Top 100 Horses to Watch for in 2016

Shared Belief runs by Horse of the Year California Chrome

The Breeders’ Cup has ended which means its time to focus on 2016. The dawn of a new year in horse racing always starts with the Kentucky Derby trail, and this year will be no different. However, the older male and female division could be extremely strong this season.

With super stars Shared Belief and California Chrome on target to return in 2016 the older males look strong. Add in newly 4 year olds in 2016 Dortmund, Keen Ice, and Frosted and the division is packed with talent. On the older female side of things Beholder will be returning which is huge, as well as 2014 Breeders’ Cup Distaff winner Untapable. Stellar Wind, Curlina, and I’m a Chatterbox are 3 year olds turning 4 in this division who could make a huge impact.

With that being said, when January rolls around the newly turned 3 year olds will take center stage. The Kentucky Derby trail at this time is very cloudy…Nyquist and Swipe look to be much the best in the male division, but past that there are several question marks. At this point I would even venture to say we haven’t even SEEN the winner of the 2016 Kentucky Derby just yet if the winner is indeed a colt. However, the colts may not be on the same level as a filly who looks to be extra special: Songbird. The Songbird hype has just begun, and will continue to swell as long as she can remain healthy. With the recent infusion of amazing fillies crossing over to take on and beat the boys, its not a stretch to think Songbird could be Kentucky Derby bound.

Hype is what the game is built on, and really what makes it great. You better believe we are ready for 2016! Free picks and handicapping products from not only us, but Guaranteed Tip Sheet as well. Today I’m hyping 100 horses for 2016.  It’s never too early to look ahead! Whether you use this list for your fantasy horse racing drafts or just want to get excited and get a head start on 2016, here is a ranking of the Top 100 horses that I believe will make a big impact in 2016.

1. Shared Belief

2. Beholder

3. California Chrome

4. Songbird

5. Dortmund

6. Frosted

7. Keen Ice

8. Tonalist

9. Tepin

10. Nyquist

11. Firing Line

12. Stellar Wind

13. Runhappy

14. Lady Eli

15. Stopchargingmaria

16. The Pizza Man

17. I’m a Chatterbox

18. Rachel’s Valentina

19. Swipe

20. Pretty N Cool

21. Smooth Roller

22. Curalina

23. Brody’s Cause

24. Exaggerator

25. Private Zone

26. Effinex

27. Holy Boss

28. Unbridled Forever

29. La Verdad

30. Red Vine

31. Hoppertunity

32. Texas Red

33. Ironicus

34. Grand Arch

35. Sheer Drama

36. Untapable

37. Wavell Avenue

38. Cavorting

39. Lady Shipman

40. Wild Dude

41. Synchrony

42. Dothraki Queen

43. Nickname

44. Justin Squared

45. Stagepaly

46. Include Betty

47. Spelling Again

48. El Kabeir

49. Madefromlucky

50. Mohaymen

51. Sentiero Italia

52. Dacita

53. Mr. Z

54. Tap to It

55. Mor Spirit

56. Unexplained

57. Frivolous

58. Appealing Tale

59. Martooh

60. Taris

61. Shotgun Kowboy

62. Greenpointcursader

63. Mo Tom

64. Big World

65. Ocean Knight

66. Catch a Flight

67. Calamity Kate

68. Bolo

69. Curlin’s Fox

70. Prospect Park

71. Favorite Tale

72. Isotherm

73. Bring It On Dude

74. Unbridled’s Outlaw

75. Goldy Espony

76. Merry Meadow

77. Iron Fist

78. Bradster

79. Super Colossal

80. Stonetastic

81. Super Majesty

82. Spooked Out

83. Airoforce

84. Conquest Daddyo

85. Catch a Glimpse

86. Om

87. Annual Report

88. Toews on Ice

89. Ivan Fallunovalot

90. Messi

91. King Kranz

92. Sarah Sis

93. Palace

94. Coach Inge

95. Suddenbreakingnews

96. Blameitonthelaw

97. Piracy

98. Susies Yankee Girl

99. Uncle Brennie

100. Cotton Town

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