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Our Justin’s World Class!

Mike de Kock in 25th position

SA champion trainer Justin Snaith has galloped into the top 30 on the TRC World Trainers’ Rankings after his dual Gr1 winning performance at the L’Ormarins Queen’s Plate Festival last weekend.

Justin saddled the winner of the L’Ormarins Queen’s Plate and the Paddock Stakes – both prestigious Gr1 events.

The Capetonian was also named TRC ‘Trainer Of The Week’.

The latest rankings show Snaith having improved by 25 positions from #53 to #28 on the log, currently led by the formidable Bob Baffert ahead of Aidan O’Brien, Charlie Appleby, Chad Brown and John Gosden.

Mike de Kock still leads the way in terms of local handlers (#25 from #30), while Brett Crawford (#50 from #48) is the other South African trainer with a top 50 position.

Among our owners, Gaynor Rupert’s Drakenstein Stud has moved into 50th position from #73 on the list led by Coolmore partners, while Anton Marcus (#25 from #29), is among the leaders on the Jockeys’ Log, led by Ryan Moore.

The TRC Global Rankings are a measure of an individual’s level of achievement over a rolling three-year period.

They are not based on prize money the individuals’ representatives have won but on the quality of the performances those runners have put up in Group and Graded races.

There are about 1450 qualifying races around the world every year.

See the full rankings here

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1 comment on “Our Justin’s World Class!

  1. David says:

    I understand the methodology behind the rankings but in reality I reckon that Mike is on par with the worlds best and Justin and a few other SA trainers are not far off them,, I think we are in our best ever era of trainers, no disrespect to trainers of the past who were on par with the best now but we have more top trainers now at this time than ever before

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