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War of Will vindicated a troubled Derby trip with a win in the Preakness Stakes.
War of Will vindicated a troubled Derby trip with a win in the Preakness Stakes. (Eclipse Sportswire)

Each week members of the media around the country vote on the nation's top contenders on the Triple Crown trail. With the second leg of the Triple Crown completed, find out the latest 2019 top 3-year-old rankings as we look to the Belmont Stakes.

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AMERICA'S TOP THOROUGHBREDS as of May 20

Maximum Security
Eclipse Sportswire

1. Maximum Security (21 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; major goal of betfair.com Haskell Invitational, July 20 at Monmouth Park


War of Will
Eclipse Sportswire

2. War of Will (18 first-place votes)

Owner: Gary Barber

Trainer: Mark Casse

Jockey: Tyler Gaffalione

2019 stats: 5 starts, 3 wins – 0 seconds – 0 thirds

Last race: 1st, Preakness Stakes, May 18 at Pimlico

Next race: Belmont Stakes, June 8 at Belmont Park


Omaha Beach
Eclipse Sportswire

3. Omaha Beach (6 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

4. Country House

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


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


Code of Honor
Eclipse Sportswire

6. 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


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; possibly the Belmont Stakes, June 8 at Belmont Park


Serengeti Empress
Eclipse Sportswire

8. 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: Acorn Stakes, June 8 at Belmont Park


Owendale
Eclipse Sportswire

9. Owendale

Owner: Rupp Racing

Trainer: Brad Cox

Jockey: Florent Geroux

2019 stats: 4 starts, 2 wins – 0 seconds – 1 thirds

Last race: 3rd, Preakness Stakes, May 18 at Pimlico

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


Improbable
Eclipse Sportswire

10. Improbable

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

Trainer: Bob Baffert

Jockey: Mike Smith

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

Last race: 6th, Preakness Stakes, May 18 at Pimlico

Next race: TBD

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