A panel of international handicappers rated Bivouac’s win in the Group 1 Darley Sprint Classic at Flemington at the same level as Classique Legend’s success in The Everest.
Bivouac blitzed Nature Strip in a stunning Darley Sprint Classic win on November 7, which earned a 125 rating in the latest round of the International Federation of Horseracing Authorities rankings.
Classique Legend earned the same figure in The Everest at Randwick in October.
The duo’s victories made them the equal best sprinters in the world and propelled them to equal third in the Longines World’s Best Racehorse Rankings.
Bivouac and Classic Legend share the same international rating as Queen Elizabeth Stakes winner Classic Legend, star UK stayer Stradivarius and US galloper Tiz The Law.
Classique Legend’s win in The Everest shot him to the top of the world’s sprint ratings. Photo: Mark Evans/Getty Images.Source:Getty Images
Nature Strip was rated 124 while Sir Dragonet’s Cox Plate win earned him a rating of 121, a point ahead of the runner-up Armory.
Godolphin’s weight-for-age star Ghaiyyath was rated the world’s best racehorse when achieved a rating of 130 for his win in the Juddmonte International.
Ghaiyyath was retired to stud after pulling up with muscle soreness while preparing for the Breeders’ Cup in the US last month.
Dual Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe winner Enable finished her career with a rating of 124, the same rating as Japanese star Almond Eye.
Originally published asBivouac joins Legend at the summit
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