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McCraken remained undefeated with a win in Saturday's Sam F. Davis Stakes. (Eclipse Sportswire)

Each week members of the media around the country vote on the nation's top contenders on the Triple Crown trail in the NTRA Top 3-year-Old Poll. Find the latest 2017 Top 3-Year-Old rankings below. 

AMERICA'S TOP 3-YEAR-OLD THOROUGHBREDS as of Feb. 13

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1. McCraken (18 first-place votes)

Owner: Whitham Thoroughbreds

Trainer: Ian Wilkes

Jockey: Brian Hernandez Jr.

2017 stats: 1 start, 1 win, 0 seconds, 0 thirds

Previous race: 1st, Sam F. Davis Stakes, Tampa Bay Downs, Feb. 11 

Next race: TBD


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2. Irish War Cry (6 first-place votes)

Owner: Isabelle de Tomaso

Trainer: Graham Motion

Jockey: Joel Rosario

2017 stats: 1 start, 1 win, 0 seconds, 0 thirds

Previous race: 1st, Lambholm South Holy Bull Stakes, Gulfstream Park, Feb. 4 

Next race: TBD


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3. Classic Empire (3 first-place votes)

Owner: John Oxley

Trainer: Mark Casse

Jockey: Julien Leparoux

2017 stats: 1 start, 0 wins, 0 seconds, 1 third

Previous race: 3rd, Lambholm South Holy Bull Stakes, Gulfstream Park, Feb. 4 

Next race: TBD


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4. Mastery (4 first-place votes)

Owner: Cheyenne Stables

Trainer: Bob Baffert

Jockey: Mike Smith

2017 stats: 0 starts, 0 wins, 0 seconds, 0 thirds

Previous race: 1st, Los Alamitos Futurity, Los Alamitos, Dec. 10

Next race: TBD


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5. El Areeb (1 first-place votes)

Owner: M M G Stables

Trainer: Cathal Lynch

Jockey: Trevor McCarthy

2017 stats: 2 starts, 2 wins, 0 seconds, 0 thirds

Previous race: 1st, Withers Stakes, Aqueduct, Feb. 4

Next race: TBD, possibly Gotham Stakes on March 4 or Wood Memorial Stakes on April 8, both at Aqueduct


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6. Unique Bella (5 first-place votes)

Owner: Don Alberto Stable

Trainer: Jerry Hollendorfer

Jockey: Mike Smith

2017 stats: 2 starts, 2 wins, 0 seconds, 0 thirds

Previous race: 1st, Las Virgenes Stakes, Santa Anita Park, Feb. 5

Next race: TBD, possibly the Santa Ysabel Stakes on March 4 or the Santa Anita Oaks on April 8, both at Santa Anita Park


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7. Gormley (2 first-place votes)

Owner: Jerry and Ann Moss

Trainer: John Shirreffs

Jockey: Victor Espinoza

2017 stats: 1 start, 1 win, 0 seconds, 0 thirds

Previous race: 1st, Sham Stakes, Santa Anita Park, Jan. 7

Next race: TBD, possibly San Felipe Stakes on March 11 at Santa Anita Park


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8. Mo Town (1 first-place vote)

Owner: Mrs. John Magnier, Michael Tabor, Derrick Smith and Team D

Trainer: Tony Dutrow

Jockey: John Velazquez

2017 stats: 0 starts, 0 wins, 0 seconds, 0 thirds

Previous race: 1st, Remsen Stakes, Aqueduct, Nov. 26

Next race: TBD, possibly Gotham Stakes, Aqueduct, March 4


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9. Practical Joke

Owner: Klaravich Stables and William Lawrence

Trainer: Chad Brown

Jockey: Joel Rosario

2017 stats: 0 starts, 0 wins, 0 seconds, 0 thirds

Previous race: 3rd, Sentient Jet Breeders' Cup Juvenile, Santa Anita Park, Nov. 5

Next race: TBD, possibly March 4 Gotham Stakes at Aqueduct or Fountain of Youth Stakes at Gulfstream Park


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10. Royal Mo

Owner: Jerry and Ann Moss

Trainer: John Shirreffs

Jockey: Victor Espinoza

2017 stats: 1 start, 1 win, 0 seconds, 0 thirds

Previous race: 1st, Robert B. Lewis Stakes, Santa Anita Park, Feb. 4

Next race: TBD

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