This week’s poll anointed a new top Thoroughbred after a flurry of Grade 1 stakes over the weekend. Shared Belief toppled Wise Dan for the No. 1 spot after his victory in the Awesome Again Stakes (G1) at Santa Anita. Fellow 3-year-old Tonalist leapt into fourth position with a win in the Jockey Club Gold Cup, ahead of Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner California Chrome who slid to fifth. Main Sequence moved up to No. 6 after scoring his third consecutive Grade 1 triumph and filly Beholder reappeared on the list at No. 9 with a win in the Grade 1 Zenyatta Stakes.
Top Thoroughbred Poll
Week 25 of the 2014 NTRA Top Thoroughbred Poll conducted by the National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA), covering racing performances through September 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||Shared Belief (28)||3-G||4-4-0-0||441||2|
|2||Wise Dan (16)||7-G||3-3-0-0||420||1|
|3||Close Hatches (2)||4-F||4-4-0-0||332||3|
|5||California Chrome (1)||3-C||7-5-0-0||255||4|
|6||Main Sequence (0)||5-G||3-3-0-0||189||11|
|10||Palace Malice (0)||4-C||5-4-0-0||40||10|
Other horses receiving votes: Goldencents (33), Itsmyluckyday (31), Wicked Strong (23), Moreno (13), Cigar Street (11), Game On Dude (10), Zivo (10), Artemis Agrotera (9), Belle Gallantey (9), American Pharoah (8), Hardest Core (8), Palace (8), Will Take Charge (8), Judy The Beauty (6), Fed Biz (4), Moonshine Mullin (4), Stephanie’s Kitten (4), Stopchargingmaria (4), Emollient (3), V.E. Day (3), Sunset Glow (2), Sweet Reason (2), Atreides (1), Euro Charline (1), Tapiture (1), Tom’s Tribute (1)