Breeders' Cup Classic Rankings for Aug. 13

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Grade 1 winner Omaha Beach is training for a possible return to racing in the Aug. 25 Shared Belief Stakes at Del Mar and currently sits tenth in the rankings of Breeders' Cup Classic contenders. (Eclipse Sportswire)

Each week a 36-member panel of media members, horseplayers, and Breeders’ Cup World Championships officials release a poll tabulating their votes on the nation's top contenders for the 2019 Breeders’ Cup Classic.

The rankings are determined by each voter ranking their top 10 horses with points assigned on a descending 10-9-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1 basis. The poll is released each week to gauge rising and falling contenders leading up to the Breeders’ Cup Classic, scheduled for Nov. 2.

Breeders' Cup Classic Rankings for Aug. 13


Eclipse Sportswire

1. McKinzie

Owners: Karl Watson, Mike Pegram and Paul Weitman

Trainer: Bob Baffert

Jockey: Mike Smith

2019 stats: 5 starts – 2 wins – 3 seconds – 0 thirds

Last race: 1st, Whitney Stakes, Aug. 3 at Saratoga Race Course

Next race: TBD

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2. Thunder Snow

Owner: Godolphin

Trainer: Saeed bin Suroor

Jockey: Christophe Soumillon

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

Last race: 3rd, Runhappy Metropolitan Handicap, June 8 at Belmont Park

Next race: Woodward Stakes presented by NYRA Bets, Aug. 31 at Saratoga Race Course

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3. Maximum Security

Owners: Gary and Mary West

Trainer: Jason Servis

Jockey: Luis Saez

2019 stats: 6 starts – 4 wins – 1 second – 0 thirds

Last race: 1st, TVG.com Haskell Invitational Stakes, July 20 at Monmouth Park

Next race: Runhappy Travers Stakes, Aug. 24 at Saratoga Race Course

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4. Seeking the Soul

Owner: Charles Fipke

Trainer: Dallas Stewart

Jockey: John Velazquez

2019 stats: 4 starts – 1 win – 1 second – 1 third

Last race: 1st, Stephen Foster Stakes, June 15 at Churchill Downs

Next race: TVG Pacific Classic Stakes, Aug. 17 at Del Mar

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Eclipse Sportswire

5. Yoshida

Owners: China Horse Club, WinStar Farm, and Head of Plains Partners

Trainer: Bill Mott

Jockey: Joel Rosario

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

Last race: 2nd, Whitney Stakes, Aug. 3 at Saratoga Race Course

Next race: TBD

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Eclipse Sportswire

6. Catholic Boy

Owners: Robert LaPenta, Madaket Stables, Siena Farm and Twin Creeks Racing

Trainer: Jonathan Thomas

Jockey: Javier Castellano

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

Last race: 2nd, Suburban Stakes, July 6 at Belmont Park

Next race: Woodward Stakes presented by NYRA Bets, Aug. 31 at Saratoga Race Course

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Eclipse Sportswire

7. Game Winner

Owners: Gary and Mary West

Trainer: Bob Baffert

Jockey: Joel Rosario

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

Last race: 1st, Los Alamitos Derby, July 13 at Los Alamitos

Next race: Runhappy Travers Stakes, Aug. 24 at Saratoga Race Course

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Eclipse Sportswire

8. Vino Rosso 

Owners: Repole Stable and St. Elias Stable

Trainer: Todd Pletcher

Jockey: John Velazquez

2019 stats: 4 starts – 2 wins – 0 seconds – 1 third

Last race: 3rd, Whitney Stakes, Aug. 3 at Saratoga Race Course

Next race: TBD

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Eclipse Sportswire

9. Gift Box 

Owner: Hronis Racing

Trainer: John Sadler

Jockey: Joel Rosario

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

Last race: 4th, Stephen Foster Stakes, June 15 at Churchill Downs

Next race: TBD, possibly the Awesome Again Stakes, Sept. 28, Santa Anita Park

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Eclipse Sportswire

10. Omaha Beach

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, possibly the Shared Belief Stakes, Aug. 25 at Del Mar 

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