Who are the big climbers in this week’s TRC Global Rankings?

Star team: owner George Strawbridge (right) has climbed 82 places in the TRC Global Rankings owners’ table after his filly Journey won at Ascot on Saturday. Trainer John Gosden (left) remained fourth in the trainers’ standings and jockey Frankie Dettori stayed second in the jockeys’ list. Photo: Steve Cargill/Racingfotos.com

Italian jockey Cristian Demuro, American owner George Strawbridge, Australian rider Blake Shinn and the rising ownership force that is the China Horse Club are among the most significant climbers in this week’s edition of the TRC Global Rankings, which are out today.

The rankings, which list the top 500 in the world in four categories - jockeys, trainers, owners and sires - based on their achievements over a rolling three-year period, were launched last week after almost three years in development.

The algorithm that drives the system uses results in all Group and Graded races in each of the major racing nations. That’s the last three runnings of each of around 1,450 races. Click here for a full explanation of how it all works.

Cristian Demuro, who is based in France, is the biggest points gainer of the week (9 pts) thanks largely to Group 1 and Group 3 victories in Italy on Sunday. He moves up 16 places in the jockeys’ standings to 69th.

Blake Shinn closed in on a top 10 place in the same table (up three to joint 12th) after a good day at Caulfield on Saturday, which included two Group-race wins.

One of those winners, on First Seal in the G2 Schweppes Tristarc Stakes, is owned by the China Horse Club, who have climbed to joint ninth in the owners’ standings (from 13th).

George Strawbridge may be American but he has more runners in Britain, and he shoots up the owners’ standings from joint 158 to joint 76 after the impressive win of his 4-year-old Journey in the G1 British Champions Fillies and Mares Stakes at Ascot on Champions Day on Saturday.

Biggest climbers of the week are Japanese owner Kazuhiro Susaki (280 to 130), whose 3-year-old Deep Impact filly Vivlos won the G1 Shuka Sho at Kyoto on Sunday, and British-based Palestinian owner Dr Marwan Koukash (359 to 220), helped by a fine effort in second of his Oasis Dream gelding Growl in the G1 Champions Sprint at Ascot. Growl’s trainer, Richard Fahey, moves up eight places to 51 in the trainers’ rankings. Race winner The Tin Man’s trainer, James Fanshawe, climbs 12 places to 64.

Leading movers in the sires’ table are English Channel (84 to 64), who stands at Calumet Farm in Kentucky and whose Al’s Gal won the G1 E.P. Taylor Stakes at Woodbine on Sunday, and second-season sire Wootton Bassett (166 to 132), who stands in France and is the sire of Almanzor, Saturday’s G1 Champion Stakes winner at Ascot.  

Almanzor is credited with the world’s best performance of the week (129) by Racing Post Ratings, which are a key component of the algorithm on TRC Global Rankings.

Of course, the higher in the standings individuals are, the more the algorithm expects them to achieve, which explains why Dubawi appears to have made little progress, remaining in second spot in the sires’ table, despite winning a Group 1 (with Journey) and a Group 2 at Ascot on Champions Day and taking Sunday’s Grade 1 Pattison Canadian International at Woodbine (with the French-trained Erupt).

Please note that a few partnerships, including Kennet Valley Thoroughbreds and Middleham Park Racing, have had discretely recorded results concatenated this week. A change has also been made to unify the many forms of Almanzor's owner, Antonio Caro

There are also a few other minor changes to some ownerships as part of an ongoing review with our data provider, the Racing Post. These have resulted in the rankings being rescaled by a point. Note that previous rankings have been retrospectively modified to reflect all the minor changes made this week."

Click here to see a full list of the leading climbers.

Click here for the list of winners of all races that counted towards the standings last week.

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