America's Best Horses for Aug. 3

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Thousand Words (right) leads the field including Honor A. P. (left) into the homestretch en route to winning the Aug. 1 Shared Belief Stakes at Del Mar. (Eclipse Sportswire)

Each week members of the media around the country vote on the nation's top contenders on the Triple Crown and Kentucky Oaks trails in the NTRA Top Thoroughbred Poll. Find out the latest 2020 top 3-year-old rankings below.


AMERICA'S TOP THOROUGHBREDS as of Aug. 3

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1. Tiz the Law (40 first-place votes)

Owner: Sackatoga Stable

Trainer: Barclay Tagg

Jockey: Manuel Franco

2020 record: 3 starts – 3 wins – 0 seconds – 0 thirds

Last race: 1st, Belmont Stakes presented by NYRA Bets, June 20 at Belmont Park

Next race: Runhappy Travers Stakes, Aug. 8 at Saratoga Race Course


BENOIT photo

2. Honor A. P. 

Owner: C R K Stable

Trainer: John Shirreffs

Jockey: Mike Smith

2020 record: 3 starts – 1 win – 2 seconds – 0 thirds

Last race: 2nd, Shared Belief Stakes, Aug. 1 at Del Mar

Next race: Kentucky Derby Presented by Woodford Reserve, Sept. 5 at Churchill Downs


Bill Denver/EQUI-PHOTO

3. Authentic

Owners: SF Racing, Starlight Racing, Madaket Stables, Frederick Hertrich III, John Fielding, and Golconda Stables

Trainer: Bob Baffert

Jockey: Drayden Van Dyke

2020 record: 4 starts – 3 wins – 1 second – 0 thirds

Last race: 1st, TVG.com Haskell Stakes, July 18 at Monmouth Park

Next race: Kentucky Derby Presented by Woodford Reserve, Sept. 5 at Churchill Downs


Coady Photography

4. Art Collector

Owner: Bruce Lunsford

Trainer: Tom Drury Jr. 

Jockey: Brian Hernandez Jr.

2020 record: 3 starts  – 3 wins – 0 seconds – 0 thirds

Last race: 1st, Toyota Blue Grass Stakes, July 11 at Keeneland Race Course

Next race: Ellis Park Derby, Aug. 9 at Ellis Park


BENOIT photo

5. Uncle Chuck

Owners: Karl Watson, Michael Pegram, and Paul Weitman

Trainer: Bob Baffert

Jockey: Luis Saez

2020 record: 2 starts – 2 wins – 0 seconds – 0 thirds

Last race: 1st, Los Alamitos Derby, July 5 at Los Alamitos

Next race: Runhappy Travers Stakes, Aug. 8 at Saratoga Race Course


BENOIT photo

6. Thousand Words

Owners: Albaugh Family Stables and Spendthrift Farm

Trainer: Bob Baffert

Jockey: Abel Cedillo

2020 record: 5 starts – 2 wins – 1 second – 0 thirds

Last race: 1st, Shared Belief Stakes, Aug. 1 at Del Mar

Next race: Kentucky Derby Presented by Woodford Reserve, Sept. 5 at Churchill Downs


Bill Denver/EQUI-PHOTO

7. Ny Traffic

Owners: John Fanelli, Cash is King, LC Racing and Paul Braverman

Trainer: Saffie Joseph Jr.

Jockey: Paco Lopez

2020 record: 5 starts – 1 win – 3 seconds – 1 third

Last race: 2ndTVG.com Haskell Stakes, July 18 at Monmouth Park

Next race: Kentucky Derby Presented by Woodford Reserve, Sept. 5 at Churchill Downs


Eclipse Sportswire

8. King Guillermo

Owner: Victoria's Ranch

Trainer: Juan Carlos Avila

Jockey: Samy Camacho

2020 record: 2 starts – 1 win – 1 second – 0 thirds

Last race: 2nd, Arkansas Derby, May 2 at Oaklawn Park

Next race: Kentucky Derby Presented by Woodford Reserve, Sept. 5 at Churchill Downs


Coady Photography

9. Swiss Skydiver

Owner: Peter Callahan

Trainer: Kenny McPeek

Jockey: Mike Smith

2020 record: 6 starts  – 3 wins – 1 second – 1 third

Last race: 2nd, Toyota Blue Grass Stakes, July 11 at Keeneland Race Course

Next race: Either Longines Kentucky Oaks, Sept. 4 or Kentucky Derby Presented by Woodford Reserve, Sept. 5 at Churchill Downs


Joe Labozzetta/NYRA Photo

10. Gamine

Owner: Michael Lund Petersen

Trainer: Bob Baffert

Jockey: John Velazquez

2020 record: 3 starts – 3 wins – 0 seconds – 0 thirds

Last race: 1st, Longines Acorn Stakes, June 20 at Belmont Park

Next race: Longines Test Stakes, Aug. 8 at Saratoga Race Course

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