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Yoshida Debuts In Seventh On NTRA Top Thoroughbred Poll

Japanese-bred Yoshida, winner of last Saturday’s Woodward Stakes Presented by NYRA Bets and now a dual Grade 1 winner this year on turf and dirt, debuted in seventh place in this week’s NTRA Top 10 Thoroughbred Poll. Multiple Grade 1 winner Accelerate retained the top spot overall for the third consecutive week with eight first […]

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Abel Tasman, Catholic Boy Join NTRA Top 10 Thoroughbred Poll

Eclipse Champion Abel Tasman (fifth), multi-surface specialist Catholic Boy (sixth) and sprinter Catalina Cruiser (ninth) vaulted into this week’s NTRA Top 10 Thoroughbred Poll following impressive weekend victories. For the second week in a row, the NTRA Top 10 Thoroughbred Poll was led by the west coast-based older horse Accelerate, who accumulated nine first place […]

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Accelerate Supplants Justify As Leader Of NTRA Top Thoroughbred Poll

Coming off his third Grade 1 win of the year in Saturday’s Pacific Classic at Del Mar, the nation’s top older horse, Accelerate, knocked Triple Crown hero Justify out of the lead spot in this week’s NTRA Top Thoroughbred Poll. The 12 1/2-length Pacific Classic tour de force by Accelerate set off increased speculation that […]

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Sistercharlie Now Highest-Ranked Turf Horse In NTRA Top Thoroughbred Poll

Four-year-old filly Sistercharlie moved to eighth on this week’s NTRA Top Thoroughbred Poll after her third Grade 1 win of the season in Saturday’s Beverly D. at Arlington International Racecourse and is the top-rated turf horse in the Poll. The Beverly D. confirmed her status as the nation’s leading turf female and her consistency at […]

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Diversify Jumps To Third In NTRA Top Thoroughbred Poll

New York-bred gelding Diversify became a multiple Grade 1 winner while leading every step inSaturday’s Grade 1 Whitney Handicap at Saratoga Race Course, an effort that confirmed his status as the East Coast’s leading older horse and moved him to third in the NTRA Top Thoroughbred Poll. The 3 1/2-length score over a sloppy track came one month […]

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NHC Legend Shurman Wins First Half Of 2018 Tour

Handicapping contest legend Paul Shurman was inducted into the National Horseplayers Championship (NHC) Hall of Fame in February and would probably get a second entry if he could. The 2009 NHC winner and co-record-holding 16-time NHC qualifier added to his list of achievements last week by finishing on top of the NHC Tour “First Half” leaderboard, which […]

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2009 National Handicapping Tour Champ Bryan Wagner Dies At 75

Bryan Wagner, a 12-time qualifier to the National Horseplayers Championship (NHC) and the 2009 NHC Tour winner, passed away Sunday in Atlanta. He was 75. His wife, Judy Wagner, was at his side at the time of his death. The Wagners have been a constant and popular presence at the NHC and NHC qualifiers around […]

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#JustifyandI: Submit Your Personal Photos With Justify For Special NTRA Video Montage

The National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA) today announced that it is asking fans and horsemen to submit their personal photos with Triple Crown winner Justify for inclusion in a video montage to be shown during the 48th Annual Eclipse Awards ceremony next January. Submissions can be made on Twitter by using the hashtag #JustifyandI or […]

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Justify Tops Both NTRA Polls After Triple Crown Triumph

The unbeaten chestnut colt Justify, whose 16-week epic journey from unraced maiden to Triple Crown winner has expanded the conventional thinking as to a Thoroughbred racehorse’s capabilities, was a unanimous choice atop the year’s final NTRA Top 3-Year-Old Poll. Trained by Bob Baffert for owners China Horse Club, WinStar Farm, Starlight Racing, and Head of Plains Partners, […]

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Justify Leads NTRA Top 3-Year-Old Poll, Second Overall Behind West Coast

To nobody’s surprise, the undefeated dual-classic winner Justify remained a unanimous first-place choice in the latest NTRA Top 3-Year-Old Poll, results of which were released today, the Monday following his hard-fought win in Saturday’s Preakness Stakes (G1). The Bob Baffert trainee, set to attempt a historic Triple Crown sweep in the June 9 Belmont Stakes (G1), earned all 40 first-place votes in this week’s poll […]

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