all in The Sport

Making the Grade, which will run through the 2018 Belmont Stakes, focuses on the winners or top performers of the key races, usually from the previous weekend, who could impact the Triple Crown. We’ll be taking a close look at impressive winners and evaluating their chances to win classic races based upon ability, running style, connections (owner, trainer, jockey) and pedigree.

Each week members of the media around the country vote on the nation's top contenders on the Triple Crown trail. Find out their top 10 3-year-old Thoroughbreds below.

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If you look through racing history closely enough, you’ll find horses that had the misfortune of racing at the wrong time.

It’s the hand that fate dealt talented horses like Sham and Alydar, who became supporting characters to Triple Crown champions Secretariat and Affirmed.

Then there’s Easy Goer.

Less than 24 hours after one of the last holy grails in sports fell, Magnum Moon took on one of the longest-standing obstacles in Thoroughbred racing.

If this is the year a No. 16 seed can dethrone a top seed for the first time ever in the men’s NCAA Tournament — as UMBC did to University of Virginia on March 16 — the curse of Apollo which has reigned since 1882 may be just be ripe for the picking this season.

Blended Citizen might have cost his connections $6,000.

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