Buscador remain in world top 10

National Treasure, Señor Buscador remain in world top 10


Jason Moran / Eclipse Sportswire

National Treasure and Señor Buscador remain the only U.S.-based horses in the top 10 of the world’s best racehorse rankings as new names join the leaderboard. Both are tied for sixth place.

National Treasure, the 4-year-old Quality Road colt trained by Bob Baffert is ranked after his wins this year in the Grade 1 Pegasus World Cup Invitational and the Met Mile (G1) last out. In between, he was fourth in the Saudi Cup (G1).

Señor Buscador won the Saudi Cup and was second in the Pegasus World Cup. His latest start was a third-place finish in the Dubai World Cup (G1).

Dubai World Cup winner Laurel River retains the no. 1 spot in the latest rankings, with City of Troy and Rebel’s Romance remaining tied for second.

Trainer Aidan O’Brien said the Breeders’ Cup Classic is a possibility for City of Troy, a Justify colt who won the Epsom Derby (G1) and the Eclipse (G1) in his last two starts.

Newcomers to the list include Auguste Rodin, winner of the Prince of Wales’s (G1), and Rosallion, winner of the St. James’s Palace (G1) and the Irish 2,000 Guineas in his last two starts. Both are tied for fourth place.

The world’s best racehorse rankings are compiled by the world’s best racehorse rankings committee and published by the International Federation of Horseracing Authorities.

Ranking Rating  Horse Year foaled  Trainer Trained
1   128 Laurel River (USA)      2018 Bhupat Seemar UAE
2   123 City of Troy (USA)      2021 Aidan O’Brien IRE
  123 Rebel’s Romance (IRE)      2018 Charlie Appleby UAE
4   122 Auguste Rodin (IRE)      2020 Aidan O’Brien IRE
  122 Rosallion (IRE)      2021 Richard Hannon GB
6   121 Blow The Horn (JPN)      2019 Tatsuya Yoshioka JPN
  121 Henry Longfellow (IRE)      2021 Aidan O’Brien IRE
  121 National Treasure (USA)      2020 Bob Baffert USA
  121 Notable Speech (GB)      2021 Charlie Appleby GB
  121 Romantic Warrior (IRE)      2018 Danny Shum HK
  121 Senor Buscador (USA)      2018 Todd Fincher USA
  121 White Birch (GB)      2020 John Joseph Murphy IRE

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