America's Best Horses for Nov. 9

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Authentic, shown winning the Breeders’ Cup Classic on Nov. 7, was unanimously voted as the top 3-year-old Thoroughbred in the final NTRA poll for 2020. (Eclipse Sportswire)

Each week during the extended Triple Crown season and up to the Breeders' Cup in 2020, members of the media around the country voted on the nation's top contenders in the NTRA Top Thoroughbred Poll. Find out the final 2020 top 3-year-old rankings below.


AMERICA'S TOP THOROUGHBREDS as of Nov. 9

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1. Authentic (37 first-place votes)

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

Trainer: Bob Baffert

Jockey: John Velazquez

2020 record: 7 starts – 5 wins – 2 seconds – 0 thirds

Last race: 1st, Longines Breeders' Cup Classic, Nov. 7 at Keeneland Race Course

Next race: Retired to stud at Spendthrift Farm


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2. Tiz the Law 

Owner: Sackatoga Stable

Trainer: Barclay Tagg

Jockey: Manuel Franco

2020 record: 6 starts – 4 wins – 1 second – 0 thirds

Last race: 6th, Longines Breeders' Cup Classic, Nov. 7 at Keeneland Race Course

Next race: TBD, possibly the Pegasus World Cup Invitational, Jan. 23 at Gulfstream Park


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3. Swiss Skydiver 

Owner: Peter Callahan

Trainer: Kenny McPeek

Jockey: Robby Albarado

2020 record:  10 starts – 5 wins – 2 seconds – 1 third

Last race: 7th, Longines Breeders' Cup Distaff, Nov. 7 at Keeneland Race Course

Next race: TBD


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4. Gamine

Owner: Michael Lund Petersen

Trainer: Bob Baffert

Jockey: John Velazquez

2020 record: 6 starts – 4 wins – 0 seconds – 1 third

Last race: 1stBreeders' Cup Filly and Mare Sprint, Nov. 7 at Keeneland Race Course

Next race: TBD


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5. Happy Saver

Owners: Wertheimer et Frere

Trainer: Todd Pletcher

Jockey: Irad Ortiz Jr.

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

Last race: 1st, Jockey Club Gold Cup Stakes, Oct. 10 at Belmont Park

Next race: TBD


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6. Honor A. P. 

Owner: C R K Stable

Trainer: John Shirreffs

Jockey: Mike Smith

2020 record: 4 starts – 1 win – 2 seconds – 0 thirds

Last race: 4thKentucky Derby Presented by Woodford Reserve, Sept. 5 at Churchill Downs

Next race: retired on Sept. 14 due to tendon injury.


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7. Shedaresthedevil 

Owners: Flurry Racing Stable, Qatar Racing Ltd. and Big Aut Farms

Trainer: Brad Cox

Jockey: Florent Geroux

2020 record: 7 starts – 4 wins – 1 second – 2 thirds

Last race: 3rd, Juddmonte Spinster Stakes, Oct. 4 at Keeneland Race Course

Next race: TBD


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8. Art Collector

Owner: Bruce Lunsford

Trainer: Tom Drury Jr. 

Jockey: Brian Hernandez Jr.

2020 record: 6 starts – 4 wins – 0 seconds – 0 thirds

Last race: 8th, Big Ass Fans Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile, Nov. 7 at Keeneland Race Course

Next race: TBD


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9. Jesus' Team

Owner: Grupo 7 C Stable

Trainer: Jose Francisco D'Angelo

Jockey: Luis Saez

2020 record: 9 starts – 3 wins – 2 seconds – 2 thirds

Last race: 2nd, Big Ass Fans Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile, Nov. 7 at Keeneland Race Course

Next race: TBD


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10. Max Player

Owners: George Hall and SportBLX Thoroughbreds Corp.

Trainer: Steve Asmussen

Jockey: Paco Lopez

2020 record: 5 starts – 1 win – 0 seconds – 2 thirds

Last race: 5thPreakness Stakes, Oct. 3 at Pimlico Race Course

Next race: TBD

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