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Gun Runner and Florent Geroux after winning the Woodward Stakes at Saratoga. (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 Sept. 5

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1. Gun Runner (35 first-place votes)

Owner: Winchell Thoroughbreds and Three Chimneys Farm

Trainer: Steve Asmussen

Jockey: Florent Geroux

2017 stats: 5 starts, 4 wins, 1 second, 0 thirds

Previous race: 1st, Woodward Stakes, Saratoga, Sept. 2

Next race:  Breeders' Cup Classic, Del Mar, Nov. 4


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2. Arrogate (4 first-place votes)

Owner: Juddmonte Farms

Trainer: Bob Baffert

Jockey: Mike Smith

2017 stats: 4 starts, 2 wins, 1 second, 0 thirds

Previous race: 2nd, TVG Pacific Classic, Del Mar, Aug. 19

Next race:  Breeders' Cup Classic, Del Mar, Nov. 4


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3. Lady Eli

Owner: Sheep Pond Partners

Trainer: Chad Brown

Jockey: Irad Ortiz Jr.

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

Previous race: 1st, Ballston Spa, Saratoga, Aug. 26

Next race: Either the Flower Bowl Stakes, Belmont Park, Oct. 8 or Breeders' Cup Filly and Mare Turf, Del Mar, Nov. 4


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4. Collected

Owner: Speedway Stable

Trainer: Bob Baffert

Jockey: Martin Garcia

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

Previous race: 1st, TVG Pacific Classic, Del Mar, Aug. 19 

Next race:  TBD, possibly Awesome Again Stakes, Santa Anita Park, Sept. 30


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5. 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, possibly Zenyatta Stakes, Santa Anita Park, Sept. 30


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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


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7. West Coast (1 first-place vote)

Owner: Gary and Mary West

Trainer: Bob Baffert

Jockey: Mike Smith

2017 stats: 7 starts, 5 wins, 2 seconds, 0 thirds

Previous race: 1st, Travers Stakes, Saratoga, Aug. 26

Next race: TBD


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8. Drefong

Owner: Baoma Corporation

Trainer: Bob Baffert

Jockey: Mike Smith

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

Previous race: 1st, Forego Stakes, Saratoga, Aug. 26 

Next race: TBD


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9. Forever Unbridled

Owner: Charles Fipke

Trainer: Dallas Stewart

Jockey: Joel Rosario

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

Previous race: 1st, Personal Ensign Stakes, Saratoga, Aug. 26

Next race: Beldame Stakes, Belmont Park, Sept. 30


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10. Songbird

Owner: Fox Hill Farms

Trainer: Jerry Hollendorfer

Jockey: Mike Smith

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

Previous race: 2nd, Personal Ensign Stakes, Saratoga, Aug. 26

Next race: N/A; retired from racing

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