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Gun Runner wins the Stephen Foster to secure his No. 2-ranking. (Eclipse Sportswire)

Each week members of the media around the country vote on the nation's top racehorses, many of which are aiming for the Breeders' Cup World Championships at Del Mar on Nov. 3-4, in the NTRA Top Thoroughbred Poll. Find out the latest top racehorse rankings as we've reached the midpoint of the season with the Triple Crown races behind us. 

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AMERICA'S TOP THOROUGHBREDS as of June 19

Eclipse Sportswire

1. Arrogate (36 first-place votes)

Owner: Juddmonte Farms

Trainer: Bob Baffert

Jockey: Mike Smith

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

Previous race: 1st, Dubai World Cup, Meydan, March 25

Next race:  TVG San Diego Handicap, Del Mar, July 22


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2. Gun Runner

Owner: Winchell Thoroughbreds and Three Chimneys Farm

Trainer: Steve Asmussen

Jockey: Florent Geroux

2017 stats: 4 starts, 1 win, 1 second, 1 third

Previous race: 1st, Stephen Foster Handicap, Churchill Downs, June 17 

Next race:  TBD, possibly Whitney Stakes, Saratoga, Aug. 5


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3. Songbird

Owner: Fox Hill Farms

Trainer: Jerry Hollendorfer

Jockey: Mike Smith

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

Previous race: 1st, Ogden Phipps Stakes, Belmont Park, June 10

Next race: TBD; possibly Delaware Handicap, Delaware Park, July 15 or Clement L. Hirsch Stakes, Del Mar, July 30


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4. Shaman Ghost

Owner: Stronach Stables

Trainer: Jimmy Jerkens

Jockey: Javier Castellano

2017 stats: 3 starts, 2 wins, 1 second, 0 thirds

Previous race: 1st, Pimlico Special Handicap, Pimlico, May 19 

Next race: TBD


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5. Mor Spirit

Owner: Michael Lund Petersen

Trainer: Bob Baffert

Jockey: Mike Smith

2017 stats: 4 starts, 3 wins, 1 second, 0 thirds

Previous race: 1st, Mohegan Sun Metropolitan Handicap, Belmont Park, June 10 

Next race: TBD


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6. Stellar Wind

Owner: Hronis Racing

Trainer: John Sadler

Jockey: Victor Espinoza

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

Previous race: 1st, Beholder Mile, Santa Anita Park, June 3 

Next race: Clement L. Hirsch Stakes, Del Mar, July 30


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7. Lady Eli

Owner: Sheep Pond Partners

Trainer: Chad Brown

Jockey: Irad Ortiz Jr.

2017 stats: 2 starts, 1 win, 1 second, 0 thirds

Previous race: 1st, Gamely Stakes, Santa Anita Park, May 27

Next race: TBD


Lauren King/Coglianese photo

8. Neolithic

Owner: Starlight Racing

Trainer: Todd Pletcher

Jockey: John Velazquez

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

Previous race: 3rd, Dubai World Cup, Meydan, March 25

Next race: TBD


Eclipse Sportswire

9. Mind Your Biscuits

Owner: WinStar Farm and Don Alberto Stable

Trainer: Chad Summers

Jockey: Joel Rosario

2017 stats: 2 starts, 1 win, 1 second, 0 thirds

Previous race: 1st, Dubai Golden Shaheen Sponsored by Gulf News, Meydan, March 25 

Next race:  Belmont Sprint Championship, Belmont Park, July 8


Eclipse Sportswire

10. Connect 

Owner: Paul Pompa Jr.

Trainer: Chad Brown

Jockey: Irad Ortiz Jr.

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

Previous race: 1st, Westchester Stakes, Belmont Park, May 6

Next race:  TBD

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