The weekend’s Breeders’ Cup World Championship races provided drama on the track and a shakeup on the final Top Thoroughbred Poll rankings of 2014. Main Sequence, winner of the Breeders’ Cup Turf and three other Grade 1 races from four starts this year, gained the No. 1 ranking. Breeders’ Cup Classic winner Bayern jumped into position No. 2 while Classic third-place finisher California Chrome moved up to No. 3. Distaff winner Untapable is in the fourth position for the final poll while previous poll leader Shared Belief fell to No. 5 after a fourth-place finish in the Classic.
Wise Dan, who was removed from Breeders’ Cup consideration in October after sustaining an injury, slid to No. 6 but had five first-place votes to equal California Chrome in that respect. Rounding out the top 10, in order, are: Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile winner Goldencents, Tonalist, Palace Malice and Breeders’ Cup Sprint winner Work All Week.
Top Thoroughbred Poll
Week 29 of the FINAL 2014 NTRA Top Thoroughbred Poll conducted by the National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA), covering racing performances through November 2. 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||Main Sequence (20)||5-G||4-4-0-0||418||5|
|3||California Chrome (5)||3-C||8-5-0-1||331||4|
|5||Shared Belief (1)||3-G||5-4-0-0||295||1|
|6||Wise Dan (5)||7-G||4-4-0-0||283||2|
|10||Work All Week||5-G||6-5-1-0||39||–|
Other horses receiving votes: Dayatthespa (33), Judy The Beauty (31), Toast Of New York (30), Beholder (29), Close Hatches (23), Texas Red (18), Lady Eli (11), American Pharoah (9), Don’t Tell Sophia (9), Tapiture (7), Game On Dude (6), Karakontie (5), Bobby’s Kitten (4), Moreno (4), Will Take Charge (4), Stopchargingmaria (3), Candy Boy (2)