Mike de Kock’s recent Gr1 SA Classic winner Hawwaam is ranked at joint tenth position on the first edition of the LONGINES World’s Best Racehorse Rankings for 2019.
The 3yo son of Silvano is the youngest horse in the top 10.
Hawwaam’s half-brother Rainbow Bridge (Ideal World) and the 3yo National Park (Gimmethegreenlight) are at joint 14th position.
The LONGINES World’s Best Racehorse Rankings for 3yos and upwards, which raced between 1st January 2019 – 10th March 2019, features three well-known names at the top.
BEAUTY GENERATION (NZ) , CITY OF LIGHT (USA)  and WINX (AUS)  are equally rated for their efforts at the beginning of the year.
Winx, the co-2018 Longines World’s Best Racehorse, has continued her winning ways. Her victories in 2019 include the Tab Gr1 Chipping Norton Stakes and Gr2 The Star Apollo Stakes and she has now won 31 consecutive races overall.
Beauty Generation has remained dominant in Hong Kong, taking The Gr1 Stewards’ Cup in January and The Gr1 Queen’s Silver Jubilee Cup in February.
City of Light, meanwhile, finished his career by winning the Gr1 Pegasus World Cup Invitational Stakes and has retired to stud.
Several other runners have also already reached the 120 mark early into the year. HAPPY CLAPPER (AUS)  sits in the fourth spot just behind the leaders after finishing second to Winx in both of their meetings in 2019.
Five horses are ranked joint fifth.
In Hong Kong, BEAT THE CLOCK (AUS)  won The Gr1 Centenary Sprint Cup before finishing second to Beauty Generation in The Queen’s Silver Jubilee Cup, while EXULTANT (IRE)  was victorious in The Gr1 Citi Hong Kong Gold Cup and Gr3 Centenary Vase (G3).
In Australia, TRAPEZE ARTIST (AUS)  took the Gr1 Canterbury League Club Stakes, and SANTA ANA LANE (AUS)  was fifth in the Gr1 Seppelt Wines Newmarket Handicap In the United States, ROY H (USA)  won the Gr2 Palos Verdes Stakes..