World-Leading Trainers

30% of the turf horses rated above 120 in the world in 2020 were trained in Britain, highlighting the quality of racing and trainers on offer.

Number of British-trained turf horses rated ≥120

9

2015

10

2016

11

2017

13

2018

11

2019

14

2020

Country

Average no. of turf horses rated ≥120 (Since 2015)

Great Britain

11

Ireland

6

France

4

Australia

7

Hong Kong

4

Japan

7

USA

2

A deeper look at the World’s Best Racehorse rankings demonstrates that the British training ranks boast a strength and a depth in terms of the number of world-class trainers that is matched only by their Australian counterparts, and far exceeds that achieved by neighbouring European countries.

Country trained in

Average no. turf horses rated ≥ 115 (2015-2020)

Great Britain

46 horses with 24 trainers

Australia

46 horses with 24 trainers

Japan

34 horses with 20 trainers

Hong Kong

22 horses with 8 trainers

Ireland

21 horses with 8 trainers

USA

20 horses with 13 trainers

France

19 horses with 9 trainers


In both 2019 and 2020

British-trained horses dominated the Turf distance categories with a leading performer in four of the five categories, including Champion horse Ghiayyath in 2020 and co-champion horses Enable and Crystal Ocean in 2019.

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