Steve Crist at Daily Racing Form believes the International Federation of Horseracing Authorities (IFHA) wasn’t seeing straight when it released its rankings of the best racehorses in the world. He wrote:
“Did anyone at the federation actually watch the Breeders’ Cup? Horses who, in the eyes of the Europeans, were supposed to win laughing because they had been finishing close behind Sea the Stars failed to assert this presumed superiority time and time again. Mastercraftsman, Rip Van Winkle, and Delegator, each of whom finished second to Sea the Stars by just 1 or 1 1/2 lengths earlier this year, all were badly beaten in three different races. Yet Rip Van Winkle is rated better than Zenyatta and Youmzain is as good as Rachel Alexandra?”
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