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Hurricane Run Tops World Rankings
Recent French Gr1 Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe winner Hurricane Run "is the top-ranked horse on the International Federation Of Horseracing Authorities' latest World Thoroughbred Racehorse Rankings," reported thoroughbredtimes.com. Hurricane Run won the Arc by 2-lengths at Longchamp on October 2, after winning the Gr1 Irish Derby & French Gr2 Prix Niel. Retired US Gr1 Breeders' Cup Classic & Gr1 Metropolitan Handicap winner Ghostzapper "ranked 2nd after leading the poll in its previous installment on April 1". Irish Gr1 Champion Stakes winner Azamour & Arc runner-up Westerner tied for 3rd; & US Gr1 Preakness Stakes & Gr1 Belmont Stakes winner Afleet Alex, English Gr1 Epsom Derby winner Motivator & dual French classic winner Shamardal tied for 5th.