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Last year's Breeders' Cup Sprint runner-up Imperial Hint enters this year's Sprint on a three-race winning streak.
Last year's Breeders' Cup Sprint runner-up Imperial Hint enters this year's Sprint on a three-race winning streak. (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. With less than four weeks remaining until the Breeders' Cup, find out the latest top racehorse rankings below. 

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AMERICA'S TOP THOROUGHBREDS as of October 8

Accelerate
Eclipse Sportswire

1. Accelerate (7 first-place votes)

Owner: Hronis Racing

Trainer: John Sadler

Jockey: Joel Rosario

2018 stats: 6 starts, 5 wins – 1 second – 0 thirds

Last race: 1stAwesome Again Stakes, Sept. 29 at Santa Anita Park

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


Justify
Eclipse Sportswire

2. Justify (24 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.


Mind Your Biscuits
Eclipse Sportswire

3. 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: Tyler Gaffalione

2018 stats: 5 starts, 2 wins – 3 seconds – 0 thirds

Last race: 1st, Lukas Classic, Sept. 29 at Churchill Downs

Next race: Either the Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile, TwinSpires Breeders' Cup Sprint, or Breeders' Cup Classic, all Nov. 3 at Churchill Downs


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: 6 starts, 5 wins – 1 second – 0 thirds

Last race: 2nd, Cotillion Stakes, Sept. 22 at Parx Racing

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


Catholic Boy
Eclipse Sportswire

5. 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


Imperial Hint
Eclipse Sportswire

6. Imperial Hint (1 first-place vote)

Owner: Raymond Mamone

Trainer: Luis Carvajal Jr.

Jockey: Javier Castellano

2018 stats: 5 starts, 4 wins – 0 seconds – 0 thirds

Last race: 1st, Vosburgh Stakes, Sept. 29 at Belmont Park

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


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


West Coast
Eclipse Sportswire

8. West Coast

Owner: Gary and Mary West

Trainer: Bob Baffert

Jockey: Mike Smith

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

Last race: 2nd, Awesome Again Stakes, Sept. 29 at Santa Anita Park

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


Catalina Cruiser
Eclipse Sportswire

9. Catalina Cruiser

Owner: Hronis Racing

Trainer: John Sadler

Jockey: Drayden Van Dyke

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

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

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


Sistercharlie
Eclipse Sportswire

10. 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: Maker's Mark Breeders' Cup Filly and Mare Turf, Nov. 3 at Churchill Downs

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