Breeders’ Cup Classic Rankings for July 9

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Preservationist (right) makes his debut at No. 3 on the list after winning the Suburban Stakes on Saturday.
Preservationist (right) makes his debut at No. 3 this week after winning the Suburban Stakes on Saturday. (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 July 9

McKinzie
Eclipse Sportswire

1. McKinzie

Owners: Karl Watson, Mike Pegram and Paul Weitman

Trainer: Bob Baffert

Jockey: Mike Smith

2019 stats: 4 starts – 1 win – 3 seconds – 0 thirds

Last race: 2nd, Runhappy Metropolitan Handicap, June 8 at Belmont Park

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


Thunder Snow
Eclipse Sportswire

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: Whitney Stakes, Aug. 3 at Saratoga Race Course


Preservationist
Eclipse Sportswire

3. Preservationist

Owners: Centennial Farms

Trainer: Jimmy Jerkens

Jockey: Junior Alvarado

2019 stats: 4 starts, 3 wins – 0 seconds – 1 third

Last race: 1st, Suburban Stakes, July 6 at Belmont Park

Next race: TBD


Vino Rosso
Eclipse Sportswire

4. Vino Rosso 

Owners: Repole Stable and St. Elias Stable

Trainer: Todd Pletcher

Jockey: John Velazquez

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

Last race: 1st, Gold Cup at Santa Anita, May 27 at Santa Anita Park

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


Seeking the Soul
Eclipse Sportswire

5. 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, Aug. 17 at Del Mar


Catholic Boy
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


Gift Box
Eclipse Sportswire

7. 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


Omaha Beach
Eclipse Sportswire

8. 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 Aug. 25 Shared Belief Stakes at Del Mar


Gunnevera
Eclipse Sportswire

9. Gunnevera

Owner: Margoth

Trainer: Antonio Sano

Jockey: Emisael Jaramillo

2019 stats: 2 starts – 0 firsts – 0 seconds – 1 third

Last race: 3rd, Dubai World Cup Sponsored by Emirates Airline, March 30 at Meydan

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


Catalina Cruiser
Eclipse Sportswire

10. Catalina Cruiser

Owner: Hronis Racing

Trainer: John Sadler

Jockey: Joel Rosario

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

Last race: 1st, True North Stakes, June 7 at Belmont Park

Next race: TBD

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