Hoorah for Harbinger.

If you’re a British racing fan, as I am, this news came as no big surprise.

HARBINGER was crowned as the top performer of 2010 in the U.K. after the World Thoroughbred Rankings were released.

Harbinger was undefeated in four starts last season, culminating in an 11 length win in the King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes.

Pretty good race horse, I’d say.

He did not race again after sustaining a leg injury following that Ascot demolition job, eventually being retired and sold to stud in Japan.

The British Horseracing Authority’s head handicapper, Phil Smith said,  “I suspect Sea The Stars was a better horse than we were able to rate him, but 135 is absolutely sound. Harbinger is the highest-rated four-year-old since 1978 and Alleged, although some three-year-olds have been higher subsequently.”

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