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Undefeated Triple Crown winner Justify (red and yellow jockey silks) leads at the top of the stretch en route to winning the Belmont Stakes on June 9. (Eclipse Sportswire)

Each week members of the media around the country vote on the nation's top racehorses, many of which 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 as we've reached the midpoint of the season with the Triple Crown races behind us. 

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AMERICA'S TOP THOROUGHBREDS as of June 18

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1. 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

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

Next race: TBD, possibly the betfair.com Haskell Invitational Stakes, July 29, Monmouth Park 


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2. Accelerate

Owner: Hronis Racing

Trainer: John Sadler

Jockey: Victor Espinoza

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

Previous race: 1st, Gold Cup at Santa Anita Stakes, May 26, Santa Anita Park

Next race: TBD, possibly the TVG Pacific Classic Stakes, Aug. 18, Del Mar 


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3. West Coast

Owners: Gary and Mary West

Trainer: Bob Baffert

Jockey: Javier Castellano

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

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

Next race: TBD 


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4. Unique Bella

Owner: Don Alberto Stable

Trainer: Jerry Hollendorfer

Jockey: Mike Smith

2018 stats: 3 starts – 2 wins – 1 second – 0 thirds

Previous race: 1st, Beholder Mile Stakes, June 2, Santa Anita Park

Next race: Clement Hirsch Stakes, July 29, Del Mar


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5. Mind Your Biscuits (1 first-place vote)

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: 3 starts – 1 win – 2 seconds – 0 thirds

Previous race: 2nd, Runhappy Metropolitan Handicap, June 9, Belmont Park

Next race: TBD, possibly Saginaw Stakes, July 1, Belmont Park, or Whitney Stakes, August 4, Saratoga Race Course 


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6. Bee Jersey

Owner: Charles Fipke

Trainer: Steve Asmussen

Jockey: Ricardo Santana Jr.

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

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

Next race: TBD 


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7. Abel Tasman

Owners: China Horse Club and Clearsky Farms

Trainer: Bob Baffert

Jockey: Mike Smith

2018 stats: 2 starts – 1 win – 0 seconds – 0 thirds

Previous race: 1st, Ogden Phipps Stakes, June 9, Belmont Park

Next race: TBD, possibly the Personal Ensign Invitational Stakes, Aug. 25, Saratoga Race Course


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8. City of Light

Owners: Mr. and Mrs. William Warren Jr.

Trainer: Michael McCarthy

Jockey: Drayden Van Dyke

2018 stats: 3 starts – 2 wins – 0 seconds – 1 third

Previous race: 3rdGold Cup at Santa Anita Stakes, May 26, Santa Anita Park

Next race: TBD 


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9. Monomoy Girl

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

Trainer: Brad Cox

Jockey: Florent Geroux

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

Previous race: 1st, Acorn Stakes, June 9, Belmont Park

Next race: TBD, possibly the Coaching Club American Oaks, July 22, Saratoga Race Course


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10. Army Mule

Owner: St. Elias Stable

Trainer: Todd Pletcher

Jockey: Joe Bravo

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

Previous race: 1st, Carter Handicap, April 7, Aqueduct

Next race: TBD 

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