all in The Sport

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 Sept. 28

A Triple Crown season significantly affected by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic concludes Saturday at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore with the 145thPreakness Stakes.

Tom Pedulla presents five takeaways from Breeders’ Cup Challenge races this weekend at Santa Anita Park as well as developments leading to the Preakness Stakes on Saturday at Baltimore’s Pimlico Race Course:

Speed is the name of the game in horse racing, but fame and glory usually gravitate toward those horses with the stamina to negotiate longer distances of ground in two-turn classics.

Sprinters, the horses who can generate electrifying fractions, are usually in the background, except for a handful of champions who possessed speed so dazzling it left a lasting impression on anyone who ever watched them rocket to the winner’s circle.

Housebuster was one of those brilliant sprinters.

Improbable, a colt trainer Bob Baffert previously called “Baby Justify,” a reference to his 2018 Triple Crown winner, is now living up to that title in 2020.

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