Flightline leads NTRA Top Thoroughbred Poll
Week 17 of the 2022 NTRA Top Three-Year-Old Thoroughbred Poll and the NTRA Top Thoroughbred Poll conducted by the National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA), covering racing performances through June 19. Voting is conducted by national media.
The Top Thoroughbred poll represents horses competing for Horse of the Year. The Top Thoroughbred Poll concludes on Tuesday, November 8 following the Breeders’ Cup World Championships.
- Jockey Sheldon Russell “really close” to return to racesJockey Sheldon Russell, out with injuries for the last nine months, is “really close” to returning to the races, his agent said.
Flightline moved to the head of the class after winning his first start of 2022, in the Grade 1 Metropolitan Handicap on the Belmont Stakes undercard. Encountering by far the toughest field he’d ever seen, and experiencing some trouble in the early going, Flightline nevertheless cruised home well clear of his rivals.
Another impressive winner from that weekend, Grade 2 True North victor Jackie’s Warrior is tied for third on the list. Splitting Flightline and Jackie’s Warrior is Dubai World Cup winner Country Grammer. The full list:
- Country Grammer
- Jackie’s Warrior
- Life Is Good
- Hot Rod Charlie
- Regal Glory
- Speaker’s Corner