America's Best Horses for July 13

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Art Collector entered the July 13 NYRA Top 10 poll of America’s Best 3-year-old Thoroughbreds as the fourth-ranked horse after his impressive win in the July 11 Blue Grass Stakes at Keeneland. (Keeneland/Coady Photography)

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 July 13

Eclipse Sportswire

1. Tiz the Law (39 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. (1 first-place vote)

Owner: C R K Stable

Trainer: John Shirreffs

Jockey: Mike Smith

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

Last race: 1stRunhappy Santa Anita Derby, June 6 at Santa Anita Park

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


Eclipse Sportswire

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: 3 starts – 2 wins – 1 second – 0 thirds

Last race: 2nd, Runhappy Santa Anita Derby, June 6 at Santa Anita Park

Next race:  TVG.com Haskell Stakes, July 18 at Monmouth Park


Keeneland/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: TBD, possibly the Ellis Park Derby, Aug. 9 at Ellis Park


Ryan Thompson/Coglianese Photo

5. Dr Post

Owner: St. Elias Stable

Trainer: Todd Pletcher

Jockey: Irad Ortiz Jr.

2020 record: 3 starts – 2 wins – 1 second – 0 thirds

Last race: 2ndBelmont Stakes presented by NYRA Bets, June 20 at Belmont Park

Next race: TVG.com Haskell Stakes, July 18 at Monmouth Park


Coady Photography

6. 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


BENOIT photo

7. 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: TBD, possibly Shared Belief Stakes, Aug. 1 at Del Mar


Lauren KIng/Coglianese Photo

8. 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: TBD, eventual goal of Sept. 4 Longines Kentucky Oaks


Chelsea Durand/NYRA Photo

9. 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: TBD, eventual goal of Sept. 4 Longines Kentucky Oaks


Elsa Lorieul/NYRA Photo

10. Max Player

Owners: George Hall and SportBLX Thoroughbreds

Trainer: Linda Rice

Jockey: Joel Rosario

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

Last race: 3rdBelmont Stakes presented by NYRA Bets, June 20 at Belmont Park

Next race: TBD

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