Breeders' Cup Classic Rankings for Oct. 2

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Code of Honor (outside) and Vino Rosso, the winner and runner-up via disqualification in the Jockey Club Gold Cup, rank 2nd and 3rd in the latest Breeders’ Cup Classic standings. (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 Oct. 2


Eclipse Sportswire

1. McKinzie

Owners: Karl Watson, Mike Pegram and Paul Weitman

Trainer: Bob Baffert

Jockey: Mike Smith

2019 stats: 6 starts – 2 wins – 4 seconds – 0 thirds

Last race: 2nd,  Awesome Again Stakes, Sept. 28 at Santa Anita Park

Next race: Breeders' Cup Classic, Nov. 2 at Santa Anita Park

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Eclipse Sportswire

2. Code of Honor

Owner: Will Farish

Trainer: Shug McGaughey

Jockey: John Velazquez

2019 stats: 7 starts – 4 wins – 1 second – 1 third

Last race: 1st, Jockey Club Gold Cup Stakes, Sept. 28 at Belmont Park

Next race: Breeders' Cup Classic, Nov. 2 at Santa Anita Park

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Eclipse Sportswire

3. Vino Rosso 

Owners: Repole Stable and St. Elias Stable

Trainer: Todd Pletcher

Jockey: John Velazquez

2019 stats: 5 starts – 2 wins – 1 second – 1 third

Last race: 2nd,  Jockey Club Gold Cup Stakes, Sept. 28 at Belmont Park

Next race: Breeders' Cup Classic, Nov. 2 at Santa Anita Park

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Eclipse Sportswire

4. Elate

Owners: Claiborne Farm and Adele Dilschneider

Trainer: Bill Mott

Jockey: Jose Ortiz

2019 stats: 5 starts – 2 firsts – 2 seconds – 1 third

Last race: 2nd, Personal Ensign Stakes Presented by Lia Infiniti, Aug. 24 at Saratoga Race Course

Next race: Juddmonte Spinster Stakes, Oct. 6 at Keeneland Race Course

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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: 5 starts – 0 wins – 1 second – 1 third

Last race: 3rdWoodward Stakes presented by NYRA Bets, Aug. 31 at Saratoga Race Course

Next race: TBD, possibly the Breeders' Cup Classic, Nov. 2 at Santa Anita Park

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Eclipse Sportswire

6. Higher Power

Owner: H​​​​​ronis Racing

Trainer: John Sadler

Jockey: Flavien Prat

2019 stats: 8 starts – 3 wins – 1 second – 2 thirds

Last race: 3rdAwesome Again Stakes, Sept. 28 at Santa Anita Park

Next race: Breeders' Cup Classic, Nov. 2 at Santa Anita Park

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7. Mongolian Groom

Owner: Mongolian Stable

Trainer: Enebish Ganbat

Jockey: Abel Cedillo

2019 stats: 10 starts – 2 firsts – 1 second – 2 thirds

Last race: 1st, Awesome Again Stakes, Sept. 28 at Santa Anita Park

Next race: TBD

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8. Preservationist

Owner: Centennial Farms

Trainer: Jimmy Jerkens

Jockey: Junior Alvarado

2019 stats: 7 starts – 4 wins – 0 seconds – 1 third

Last race: 4thJockey Club Gold Cup Stakes, Sept. 28 at Belmont Park

Next race: TBD, possibly the Breeders' Cup Classic, Nov. 2 at Santa Anita Park

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Eclipse Sportswire

9. 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: TBD

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10. Tacitus

Owner: Juddmonte Farms

Trainer: Bill Mott

Jockey: Jose Ortiz

2019 stats: 7 starts – 2 wins – 3 seconds – 2 thirds

Last race: 3rd, Jockey Club Gold Cup Stakes, Sept. 28 at Belmont Park

Next race: TBD

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