JRC Callas First Charges Into Poll

Reigning world champion secures a spot in the AQHA Racing-Horseplayernow.com Poll.

Q-Racing Journal

World Champion JRC Callas First rejoins the national rankings.

JRC Callas First, last year's world champion, is closing 2015 strongly and this week moved to No. 6 in the AQHA Racing-Horseplayernow.com National Poll for 3-year-old-and-older horses. The gelded son of Winners Award notched his fourth straight win of the year by taking last week's $150,000 Zia Park Championship (G1) by one length in front-running fashion. JRC Callas First was the only newcomer to this week's Top 10, which once again is topped by Moonist.

As for the 2-year-old rankings, there were no changes to the Top 10 this week. Jess Good Candy and Tres Friends remain locked in an air-tight battle on ballots, with just three points separating the leading pair, 105-102.

1.         JESS GOOD CANDY (105)
2.         TRES FRIENDS (102)
3.         WALK THRU CRYSTAL (82)
4.         BV MIDNITE EXPRESS (65)
5.         LITTLE TALKS (61)
6.         FIRST VALIANT SIGN (51)
7.         ONE FABULOUS EAGLE (50)
8.         DOCS BEST CARD (25)
9.         REGARD WITH RESPECT (17)
10.       IMA FEARLESS HERO (9)
Jess A Saint (8), Famous Little Reba (5), Tee Chic (5), TF Im That Guy (5), Jessa Louisiana Zoom (3), Careless Lightning (2), A Tres Of Paint (2), First Fancy Racy (2), Not Perry Pretty (1)                 
1.         MOONIST (104)
2.         HEZA DASHA FIRE (95)
3.         APOLLITICAL BLOOD (77)
4.         DAYTONA B (76)
5.         DASHIN BROWN STREAK (67)
6.         JRC CALLAS FIRST (48)
7.         BODACIOUS EAGLE (37)
8.         FAR NIENTE (34)
9.         QUIRKY (24)
10.       ROCK YOU (19)
Sam Crow (7), Kiss My Hocks (7), BF Farm Boss (4), Open Me A Corona (3), Zoomin Effortlessly (1)

Voting Panel:

Ed Burgart (Los Alamitos)
Martha Claussen (Wrangler Racing Ace)
Mike Cusortelli (Stallionesearch.com)
Tom Dawson (Sports Television Producer)
Dale Day (Remington Park)
Ben Hudson (TRACK Magazine)
Dave Weaver (TVG)
Jeremy Plonk (Horse Player NOW)
Jerry Shottenkirk (Horse Player NOW)
Terry Turrell (Horse Player NOW)
Ty Wyant (Ruidoso Downs)

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