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Keen Ice wins the Suburban Stakes to earn a place in the top 10. (Eclipse Sportswire)

Each week members of the media around the country vote on the nation's top racehorses, many of whom are aiming for the Breeders' Cup World Championships at Del Mar on Nov. 3-4, in the NTRA Top Thoroughbred Poll. With summer racing underway and Del Mar and Saratoga opening in just days, find out the latest top racehorse rankings below.

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AMERICA'S TOP THOROUGHBREDS as of July 10

(Eclipse Sportswire)

1. Arrogate (41 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: 3 starts, 2 wins, 1 second, 0 thirds

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: Delaware Handicap, Delaware Park, July 15 


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4. 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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5. 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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6. Mind Your Biscuits

Owner: J Stables, Head of Plains Partners, Summers, Summers, Kisber et al.

Trainer: Chad Summers

Jockey: Joel Rosario

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

Previous race: 1st, Belmont Sprint Championship, Belmont Park, July 8 

Next race: Forego Stakes, Saratoga, Aug. 26


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7. Shaman Ghost

Owner: Stronach Stables

Trainer: Jimmy Jerkens

Jockey: Javier Castellano

2017 stats: 4 starts, 2 wins, 2 seconds, 0 thirds

Previous race: 2nd, Suburban Handicap, Belmont Park, July 8 

Next race:  TBD


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8. 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, possibly Diana Stakes, Saratoga, July 22


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9. Lady Aurelia 

Owner: Stonestreet Stables, George Bolton and Peter Leidel

Trainer: Wesley Ward

Jockey: John Velazquez

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

Previous race: 1st, King's Stand Stakes, Ascot, June 20

Next race:  Coolmore Nunthorpe, York, Aug. 25


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10. Keen Ice

Owner: Donegal Racing and Calumet Farm

Trainer: Todd Pletcher

Jockey: Jose Ortiz

2017 stats: 3 starts, 1 wins, 0 seconds, 0 thirds

Previous race: 1st, Suburban Handicap, Belmont Park, July 8

Next race: Whitney Stakes, Saratoga, Aug. 5

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