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Lankan Rupee Heads Classifications
With the new racing season of 2014/15 underway, the ANZ Classifications have been released reflecting the best individual performances by horses during the recently concluded racing year in Australia and New Zealand. The highest rating for an individual performance during the season was 123 achieved by the Mick Price-trained Lankan Rupee, making him the current highest ranking sprinter in the world. Atlantic Jewel was the leading older mare achieving a rating of 122 for winning the Gr1 Memsie Stakes, which also made her the leading mile performer, while Dundeel equalled that performance of 122 by winning the showpiece event of the inaugural The Championships - the $4 million Queen Elizabeth Stakes at Randwick in the autumn. That rating easily made Dundeel the highest rated New Zealand trained horse. Cox Plate winner Shamus Award was the leading 3YO on 118 points, while the Committee could not split the performances of star fillies Earthquake and Mossfun who shared top 2YO honours with a rating of 114.