01/16/2014 5:15PM

Black Caviar, Treve top-ranked World Thoroughbred Rankings for 2013


Black Caviar and Treve were the highest-rated horses in the world during 2013, according to the year-end publication of the World Thoroughbred Rankings by the International Federation of Horseracing Authorities.

The rankings, published several times annually, rate performances in individual races. Black Caviar, the Australian sprint sensation who was retired unbeaten in 25 starts, achieved a top rating of 130 on two occasions, while Treve, the brilliant French 3-year-old filly, earned the number through her romping victory in the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe.

Wise Dan was easily the highest-rated North American horse on the list, tying Orfevre for third with a rating of 129 from his course-record-setting performance in the Woodbine Mile. Animal Kingdom was rated 125 on the strength of his Dubai World Cup victory, while Mucho Macho Man’s Breeders’ Cup Classic also produced a rating of 125.

The complete final 2013 rankings can be found online at http://www.ifhaonline.org/resources/2013Rankings/2013_LWBRR.asp