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Cutting Humor earned a place in the Kentucky Derby starting gate with his win in the Sunland Derby on March 24.
Cutting Humor earned a place in the Kentucky Derby starting gate with his win in the Sunland Derby on March 24. (Coady Photography)

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 March 25

Game Winner
Coady Photography

1. Game Winner (24 first-place votes)

Owners: Gary and Mary West

Trainer: Bob Baffert

Jockey: Joel Rosario

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

Last race: 2nd, Rebel Stakes, March 16 at Oaklawn Park

Next race: Santa Anita Derby, April 6 at Santa Anita Park


Improbable
Eclipse Sportswire

2. Improbable (7 first-place votes)

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

Trainer: Bob Baffert

Jockey: Drayden Van Dyke

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

Last race: 2nd, Rebel Stakes, March 16 at Oaklawn Park

Next race: Arkansas Derby, April 13 at Oaklawn Park


Code of Honor
Bob Coglianese/Gulfstream Park

3. Code of Honor (8 first-place votes)

Owner: W.S. Farish

Trainer: Shug McGaughey

Jockey: John Velazquez

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

Last race: 1st, Xpressbet Fountain of Youth Stakes, March 2 at Gulfstream Park

Next race: Xpressbet Florida Derby, March 30 at Gulfstream Park


Omaha Beach
Eclipse Sportswire

4. Omaha Beach (2 first-place votes)

Owners: Fox Hill Farms

Trainer: Richard Mandella

Jockey: Mike Smith

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

Last race: 1st, Rebel Stakes, March 16 at Oaklawn Park

Next race: Arkansas Derby, April 13 at Oaklawn Park


Long Range Toddy
Eclipse Sportswire

5. Long Range Toddy

Owners: Willis Horton Racing

Trainer: Steve Asmussen

Jockey: Jon Court

2019 stats: 3 starts, 1 win – 1 second – 1 third

Last race: 1st, Rebel Stakes, March 16 at Oaklawn Park

Next race: Arkansas Derby, April 13 at Oaklawn Park


Tacitus
Eclipse Sportswire

6. Tacitus

Owner: Juddmonte Farms

Trainer: Bill Mott

Jockey: Jose Ortiz

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

Last race: 1st, Lambholm South Tampa Bay Derby, March 9 at Tampa Bay Downs

Next race: TBD, either the Toyota Blue Grass Stakes, April 6 at Keeneland; the Wood Memorial Stakes presented by NYRA Bets, April 6 at Aqueduct; or the Arkansas Derby, April 13 at Oaklawn Park


Bourbon War
Adam Coglianese/NYRA

7. Bourbon War

Owners: Bourbon Lane Stable and Lake Star Stable

Trainer: Mark Hennig

Jockey: Irad Ortiz Jr.

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

Last race: 2nd, Xpressbet Fountain of Youth Stakes, March 2 at Gulfstream Park

Next race: Xpressbet Florida Derby, March 30 at Gulfstream Park


War of Will
Eclipse Sportswire

8. War of Will

Owner: Gary Barber

Trainer: Mark Casse

Jockey: Tyler Gaffalione

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

Last race: 9th, Louisiana Derby, March 23 at Fair Grounds

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


Cutting Humor
Coady Photography

9. Cutting Humor

Owner: Starlight Racing

Trainer: Todd Pletcher

Jockey: John Velazquez

2019 stats: 3 starts, 1 win – 1 second – 0 thirds

Last race: 1st, Sunland Derby, March 24 at Sunland Park

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


By My Standards
Eclipse Sportswire

10. By My Standards

Owners: Allied Racing Stable

Trainer: Bret Calhoun

Jockey: Gabriel Saez

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

Last race: 1st, Louisiana Derby, March 23 at Fair Grounds

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

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