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Hong Kong has a full house in the World’s Top 100 Group 1 Races

For the first time, the 2016 ranking is based on the average rating of the first four finishers from that year’s races alone, rather than being calculated from a three-year average of the first four, as had been the measure previously. A panel of international handicappers determines the ratings.

 

The LONGINES Hong Kong Cup, won by Japan’s star galloper Maurice, achieved a rating of 120.5. The same horse’s brilliant victory in the Champions Mile helped take that race’s average rating to 120.25 and a climb of three places in the rankings from the previous year.

 

The Standard Chartered Champions & Chater Cup (119.25), won by Blazing Speed in 2016, leaps from equal 85th place in 2015 to sit equal 30th as the third-highest ranked Hong Kong race.

 

Werther’s Audemars Piguet QEII Cup (119) ranks equal 35th; the LONGINES Hong Kong Vase (118.75) and LONGINES Hong Kong Sprint (118.75) come in equal 38th; the LONGINES Hong Kong Mile (118.25) and the Stewards’ Cup (118.25) rank equal 46th; the Chairman’s Sprint Prize (118), in its first year as a Group 1, is rated equal 49th; the Queen’s Silver Jubilee Cup (117) is joint 70th; and the Citi Hong Kong Gold Cup (116) is equal 99th.

 

World's Top 100 Group 1 Races
RankRaceDistance
(Metres)
Cat.SurfaceRace TrackCountryQualificationPattern Race Rating
1 Breeders' Cup Classic 2000 I D SANTA ANITA USA 3+ 125.25
2 QIPCO Irish Champion Stakes 2000 I T LEOPARDSTOWN IRE 3+ 124.75
  TVG Pacific Classic 2000 I D DEL MAR USA 3+ 124.75
  William Hill W. S. Cox Plate 2040 I T MOONEE VALLEY AUS 3+ 124.75
5 QIPCO Champion Stakes 2000 I T ASCOT GB 3+ 124.00
6 LONGINES Breeders' Cup Turf 2400 L T SANTA ANITA USA 3+ 122.25
7 China Horse Club George Ryder 1500 M T ROSEHILL AUS 3+ 122.00
  Qatar Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe 2400 L T CHANTILLY FR 3+ 122.00
9 Dubai Sheema Classic Presented by LONGINES 2400 L T MEYDAN UAE 4+ 121.50
10 Queen Elizabeth II Sponsored by QIPCO 1600 M T ASCOT GB 3+ 121.25
11 Precise Air Chipping Norton 1600 M T RANDWICK AUS 3+ 121.00
  Prix d'Ispahan 1800 M T CHANTILLY FR 4+ 121.00
13 Arima Kinen (The Grand Prix) 2500 L T NAKAYAMA JPN 3+ 120.75
  Juddmonte International 2080 I T YORK GB 3+ 120.75
15 Dubai World Cup Sponsored by Emirates Airline 2000 I D MEYDAN UAE 4+ 120.50
  LONGINES Breeders' Cup Distaff 1800 M D SANTA ANITA USA 3+ F&M 120.50
  LONGINES Hong Kong Cup 2000 I T SHA TIN HK 3+ 120.50
  Takarazuka Kinen 2200 L T HANSHIN JPN 3+ 120.50
19 Champions Mile 1600 M T SHA TIN HK 3+ 120.25
  Tenno Sho (Autumn) 2000 I T TOKYO JPN 3+ 120.25
21 Breeders' Cup Mile 1600 M T SANTA ANITA USA 3+ 120.00
  Investec Coronation Cup 2400 L T EPSOM DOWNS GB 4+ 120.00
  Qatar Sussex Stakes 1600 M T GOODWOOD GB 3+ 120.00
24 Awesome Again (ex Goodwood ) 1800 M D SANTA ANITA USA 3+ 119.75
  Queen Anne 1600 M T ASCOT GB 4+ 119.75
  Satsuki Sho (Japanese 2000 Gns) 2000 I T NAKAYAMA JPN 3yo 119.75
  Tokyo Yushun (Japanese Derby) 2400 L T TOKYO JPN 3yo 119.75
28 Colgate Optic White George Main 1600 M T RANDWICK AUS 3+ 119.50
  Japan Cup in association with LONGINES 2400 L T TOKYO JPN 3+ 119.50
30 Yasuda Kinen 1600 M T TOKYO JPN 3+ 119.25
  Investec Derby 2400 L T EPSOM DOWNS GB 3yo 119.25
  Prince of Wales's 2000 I T ASCOT GB 4+ 119.25
  Standard Chartered Champions & Chater Cup 2400 L T SHA TIN HK 3+ 119.25
  Tattersalls Gold Cup 2100 I T CURRAGH IRE 4+ 119.25
35 Audemars Piguet QEII Cup 2000 I T SHA TIN HK 3+ 119.00
  Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands 2000 I D CHURCHILL DOWNS USA 3yo 119.00
  Ladbrokes Caulfield Stakes 2000 I T CAULFIELD AUS 3+ 119.00
38 LONGINES Hong Kong Vase 2400 L T SHA TIN HK 3+ 118.75
  Haras du Haras de Fresnay-le-Buffard - Jacques Le Marois 1600 M T DEAUVILLE FR 3+ 118.75
  King George VI & Queen Elizabeth Sponsored by QIPCO 2400 L T ASCOT GB 3+ 118.75
  LONGINES Hong Kong Sprint 1200 S T SHA TIN HK 3+ 118.75
  The Star Doncaster Mile H'cap 1600 M T RANDWICK AUS 3+ 118.75
43 Al Shaqab Lockinge 1600 M T NEWBURY GB 4+ 118.50
  Kikuka Sho (Japanese St Leger) 3000 E T KYOTO JPN 3yo 118.50
  Yellowglen Turnbull 2000 I T FLEMINGTON AUS 4+ 118.50
46 LONGINES Hong Kong Mile 1600 M T SHA TIN HK 3+ 118.25
  Ascot Vale (Coolmore Stud) 1200 S T FLEMINGTON AUS 3yo 118.25
  Stewards' Cup 1600 M T SHA TIN HK 3+ 118.25
49 Chairman's Sprint Prize 1200 S T SHA TIN HK 3+ 118.00
  Darley T. J. Smith 1200 S T RANDWICK AUS 3+ 118.00
  Darley Yorkshire Oaks 2400 L T YORK GB 3+ F&M 118.00
  Las Vegas Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile 1600 M D SANTA ANITA USA 3+ 118.00
  Qatar Prix du Moulin de Longchamp 1600 M T CHANTILLY FR 3+ 118.00
  Woodward 1800 M D SARATOGA USA 3+ 118.00
55 Charter Keck Cramer Moir 1200 S T MOONEE VALLEY AUS 3+ 117.75
  Darley July Cup 1200 S T NEWMARKET GB 3+ 117.75
  Schweppes All Aged 1400 M T RANDWICK AUS 3+ 117.75
58 Coolmore Nunthorpe 1000 S T YORK GB 2+ 117.50
  Coral-Eclipse 2010 I T SANDOWN PARK GB 3+ 117.50
  QIPCO 2000 Guineas 1600 M T NEWMARKET GB 3yo 117.50
  Shadwell Turf Mile 1600 M T KEENELAND USA 3+ 117.50
  Tenno Sho (Spring) 3200 E T KYOTO JPN 4+ 117.50
  Whitney 1800 M D SARATOGA USA 3+ 117.50
64 Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Turf 2000 I T SANTA ANITA USA 3+ F&M 117.25
  Canterbury Stakes 1300 S T RANDWICK AUS 3+ 117.25
  J & B Met 2000 I T KENILWORTH SAF 3+ 117.25
  Mackinnon (Emirates) 2000 I T FLEMINGTON AUS 3+ 117.25
  Pastorius - Grosser Preis von Bayern 2400 L T MUNICH GER 3+ 117.25
  Prix du Jockey Club 2100 L T CHANTILLY FR 3yo 117.25
70 BMW Australian Derby 2400 L T RANDWICK AUS 3yo 117.00
  BMW Caulfield Cup H'cap 2400 L T CAULFIELD AUS 3+ 117.00
  Grand Prix de Saint-Cloud 2400 L T SAINT-CLOUD FR 4+ 117.00
  LONGINES Queen Elizabeth 2000 I T RANDWICK AUS 3+ 117.00
  Queen's Silver Jubilee Cup 1400 M T SHA TIN HK 3+ 117.00
  St James's Palace 1600 M T ASCOT GB 3yo 117.00
  Xpressbet.com Preakness 1900 I D PIMLICO USA 3yo 117.00
77 Darley Classic 1200 S T FLEMINGTON AUS 3+ 116.75
  Dubai Turf Sponsored by DP World 1800 M T MEYDAN UAE 4+ 116.75
  Emirates Melbourne Cup H'cap 3200 E T FLEMINGTON AUS 3+ 116.75
  First Lady 1600 M T KEENELAND USA 3+ F&M 116.75
  Italktravel Futurity 1400 M T CAULFIELD AUS 3+ 116.75
  Personal Ensign 2000 I D SARATOGA USA 3+ F&M 116.75
  Woodford Reserve Manhattan H'cap 2000 I T BELMONT PARK USA 4+ 116.75
84 Mile Championship 1600 M T KYOTO JPN 3+ 116.50
  Al Quoz Sprint Sponsored by Meydan Hotels & Hospitality 1000 S T MEYDAN UAE 3+ 116.50
  Black Caviar Lightning 1000 S T FLEMINGTON AUS 3+ 116.50
  Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby 2400 L T CURRAGH IRE 3yo 116.50
  Jean Prat 1600 M T CHANTILLY FR 3yo 116.50
  Ricoh Woodbine Mile 1600 M T WOODBINE CAN 3+ 116.50
  Tokyo Daishoten 2000 I D OHI JPN 3+ 116.50
  Travers 2000 I D SARATOGA USA 3yo 116.50
92 Jockey Club Gold Cup 2000 I D BELMONT PARK USA 3+ 116.25
  Joe Hirsch Turf Classic Invitational 2400 L T BELMONT PARK USA 3+ 116.25
  Ladbrokes C. F. Orr 1400 M T CAULFIELD AUS 3+ 116.25
  Maker's 46 Mile 1600 M T KEENELAND USA 4+ 116.25
  Santa Anita H'cap 2000 I D SANTA ANITA USA 4+ 116.25
  Sky Racing Rosehill Guineas 2000 I T ROSEHILL AUS 3yo 116.25
  Vanity Mile 1800 M D SANTA ANITA USA 3+ F&M 116.25
99 Champions Cup 1800 M D CHUKYO JPN 3+ 116.00
  Citi Hong Kong Gold Cup 2000 I T SHA TIN HK 3+ 116.00
  Clark H'cap 1800 M D CHURCHILL DOWNS USA 3+ 116.00
  Gold Cup 4000 E T ASCOT GB 4+ 116.00
  Mitchelton Wines William Reid 1200 S T MOONEE VALLEY AUS 3+ 116.00
  QIPCO British Champions F & M 2400 L T ASCOT GB 3+ F&M 116.00
  QIPCO British Champions Sprint 1200 S T ASCOT GB 3+ 116.00
Legend and Notes

Distance Categories
S 5f - 6.5f : 1000m - 1300m
S (CAN/USA): 5f - 7.99f : 1000m - 1599m
M 6.51f - 9.49f : 1301m - 1899m
M (CAN/USA): 8f - 9.49f : 1600m - 1899m
I 9.5f - 10.5f : 1900m - 2100m
L 10.51f - 13.5f : 2101m - 2700m
E 13.51f+ : 2701m+

 

Surface:
A - Artificial, D - Dirt, T - Turf

 

Sex:
C - Colt, F - Filly, G - Gelding, H - Horse, M - Mare, R - Rig

 

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