Race of the Week 2017

Big Shakeup In Top 10 Power Ranking

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This Week's Top Ten

Big shakeups this week in the Power Ranking! Goldikova remains at number 1, but no one else was safe this week from the fickle click-fingers of fans.

Black Caviar pushed Animal Kingdom out of 2nd on the news alone of her return to training in Australia. Havre de Grace fell to 4th. Canford Cliffs, who was just knocking on the door last week at #11, leaped into 5th this week.
Blind Luck remains in 6th. In a big jump, Malibu Pier swept into 7th from her rank in the back 50 last week - it seems her win in the Beverly Hills impressed a lot of people!
Twirling Candy moves up a spot from 9th to 8th. In a stunning turn, R Heat Lightning has moved back into the Top 10 at #9 from her spot at 13 last week, despite not having raced since March!
Switch dropped from 7th to 10th. Two notable droppers - Gio Ponti, long a fixture on the Top 10, has fallen to 12th, while Tizway, 10th last week, has dropped all the way to #32!
The most surprising drop this week is So You Think, who was 5th last week - he has dropped to #19.

Other movers in the Top 25

Majestic City is our first juvenile to break into the Active list, ranking at #23 this week. The 2 year old son of City Zip is expected to race again in the Hollywood Juvenile Championship.
Frankel improved on his 19th rank last week to just miss the Top 10 at 11th. Zazu also improved to 29th from her rank last week of 43.
There is still a lot more racing to come this summer, with the big Independence Day stakes action coming up this weekend. The older male handicap division is mostly absent from the Top 10, but perhaps a star will emerge from the Suburban, Dwyer, or United Nations!

Top 250 All-Time Fillies & Mares Updates

Top 10 All-Time Fillies & MaresThe race to make the Top 10 got wilder this week, with a returning champ and a Derby winner entering the list for the first time!
Ruffian and Zenyatta still sit at 1 and 2, but Busher jumped back into 3rd. Last week's #3, Twilight Tear, has dropped to #9. 
Go For Wand had dropped out of the Top 10 last week, but this week she returns and sits at 4th.
Lady's Secret is holding in 5th, while Princess Rooney has wrenched 6th from Rachel Alexandra, who is now ranked at 7th.
New to the Top 10 is Genuine Risk, 1980 Kentucky Derby winner, who rides into #8.
The first filly Derby winner, Regret, remains in her spot at 10th.

There are only 6 days left to cast your votes for these awesome fillies and mares, so remember to rate your favorites every day!
This poll ends July 4th, and then we will release the Official rankings!

Top 10 Three Year Old Fillies

Top 10 Active Three Year Old Fillies
Speaking of fillies and mares, here are the Top 10 Three-Year-Old fillies. 

R Heat Lightning must have a fan club here on HRN, because she is ranked #1. This despite not racing since March. Winter Memories, the exciting turf filly, is in at #2.
Turbulent Descent, 2nd in the Acorn, sits in at #3. Zazu and Plum Pretty come in at 4th and 5th. 
It's Tricky, Acorn winner, ranks 6th. Queen's Plate winner Inglorious comes in at 7th. Sarah's Secret, Honeymoon Stakes winner is at 8th.
St. John's River, the exciting 2nd place finisher in the KY Oaks, is in at 9th. Finally, Black-Eyed Susan winner Royal Delta makes up the Top 10.
Others knocking on the door are Joyful Victory at 14, Ruthenia at 16, and Summer Soiree, winner of the Boiling Springs Stakes last weekend, at 19.
The distaff division is tough this year, but any of these talented fillies could give the older fillies a serious challenge this fall!

Check back here next week for the next Power Ranking, and the Official Top 250 All-Time Fillies & Mares List!


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Older Comments about Big Shakeup In Top 10 Power Ranking...

So You Think should be #1, Canford Cliffs #2 , Black Caviar #3, Blind Luck #4, Rocketman #5.
He's #1 on my list.
So You Think #19= lol.
I have a hard time believing Frankel isn't in the top ten. He wins the St James Palace(G1). Even though the margin slimmer than he usually wins by, everyone should consider that race his bounce.
I wasn't joking when I said "fickle click-fingers of fans!"
Malibu Pier is in the Top 10 and So You Think is not??? HRN rankers ... you have some 'xplaining to do!!!

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