AQHA Racing Poll

La Vencedora tops the first 2-year-old poll of the year.

La Vencedora tops the first 2-year-old poll of the year.

The initial AQHA Racing National Poll for 2-year-olds was essentially a three-horse race for the top spot, with La Vencedora, winner of the $1,002,500 Remington Park Futurity (RG2), leading the field by a slim margin. The Oklahoma-bred filly by Ivory James, who tops all Quarter Horses in North America by earnings this year at $382,006, earned 85 out of 100 possible points in the voting.

Another Remington Park-based horse, Ima China Rush, took the No. 2 spot, with 81 points. The daughter of Rushago captured the $525,050 Oklahoma Futurity (G3) in March and then finished second by a nose in the Laico Bird Stakes (R) in April.

This Is An Eagle, winner of the Sam Houston Futurity (G2) this past weekend, finished a close third in the voting with 75 points.

The poll for older horses remained mostly unchanged, with Bodacious Eagle, a winner of two graded stakes at Remington this year, and reigning world champion Jessies First Down, winner of the Bank of America Sam Houston Championship Challenge (G2), deadlocked for the top position.

NATIONAL RANKINGS, 3-YEAR-OLDS AND OLDER

1. (tie) BODACIOUS EAGLE (93)
1. (tie) JESSIES FIRST DOWN (93)
3.  BH LISAS BOY (75)
4. KLASSIC STRAWFLY (56)
5. RUNNING DRAGON (47)
6. JESS GOOD REASON (43)
7.  THE FISCAL CLIFF (27)
8.  APOLLITICAL SCOUT (26)
9. (tie) MYST FIT (17)
9. (tie) IMAQTPIE (17)

SO RAPIDO (16), ZOOMIN FOR SPUDS (13), WILD MARES MILK (10), MEMPHIS D NASTY (6), ZOOMIN EFFORTLESSLY (5), EYE N CAPO (4), DUTCHER (1), FIRST PRIZE DIAMONDS (1)

NATIONAL RANKINGS, 2-YEAR-OLDS

1. LA VENCEDORA (85)
2. IMA CHINA RUSH (81)
3. THIS IS AN EAGLE (75)
4. SUENOS DINEROS (52)
5. TOGETHER TO THE END (45)
6. MONEYS A MAKER (44)
7. PYC FUN N FANCY (43)
8. BLUE EYED FANCE (40)
9. EAGLE JAZZ (32)
10.  JA AM I BLUE (10)

HEZ OUR PRIZE (9), EAGLES SOAR (8), DYNAMIX (7), MOUNTAIN HOLME (7), WEETONAS LAFAWN (5), SUMMERTIME FAVORITE (3), TTT KAS (2), CAPITAN JIMBOB (1), MISS TEE LAJOLLA (1)

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