AQHA Racing Polls

Wicked Affair leads new faces into poll for 2-year-olds.

Wicked Affair leads new faces into poll for 2-year-olds.

A trio of newcomers entered the latest AQHA Racing National Poll for 2-year-olds after winning graded stakes at Los Alamitos and Delta Downs over the weekend. The highest-ranked debut was Legacy Ranch Inc.’s homebred Wicked Affair, a daughter of One Sweet Jess who captured the Robert Adair Kindergarten Futurity (G2) at Los Alamitos on Sunday. The Terry Knight trainee entered the poll at No. 5.

Two stakes winners from Delta Downs, Louisiana Breeders’ Lassie Futurity (RG2) winner Im For Real and Louisiana Breeders’ Laddie Futurity (RG2) winner Shakeshakeshakeit, also made their first appearances in the juvenile poll at No. 8 and No. 9, respectively.

Several ranked 2-year-olds are set to compete in the Ruidoso Futurity (G1) trials this Friday and Saturday at Ruidoso Downs, including No. 1-ranked Lynnder 16, No. 3-ranked Suze Returns and No. 4-ranked Zee James.

There was little change in the older-horse poll, as two-time reigning world champion Jessies First Down held the top spot. Sunday’s Ruidoso Derby (G1) trials will include No. 4-ranked KVN Corona, as well as the 2018 debut of last year’s All American Futurity (G1) winner Fly Baby Fly and Eagle Jazz, winner of last year’s Grade 1 Rainbow and Ruidoso futurities.

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 (74)
4. KVN CORONA (69)
5. BRUCE ALLMTY (67)
6. DF AJ GREEN LEAVES (36)
7. JESS MY KISS (33)
8. IMPERIAL EAGLE (22)
9.  KIDDY UP COWGIRL (18)
10. (tie) JESS BEIN THE HERO (14)
10. (tie) ZOOMIN FOR SPUDS (14)

WAGON ON FIRE V (10), LA VENCEDORA (8), A POLITICAL LADY (5), VALIANT ROGUE (5), PYC FUN N FANCY (2), FEATURING FAST JESS (1), JESS PAINT YOUR LIPS (1), ROCK ABOUT IT (1), TF CAJUN CARTEL (1)

NATIONAL RANKINGS, 2-YEAR-OLDS

1. LYNNDER 16 (97)
2. LONG WAGON HO (85)
3. SUZE RETURNS (69)
4. ZEE JAMES (67)
5. WICKED AFFAIR (65)
6. GUIDRY PRIDE II (43)
7. JESS LET IT B (40)
8. IM FOR REAL (17)
9. SHAKESHAKESHAKEIT (16)
10. REGGIES BAILBOND (11)

SC MONEY MAKER (9), SAUL (8), FLYING EAGLE 07 (5), JEANIOLOGI (3), JS HISTORY LESSON (3), TEMPTINGSECRETFLY (3), VF JEDI RETURNS (3), SASSY KRYSTAL (2), JESS SEND IT (1), WOODYS COPY CAT (1)

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