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Japan's Just A Way honoured as Longines World's Best Racehorse

Rated 130, Japan's JUST A WAY has been crowned as the 2014 Longines World's Best Racehorse.

Just A Way led the rankings for majority of 2014 on the strength of his dominant triumph in the Group 1 Dubai Duty Free Stakes.

Fellow Japanese runner, Epiphaneia, winner of The Japan Cup, was rated second at 129.

The honours, the second after the inaugural event held in Hong Kong in December 2013, were given by luxurious Swiss watchmaker Longines and the International Federation of Horseracing Authorities in London on Tuesday.

A unique group of horses were rated 127 and placed equal third. They were Hong Kong's Able Friend, Great Britain's Kingman and The Grey Gatsby, Irish trainee Australia and two-time South African Horse of the Year Variety Club.

The Longines World's Best Racehorse Rankings are established by international handicappers according to the performance of the horses in elite races.