Cracksman joint-best racehorse of 2018 with Australia’s Winx

The 2018 Investec Coronation Cup winner Cracksman has been named the world’s joint-best racehorse globally last year in the LONGINES World’s Best Racehorse Rankings.

With a rating of 130, the Anthony Oppenheimer-owned Cracksman shares the honour of being the world’s best racehorse with superstar Australian mare Winx.

Trained by John Gosden and ridden on all four of his 2018 starts by Frankie Dettori, Cracksman won three Group 1 races between April and October.

After a stunning success in the Group 1 Prix Ganay at Longchamp in April, Cracksman was made to work in the Group 1 Investec Coronation Cup at Epsom Downs on June 1, when he got up close home to deny Salouen by a head. The Investec Coronation Cup was Cracksman’s only Group 1 success at a mile and a half.

After winning at Epsom Downs, Cracksman won a second Group 1, the QIPCO Champion Stakes, with a six-length victory at Ascot in October.

Retired to Dalham Hall Stud at the end of the year, the son of Frankel ended his career with eight wins from 11 starts, four of which came at Group 1 level.

In addition to his Investec Coronation Cup success, Cracksman also finished a close third in the 2017 Investec Derby and began his three-year-old career by winning the Investec Derby Trial at Epsom Downs.

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