World-Leading Trainers

32% of the turf horses rated above 120 in the world in 2021 were trained in Britain, highlighting the quality of racing and trainers on offer.

Number of British-trained turf horses rated ≥120

11

2017

13

2018

11

2019

14

2020

12

2021

Country trained in

Average no. of turf horses rated ≥120 (Since 2017)

Great Britain

12

Ireland

6

France

3

Australia

7

Hong Kong

3

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, unmatched by any other country.

Country trained in

Average no. turf horses rated ≥ 120 (Since 2017)

Great Britain

12 horses with 8 trainers

Australia

7 horses with 7 trainers

Japan

7 horses with 7 trainers

Hong Kong

3 horses with 3 trainers

Ireland

6 horses with 2 trainers

USA

2 horses with 2 trainers

France

3 horses with 3 trainers


Between 2019 and 2021

British-trained horses have dominated the Turf distance categories with a leading performer in four of the five categories, including top rated turf horses Enable & Crystal Ocean in 2019, Ghaiyyath in 2020 and Adayar & Mishriff in 2021.

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