America's Best Horses for March 2

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Ete Indien raced into the top 10 with a win in the Fountain of Youth Stakes on Feb. 29. (Derbe Glass/Coglianese 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. 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 March 2

Tiz the Law
Eclipse Sportswire

1. Tiz the Law (33 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: Curlin Florida Derby, March 28 at Gulfstream Park


Thousand Words
Eclipse Sportswire

2. Thousand Words (4 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: San Felipe Stakes, March 7 at Santa Anita Park


Ete Indien
Lauren King/Coglianese photo

3. Ete Indien (1 first-place vote)

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

Last race: 1st, Fasig-Tipton Fountain of Youth Stakes, Feb. 29 at Gulfstream Park

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


Nadal
Eclipse Sportswire

4. 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
Eclipse Sportswire

5. 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: Lambholm South Tampa Bay Derby, March 7 at Tampa Bay Downs


Authentic
Eclipse Sportswire

6. Authentic (1 first-place vote)

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


Silver Prospector
Eclipse Sportswire

7. 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


Independence Hall
Eclipse Sportswire

8. 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: Curlin Florida Derby, March 28 at Gulfstream Park


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


Mr. Monomoy
Eclipse Sportswire

10. 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; off the Derby trail with minor injury

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