Breeders’ Cup Classic Rankings for Oct. 14

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Improbable, shown after winning the Awesome Again Stakes in September, leads the final poll of contenders for the Nov. 7 Breeders’ Cup Classic. (Eclipse Sportswire)

Each week a panel of media members, horseplayers, and Breeders’ Cup World Championships officials release a poll tabulating their votes on the nation's top contenders for the 2020 Longines Breeders’ Cup Classic.

The rankings are determined by each voter ranking their top 10 horses with points assigned on a descending 10-9-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1 basis. The poll launched on July 21 and the final poll results for the season are below, in advance of the Longines Classic on Nov. 7.

Breeders' Cup Classic Rankings for Oct. 14


Eclipse Sportswire

1. Improbable (18 first-place votes)

Owners: WinStar Farm, China Horse Club International and SF Racing

Trainer: Bob Baffert

Jockey: Irad Ortiz Jr.

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

Last race: 1st, Awesome Again Stakes, Sept. 26 at Santa Anita Park

Next race: Longines Breeders' Cup Classic, Nov. 7 at Keeneland Race Course

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Eclipse Sportswire

2. Tom’s d’Etat (6 first-place votes)

Owner: G M B Racing

Trainer: Albert Stall Jr.

Jockey: Joel Rosario

2020 stats: 3 starts – 2 wins – 0 seconds – 1 third

Last race: 3rd, Whitney Stakes, Aug. 1 at Saratoga Race Course

Next race: Longines Breeders' Cup Classic, Nov. 7 at Keeneland Race Course

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Chelsea Durand/NYRA Photo

3. Maximum Security (5 first-place votes)

Owners: Gary and Mary West, Michael Tabor, Susan Magnier and Derrick Smith

Trainer: Bob Baffert

Jockey: Luis Saez

2020 stats: 3 start – 3 wins – 0 seconds – 0 thirds

Last race: 2nd, Awesome Again Stakes, Sept. 26 at Santa Anita Park

Next race: Longines Breeders' Cup Classic, Nov. 7 at Keeneland Race Course

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Eclipse Sportswire

4. Tiz the Law (3 first-place votes)

Owner: Sackatoga Stable

Trainer: Barclay Tagg

Jockey: Manuel Franco

2020 record: 5 starts – 4 wins – 1 second – 0 thirds

Last race: 2nd, Kentucky Derby Presented by Woodford Reserve, Sept. 5 at Churchill Downs

Next race: Longines Breeders' Cup Classic, Nov. 7 at Keeneland Race Course

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Eclipse Sportswire

5. Authentic (1 first-place vote)

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

Trainer: Bob Baffert

Jockey: John Velazquez

2020 record: 6 starts – 4 wins – 2 seconds – 0 thirds

Last race: 2nd, Preakness Stakes, Oct. 3 at Pimlico Race Course

Next race: Longines Breeders' Cup Classic, Nov. 7 at Keeneland Race Course

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Coady Photography

6. By My Standards (1 first-place vote)

Owner: Allied Racing Stable

Trainer: Bret Calhoun

Jockey: Jose Ortiz

2020 stats: 6 starts – 4 wins – 2 seconds – 0 thirds

Last race: 1st, Alysheba Stakes, Sept. 4 at Churchill Downs

Next race: Longines Breeders' Cup Classic, Nov. 7 at Keeneland Race Course

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Eclipse Sportswire

7. Swiss Skydiver 

Owner: Peter Callahan

Trainer: Kenny McPeek

Jockey: Robby Albarado

2020 record:  9 starts – 5 wins – 2 seconds – 1 third

Last race: 1st, Preakness Stakes, Oct. 3 at Pimlico Race Course

Next race: TBD, possibly the Longines Breeders' Cup Distaff or Longines Breeders' Cup Classic, Nov. 7 at Keeneland Race Course

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Janet Garaguso/NYRA Photo

8. 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, possibly the Longines Breeders' Cup Classic, Nov. 7 at Keeneland Race Course

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Susie Raisher/NYRA Photo

9. Global Campaign

Owners: Sagamore Farm and WinStar Farm

Trainer: Stanley Hough

Jockey: Luis Saez

2020 stats: 4 starts – 3 wins – 0 seconds – 0 thirds

Last race: 1st, Woodward Stakes, Sept. 5 at Saratoga Race Course

Next race: Longines Breeders' Cup Classic, Nov. 7 at Keeneland Race Course

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Joe Labozzetta/NYRA Photo

10. Code of Honor 

Owner: William S. Farish

Trainer: Shug McGaughey

Jockey: John Velazquez

2020 stats: 4 starts – 1 win – 1 seconds – 1 third

Last race: 2nd, Kelso Handicap, Oct. 3 at Belmont Park

Next race: TBD, possibly the Clark Handicap Presented by Norton Healthcare on Nov. 27 at Churchill Downs or the Cigar Mile on Dec. 5 at Aqueduct.

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