This week, for the first time, two people regularly seen on the pages of The Racing Biz participated in the National Thoroughbred Racing Association’s NTRA Top Thoroughbred Poll.
Nick Hahn and Frank Vespe both participated in the poll, which combines the votes of around four dozen racing media folks to yield a list of the top 10 Thoroughbreds in training in North America, with an eye towards which horse will ultimately be Horse of the Year.
Herewith, submitted without comment, their selections, along with those of the group as a whole:
|Hahn||Vespe||NTRA Top Thoroughbred Poll|
|1. Wise Dan||1. Game on Dude||1. Game on Dude|
|2. Game On Dude||2. Wise Dan||2. Wise Dan|
|3. Point of Entry||3. Royal Delta||3. Royal Delta|
|4. Obviously||4. Point of Entry||4. Cross Traffic|
|5. Royal Delta||5. Princess of Sylmar||5. Point of Entry|
|6. Sahara Sky||6. Cross Traffic||6. Princess of Sylmar|
|7. Cross Traffic||7. Obviously||7. Obviously|
|8. Princess of Sylmar||8. Will Take Charge||8. Sahara Sky|
|9. Laughing||9. Big Blue Kitten||9. Flat Out|
|10. Big Blue Kitten||10. Dance to Bristol||10. Palace Malice|