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Racing Dudes Vote Unanimous in First NTRA Top Thoroughbred Poll of 2019

Racing Dudes Vote Unanimous in First NTRA Top Thoroughbred Poll of 2019

LEXINGTON, KY – Saturday’s $9 million Pegasus World Cup Invitational winner City of Light officially ended his career on top by earning first place in the initial National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA) Top Thoroughbred Poll of 2019, the NTRA announced today.

Racing Dudes Aaron Halterman, Jared Welch, and Mike “Saratoga Slim” Spector are all weekly voters in the polls. See each of their rankings below:

1City of LightCity of LightCity of Light
2Roy HRoy HMonomoy Girl
3Monomoy GirlMonomoy GirlRoy H
4McKinzieMcKinzieBricks and Mortar
5Game WinnerBricks and MortarGame Winner
7ImprobableGame WinnerCatholic Boy
8Bricks and MortarWorld of TroubleWorld of Trouble
9BellafinaMidnight BisouMidnight Bisou
10World of TroubleImprobableSeeking the Soul

The NTRA Top Thoroughbred polls are the sport’s most comprehensive surveys of experts. Every week eligible journalists and broadcasters cast votes for their top 10 horses, with points awarded on a 10-9-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1 basis. All horses that have raced in the U.S., are in training in the U.S., or are known to be pointing to a major event in the U.S. are eligible for the NTRA Top Thoroughbred Poll. The NTRA Top Thoroughbred Poll concludes November 2 after the running of the Breeders’ Cup.

Things weren’t so easy in the first edition of the NTRA Top 3-Year-Old Poll. The Top 3-Year-Old Poll concludes June 8 after the Belmont Stakes. See the Dudes’ ranks below:

1Game WinnerImprobableGame Winner
2ImprobableGame WinnerImprobable
4Hidden ScrollMaximus MischiefMaximus Mischief
5Maximus MischiefWar of WillWar of Will
6Mucho GustoHidden ScrollMind Control
7War of WillGunmetal GrayHidden Scroll
8SignalmanMucho GustoGunmetal Gray
9Gunmetal GraySignalmanVekoma
10VekomaKnicks GoMucho Gusto

The full results for the entire NTRA Thoroughbred Poll can be found on the NTRA website here.

Full accounting of top 10 votes by voter can be found here.

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