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Undefeated Improbable is among trainer Bob Baffert's top Triple Crown hopefuls this year.
Undefeated Improbable is among trainer Bob Baffert's top Triple Crown hopefuls this year. (Eclipse Sportswire)

Each week members of the media around the country vote on the nation's top contenders on the Triple Crown trail. Find out the latest 2019 top 3-year-old rankings below. 

The weekly rankings are presented by Old Smoke Clothing, based in Saratoga Springs, N.Y., which is the official T-shirt of America's Best Racing.

AMERICA'S TOP THOROUGHBREDS as of Feb. 12

Game Winner
Eclipse Sportswire

1. Game Winner (28 first-place votes)

Owners: Gary and Mary West

Trainer: Bob Baffert

Jockey: Joel Rosario

2019 stats: 0 starts, 0 wins – 0 seconds – 0 thirds

Last race: 1st, Sentient Jet Breeders' Cup Juvenile, Nov. 2 at Churchill Downs

Next race: San Felipe Stakes, March 9 at Santa Anita Park


Improbable
Eclipse Sportswire

2. Improbable (1 first-place vote)

Owners: WinStar Farm, China Horse Club, and Starlight Racing

Trainer: Bob Baffert

Jockey: Drayden Van Dyke

2019 stats: 0 starts, 0 wins – 0 seconds – 0 thirds

Last race: 1st, Los Alamitos Cash Call Futurity, Dec. 8 at Los Alamitos

Next race: TBD


War of Will
Eclipse Sportswire

3. War of Will

Owner: Gary Barber

Trainer: Mark Casse

Jockey: Tyler Gaffalione

2019 stats: 1 start, 1 win – 0 seconds – 0 thirds

Last race: 1st, Lecomte Stakes, Jan. 19 at Fair Grounds

Next race: Risen Star Stakes, Feb. 16 at Fair Grounds


Mucho Gusto
Eclipse Sportswire

4. Mucho Gusto (1 first-place vote)

Owner: Michael Lund Petersen

Trainer: Bob Baffert

Jockey: Joe Talamo

2019 stats: 1 start, 1 win – 0 seconds – 0 thirds

Last race: 1st, Robert B. Lewis Stakes, Feb. 2 at Santa Anita Park

Next race: TBD


Instagrand
Eclipse Sportswire

5. Instagrand

Owner: OXO Equine

Trainer: Jerry Hollendorfer

Jockey: Drayden Van Dyke

2019 stats: 0 starts, 0 wins – 0 seconds – 0 thirds

Last race: 1st, Best Pal Stakes, Aug. 11 at Del Mar

Next race: TBD


Hidden Scroll
Adam Mooshian/Coglianese photo

6. Hidden Scroll

Owner: Juddmonte Farms

Trainer: Bill Mott

Jockey: Joel Rosario

2018 stats: 1 start, 1 win – 0 seconds – 0 thirds

Last race: 1st, maiden special weight race, Jan. 26 at Gulfstream Park

Next race: TBD


Signalman
Eclipse Sportswire

7. Signalman

Owners: Tommie Lewis, David Bernsen, and Magdalena Racing

Trainer: Kenny McPeek

Jockey: Brian Hernandez

2019 stats: 0 starts, 0 wins – 0 seconds – 0 thirds

Last race: 1st, Kentucky Jockey Club Stakes, Nov. 24 at Churchill Downs

Next race: Xpressbet.com Fountain of Youth Stakes, March 2 at Gulfstream Park


Gunmetal Gray
Eclipse Sportswire

8. Gunmetal Gray

Owners: Hollendorfer, Pearl Racing, and West Point Thoroughbreds

Trainer: Jerry Hollendorfer

Jockey: Mike Smith

2019 stats: 2 starts, 1 win – 1 second – 0 thirds

Last race: 2nd, Robert B. Lewis Stakes, Feb. 2 at Santa Anita Park

Next race: TBD


Tax
Eclipse Sportswire

9. Tax

Owners: R. A. Hill Stable, Reeves Thoroughbred Racing, Hugh Lynch, and Corms Racing Stable

Trainer: Danny Gargan

Jockey: Junior Alvarado

2019 stats: 1 start, 1 win – 0 seconds – 0 thirds

Last race: 1st, Withers Stakes, Feb. 2 at Aqueduct

Next race: TBD, possibly the Lambholm South Tampa Bay Derby, March 9 at Tampa Bay Downs or the Jeff Ruby Steaks, March 9 at Turfway Park


Harvey Wallbanger
Eclipse Sportswire

10. Harvey Wallbanger (1 first-place vote)

Owner: Harold Lerner, AWC Stables, Nehoc Stables, Scott Akman, and Paul Braverman

Trainer: Kenny McPeek

Jockey: Brian Hernandez Jr.

2019 stats: 1 start, 1 win – 0 seconds – 0 thirds

Last race: 1st, Fasig-Tipton Holy Bull Stakes, Feb. 2 at Gulfstream Park

Next race: TBD

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