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Accelerate won his sixth race in seven 2018 starts on Saturday when he captured the Breeders' Cup Classic.
Accelerate won his sixth race in seven 2018 starts on Saturday when he captured the Breeders' Cup Classic. (Eclipse Sportswire)

Each week members of the media around the country vote on the nation's top racehorses, many of whom raced in the Breeders' Cup World Championships at Churchill Downs this past weekend, in the NTRA Top Thoroughbred Poll. Find out the final 2018 top racehorse rankings below. 

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AMERICA'S TOP THOROUGHBREDS as of November 5

Accelerate
Eclipse Sportswire

1. Accelerate (24 first-place votes)

Owner: Hronis Racing

Trainer: John Sadler

Jockey: Joel Rosario

2018 stats: 7 starts, 6 wins – 1 second – 0 thirds

Last race: 1st, Breeders' Cup Classic, Nov. 3 at Churchill Downs

Next race: Pegasus World Cup, Jan. 26 at Gulfstream Park


Justify
Eclipse Sportswire

2. Justify (19 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.


Monomoy Girl
Eclipse Sportswire

3. Monomoy Girl

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

Trainer: Brad Cox

Jockey: Florent Geroux

2018 stats: 7 starts, 6 wins – 1 second – 0 thirds

Last race: 1st, Longines Breeders' Cup Distaff, Nov. 3 at Churchill Downs

Next race:  TBD, possibly the Pegasus World Cup, Jan. 26 at Gulfstream Park


Sistercharlie
Eclipse Sportswire

4. Sistercharlie

Owner: Peter Brant

Trainer: Chad Brown

Jockey: John Velazquez

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

Last race: 1st, Maker's Mark Breeders' Cup Filly and Mare Turf, Nov. 3 at Churchill Downs

Next race:  TBD


Enable
Eclipse Sportswire

5. Enable (3 first-place votes)

Owner: Juddmonte Farms

Trainer: John Gosden

Jockey: Frankie Dettori

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

Last race: 1st, Longines Breeders' Cup Turf, Nov. 3 at Churchill Downs

Next race: TBD


City of Light
Eclipse Sportswire

6. City of Light

Owner: Mr. and Mrs. William K. Warren Jr.

Trainer: Michael McCarthy

Jockey: Javier Castellano

2018 stats: 5 starts, 3 wins – 1 second – 1 third

Last race: 1st, Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile, Nov. 3 at Churchill Downs

Next race: Possibly the Cigar Mile, Dec. 1 at Aqueduct 


Roy H
Eclipse Sportswire

7. Roy H

Owner: Rockingham Ranch and David Bernsen

Trainer: Peter Miller

Jockey: Paco Lopez

2018 stats: 5 starts, 3 wins – 1 second – 1 third

Last race: 1st, TwinSpires Breeders' Cup Sprint, Nov. 3 at Churchill Downs

Next race: TBD


Game Winner
Eclipse Sportswire

8. Game Winner

Owner: Gary and Mary West

Trainer: Bob Baffert

Jockey: Joel Rosario

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

Last race: 1st, Sentient Jet Breeders' Cup Juvenile, Nov. 3 at Churchill Downs

Next race: TBD


Newspaperofrecord
Eclipse Sportswire

9. Newspaperofrecord

Owner: Klaravich Stables

Trainer: Chad Brown

Jockey: Irad Ortiz Jr.

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

Last race: 1st, Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf, Nov. 3 at Churchill Downs

Next race: TBD


Yoshida
Eclipse Sportswire

10. Yoshida 

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

Trainer: Bill Mott

Jockey: Joel Rosario

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

Last race: 4th, Breeders' Cup Classic, Nov. 3 at Churchill Downs

Next race:  TBD, possibly the Pegasus World Cup, Jan. 26 at Gulfstream Park

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