America's Best Horses for June 8

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Honor A. P. moved up to No. 2 this week after winning the Santa Anita Derby Saturday.
Honor A. P. moved up to No. 2 this week after winning the Santa Anita Derby Saturday. (BENOIT photo)

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. Find out the latest 2020 top 3-year-old rankings below.


AMERICA'S TOP THOROUGHBREDS as of June 8

Tiz the Law
Eclipse Sportswire

1. Tiz the Law (31 first-place votes)

Owner: Sackatoga Stable

Trainer: Barclay Tagg

Jockey: Manuel Franco

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

Last race: 1st, Curlin Florida Derby, March 28 at Gulfstream Park

Next race: Belmont Stakes, June 20 at Belmont Park


Honor A. P.
BENOIT photo

2. Honor A. P. (7 first-place votes)

Owner: C R K Stable

Trainer: John Shirreffs

Jockey: Mike Smith

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

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

Next race: TBD


Maxfield
Coady Photography

3. Maxfield (3 first-place votes)

Owner: Godolphin

Trainer: Brendan Walsh

Jockey: Jose Ortiz

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

Last race: 1st, Matt Winn Stakes, May 23 at Churchill Downs

Next race: TBD, possibly the Belmont Stakes, June 20 at Belmont Park


Authentic
Eclipse Sportswire

4. Authentic (2 first-place votes)

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, Santa Anita Derby, June 6 at Santa Anita Park

Next race:  TBD


King Guillermo
Eclipse Sportswire

5. 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: TBD


Charlatan
Eclipse Sportswire

6. Charlatan 

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

Trainer: Bob Baffert

Jockey: Martin Garcia

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

Last race: 1st, Arkansas Derby, May 2 at Oaklawn Park

Next race: TBD, out of training with minor injury


Sole Volante
Eclipse Sportswire

7. Sole Volante

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

Trainer: Patrick Biancone

Jockey: Florent Geroux

2020 record: 3 starts – 1 win – 1 second – 1 third

Last race: 2nd, Lambholm South Tampa Bay Derby, March 7 at Tampa Bay Downs

Next race: Allowance race at Gulfstream Park on June 10, then possibly Belmont Stakes, June 20 at Belmont Park


Ete Indien
Derbe Glass/Coglianese photo

8. Ete Indien

Owner: Linda Shanahan, Sanford Bacon, Dream With Me Stable, Horse France America, D P Racing, and Patrick L. Biancone Racing

Trainer: Patrick Biancone

Jockey: Florent Geroux

2020 record: 3 starts  – 1 win – 1 second – 1 thirds

Last race: 3rd, Curlin Florida Derby, March 28 at Gulfstream Park

Next race: Allowance race at Gulfstream Park on June 10, then TBD


Nadal
Eclipse Sportswire

9. Nadal

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

Trainer: Bob Baffert

Jockey: Joel Rosario

2020 record: 4 starts – 4 wins – 0 seconds – 0 thirds

Last race: 1stArkansas Derby, May 2 at Oaklawn Park

Next race: None; retired due to injury


Basin
Eclipse Sportswire

10. Basin

Owner: Jackpot Farm

Trainer: Steve Asmussen

Jockey: Ricardo Santana Jr.

2020 record: 3 starts – 0 wins – 1 second – 1 third

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

Next race: Belmont Stakes, June 20 at Belmont Park

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