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Gun Runner wins the Whitney Stakes at Saratoga on Aug. 5. (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 in full swing, find out the latest top racehorse rankings below.

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AMERICA'S TOP THOROUGHBREDS as of Aug. 7

Eclipse Sportswire

1. Arrogate (29 first-place votes)

Owner: Juddmonte Farms

Trainer: Bob Baffert

Jockey: Mike Smith

2017 stats: 3 starts, 2 wins, 0 seconds, 0 thirds

Previous race: 4th, TVG San Diego Handicap, Del Mar, July 22

Next race:  TVG Pacific Classic, Del Mar, Aug. 19


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2. Gun Runner (9 first-place votes)

Owner: Winchell Thoroughbreds and Three Chimneys Farm

Trainer: Steve Asmussen

Jockey: Florent Geroux

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

Previous race: 1st, Whitney Stakes, Saratoga, Aug. 5

Next race:  TBD, possibly Woodward Stakes, Saratoga, Sept. 2


Eclipse Sportswire

3. Songbird  (2 first-place votes)

Owner: Fox Hill Farms

Trainer: Jerry Hollendorfer

Jockey: Mike Smith

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

Previous race: 1st, Delaware Handicap, Delaware Park, July 15

Next race: TBD


Eclipse Sportswire

4. Stellar Wind

Owner: Hronis Racing

Trainer: John Sadler

Jockey: Victor Espinoza

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

Previous race: 1st, Clement L. Hirsch Stakes, Del Mar, July 30

Next race: TBD


Eclipse Sportswire

5. Lady Eli

Owner: Sheep Pond Partners

Trainer: Chad Brown

Jockey: Irad Ortiz Jr.

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

Previous race: 1st, Diana Stakes, Saratoga, July 22

Next race: Flower Bowl, Belmont Park, Oct. 8


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6. 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


Eclipse Sportswire

7. 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


Eclipse Sportswire

8. 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, possibly Woodward Stakes, Saratoga, Sept. 2


9. Abel Tasman

Owner: China Horse Club and Clearsky Farms

Trainer: Bob Baffert

Jockey: Mike Smith

2017 stats: 5 starts, 3 wins, 2 seconds, 0 thirds

Previous race: 1st, Coaching Club American Oaks,  Saratoga, July 23

Next race: TBD


Keeneland/Coady Photography

10. 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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