Race of the Week 2017

Animal Kingdom Leads Three Year Olds In Overall Top 10

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HRN members have spoken - Kentucky Derby winner Animal Kingdom is the top 3-year-old in the land, ranking #2 for the third straight week.

 He is the only 3-year- old, male or female, in the top 10. Belmont 4th-place finisher Nehro is the next highest-ranked 3-year-old, coming in at 11th. Shackleford, fan favorite & Preakness winner, moved up from 18th to 14th. Longshot Belmont shocker Ruler On Ice made a huge move from practically off the board to 20th. The surprising Triple Crown results set up an exciting summer of 3 yr old racing in the Travers, Haskell and Super Derby.

The Best of the Rest

Not too many other big changes this week - Goldikova stays at the top spot. It remains to be seen whether her close 2nd to Canford Cliffs at Royal Ascot on Tuesday affects the HRN opinion of her. There are two new faces in the top 10 this week - Tizway and Twirling Candy.  Met Mile winner Tizway made a big jump, from unranked to 8th. Twirling Candy cracks the Top 10 this week after his win in the Californian. The John Sadler-trained colt was 15th last week. 

Havre de Grace keeps the 3rd position after a strong win in the Obeah at Delaware last weekend. So You Think moved from 7th to 4th, joining Black Caviar in 5th. So You Think will race in Wednesday's Prince of Wales Stakes at Ascot. Blind Luck dropped to 6th, but a win in the Vanity this weekend could move her back up. Gio Ponti's valiant return in the Manhattan keeps him in the top 10, at number 7.Switch dropped to 9th this week from 4th, and will also make her next start in the Vanity. 

Who Will Win The Vanity G1 at Hollywood? 

250 All-Time Top Fillies & Mares Updates

In the All-Time Fillies & Mares ranking, Ruffian and Zenyatta remain at the top, however, there have been some notable shifts since the poll began last week.
Lady's Secret moves up to 3rd from 5th, pushing down Twilight Tear. The two 1940's female horses of the year are side by side, with Busher moving up  four spots to 4th. 
Go For Wand slips to 6th,   Princess Rooney stays at 7th, and Regret falls to 8th. Gallorette and Rachel Alexandra swapped spots, with Gallorette now in 9th and Rachel rounding out the Top 10. 

Remember, voting continues until July 4th, so visit HRN each day to rate your favorite fillies and mares. Think Sky Beauty, a 2011 Hall of Fame inductee, deserves better than 198th? Use your vote to help her advance!

This weekend's Stephen Foster at Churchill has traditionally been a breakout race for  late-bloomers and older horses. Will this week's winner crack the Top Ten next week? Tune in here for the latest Power Ranking Report!


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Older Comments about Animal Kingdom Leads Three Year Olds In Overall Top 10...

I would say Frankel is around 20
Where's Frankel in these ratings? Oh yeah, he's #39... eeek

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