AQHA Racing Polls

Polls hold steady as calendar flips to summer.

Polls hold steady as calendar flips to summer.

The last AQHA Racing National Poll before summer officially arrives on June 21 did not change much compared to the previous week, but with American Quarter Horse racing’s busiest season on tap, there should be some significant movement over the next three months.

In the poll for older horses, Jessies First Down held the top spot for the eighth consecutive week. The 7-year-old gelding by FDD Dynasty is undefeated this year after notching two Grade 1 wins during the Remington Park meet. No. 2 ranked BH Lisas Boy was in action this past weekend with a victory in his Vessels Maturity (G1) trial at Los Alamitos, and he’s set to return for the July 8 final.

In the juvenile poll, Blue Corazon maintained the No. 1 position for the second week after winning the $1 million Ruidoso Futurity (G1) on June 10 at Ruidoso Downs. The only newcomer to this week’s poll is Jess Fire Chick, who debuted at No. 9 after winning the Mountain Top Futurity (RG3) on Saturday at Ruidoso Downs.

This week’s racing schedule includes the Ed Burke Million Futurity (G1) at Los Alamitos, featuring No. 5-ranked Wicked Affair and No. 10-ranked SC Money Maker.

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 (78)
3. HOLD AIR HOSTAGE (72)
4. JESS MOVE YOU (62)
5. BRUCE ALLMTY (55)
6. KVN CORONA (50)
7. PYC FUN N FANCY (32)
8. JESS MY KISS (27)
9. DF AJ GREEN LEAVES (24)
10. IMPERIAL EAGLE (12)

UPTOWN DYNASTY (9), WAGON ON FIRE V (6), ZOOMIN FOR SPUDS (6), KIDDY UP COWGIRL (5), APOLLITICAL SCOUT (4), JESS BEIN THE HERO (4), A POLITICAL LADY (3), BODACIOUS EAGLE (3), EAGLE JAZZ (3), LIGHTEMUPWITHCHARM (3), TAZANITO (1), THE CAZADOR (1)


NATIONAL RANKINGS, 2-YEAR-OLDS

1. BLUE CORAZON (97)
2. SUZE RETURNS (81)
3. LYNNDER 16 (74)
4. LONG WAGON HO (72)
5. WICKED AFFAIR (57)
6. ZEE JAMES (52)
7. JESS LET IT B (28)
8. GUIDRY PRIDE II (26)
9. JESS FIRE CHICK (20)
10. SC MONEY MAKER (11)

SHAKESHAKESHAKEIT (10), REGGIES BAILBOND (5), FLYING EAGLE 07 (4), SAUL (4), WOKATEE ON FIRE (4), JEANIOLOGI (2), DADDYS MOE (1), JEST FAMOUS (1), THE GRAND LEGEND (1)

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