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Top 100 Group 1 and Grade 1 races for 2016


The world’s top 100 Group 1 and Grade 1 races for 2016 as released by Longines and the International Federation of Horseracing Authorities during a ceremony in London on Tuesday.

The Longines World’s Best Horse Race award recognizes the best-rated race of the highest-rated Group 1 international races as established by a panel of international handicappers. The ratings of the top four finishers in each race serve as basis for the assessment.


  THE WORLD'S TOP 100 GROUP/GRADE ONE RACES  for 3yo's and upwards - 2016
  RACE   Distance     Cat Track   Age F&M 2016
1 Breeders' Cup Classic G1 2000 1 1/4 D I SANTA ANITA USA 3+   125.25
2= QIPCO Irish Champion Stakes G1 2000 1 1/4 T I LEOPARDSTOWN IRE 3+   124.75
2= $1 Million TVG Pacific Classic Stakes G1 2000 1 1/4 D I DEL MAR USA 3+   124.75
2= William Hill Cox Plate G1 2040   T I MOONEE VALLEY AUS 3+   124.75
5 QIPCO Champion Stakes G1 2000 1 1/4 T I ASCOT GB 3+   124.00
6 LONGINES Breeders' Cup Turf G1 2400 1 1/2 T L SANTA ANITA USA 3+   122.25
7= China Horse Club George Ryder Stakes G1 1500   T M ROSEHILL AUS 3+   122.00
7= Qatar Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe G1 2400   T L CHANTILLY FR 3+   122.00
9 Dubai Sheema Classic Presented by LONGINES G1 2410   T L MEYDAN UAE 4+   121.50
10 Queen Elizabeth II Stakes (Sponsored by QIPCO) G1 1600 1 T M ASCOT GB 3+   121.25
11= Precise Air Chipping Norton Stakes G1 1600   T M RANDWICK AUS 3+   121.00
11= Prix d'Ispahan G1 1800   T M CHANTILLY FR 4+   121.00
13= Arima Kinen (The Grand Prix) G1 2500   T L NAKAYAMA JPN 3+   120.75
13= Juddmonte International Stakes G1 2080 1 1/4 T I YORK GB 3+   120.75
15= Dubai World Cup Sponsored by Emirates Airline G1 2000   D I MEYDAN UAE 4+   120.50
15= LONGINES Breeders' Cup Distaff G1 1800 1 1/8 D M SANTA ANITA USA 3+ F&M 120.50
15= LONGINES Hong Kong Cup G1 2000   T I SHA TIN HK 3+   120.50
15= Takarazuka Kinen G1 2200   T L HANSHIN JPN 3+   120.50
19= Champions Mile G1 1600   T M SHA TIN HK 3+   120.25
19= Tenno Sho (Autumn) G1 2000   T I TOKYO JPN 3+   120.25
21= Breeders' Cup Mile G1 1600 1 T M SANTA ANITA USA 3+   120.00
21= Queen Elizabeth II Coronation Cup (Sponsored by Investec) G1 2400 1 1/2 T L EPSOM DOWNS GB 4+   120.00
21= Qatar Sussex Stakes G1 1600 1 T M GOODWOOD GB 3+   120.00
24= Awesome Again Stakes G1 1800 1 1/8 D M SANTA ANITA USA 3+   119.75
24= Queen Anne Stakes G1 1600 1 T M ASCOT GB 4+   119.75
24= Satsuki Sho (Japanese 2000 Guineas) G1 2000   T I NAKAYAMA JPN 3yo   119.75
24= Tokyo Yushun (Japanese Derby) G1 2400   T L TOKYO JPN 3yo   119.75
28= Colgate Optic White Stakes G1 1600   T M RANDWICK AUS 3+   119.50
28= Japan Cup in association with LONGINES G1 2400   T L TOKYO JPN 3+   119.50
30=  Yasuda Kinen G1 1600   T M TOKYO JPN 3+   119.25
30= Investec Derby G1 2400 1 1/2 T L EPSOM DOWNS GB 3yo   119.25
30= Prince of Wales's Stakes G1 2000 1 1/4 T I ASCOT GB 4+   119.25
30= Standard Chartered Champions & Chater Cup G1 2400   T L SHA TIN HK 3+   119.25
30= Tattersalls Gold Cup G1 2100 1 1/4 T I CURRAGH IRE 4+   119.25
35= AP QEII Cup G1 2000   T I SHA TIN HK 3+   119.00
35= Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands G1 2000 1 1/4 D I CHURCHILL DOWNS USA 3yo   119.00
35=  Ladbrokes Caulfield Stakes G1 2000   T I CAULFIELD AUS 3+   119.00
38=  LONGINES Hong Kong Vase G1 2400   T L SHA TIN HK 3+   118.75
38= Prix du Haras de Fresnay-Le-Buffard - Jacques Le Marois G1 1600   T M DEAUVILLE FR 3+   118.75
38= King George VI & Queen Elizabeth Stakes (Sponsored by QIPCO) G1 2400 1 1/2 T L ASCOT GB 3+   118.75
38= LONGINES Hong Kong Sprint G1 1200   T S SHA TIN HK 3+   118.75
38= The Star Doncaster Mile G1 1600   T M RANDWICK AUS 3+   118.75
43= Al Shaqab Lockinge Stakes G1 1600 1 T M NEWBURY GB 4+   118.50
43= Kikuka Sho (Japanese St Leger) G1 3000   T E KYOTO JPN 3yo   118.50
43= Yellowglen Turnbull Stakes G1 2000   T I FLEMINGTON AUS 4+   118.50
46=  LONGINES Hong Kong Mile G1 1600   T M SHA TIN HK 3+   118.25
46= Coolmore Stud Stakes G1 1200   T S FLEMINGTON AUS 3yo   118.25
46= Stewards' Cup G1 1600   T M SHA TIN HK 3+   118.25
49= Chairman's Sprint Prize G1 1200   T S SHA TIN HK 3+   118.00
49= Darley T J Smith Stakes G1 1200   T S RANDWICK AUS 3+   118.00
49= Darley Yorkshire Oaks G1 2400 1 1/2 T L YORK GB 3+ F&M 118.00
49= Las Vegas Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile G1 1600 1 D M SANTA ANITA USA 3+   118.00
49= Qatar Prix du Moulin de Longchamp G1 1600   T M CHANTILLY FR 3+   118.00
49= Woodward Stakes G1 1800 1 1/8 D M SARATOGA USA 3+   118.00
55= Charter Keck Cramer Moir Stakes G1 1200   T S MOONEE VALLEY AUS 3+   117.75
55= Darley July Cup G1 1200 6f T S NEWMARKET GB 3+   117.75
55= Schweppes All Aged Stakes G1 1400   T M RANDWICK AUS 3+   117.75
58= Coolmore Nunthorpe Stakes G1 1000 5f T S YORK GB 2+   117.50
58= Coral-Eclipse G1 2010 1 1/4 T I SANDOWN PARK GB 3+   117.50
58= QIPCO 2000 Guineas Stakes G1 1600 1 T M NEWMARKET GB 3yo   117.50
58= Shadwell Turf Mile Stakes G1 1600 1 T M KEENELAND USA 3+   117.50
58= Tenno Sho (Spring) G1 3200   T E KYOTO JPN 4+   117.50
58= Whitney Stakes G1 1800 1 1/8 D M SARATOGA USA 3+   117.50
64= Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Turf G1 2000 1 1/4 T I SANTA ANITA USA 3+ F&M 117.25
64= Canterbury Stakes G1 1300   T S RANDWICK AUS 3+   117.25
64= J & B Met  G1 2000   T I KENILWORTH SAF 3+   117.25
64= Emirates Stakes (ex  Mackinnon Stakes) G1 2000   T I FLEMINGTON AUS 3+   117.25
64= Pastorius - Grosser Preis von Bayern G1 2400   T L MUNICH GER 3+   117.25
64= Prix du Jockey Club G1 2100   T L CHANTILLY FR 3yo   117.25
70= BMW Australian Derby G1 2400   T L RANDWICK AUS 3yo   117.00
70= BMW Caulfield Cup G1 2400   T L CAULFIELD AUS 3+   117.00
70= Grand Prix de Saint-Cloud G1 2400   T L SAINT-CLOUD FR 4+   117.00
70= LONGINES Queen Elizabeth Stakes G1 2000   T I RANDWICK AUS 3+   117.00
70= Queen's Silver Jubilee Cup G1 1400   T M SHA TIN HK 3+   117.00
70= St James's Palace Stakes G1 1600 1 T M ASCOT GB 3yo   117.00
70= Xpressbet.com Preakness Stakes G1 1900 1 1/8 D I PIMLICO USA 3yo   117.00
77= Darley Classic G1 1200   T S FLEMINGTON AUS 3+   116.75
77= Dubai Turf Sponsored by DP World G1 1800   T M MEYDAN UAE 4+   116.75
77= Emirates Melbourne Cup  G1 3200   T E FLEMINGTON AUS 3+   116.75
77= First Lady Stakes G1 1600 1 T M KEENELAND USA 3+ F&M 116.75
77= Italktravel Futurity Stakes G1 1400   T M CAULFIELD AUS 3+   116.75
77= Personal Ensign Stakes G1 2000 1 1/4 D I SARATOGA USA 3+ F&M 116.75
77= Woodford Reserve Manhattan Stakes G1 2000 1 1/4 T I BELMONT PARK USA 4+   116.75
84=  Mile Championship G1 1600   T M KYOTO JPN 3+   116.50
84= Al Quoz Sprint Sponsored by Meydan Hotels & Hospitality G1 1000   T S MEYDAN UAE 3+   116.50
84= Black Caviar Lightning  G1 1000   T S FLEMINGTON AUS 3+   116.50
84= Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby G1 2400 1 1/2 T L CURRAGH IRE 3yo   116.50
84= Prix Jean Prat G1 1600   T M CHANTILLY FR 3yo   116.50
84= Ricoh Woodbine Mile Stakes G1 1600 1 T M WOODBINE CAN 3+   116.50
84= Tokyo Daishoten G1 2000   D I OHI JPN 3+   116.50
84= Travers Stakes G1 2000 1 1/4 D I SARATOGA USA 3yo   116.50
92= Jockey Club Gold Cup Stakes G1 2000 1 1/4 D I BELMONT PARK USA 3+   116.25
92= Joe Hirsch Turf Classic Stakes G1 2400 1 1/2 T L BELMONT PARK USA 3+   116.25
92= Ladbrokes C. F. Orr Stakes G1 1400   T M CAULFIELD AUS 3+   116.25
92= Maker's 46 Mile Stakes G1 1600 1 T M KEENELAND USA 4+   116.25
92= Santa Anita Handicap G1 2000 1 1/4 D I SANTA ANITA USA 4+   116.25
92= Sky  Racing Rosehill Guineas  G1 2000   T I ROSEHILL AUS 3yo   116.25
92= Vanity Mile Stakes G1 1800 1 1/8 D M SANTA ANITA USA 3+ F&M 116.25
99= Champions Cup G1 1800   D M CHUKYO JPN 3+   116.00
99= Citi Hong Kong Gold Cup G1 2000   T I SHA TIN HK 3+   116.00
99= Clark Handicap presented by Norton Healthcare G1 1800 1 1/8 D M CHURCHILL DOWNS USA 3+   116.00
99= Gold Cup In Honour of The Queen's 90th Birthday G1 4000 2 1/2 T E ASCOT GB 4+   116.00
99= Mitchelton Wines William Reid Stakes G1 1200   T S MOONEE VALLEY AUS 3+   116.00
99= QIPCO British Champions Filly & Mare Stakes G2 2400   T L ASCOT GB 3+ F&M 116.00
99= QIPCO British Champions Sprint Stakes G1 1200 6f T S ASCOT GB 3+   116.00
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