Final 2019 Breeders' Cup Classic Rankings

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McKinzie retains the top spot in the Breeders’ Cup Classic rankings with less than three weeks remaining before the World Championships commence at Santa Anita. (Viola Jasko/NYRA Photo)

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. 16


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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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. 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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Coady Photography

5. 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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6. Omaha Beach

Owner: Fox Hill Farms

Trainer: Richard Mandella

Jockey: Mike Smith

2019 stats: 5 starts – 4 wins – 1 second – 0 thirds

Last race: 1st, Santa Anita Sprint Championship, Oct. 5 at Santa Anita Park

Next race: TBD

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Coady Photography

7. Elate

Owners: Claiborne Farm and Adele Dilschneider

Trainer: Bill Mott

Jockey: Jose Ortiz

2019 stats: 6 starts – 2 firsts – 3 seconds – 1 third

Last race: 2nd, Juddmonte Spinster Stakes, Oct. 6 at Keeneland Race Course

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

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Eclipse Sportswire

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

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Coady Photography

9. Seeking the Soul

Owner: Charles Fipke

Trainer: Dallas Stewart

Jockey: John Velazquez

2019 stats: 6 starts – 1 first – 1 second – 1 third

Last race: 4th, Awesome Again Stakes, Sept. 28 at Santa Anita Park

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

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Coady Photography

10. Owendale

Owner: Rupp Racing

Trainer: Brad Cox

Jockey: Florent Geroux

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

Last race: 1st, Oklahoma Derby, Sept. 29 at Remington Park

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

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