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Rating The Best

Official Merit Ratings for 4yo's and older

What A Winter

What A Winter tops the S. African list of 4yo and older colts with 124 Merit Rating

Merit Ratings for the new season

The Official Merit Ratings of horses 4yo and older increased across the board.

South Africa now has, or so it seems, some of the best horses in the international racing world. Judge for yourself, from the Merit Ratings published for the new season.

Via Africa

Via Africa gets the official top rating for Fillies & Mares

What A Winter tops the SA official list published by the National Horse Racing Authority, with a Merit Rating of 124. That puts him on par with international Dawn Approach and Military Attack.

In the Fillies & Mares list of 4yo and older, Via Africa (Merit Rating 120)  touches off Cherry On The Top and Beach Beauty

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On the World’s Best Racehorse Rankings – Shea Shea currently flies the SA flag with a rating of 120. Click here to view the International List




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1 comment on “Rating The Best

  1. aglaird says:

    The “International” status afforded our South African Grade 1 races needs a serious review. To classify our Grade 1 races as “International” for the sake of the stud book is not necessary, when anyone looks at a South African pedigree its hard to believe they will equate a SA Grade 1 with say an English Group 1. Furthermore when someone is fortunate enough to acquire a racehorse in South Africa that is good enough to campaign overseas (having won a Grade 1) then you are lumped with a Group 1 penalty and there is a strong likelihood that said horse will be set to concede weight to opponents of superior ability when racing in a conditions race let alone a handicap. If anyone can inform me of the reason we need “International” status to our Grade 1 races please reply.

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