Timeform is the world leader in the rating of thoroughbred performances and has been the case for a very long time.
Racing and Sports has in its CEO Gary Crispe a highly respected analyst and handicapping expert. But also, he is the Australian representative of Timeform and regular discusses with Timeform in the UK, the various ratings given to horses around the world.
As well as news content and articles relating to various assessments about horses both domestically and internationally, this section has historical statistics from Australia, Season by Season summaries since the Year 2000, Global Rankings and current standings divided into Age Brackets.
Take some time and read the information to get an understanding of the comparison of the great horses in racing.
'Everyone’s calling it the ‘Clash Of The Titans’ between ourselves and Air Force Blue,' said Charlie Appleby. 'It will be exciting and it’s just what Ballydoyle against Godolphin clashes used to be like.'
The biggest battles might have been fought, but the war still rumbles on.
Flashing Speed continued his rise through the grades with a good win in the Tab.com.au Benchmark 72 Handicap (1250m) at Canterbury on Wednesday.
Having won on debut at Hawkesbury, the Anthony Cummings-trained runner settled third throughout before running on strongly in the straight to win by 1.5L over Bradbury Lad.
The precedent for the Dewhurst was set very early on. In fact, the first four winners of the race – first run in 1875 – went on to win a classic.
140 years and several tweaks of Newmarket’s racing calendar later, the Dewhurst still remains one of the defining races for two-year-old colts, and is one of the final chances to lay down a marker for the following year’s 2000 Guineas, not to mention one of the most suitable dry-runs.
Winx has secured yet another Group 1 win on her resume with an ultra-impressive victory in the Group 1 Epsom Handicap (1600m) at Royal Randwick on Saturday.
Taking her usual position at the tail of the field from the wide draw, The Chris Waller-trained runner got into the clear at the 300m, and under Hugh Bowman unleashed her customary turn of foot to claim an easy 2.3L win over Ecuador in second with Sons Of John in third.
According to the sources I can find, it took less than 48 hours after Denman won the 2007 Hennessy for the first claims to be made of a golden age for staying chasers.
The jumps crowd were on to it quickly. Commentators on Flat racing have been less so and, as a result, we are now arguably seven years into an unprecedented spell of quality from Europe’s middle-distance horses and yet I’ve seen no clamour- barely a stirring, in fact- to term this as any sort of ‘golden age’.
As Treve stands on the brink of history in Sunday’s Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe, Jamie Lynch looks at the wider issue of the march of the mares in modern-day racing.
And then you go and spoil it all by saying something stupid like there should be single-sex laboratories because the trouble with girls is that they tend to fall in love with male colleagues.
Wednesday’s meeting at Rosehill saw several handy winners come out the program but none more impressive than Hellbent in the Ranvet Benchmark 67 Handicap (1200m).
The Kurt Goldman-trained runner who was first up from a spell went forward to lead from the inside draw with Blake Shinn in the saddle, sprinting away in the straight to win by an impressive 4L over Le Romain.
Ben Fearnley looks ahead to Sunday's Prix de L'Arc de Triomphe and asks if any of Treve's rivals can beat her on a patch she has made her own.
The Arc has been the crowning glory of many of the great racing careers- from Ribot’s back-to-back wins in the ‘50s, to the valedictory successes of Sea-Bird and Dancing Brave over some of finest fields ever assembled and, more recently, the flourishes of Zarkava and Sea The Stars. A great middle-distance racehorse is lucky to get one such send-off, but Treve could be about to have her second- remember that she was briefly retired last year after winning the Arc for a second time.
● Historical Timeform Ratings - Australia
● 2yo's Timeform Ratings
● 3yo's Timeform Ratings
● 4yo's Timeform Ratings
● 5yo+ Timeform Ratings
● World Top Rated
● Global Rankings
Each day any horse from the top 20 Timeform Tables that is scheduled to race will be listed.
● Australia ● Europe
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