BLACK Caviar rules the world as the highest rated horse in 2013.
When the first edition of the World Thoroughbred Rankings were released overnight there, perched atop the list was Black Caviar with a 130 mark.
The recently retired sprinting queen re-claimed her mark from last year with her wins in the appropriately named Black Caviar Lightning Stakes and TJ Smith Stakes, her last career start.
Black Caviar is the reigning world sprinting champion, stretching back to 2012; the highest rated mare/filly and the highest rated Australian horse since the introduction of the WTR in 2004.
The WTR, which reflect the ratings from November 1, 2012 until April 28, 2013, has Black Caviar one point clear American Wise Dan, winner of the Breeder’s Cup Mile.
Dubai World Cup hero Animal Kingdom is the third highest rated hose at 126.
Black Caviar’s little half brother All Too Hard is ranked equal 13th at 122, the same mark as Queen Elizabeth Stakes winner Reliable Man.
Pierro is the next Australian ranked horse at 121, one point higher than It’s A Dundeel whose 120 mark comes from his Rosehill Guineas/ATC Derby success.
Black Caviar’s stablemate Moment Of Change is also in the top 50 with a mark of 119, which he took with his Black Caviar Lightning Stakes and Newmarket Handicap starts.