27/11/2018. Dettori Crowned Longines World’s Best Jockey 2018



Frankie Dettori | Racing Post

Frankie Dettori has been crowned the 2018 Longines World’s Best Jockey with 128 points, the International Federation of Horseracing Authorities (IFHA) announced on Monday. He will be honoured at a gala dinner during the Longines Hong Kong International Races at the Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre on Dec. 7. Dettori won eight of the world’s top 100 Group or Grade 1 races with five different horses: Cracksman (GB) (Frankel {GB}) saluted in the G1 Prix Ganay, G1 Coronation Cup, and G1 Champion S.; Without Parole (GB) (Frankel {GB}) scored in the G1 St James’s Palace S.; Stradivarius (Ire) (Sea The Stars {Ire}) was successful in the G1 Gold Cup; Enable (GB) (Nathaniel {Ire}) won the G1 Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe and GI Breeders’ Cup Turf; and the GI Breeders’ Cup Mile went the way of Expert Eye (GB) (Acclamation {GB}).

This is the second Longines World’s Best Jockey award for Dettori, who was 14 points in front of Oisin Murphy (114) and 16 in front of Ryan Moore (112). The scoring is based on performances in the 100 highest-rated top-level races with 12 points for a win, six points for second and four points for third between Dec. 1 of the previous year until Nov. 30 of the current year.

For the full standings, go to www.ifhaonline.org.

LONGINES, World’s Best Jockey (Leading Jockeys)
*** as of 25 November 2018 

View Complete Rankings

Jockey   Total Points
Lanfranco Dettori   128
Oisin Murphy   114
Ryan L. Moore   112
William T. Buick   106
Hugh Bowman   104
LONGINES World’s Best Racehorse Rankings (Leading Horses)
for 3yos and upwards which raced between 
1st January 2018 – 4th November 2018
(The next edition will be released on 23rd January 2019) 
Rank Horse Rating Trained
1 Cracksman (GB) 130 GB
1 Winx (AUS) 130 AUS
3 Gun Runner (USA) 128 USA
4 Poet’s Word (IRE) 127 GB
4 Roaring Lion (USA) 127 GB
6 Accelerate (USA) 126 USA
6 Beauty Generation (NZ) (ex Montaigne) 126 HK
6 Crystal Ocean (GB) 126 GB