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Each week members of the media around the country vote on the nation's top racehorses, many of whom are aiming for the Breeders' Cup World Championships at Del Mar on Nov. 3-4, in the NTRA Top Thoroughbred Poll. With summer racing underway and Del Mar and Saratoga opening in just days, find out the latest top racehorse rankings below.

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The Jim Dandy Stakes is a main attraction at Saratoga this Saturday, one of four graded stakes on the day at the track. The race is historic on its own, but it is best known as the final local prep race for next month’s marquee Travers Stakes.

Get the scoop on the Jim Dandy by the numbers below.

0- The number of career wins last year’s victor, Laoban, had prior to the race.

It was a couple of days before the running of the 2013 Kentucky Derby, and Shug McGaughey was trying to put into words what it would mean if he could finally capture the race that had eluded him for so long.

“This is for the Phippses and the Janneys and my people,” he said. “I come in third.”

After making a gusty move to the front of the six-horse field in the backstretch, Abel Tasman won her third consecutive Grade 1 victory in the $300,000 Coaching Club American Oaks at Saratoga Race Course July 23.

It was August 17, 2014, and Sol Kumin and Jay Hanley couldn't have been more thrilled. They were about to see the immediate results of their recently formed partnership. Hanley, a building contractor who previously had owned one New York-bred filly, had built a summer house for Kumin on Sheep Pond Road on Nantucket Island and the two soon became friends and decided to buy some horses together. Hanley had his one horse with trainer Chad Brown, who agreed to train their new acquisitions.

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