From a National Thoroughbred Racing Association release

American Pharoah who became America’s 12th Triple Crown winner after breaking a thirty-seven year draught since 1978 on June 6 at Belmont Park, remains the unanimous leader of his division and for all horses of all ages in the latest NTRA Top Thoroughbred Poll, results of which were released today. The Pioneerof the Nile colt received 36 first-place votes for (360) points. Trained by Hall of Famer Bob Baffert and owned by Ahmed Zayat, the colt is scheduled to make his first start since winning the Belmont Stakes in the G. I William Hill Haskell Invitational at Monmouth Park, NJ on August 2.

The rest of the top-ten remains with little change from last week as major race tracks across the country are gearing up for their block-buster summer race meets starting this week.

Eligible media cast votes for their top 10 horses, with points awarded on a 10-9-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1 basis.  The Top Thoroughbred Poll is conducted weekly through the Monday, November 2 following the Breeders’ Cup World Championships which will be held at Keeneland Race Course, Lexington, Ky., October 29 and 30.

The NTRA Top 3-Year-Old Poll concluded after the Belmont Stakes.


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  1. American Pharoah
  2. Honor Code
  3. Shared Belief
  4. Noble Bird
  5. Lady Eli
  6. Beholder
  7. California Chrome
  8. Private Zone
  9. Tonalist
  10. Lea

Note: The Racing Biz writers Nick Hahn and Frank Vespe are voters in this poll.