Monomoy Girl ousts City of Light in NTRA Top Thoroughbred Poll

Edited Press Release
March 18, 2019 04:39pm
The National Thoroughbred Racing Association Top Thoroughbred Poll can claim a new leader as champion filly Monomoy Girl (11 first-place votes) earned 339 points to take over the top spot from multiple Grade 1 winner City of Light. Champion sprinter Roy H (317 points) also moved up one spot to second place as City of Light, who retired following his victory in the $9 million Pegasus World Cup Invitational on Jan. 26, fell to third with 280 points despite garnering 28 first-place votes.

Pegasus World Cup Turf Invitational winner Bricks and Mortar (two first-place votes, 251 points) is fourth with Grade 1 winner McKinzie (one first-place vote, 187 points) fifth. Midnight Bisou (176 points) joins the Top 10 in sixth off the strength of her victory in the Grade 2 Azeri Stakes followed by Seeking the Soul (143) and champion turf female Sistercharlie (121). Marley’s Freedom and Accelerate tied for ninth with 72 points apiece.

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 Nov. 4 after the running of the Breeders’ Cup.

The full results for the NTRA Thoroughbred Poll can be found on the NTRA website at:

Full accounting of top 10 votes by voter can be found at:


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