KENTUCKY DERBY – May 1
PREAKNESS STAKES – May 15
BELMONT STAKES – June 5
With a runner-up effort in the $20 million Saudi Cup, Charlatan has moved to the head of the NTRA Top Thoroughbred Poll.
The improving Maythehorsebwithu thrived with added ground today, rolling to victory in the Miracle Wood Stakes at Laurel Park.
The first NTRA Top Thoroughbred Polls of 2021 are out, and the Brad Cox barn has seized the top spot in both the 3yo poll and that of older horses.
The unraced Dis Ones On Fire is the lone West Virginia-bred nominated to the Triple Crown. What’s owner-breeder-trainer James Locklear’s plan?
DERBY POINTS LEADERS
|1||Mandaloun (KY) / T: Brad Cox / O: Juddmonte Farms Inc.||52|
|2||Essential Quality (KY) / T: Brad Cox / O: Godolphin||30|
|3||Midnight Bourbon (KY) / T: Steve Asmussen / O: Winchell Thoroughbreds LLC||26|
|4||Proxy (KY) / T: Michael Stidham / O: Godolphin Racing||24|
|5||Keepmeinmind (KY) / T: Robertino Diodoro / O: Cypress Creek LLC & Arnold Bennewith||18|
|6||Rombauer (KY) / T: Michael McCarthy / O: John & Diane Fradkin||14|
|7||Medina Spirit (FL) / T: Bob Baffert / O: Zedan Racing Stables Inc.||14|
|8||Spielberg (KY) / T: Bob Baffert / O: SF Racing et. al.||13|
|9||Jackies Warrior (KY) / T: Steve Asmussen / O: Kirk and Judy Robison||12|
|10||Capo Kane (CA) / T: Harold Wyner / O: Bing Cherry Racing & Leonard Liberto||12|
|11||Sittin On Go (KY) / T: Dale Romans / O: Albaugh Family Stables||10|
|12||Risk Taking (KY) / T: Chad Brown / O: Klaravich Stables Inc.||10|
|13||Life Is Good (KY) / T: Bob Baffert / O: CHC Inc. and WinStar Farm LLC||10|
|14||Hot Rod Charlie (KY) / T: Doug O’Neill / O: Roadrunner Racing et. al.||10|
|15||Greatest Honour (KY) / T: Shug McGaughey / O: Courtlandt Farms||10|
|16||Get Her Number (KY) / T: Peter Miller / O: Gary Barber||10|
|17||Candy Man Rocket (KY) / T: Bill Mott / O: Frank Fletcher Racing Operations, Inc.||10|
|18||Caddo River (KY) / T: Brad Cox / O: Shortleaf Stable||10|
|19||Brooklyn Strong (NY) / T: Daniel Velazquez / O: Mark Schwartz||10|
|20||Cowan (KY) / T: Steve Asmussen / O: William Heiligbrodt, Corinne Heiligbrodt, et. al.||8|
Risk Taking won the Withers, while Candy Man Rocket took the Sam F. Davis, both horses earning 10 points on the Kentucky Derby trail.
Stakes winners Hello Hot Rod and Pickin’ Time are among six horses bred in the Mid-Atlantic who have been nominated to the Triple Crown.
Greatest Honour swept to a dominant win in the Holy Bull to earn 10 points on the Derby trail, while Medina Spirit won the Bob Lewis.
Prime Factor, a $900,000 yearling with just one win to his credit, is one of two recent maiden victors for trainer Todd Pletcher in the Holy Bull Stakes.
Capo Kane cruised to win the Jerome Stakes, giving trainer Harold Wyner his first stakes win and prompting dreams of the Kentucky Derby.
Authentic is all alone at the top of the final NTRA Top Thoroughbred Polls of 2020.
Authentic and Improbably top the final pre-Breeders’ Cup three-year-old and older horse NTRA Top Thoroughbred Polls.
Heading towards the Breeders’ Cup November 6-7 at Keeneland, there was little change in the latest NTRA Top Thoroughbred Poll.
Preakness Stakes winner Swiss Skydiver continues to rise, up to second in the latest NTRA Top Thoroughbred Poll for 3yo.