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The stretch run of the 2019 Kentucky Derby.
The stretch run of the 2019 Kentucky Derby featured many of this week's top 10. (Eclipse Sportswire)

Each week members of the media around the country vote on the nation's top contenders on the Triple Crown trail. With a wild Kentucky Derby in the books, find out the latest 2019 top 3-year-old rankings as we look to the Preakness.

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AMERICA'S TOP THOROUGHBREDS as of May 13

Maximum Security
Eclipse Sportswire

1. Maximum Security (28 first-place votes)

Owners: Gary and Mary West

Trainer: Jason Servis

Jockey: Luis Saez

2019 stats: 4 starts, 3 wins – 0 seconds – 0 thirds

Last race: 17th, Kentucky Derby presented by Woodford Reserve, May 4 at Churchill Downs

Next race: TBD


Omaha Beach
Eclipse Sportswire

2. Omaha Beach (13 first-place votes)

Owner: Fox Hill Farms

Trainer: Richard Mandella

Jockey: Mike Smith

2019 stats: 4 starts, 3 wins – 1 second – 0 thirds

Last race: 1st, Arkansas Derby, April 13 at Oaklawn Park

Next race: TBD


Country House
Eclipse Sportswire

3. Country House (2 first-place votes)

Owner: Mrs. J.V. Shields Jr., E.J.M. McFadden Jr., and LNJ Foxwoods

Trainer: Bill Mott

Jockey: Flavien Prat

2019 stats: 5 starts, 2 wins – 1 second – 1 third

Last race: 1st, Kentucky Derby presented by Woodford Reserve, May 4 at Churchill Downs

Next race: TBD


Code of Honor
Keeneland/Coady Photography

4. Code of Honor

Owner: W.S. Farish

Trainer: Shug McGaughey

Jockey: John Velazquez

2018 stats: 4 starts, 1 win – 1 second – 1 third

Last race: 2nd, Kentucky Derby presented by Woodford Reserve, May 4 at Churchill Downs

Next race: Dwyer Stakes, July 6 at Belmont Park


Tacitus
Eclipse Sportswire

5. Tacitus

Owner: Juddmonte Farms

Trainer: Bill Mott

Jockey: Jose Ortiz

2019 stats: 3 starts, 2 wins – 0 seconds – 1 thirds

Last race: 3rd, Kentucky Derby presented by Woodford Reserve, May 4 at Churchill Downs

Next race: TBD, possibly the Belmont Stakes, June 8 at Belmont Park


Improbable
Eclipse Sportswire

6. Improbable

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

Trainer: Bob Baffert

Jockey: Irad Ortiz Jr.

2019 stats: 3 starts, 0 wins – 2 seconds – 0 thirds

Last race: 4th, Kentucky Derby presented by Woodford Reserve, May 4 at Churchill Downs

Next race: Preakness Stakes, May 18 at Pimlico


Game Winner
Eclipse Sportswire

7. Game Winner

Owners: Gary and Mary West

Trainer: Bob Baffert

Jockey: Joel Rosario

2019 stats: 3 starts, 0 wins – 2 seconds – 0 thirds

Last race: 5th, Kentucky Derby presented by Woodford Reserve, May 4 at Churchill Downs

Next race: TBD


War of Will
Eclipse Sportswire

8. War of Will

Owner: Gary Barber

Trainer: Mark Casse

Jockey: Tyler Gaffalione

2019 stats: 4 starts, 2 wins – 0 seconds – 0 thirds

Last race: 7th, Kentucky Derby presented by Woodford Reserve, May 4 at Churchill Downs

Next race: Preakness Stakes, May 18 at Pimlico


Serengeti Empress
Eclipse Sportswire

9. Serengeti Empress

Owner: Joel Politi

Trainer: Tom Amoss

Jockey: Jose Ortiz

2019 stats: 3 starts, 2 wins – 0 seconds – 0 thirds

Last race: 1st, Longines Kentucky Oaks, May 3 at Churchill Downs

Next race: TBD


Roadster
Eclipse Sportswire

10. Roadster

Owner: Speedway Stable

Trainer: Bob Baffert

Jockey: Florent Geroux

2019 stats: 3 starts, 2 wins – 0 seconds – 0 thirds

Last race: 15th, Kentucky Derby presented by Woodford Reserve, May 4 at Churchill Downs

Next race: TBD

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