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One of the annual summer highlights of the horse racing calendar takes on an added importance in a year where COVID-19 has disrupted every aspect of social life.

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 Longines Breeders’ Cup Distaff historically has been one of the most formful races at the World Championships with favorites winning 42% of the time since the race’s inception in 1984.  Likewise, the older dirt female division typically features accomplished Grade 1-quality runners at the top who consistently run well, and while that often leads to terrific showdowns between elite racemares, it rarely produces big surprises in the division’s summer and fall marquee races.

Each week members of the media around the country vote on the nation's top contenders on the Triple Crown and Kentucky Oaks trails in the NTRA Top Thoroughbred Poll. Find out the latest 2020 top 3-year-old rankings below.

AMERICA'S TOP THOROUGHBREDS as of Aug. 3

Tom Pedulla presents five takeaways from Whitney Day on Saturday at Saratoga Race Course and other key developments this weekend:

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