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Triple Crown winner Justify remains the No. 2-ranked horse in the country.
Triple Crown winner Justify remains the No. 2-ranked horse in the country. (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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AMERICA'S TOP THOROUGHBREDS as of September 17

Accelerate
Eclipse Sportswire

1. Accelerate (8 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


Justify
Eclipse Sportswire

2. Justify (29 first-place votes)

Owner: 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.


Diversify
Eclipse Sportswire

3. Diversify (2 first-place votes)

Owner: 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: Jockey Club Gold Cup Stakes, Sept. 29 at Belmont Park


Monomoy Girl
Eclipse Sportswire

4. Monomoy Girl

Owner: 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:  Cotillion Stakes, Sept. 22 at Parx Racing


Abel Tasman
Eclipse Sportswire

5. Abel Tasman 

Owner: China Horse Club and Clearsky Farms

Trainer: Bob Baffert

Jockey: Mike Smith

2018 stats: 3 starts, 2 wins – 0 seconds – 0 thirds

Last race: 1st, Personal Ensign Invitational Stakes, Aug. 25 at Saratoga Race Course

Next race: Either Zenyatta Stakes, Sept. 29 at Santa Anita Park, or Longines Breeders' Cup Distaff, Nov. 3 at Churchill Downs


Catholic Boy
Eclipse Sportswire

6. Catholic Boy

Owner: Robert LaPenta, Madaket Stables, Siena Farm, and Twin Creeks Racing Stables

Trainer: Jonathan Thomas

Jockey: Javier Castellano

2018 stats: 5 starts, 3 wins – 1 second – 0 thirds

Last race: 1st, Runhappy Travers Stakes, Aug. 25 at Saratoga Race Course

Next race: Breeders' Cup Classic, Nov. 3 at Churchill Downs


Yoshida
Eclipse Sportswire

7. Yoshida 

Owner: WinStar Farm, China Horse Club International, et al.

Trainer: Bill Mott

Jockey: Joel Rosario

2018 stats: 4 starts, 2 wins – 0 seconds – 0 thirds

Last race: 1st, Woodward Stakes presented by NYRA Bets, Sept. 1 at Saratoga Race Course

Next race: TBD


Sistercharlie
Eclipse Sportswire

8. Sistercharlie

Owner: 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


Catalina Cruiser
Eclipse Sportswire

9. Catalina Cruiser

Owner: Hronis Racing

Trainer: John Sadler

Jockey: Joel Rosario

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

Last race: 1st, Pat O'Brien Stakes, Aug. 26 at Del Mar

Next race: Las Vegas Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile, Nov. 3 at Churchill Downs


Mind Your Biscuits
Eclipse Sportswire

10. Mind Your Biscuits

Owner: 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: Lukas Classic, Sept. 29 at Churchill Downs

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