Each week members of the media around the country vote on the nation's top contenders on the Triple Crown trail in the NTRA poll. Check out the final top 3-year-old rankings of 2019 below. Next week the rankings will include the top Thoroughbreds of all ages.
He exuded brilliance from the moment he first set foot on a racetrack. He pummeled his opposition in front-running style, sprinting hard from the gate and daring his rivals to catch him. A brave few dared to challenge him, but none were able to lower his colors.
As the Belmont Stakes Presented by NYRA Bets gave way to a Flo Rida concert, the 2019 Triple Crown faded into the sunset, leaving behind the series' messiest controversy in about 50 years and a slew of unanswered questions.