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Beach Patrol burst onto the rankings with his Joe Hirsch Turf Classic win on Sept. 30. (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 only a few weeks remaining until the Breeders' Cup, find the latest top racehorse rankings below.

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AMERICA'S TOP THOROUGHBREDS as of Oct. 2

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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. 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


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4. West Coast (1 first-place vote)

Owner: Gary and Mary West

Trainer: Bob Baffert

Jockey: Mike Smith

2017 stats: 8 starts, 6 wins, 2 seconds, 0 thirds

Previous race: 1st, Pennsylvania Derby, Parx Racing, Sept. 23

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


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5. 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: Breeders' Cup Filly and Mare Turf, Del Mar, Nov. 4


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6. 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: Longines Breeders' Cup Distaff, Del Mar, Nov. 3


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7. Beach Patrol

Owner: James Covello, Sheep Pond Partners, and Head of Plains Partners

Trainer: Chad Brown

Jockey: Joel Rosario

2017 stats: 6 starts, 2 wins, 1 second, 1 third

Previous race: 1st, Joe Hirsch Turf Classic, Belmont Park, Sept. 30

Next race: Longines Breeders' Cup TurfDel Mar, Nov. 4


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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: TwinSpires Breeders' Cup SprintDel Mar, Nov. 4


Mor Spirit
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9. 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: Las Vegas Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile, Del Mar, Nov. 3


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10. World Approval

Owner: Live Oak Plantation

Trainer: Mark Casse

Jockey: John Velazquez

2017 stats: 5 starts, 4 wins, 0 seconds, 0 thirds

Previous race: 1st, Woodbine Mile, Woodbine, Sept. 16

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

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