AQHA Racing Poll

Pollsters await fall racing.

Pollsters await fall racing.

After some big changes last week to the AQHA Racing National Polls following All American Weekend at Ruidoso Downs, this week’s rankings remained virtually unchanged as the calendar gets ready to flip from summer to fall. 

In the 2-year-old poll, All American Futurity (G1) winner Fly Baby Fly remained at the top by a small margin over Eagle Jazz, winner of the Ruidoso Futurity (G1) in a dead heat and the Rainbow Futurity (G1) at Ruidoso downs. Just four points separate the top two, while it’s 20 points back to third-ranked Uptown Dynasty.

The poll for older horses also has two horses well clear of the field with All American Derby (G1) winner, Hold Air Hostage, over All American Gold Cup (G1) winner and reigning world champion Jessies First Down by a 99-91 margin. BH Lisas Boy and Bodacious Eagle are tied for third, but are 35 points back.

The rankings figure to remain mostly unchanged in the short term, but there will be plenty of opportunities to impress voters in the coming weeks as the Lone Star Park meet kicks off Friday. The upcoming Bank of America Challenge Championship is also likely to impact the polls.


NATIONAL RANKINGS, 3-YEAR-OLDS AND OLDER

1. HOLD AIR HOSTAGE (99)
2. JESSIES FIRST DOWN (91)
3. (tie) BH LISAS BOY (56)
3. (tie) BODACIOUS EAGLE (56)
5. ZOOMIN EFFORTLESSLY (53)
6. HEZA DASHA FIRE (50)
7. TOUGH TO BEE (41)
8. MAGICAL JESS (31)
9. DUPONTE (14)
10. APOLLITICAL OK (12)

FLASH N BLING (9), THAT RICO (9), HIGH PLAINS PERRY (8), HE LOOKS HOT (7), TIME FOR WINE (4), HEZA LOUISIANA DASH (2), POLITICALLY CORRUPT (2), SAM CROW (2), THE FISCAL CLIFF (2), DASH QUICK PERRY (1), IMAQTPIE (1)

NATIONAL RANKINGS, 2-YEAR-OLDS

1  FLY BABY FLY (96)
2. EAGLE JAZZ (92)
3. UPTOWN DYNASTY (72)
4. NYMERIA (60)
5. BIGG DADDY (59)
6. KVN CORONA (58)
7. THIS IS AN EAGLE (33)
8. DASHNUNDER AFULLMOON (23)
9. LA VENCEDORA (16)
10. HOTSTEPPER (9)

J FIRE UP (6), SIXES FLASH (6), SUENOS DINEROS (5), FIRE AND SASS (4), JESSE LANE (3), TOGETHER TO THE END (3), JRS TAYLORS RUNNAWAY (2), BLUE EYED FANCE (1), HES LIMITLESS (1), JUST ANOTHER NATURAL (1)

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