AQHA Racing Poll

AQHA polls steady as important fall stakes approach.

AQHA polls steady as important fall stakes approach.

Both AQHA Racing National Polls were basically unchanged this week after a weekend that featured four sets of trials for Grade 1 races but no major graded stakes. Hold Air Hostage remained atop the poll for 3-year-old and older horses for the 10th consecutive week, while Fly Baby Fly continued to reign in the 2-year-old poll for the eighth week in a row.

Over the weekend at Lone Star Park, Duponte, the No. 10-ranked horse in the poll for older horses, advanced to the final of the Texas Classic Derby (G1), and This Is An Eagle, No. 7 in the 2-year-old poll, earned a spot in the Texas Classic Futurity (G1). While no ranked horses came out of the trials for the Golden State Futurity (G1) or Los Alamitos Super Derby (G1) in California, the rich finals for those races figure to provide the chance for advancement in the poll.

NATIONAL RANKINGS, 3-YEAR-OLDS AND OLDER

1. HOLD AIR HOSTAGE (99)
2. JESSIES FIRST DOWN (89)
3. HEZA DASHA FIRE (71)
4. BODACIOUS EAGLE (56)
5. BH LISAS BOY (53)
6. ZOOMIN EFFORTLESSLY (42)
7. THE FISCAL CLIFF (36)
8. TOUGH TO BEE (32)
9. MAGICAL JESS (21)
10. DUPONTE (17)

FLASH N BLING (7), HIGH PLAINS PERRY (7), APOLLITICAL OK (6), HE LOOKS HOT (5), TIME FOR JESS (4), COBALT CREEK (3), JESS PAINT YOUR LIPS (1), POLITICALLY CORRUPT (1)

NATIONAL RANKINGS, 2-YEAR-OLDS

1  FLY BABY FLY (97)
2. EAGLE JAZZ (91)
3. KVN CORONA (76)
4. UPTOWN DYNASTY (69)
5. NYMERIA (51)
6. BIGG DADDY (48)
7. THIS IS AN EAGLE (36)
8. DASHNUNDER AFULLMOON (21)
9. LA VENCEDORA (19)
10. THREE BAR CARTEL (11)

HOTSTEPPER (8), J FIRE UP (7), CARRIS CARTEL (5), SIXES FLASH (3), FIRE AND SASS (2), JESSE LANE (2), TOGETHER TO THE END (2), HAD TO BE IVORY (1), LEGACY EAGLE (1)

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