America's Best Horses for Feb. 24

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Thousand Words (blue silks) is among the top contenders on this year's Triple Crown trail.
Thousand Words (blue silks) is among the top contenders on this year's Triple Crown trail. (Eclipse Sportswire)

Each week members of the media around the country vote on the nation's top contenders on the Triple Crown trail in the NTRA Top Thoroughbred Poll. The poll will run weekly through June 6. Find out the latest 2020 top 3-year-old rankings below.


AMERICA'S TOP THOROUGHBREDS as of Feb. 24

Tiz the Law
Tiz the Law (Eclipse Sportswire)

1. Tiz the Law (24 first-place votes)

Owner: Sackatoga Stable

Trainer: Barclay Tagg

Jockey: Manuel Franco

2020 record: 1 start – 1 win – 0 seconds – 0 thirds

Last race: 1st, Holy Bull Stakes, Feb. 1 at Gulfstream Park

Next race: Xpressbet Florida Derby, March 28 at Gulfstream Park


Thousand Words
Thousand Words (Eclipse Sportswire)

2. Thousand Words (5 first-place votes)

Owners: Albaugh Family Stables and Spendthrift Farm

Trainer: Bob Baffert

Jockey: Flavien Prat

2020 record: 1 start – 1 win – 0 seconds – 0 thirds

Last race: 1st, Robert B. Lewis Stakes, Feb. 1 at Santa Anita Park

Next race: TBD, possibly the San Felipe Stakes, March 7 at Santa Anita Park


Nadal
Nadal (Eclipse Sportswire)

3. Nadal (2 first-place votes)

Owners: George Bolton, Arthur Hoyeau, Barry Lipman, and Mark Mathiesen

Trainer: Bob Baffert

Jockey: Joel Rosario

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

Last race: 1st, San Vicente Stakes, Feb. 9 at Santa Anita Park

Next race: Rebel Stakes, March 14 at Oaklawn Park


Sole Volante
Sole Volante (Eclipse Sportswire)

4. Sole Volante

Owners: Reeves Thoroughbred Racing, Andie Biancone, and Limelight Stables

Trainer: Patrick Biancone

Jockey: Luca Panici

2020 record: 2 starts – 1 win – 0 seconds – 1 third

Last race: 1st, Sam F. Davis Stakes, Feb. 8 at Tampa Bay Downs

Next race: TBD, possibly the Lambholm South Tampa Bay Derby, March 7 at Tampa Bay Downs


Authentic
Authentic (Eclipse Sportswire)

5. 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: 1 start – 1 win – 0 seconds – 0 thirds

Last race: 1st, Sham Stakes, Jan. 4 at Santa Anita Park

Next race: San Felipe Stakes, March 7 at Santa Anita Park


Dennis' Moment
Dennis' Moment (Eclipse Sportswire)

6. Dennis’ Moment

Owner: Albaugh Family Stables

Trainer: Dale Romans

Jockey: Flavien Prat

2020 record: unraced

Last race: 8th, TVG Breeders’ Cup Juvenile, Nov. 1 at Santa Anita Park

Next race: Fasig-Tipton Fountain of Youth Stakes, Feb. 29 at Gulfstream Park


Mr. Monomoy
Mr. Monomoy (Eclipse Sportswire)

7. Mr. Monomoy

Owners: Madaket Stables, Michael Dubb, and Doheny Racing Stable

Trainer: Brad Cox

Jockey: Florent Geroux

2020 record: 2 starts – 1 win – 0 seconds – 1 third

Last race: 1st, Risen Star Stakes Presented by Lamarque Ford (first division), Feb. 15 at Fair Grounds

Next race: TBD, possibly the Twinspires.com Louisiana Derby, March 21 at Fair Grounds or the Toyota Blue Grass Stakes, April 4 at Keeneland Race Course


Silver Prospector
Silver Prospector (Eclipse Sportswire)

8. Silver Prospector (2 first-place votes)

Owners: Ed Orr and Susie Orr

Trainer: Steve Asmussen

Jockey: Ricardo Santana Jr.

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

Last race: 1st, Southwest Stakes, Feb. 17 at Oaklawn Park

Next race: Rebel Stakes, March 14 at Oaklawn Park


Maxfield
Maxfield (Eclipse Sportswire)

9. Maxfield (1 first-place vote)

Owner: Godolphin

Trainer: Brendan Walsh

Jockey: Jose Ortiz

2020 record: unraced

Last race: 1st, Claiborne Breeders’ Futurity, Oct. 5 at Keeneland Race Course

Next race: TBD


Independence Hall
Independence Hall (Eclipse Sportswire)

10. Independence Hall

Owners: Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners, Twin Creeks Racing Stables, Kathleen Verratti, and Robert Verratti

Trainer: Michael Trombetta

Jockey: Jose Ortiz

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

Last race: 2nd, Sam F. Davis Stakes, Feb. 8 at Tampa Bay Downs

Next race: TBD

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