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Justify’s Kentucky Derby heroics have catapulted him into the stratosphere of the world’s elite racehorses. The Longines IFHA World’s Best Horse Rankings were released after the Kentucky Derby triumph and provide Justify with a current rating of 124, a mark that ensures he is currently:

  • The world’s best three-year-old
  • The world’s equal best active dirt horse

Only Winx (130), the now retired Gun Runner (129) and Cracksman (125) stand ahead of the four-start veteran who only launched his career in February of this year. West Coast, also trained by Bob Baffert, shares the same rating.

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Justify is owned in partnership by WinStar Farm, China Horse Club, Head of Plains Partners and Starlight Racing. The syndicate’s “stablemate” Audible, is the equal 16th best horse in the world with a rating of 120 after his storming third to Justify in the Kentucky Derby.

The Longines IFHA World’s Best Horse Rankings are reflective of the performance of all horses, across all racing surfaces and jurisdictions between 1st January 2018 – 6th May 2018.


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