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In the long history of the Kentucky Derby, there have been relatively few jockeys lucky enough to win the historic race, and relatively few trainers as well. Thus, it is almost impossible to imagine a horseman so equally skilled at both pursuits that he could win the Derby as a jockey and as a trainer, yet that is exactly what the legendary John "Johnny" Longden accomplished during his remarkable career.

Each week members of the media around the country vote on the nation's top contenders on the Triple Crown trail. Find out the latest 2019 top 3-year-old rankings below.

The weekly rankings are presented by Old Smoke Clothing, based in Saratoga Springs, N.Y., which is the official T-shirt of America's Best Racing.

AMERICA'S TOP THOROUGHBREDS as of March 18

It may have taken five starts for Omaha Beach to earn his first win, but it only took one for the son of War Front to rocket from potential player to key contender on the Road to the Kentucky Derby Presented by Woodford Reserve.

WinStar Farm, China Horse Club International, and Starlight Racing’s Improbable was going to win the first heat of the Grade 2, $750,000 Rebel Stakes at Oaklawn Park on March 16.

When trainer D. Wayne Lukas said “you can’t have a straw in your path” when trying to win the Kentucky Derby, he should know. Lukas has won the Derby four times in his storied Hall of Fame career.

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