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Tacitus, right, is among the top Kentucky Derby contenders now training at Churchill Downs.
Tacitus, right, is among the top Kentucky Derby contenders now training at Churchill Downs. (Coady Photography)

Each week members of the media around the country vote on the nation's top contenders on the Triple Crown trail. With this year's prep races complete, 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. Check out the America's Best Racing collection here.


AMERICA'S TOP THOROUGHBREDS as of April 22

Omaha Beach
Eclipse Sportswire

1. Omaha Beach (27 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: Kentucky Derby presented by Woodford Reserve, May 4 at Churchill Downs


Roadster
Eclipse Sportswire

2. Roadster (3 first-place votes)

Owner: Speedway Stable

Trainer: Bob Baffert

Jockey: Florent Geroux

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

Last race: 1st, Santa Anita Derby, April 6 at Santa Anita Park

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


Tacitus
Eclipse Sportswire

3. Tacitus (4 first-place votes)

Owner: Juddmonte Farms

Trainer: Bill Mott

Jockey: Jose Ortiz

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

Last race: 1stWood Memorial Stakes presented by NYRA Bets, April 6 at Aqueduct

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


Game Winner
Coady Photography

4. Game Winner (3 first-place votes)

Owners: Gary and Mary West

Trainer: Bob Baffert

Jockey: Joel Rosario

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

Last race: 2ndSanta Anita Derby, April 6 at Santa Anita Park

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


improbable
Eclipse Sportswire

5. Improbable

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

Trainer: Bob Baffert

Jockey: Irad Ortiz Jr.

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

Last race: 2nd, Arkansas Derby, April 13 at Oaklawn Park

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


Maximum Security
Eclipse Sportswire

6. Maximum Security (1 first-place vote)

Owners: Gary and Mary West

Trainer: Jason Servis

Jockey: Luis Saez

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

Last race: 1st, Xpressbet Florida Derby, March 30 at Gulfstream Park

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


Vekoma
Eclipse Sportswire

7. Vekoma

Owner: R. A. Hill Stable and Gatsas Stable

Trainer: George Weaver

Jockey: Javier Castellano

2019 stats: 2 starts, 1 win – 0 seconds – 1 third

Last race: 1st, Toyota Blue Grass Stakes, April 6 at Keeneland

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


Code of Honor
Bob Coglianese/Gulfstream Park

8. Code of Honor

Owner: W.S. Farish

Trainer: Shug McGaughey

Jockey: John Velazquez

2018 stats: 3 starts, 1 win – 0 seconds – 1 third

Last race: 3rd, Xpressbet Florida Derby, March 30 at Gulfstream Park

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


War of Will
Eclipse Sportswire

9. 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


By My Standards
Eclipse Sportswire

10. By My Standards

Owner: Allied Racing Stable

Trainer: Bret Calhoun

Jockey: Gabriel Saez

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

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

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

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