AQHA Racing Polls

Jessies First Down cements spot atop racing poll.

Jessies First Down cements spot atop racing poll.

Jessies First Down validated his No. 1 ranking in the AQHA Racing National Poll for older horses as the 7-year-old gelding by FDD Dynasty rolled to a convincing victory in Saturday’s Remington Park Invitational Championship (G1) in Oklahoma City. Voters again ranked the two-time defending world champion at the top of the poll this week, marking the sixth consecutive week at No. 1 for the Texas-bred.

Hold Air Hostage, who finished second behind Jessies First Down on Saturday, moved up slightly in the rankings from No. 4 last week to a tie for No. 2 this week with KVN Corona. The latter is undefeated in nine career starts and is set to run in this weekend’s Ruidoso Derby (G1) at Ruidoso Downs.

Also in the poll for older horses, PYC Fun N Fancy jumped into the rankings at No. 6 after taking the Heritage Place Derby (G2) on Saturday at Remington.

In the 2-year-old rankings, Lynnder 16, winner of the Remington Park Futurity (RG2) in April, held the top spot for the sixth week in a row. The big race this weekend for 2-year-olds is the Ruidoso Futurity (G1) on Sunday, which will include No. 3-ranked Suze Returns.

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 (80)
2. (tie) HOLD AIR HOSTAGE (68)
2. (tie) KVN CORONA (68)
4. BH LISAS BOY (64)
5. BRUCE ALLMTY (46)
6. PYC FUN N FANCY (35)
7. JESS MY KISS (24)
8. UPTOWN DYNASTY (23)
9. DF AJ GREEN LEAVES (20)
10. IMPERIAL EAGLE (13)

BODACIOUS EAGLE (10), KIDDY UP COWGIRL (8), ZOOMIN FOR SPUDS (7), APOLLITICAL SCOUT (6), JESS BEIN THE HERO (6), A POLITICAL LADY (5), WAGON ON FIRE V (5), LA VENCEDORA (4), EAGLE JAZZ (3)


NATIONAL RANKINGS, 2-YEAR-OLDS

1. LYNNDER 16 (86)
2. LONG WAGON HO (75)
3. SUZE RETURNS (69)
4. WICKED AFFAIR (63)
5. ZEE JAMES (52)
6. GUIDRY PRIDE II (33)
7. JESS LET IT B (30)
8. SHAKESHAKESHAKEIT (19)
9. WOKATEE ON FIRE (17)
10. REGGIES BAILBOND (8)

FLASH AND ROLL (7), THE GRAND LEGEND (6), FLYING EAGLE 07 (5), SC MONEY MAKER (5), BLUE CORAZON (4), SAUL (4), JEANIOLOGI (3), FAST BOBBY (2), JS HISTORY LESSON (2), SARATOGA RETURN (2), TEMPTINGSECRETFLY (2), SASSY KRYSTAL (1)

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