Clairiere Rises to Top of NTRA TB Poll 

April 19, 2023

Clairiere catches Secret Oath at the wire to win the Apple Blossom (G1) on Saturday at Oaklawn. (Coady Photography)

NTRA Top Thoroughbred Poll – April 17, 2023

NTRA Press Release

LEXINGTON, Ky.—After her brilliant performance catching Secret Oath at the wire in the Apple Blossom (G1) at Oaklawn last Saturday, Clairiere was voted top Thoroughbred in Week 12 of the 2023 NTRA Top Thoroughbred Poll. 

Forte remains at the top of the three-year-old poll followed by Tapit Trice

The Poll is conducted by the National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA), covering racing performances through April 16. Voting is conducted by national media.

The Three-Year-Old poll represents horses competing up and through the Triple Crown.

The Top Thoroughbred poll represents horses competing for Horse of the Year. The Top Thoroughbred Poll concludes on Tuesday, November 7 following the Breeders’ Cup World Championships.

Rankings on poll are on a 10-9-8-7-6-5-4-3-1 basis with first place votes in parentheses, 2023 record and total points. A-S: Age-Sex, Sex: C-colt, G-gelding, H-horse, F-filly, M-mare, R-ridgling.


1FORTE (29)3-C2-2-0-03421
2TAPIT TRICE (4)3-C3-3-0-02852
3PRACTICAL MOVE (1)3-C2-2-0-02613
4ANGEL OF EMPIRE3-C3-2-1-02534
5KINGSBARNS (1)3-C3-3-0-01825
6DERMA SOTOGAKE3-C2-1-0-11146
7TWO PHIL’S3-C3-1-1-1907
10CONFIDENCE GAME3-C2-1-0-15310

Other horses receiving votes: Mandarin Hero (42), Hit Show (23), Wet Paint (22), Faiza (20), Lord Miles (19), First Mission (17), Arabian Knight (14), Skinner (11), Cave Rock (10), Munnys Gold (6), Reincarnate (5), Blazing Sevens (4), Rocket Can (2), Geaux Rocket Ride (2), Cyclone Mischief (2), Disarm (1), Southlawn (1)


1ELITE POWER (24)5-H1-1-0-03011
2STILLETO BOY (3)5-G2-1-0-12152
3ART COLLECTOR (6)6-H2-1-1-02093
4WEST WILL POWER6-H2-1-1-01744
6GOODNIGHT OLIVE5-F1-1-0-01047
7SECRET OATH4-F2-1-1-01035
8LAST SAMURAI5-H3-2-0-01006
9IN ITALIAN5-F1-1-0-09121
10CODY’S WISH (1)5-H0-0-0-0848

Other horses receiving votes: Country Grammer-1 (81), Forte (48), Defunded (34), Proxy (32), Nest (26), Taiba (25), A Mo Reay (24), Sibelius (23), Caravel (22), Tapit Trice (9), War Like Goddess (8), Matareya (8), Endorsed (7), Chez Pierre (7), Gunite (4), Practical Move (4), Hopper (4), Modern Games (2), Charge It (1), Amazing Grace (1), Skelly (1)

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