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Sir Winston earned a place in the top 10 with his Belmont Stakes win.
Sir Winston earned a place in the top 10 with his Belmont Stakes win. (Eclipse Sportswire)

Each week members of the media around the country vote on the nation's top contenders on the Triple Crown trail in the NTRA poll. Check out the final top 3-year-old rankings of 2019 below. Next week the rankings will include the top Thoroughbreds of all ages.

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AMERICA'S TOP THOROUGHBREDS as of June 10

Maximum Security
Eclipse Sportswire

1. Maximum Security (24 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 (8 first-place votes)

Owner: Gary Barber

Trainer: Mark Casse

Jockey: Tyler Gaffalione

2019 stats: 6 starts, 3 wins – 0 seconds – 0 thirds

Last race: 9th, Belmont Stakes, June 8 at Belmont Park

Next race:  TBD; long-term goal of Runhappy Travers Stakes, Aug. 24 at Saratoga Race Course


Tacitus
Eclipse Sportswire

3. Tacitus (8 first-place votes)

Owner: Juddmonte Farms

Trainer: Bill Mott

Jockey: Jose Ortiz

2019 stats: 4 starts, 2 wins – 1 second – 1 third

Last race: 2nd, Belmont Stakes, June 8 at Belmont Park

Next race: TBD; possibly the Jim Dandy Stakes, July 28, or Runhappy Travers Stakes, Aug. 24, both at Saratoga Race Course


Omaha Beach
Eclipse Sportswire

4. 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


Sir Winston
Eclipse Sportswire

5. Sir Winston

Owners: Tracy Farmer

Trainer: Mark Casse

Jockey: Joel Rosario

2019 stats: 5 starts, 1 win – 1 second – 0 thirds

Last race: 1st, Belmont Stakes, June 8 at Belmont Park

Next race: TBD; long-term goal of Runhappy Travers Stakes, Aug. 24 at Saratoga Race Course


Country House
Eclipse Sportswire

6. 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


Code of Honor
Eclipse Sportswire

7. 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
Coady Photography

8. 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; long-term goal of Runhappy Travers Stakes, Aug. 24 at Saratoga Race Course


Guarana
Eclipse Sportswire

9. Guarana

Owner: Three Chimneys Farm

Trainer: Chad Brown

Jockey: Jose Ortiz

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

Last race: 1st, Acorn Stakes, June 8 at Belmont Park

Next race: TBD


Owendale
Eclipse Sportswire

10. 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 Ohio Derby, June 22 at Thistledown

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