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2018 TVG Pacific Classic winner Accelerate has moved into the top position in the latest NTRA poll of America’s Best Thoroughbreds. (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 Churchill Downs  on Nov. 2-3, in the NTRA Top Thoroughbred Poll. Find out the latest top racehorse rankings below. 

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1. Accelerate (6 first-place votes)

Owner: Hronis Racing

Trainer: John Sadler

Jockey: Joel Rosario

2018 stats: 5 starts, 4 wins – 1 second – 0 thirds

Last race: 1st, TVG Pacific Classic Stakes, Aug. 18 at Del Mar 

Next race: Awesome Again Stakes, Sept. 29 at Santa Anita Park

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2. Justify (31 first-place votes)

Owners: WinStar Farm, China Horse Club, Head of Plains Partners, and Starlight Racing

Trainer: Bob Baffert

Jockey: Mike Smith

2018 stats: 6 starts, 6 wins – 0 seconds – 0 thirds

Last race: 1st, Belmont Stakes Presented by NYRA Bets, June 9 at Belmont Park

Next race: None; he has been retired from racing.

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3. Diversify (1 first-place vote)

Owners: Lauren Evans and Ralph Evans

Trainer: Rick Violette Jr.

Jockey: Irad Ortiz Jr.

2018 stats: 4 starts, 3 wins – 0 seconds – 0 thirds

Last race: 1stWhitney Stakes, Aug. 4 at Saratoga Race Course

Next race: TBD, possibly Jockey Club Gold Cup Stakes, Sept. 29 at Belmont Park

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4. Monomoy Girl

Owners: Michael Dubb, Monomoy Stables, The Elkstone Group and Bethlehem Stables

Trainer: Brad Cox

Jockey: Florent Geroux

2018 stats: 5 starts, 5 wins – 0 seconds – 0 thirds

Last race: 1stCoaching Club American Oaks, July 22 at Saratoga Race Course

Next race:  TBD, possibly Cotillion Stakes, Sept. 22 at Parx Racing

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5. Good Magic

Owner: e Five Racing Thoroughbreds and Stonestreet Stables

Trainer: Chad Brown

Jockey: Jose Ortiz

2018 stats: 5 starts, 2 wins – 1 second – 1 third

Last race: 1st, Haskell Invitational, July 29 at Monmouth Park

Next race: Runhappy Travers Stakes, Aug. 25 at Saratoga Race Course

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6. Mind Your Biscuits

Owners: Shadai Farm, J Stables, Head of Plains Partners, M. Scott Summers, Daniel Summers, Chad Summers and Michael Kismer

Trainer: Chad Summers

Jockey: Joel Rosario

2018 stats: 4 starts, 1 win – 3 seconds – 0 thirds

Last race: 2nd, Whitney Stakes, Aug. 4 at Saratoga Race Course

Next race: TBD, possibly the Woodward Stakes, Sept. 1 at Saratoga Race Course

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7. Unique Bella 

Owner: Don Alberto Stable

Trainer: Jerry Hollendorfer

Jockey: Mike Smith

2018 stats: 4 starts, 3 wins – 1 second – 0 thirds

Last race: 1st, Clement Hirsch Stakes, July 29 at Del Mar

Next race: None; she was retired from racing on Aug. 18.

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8. Sistercharlie

Owners: Peter Brant

Trainer: Chad Brown

Jockey: John Velazquez

2018 stats: 4 starts, 3 wins – 1 second – 0 thirds

Last race: 1st, Beverly D. Stakes, Aug. 11 at Arlington International Racecourse

Next race: TBD, possibly the Flower Bowl Stakes, Oct. 7 at Belmont Park

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9. West Coast (1 first-place vote)

Owners: Gary and Mary West

Trainer: Bob Baffert

Jockey: Javier Castellano

2018 stats: 2 starts, 0 wins – 2 seconds – 0 thirds

Last race: 2nd, Dubai World Cup Sponsored by Emirates Airline, March 31 at Meydan Racecourse

Next race: TBD 

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10. Bee Jersey

Owner: Charles Fipke

Trainer: Steve Asmussen

Jockey: Ricardo Santana Jr.

2018 stats: 4 starts, 4 wins – 0 seconds – 0 thirds

Last race: 1st, Runhappy Metropolitan Handicap, June 9 at Belmont Park

Next race: TBD

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