In the fourth NTRA Top Thoroughbred poll of the year on March 31, Game On Dude held his lead for the fourth straight week while California Chrome took over the lead in the 3-year-old poll. While the Top Thoroughbred Poll didn’t see many changes, other than Palace Malice jumping from sixth to second, there were major shakeups on the 3-year-old poll after the latest round of prep races.
Top Thoroughbred Poll
Week four of the 2014 NTRA Top Thoroughbred Poll conducted by the National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA), covering racing performances through March 30. Current Horse of the Year ranking of the Top Thoroughbred on a 10-9-8-7-6-5-4-3-1 basis with first place votes in parentheses, 2014 record and total points. Poll Concludes Monday, Nov. 3. A-S: Age-Sex, Sex: C-colt, G-gelding, H-horse, F-filly, M-mare, R-ridgling.
|1||Game On Dude (23)||7-G||2-1-0-0||479||1|
|2||Palace Malice (8)||4-C||2-2-0-0||393||6|
|3||Will Take Charge (1)||4-C||2-0-2-0||392||2|
|5||Wise Dan (16)||7-G||0-0-0-0||312||4|
|6||Mucho Macho Man (0)||6-H||2-1-0-0||266||5|
|7||Sahara Sky (0)||6-H||2-1-0-0||163||7|
|8||Winning Prize (0)||5-H||2-2-0-0||126||8|
|10||Close Hatches (0)||4-F||1-1-0-0||61||10|
Other horses receiving votes: Normandy Invasion (44), Lochte (31), Untapable (31), Princess Of Sylmar (24), California Chrome (16), Blingo (14), Candy Boy (7), Constitution (6), Golden Ticket (6), Teen Pauline (6), Strapping Groom (5), Cross Traffic (4), Ribo Bobo (4), Romanash (4), Jeranimo (3), Long River (3), Cairo Prince (2), Centre Court (2), Daddy Nose Best (2), Hoppertunity (2), Itsmyluckyday (2), Sweet Reason (2), Judy The Beauty (1), Let Faith Arise (1), Newsdad (1), Pontchatrain (1), Samraat (1), Tapiture (1), Uncaptured (1), Vicar’s In Trouble (1)
Top 3-Year-Old Thoroughbred Poll
Week four of the 2014 NTRA Top Three-Year-Old Poll conducted by the National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA), covering racing performances through March 30. Current rankings of the Top Three-Year-Old Thoroughbred on a 10-9-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1 basis with first place votes in parentheses, 2014 record and total points. The three-year-old poll represents horses competing up and through the Triple Crown Championships (Kentucky Derby, Preakness Stakes and Belmont Stakes).
|1||California Chrome (25)||3-C||2-2-0-0||439||2|
|2||Candy Boy (13)||3-C||1-1-0-0||382||3|
|5||Wildcat Red (1)||3-C||4-2-2-0||226||8|
|8||Vicar’s In Trouble (1)||3-C||3-2-0-1||187||27|
|9||Cairo Prince (1)||3-C||2-1-0-0||116||1|
Other horses receiving votes: Intense Holiday (110), Social Inclusion (58), Chitu (54), General A Rod (41), Ring Weekend (37), We Miss Artie (20), Conquest Titan (15), Bayern (10), Shared Belief (10), Uncle Sigh (10), Commissioner (9), Bobby’s Kitten (8), Tonalist (6), Honor Code (4), Kid Cruz (3), Ride On Curlin (3), Awesome Baby (2), Midnight Hawk (2), Strong Mandate (2), Noble Moon (1), Tamarando (1)