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Timeform's Greatest Racehorses

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Timeform ratings on the Flat stretch right back to the first Racehorses annual, which came out in 1948, and over jumps to the time of the first jumps Black Books in the early-60s. More recently they have included all the best horses in the world, not just those that have raced in Britain. You can now read in-depth profiles on Timeform's greatest racehorses.

Timeform ratings express in terms of pounds the level of form a horse has shown. On the Flat they range from below 30 for bad performers to over 130 for the real top-notchers. Over jumps the range is from below 60 to over 165. Horses without recent rateable form appear as a dash.

Great care is taken to keep the level of Timeform ratings consistent from one season to the next (after due allowance has been made for various factors that might alter the overall picture), so that comparisons between different generations can be made.

A horse that achieves a rating of 140 or higher on the Flat can be considered among the greats of the Timeform era. Similarly, only a very few horses are awarded a rating of 175 or more over hurdles or 182 or more over fences.

 

Timeform's Greatest Racehorses - Flat 

  
Highest Timeform Annual Ratings (Flat 3yo+)
147 Frankel
145 Sea-Bird
144 Brigadier Gerard, Tudor Minstrel
142 Abernant, Ribot
141 Mill Reef
140 Dancing Brave, Dubai Millennium, Harbinger, Sea The Stars, Shergar, Vaguely Noble
139 Arrogate, Generous, Pappa Fourway, Reference Point

 

Timeform's Greatest Racehorses - Hurdlers

  
Highest Timeform Annual Ratings (Jumps - Hurdlers)
182 Night Nurse
180 Istabraq, Monksfield
179 Persian War
178 Comedy of Errors, Le Sauvignon
177 Lanzarote, Limestone Lad
176 Bird's Nest, Bula, Faugheen, Golden Cygnet
175 Baracouda, Gaye Brief, Salmon Spray, Sea Pigeon

 

Timeform's Greatest Racehorses - Chasers

  
Highest Timeform Annual Ratings (Jumps - Chasers)
212 Arkle
210 Flyingbolt
192p Sprinter Sacre
191 Kauto Star, Mill House
187 Desert Orchid
186 Dunkirk
184 Burrough Hill Lad, Moscow Flyer, Long Run
183 Don Cossack, Master Oats
182 Azertyuiop, Best Mate, Captain Christy, Douvan, Carvill's Hill, Kicking KingSee More BusinessWell Chief
   

 

Timeform's Greatest Racehorses - Jumping Mares

   
  Highest Timeform Annual Ratings (Jumps - Mares)
173 Dawn Run
171 Anaglogs Daughter
170+ Annie Power
166 Dubacilla, Flakey Dove 
165 Lady Cricket, Lady Rebecca, Honeysuckle (profile to follow at end of career)
164 Quevega
162 Apple's Jade, Asian Maze
   

From time to time the question of how the merit of horses should be assessed arises, perhaps in the context of horses that show great consistency at the highest level without achieving a very high rating or when a horse with a single outstanding performance is rated among the best of its generation.

Hawk Wing's spectacularly one-sided victory in the 2003 Juddmonte Lockinge Stakes at Newbury, which he won by eleven lengths from Where Or When, was one occasion where Timeform's annual rating (136) met with criticism. Here's how we covered the topic in his essay in that year's Racehorses annual.

"Hawk Wing's performance in the Lockinge created plenty of debate, not least because it raised fundamental issues about how the merit of horses should be assessed. Many appear to think that handicapping is simply a matter of finding a horse which has run to form--a 'yardstick'--and basing the entire assessment of a race on this assumption...

It is just possible, of course, that Hawk Wing himself was the only horse to give his true running at Newbury and that he did not improve upon his previous efforts. Possible, but unlikely, taking everything, including his timefigure, into account. It could, on the other hand, be argued that our assessment of Hawk Wing is conservative, though his rating reflects a single performance and does not define him as the 'champion' of 2003. Other horses over the year, notably Falbrav, achieved a greater number of top-class performances.

According to some, not enough 'common sense' is used in deciding end-of-season ratings or rankings. One performance proves nothing, they say, and a horse like Hawk Wing should not be rated ahead of a horse so splendidly consistent as Falbrav. The ratings of a good number of the best horses in an annual like Racehorses are, after all, largely of academic rather than practical value. But handicapping in general could never be conducted this way.

Taking account of such attributes as toughness, consistency and versatility when rating horses would be penalising the very attributes that the critics themselves rightly hold so dear. The  connections of horses campaigned honestly and enterprisingly would be horrified if they thought these factors were being taken into account in the handicap marks allotted to their horses. Likewise there would be an outcry if a handicapper took the view that 'one performance proved nothing' and allowed a wide-margin winner to go unpenalised while it was given another chance to repeat that form."

Simon Rowlands also took a look at different ways of answering the question, Who Is The World's Best Racehorse? You can also find a discussion of the process we follow in arriving at ratings in "How Timeform Handicaps Horses."

 
 

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NOTTINGHAM 14:10

Tuesday 17 May
6. KING OF JUNGLE (IRE) 93
Tom Marquand silk Tom Marquand
Ed Walker
5. HOOKED ON YOU (IRE) 92
P. J. McDonald silk P. J. McDonald
K. R. Burke
8. DORA PENNY 92
William Buick silk William Buick jockey uplift
David Evans
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LATEST HORSE RACING RESULTS

20:30 KILLARNEY

1st Mr P. A. King silk 16. TROUBLED TIMES (IRE) 11/112
2nd Mr B. W. Harvey silk 14. HOT AS PEPPER (IRE) 22/123
3rd Mr H. C. Swan silk ¾ 6. MON COEUR (IRE) 11/43.75f
J: Mr P. A. King (5)  
14 ran. NRs: 1  17  18  19  4 
FULL RESULT

20:20 LEICESTER

1st Pierre-Louis Jamin silk 1. TOPANTICIPATION 16/54.2
2nd Daniel Tudhope silk 2. RICH DREAM (IRE) 10/111.9f
J: Pierre-Louis Jamin (3)  
All 4 ran.
FULL RESULT

20:10 WINDSOR

1st David Egan silk 4. HAARAR 11/82.37f
2nd Ben Curtis silk ¾ 6. BUXTED REEL (IRE) 11/112
J: David Egan  
T: Michael Bell  
7 ran. NRs: 8 
FULL RESULT

20:00 KILLARNEY

1st Miss A. B. O'Connor silk 1. STAND UP AND FIGHT (IRE) 7/42.75f
2nd Mr R. W. Barron silk 11 3. NA TRACHTALAI ABU (IRE) 15/28.5
3rd Mr P. J. O'Neill silk 21 6. SNUGSBOROUGH BENNY (IRE) 15/28.5
8 ran. NRs: 10  4 
FULL RESULT

19:50 LEICESTER

1st Sean Levey silk 5. PURE DREAMER 5/23.5f
2nd Rhys Clutterbuck silk ¾ 2. DREAM COMPOSER (FR) 11/43.75
3rd Jonathan Fisher silk 8. DARK SHOT 50/151
J: Sean Levey  
All 11 ran.
FULL RESULT

19:40 WINDSOR

1st Tom Marquand silk 7. ENSHRINE 2/91.22f
2nd Rob Hornby silk nk 11. SWEET FANTASY 7/18
3rd Hector Crouch silk 6. ELENA'S GIFT 10/111
J: Tom Marquand  
All 13 ran.
FULL RESULT

19:30 KILLARNEY

1st D. E. Mullins silk 4. RECITE A PRAYER (IRE) 11/26.5
2nd D. J. O'Keeffe silk 7. DARRENS HOPE (IRE) 5/16
3rd M. P. Walsh silk ½ 5. SHADY OPERATOR (IRE) 4/15jf
10 ran. NRs: 1  11  12  13  9 
FULL RESULT

19:20 LEICESTER

1st Daniel Tudhope silk 3. SHINING BLUE (IRE) 5/61.83f
2nd Benoit de la Sayette silk 5. DUKEDOM (IRE) 9/25.5
3rd Andrea Atzeni silk 4. DOUX ESPRIT (IRE) 15/28.5
8 ran. NRs: 6 
FULL RESULT

19:10 WINDSOR

1st Hollie Doyle silk 5. DANVILLE 7/24.5
2nd David Probert silk 1 1. FARASI LANE (IRE) 5/16
J: Hollie Doyle  
All 6 ran.
FULL RESULT
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