AQHA Racing Polls

Big Weekend on Tap for Poll Horses.

Big Weekend on Tap for Poll Horses.

There were virtually no changes to either of the AQHA Racing National Polls this week. However, the coming weekend will feature a slew of ranked horses in action. The older horses will be chasing the idle and top-ranked Jessies First Down, who has been at No. 1 for most of this year, while the top-ranked 2-year-old, Blue Corazon, is set to run on Saturday.

At Ruidoso Downs in New Mexico, a total of 276 juveniles are entered in Friday and Saturday’s trials for the Rainbow Futurity (G1). Among the horses aiming for a spot in the $1 million final are Blue Corazon, winner of the Ruidoso Futurity (G1), and No. 3-ranked Suze Returns, who finished second by a half-length to Blue Corazon in the first leg of the Triple Crown at Ruidoso Downs.

In Sunday’s Rainbow Derby (G1) trials, the list of 3-year-olds entered includes No. 4-ranked Jess Move You and No. 8-ranked DF AJ Green Leaves.

Delta Downs in Louisiana will close out its American Quarter Horse meet with a full slate of stakes, including the Firecracker Futurity (G2) and Lee Berwick Memorial Futurity (RG1), and at Los Alamitos in California No. 2-ranked older horse BH Lisas Boy is set to run in the Vessels Maturity (G1).

The integrity of American Quarter Horse racing is of utmost importance to AQHA. As part of a multifaceted effort to ensure integrity, AQHA has instituted a policy concerning awards and publicity that makes horses with racing medication positives and horses trained by trainers with racing medication positives ineligible for the AQHA Racing National Polls. Read the complete policy here https://www.aqha.com/racing/industry-news/2018/april/041018-racing-policy/.

NATIONAL RANKINGS, 3-YEAR-OLDS AND OLDER

1. JESSIES FIRST DOWN (90)
2. BH LISAS BOY (77)
3. HOLD AIR HOSTAGE (72)
4. JESS MOVE YOU (70)
5. KVN CORONA (49)
6. BRUCE ALLMTY (45)
7. PYC FUN N FANCY (34)
8. DF AJ GREEN LEAVES (27)
9. JESS MY KISS (22)
10. IMPERIAL EAGLE (9)

BODACIOUS EAGLE (7), MYST FIT (7), A POLITICAL LADY (6), WAGON ON FIRE V (6), KIDDY UP COWGIRL (5), JESS BEIN THE HERO (4), THERMONUCLEAR ENERGY (4), ZOOMIN FOR SPUDS (4), APOLLITICAL SCOUT (3), LIGHTEMUPWITHCHARM (3), MI AMOR SECRETO (3), VALIANT ROGUE (1)


NATIONAL RANKINGS, 2-YEAR-OLDS

1. BLUE CORAZON (96)
2. WAVE HER DOWN (79)
3. SUZE RETURNS (77)
4. LONG WAGON HO (65)
5. LYNNDER 16 (62)
6. WICKED AFFAIR (57)
7. ZEE JAMES (43)
8. JESS LET IT B (24)
9. JESS FIRE CHICK (22)
10. GUIDRY PRIDE II (13)

SHAKESHAKESHAKEIT (4), FLYING EAGLE 07 (3), REGGIES BAILBOND (2), JESS MACHO CORONA (1), SC MONEY MAKER (1), WOKATEE ON FIRE (1)

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