Longines World Best Racehorse Awards Reward Participation
Well, the judgement has been rendered and those who needed to learn the verdict now know that for 2016, Wins war rated as the world’s third best racehorse.
The race that cemented her status was the 2016 Cox Plate, which was declared the world’s equal second-best race and the greatest in Australian thoroughbred racing history.
Well, isn’t it nice that somewhere, somehow, there are people who have the skill and resources to examine these sorts of things?
Could there possibly be an issue of bias based on immediacy, especially with regard to the 2016 Cox Plate earning the distinction of Australia’s best race ever?
Could the passing of a dozen years since Makybe Diva won her third Melbourne Cup have dimmed that achievement in the eyes of the judges?
For the record, the horses that beat Winx for the mostly ceremonial honour were Americans Arrogate and California Chrome. Arrogate received a rating of 134, surpassing California Chrome’s 133. Next came Winx at 132, setting her apart as the best mare and best turf horse.
In a few days’ time, Arrogate and California Chrome will hoof it out in Florida in the newly minted world’s richest race, The Pegasus World Cup in Florida.
Yanks with the proper video subscriptions will at least have an alternative to the most farcical annual sporting event staged on U.S. soil, the NFL Pro Bowl.