AQHA Racing Poll

Racing polls are steady as spring racing season heats up.

Racing polls are steady as spring racing season heats up.

There were no major changes to either AQHA Racing National Poll this week, but there could be some movement in the rankings in the coming weeks, as graded stakes are set for several tracks including Delta Downs, Los Alamitos and Remington Park. The opening of the Ruidoso Downs meet on May 25, with trials for the Grade 1 Ruidoso Derby and Futurity during the first weekend, also could bring some new faces to the polls.

In the rankings for older horses, Jessies First Down, the two-time reigning world champion, held his spot at the top. The 7-year-old FDD Dynasty gelding captured the Leo Stakes (G1) on April 28 at Remington Park in his 2018 debut.

In the 2-year-old poll, Lynnder 16 also maintained the top spot. The Apollitical Jess filly is undefeated in two starts this year, including the Remington Park Futurity (RG2).

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 (79)
3. HOLD AIR HOSTAGE (72)
4. (tie) BRUCE ALLMTY (66)
4. (tie) KVN CORONA (66)
6. JESS MY KISS (39)
7. DF AJ GREEN LEAVES (35)
8.  KIDDY UP COWGIRL (19)
9. ZOOMIN FOR SPUDS (17)
10. JESS BEIN THE HERO (15)

IMPERIAL EAGLE (14), A POLITICAL LADY (10), WAGON ON FIRE V (10), LA VENCEDORA (8), VALIANT ROGUE (5), PYC FUN N FANCY (2), JESS PAINT YOUR LIPS (1), TF CAJUN CARTEL (1), THE CAZADOR (1)

NATIONAL RANKINGS, 2-YEAR-OLDS

1. LYNNDER 16 (97)
2. LONG WAGON HO (84)
3. SUZE RETURNS (76)
4. ZEE JAMES (69)
5. GUIDRY PRIDE II (52)
6. JESS LET IT B (50)
7. REGGIES BAILBOND (20)
8. (tie) SC MONEY MAKER (18)
8. (tie) TEMPTINGSECRETFLY (18)
10.  JEANIOLOGI (12)

SAUL (11), VF JEDI RETURNS (9), FLYING EAGLE 07 (6), ROGUE ONE (6), ALL SOPHIA WANTED (3), JS HISTORY LESSON (3), SASSY KRYSTAL (3), JET BLACK KING (2), WOODYS COPY CAT (2), MEMORIES R GOLDEN (1)

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