Rocket Can Moves up on Top 3YO Poll, Forte Still in No. 1

February 8, 2023

Rocket Can wins the Holy Bull Stakes (G3) at Gulfstream Park for Hall of Fame trainer Bill Mott. (Ryan Thompson)

NTRA Press Release

LEXINGTON, Ky.—Week 2 of the 2023 NTRA Top Thoroughbred Poll conducted by the National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA), covering racing performances through February 5. Voting is conducted by national media.

With Forte still at No. 1, Rocket Can moved into No. 6 with his tremendous win in the Holy Bull at Gulfstream Park on Saturday. 

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

Art Collector is still at No. 1 on the Thoroughbred list. 

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.

Other horses receiving votes: National Treasure (41), Tapit Trice (30), Faustin (24), Verifying (23), Loggins (22), Wonder Wheel (20), Curly Jack (19), Red Route One (19), Dubyuhnell (18), Practical Move-1 (16), Hard To Figure (15), Hoosier Philly (14), Victoria Road (11), Hejazi-1 (10), Lugan Knight (8), Major Dude (7), Giant Mischief (6), Two Phil’s (5), Determinedly (5), General Jim (5), Jace’s Road (4), Banishing (4), The Alys Look (4), Extra Anejo (2), Arctic Arrogance (2), Faiza (2), Signator (2), Cyclone Mischief (1), Cairo Consort (1)

Other horses receiving votes: Queen Goddess (56), Goodnight Olive (34), Newgrange-1 (32), Ivar (30), Fun To Dream (27), Stilleto Boy (23), Proxy (21), In Italian (21), War Like Goddess (19), Arabian Knight (16), Charge It (16), Modern Games-1 (14), Pauline’s Pearl (9), Repo Rocks (8), Personal Best (8), Red Knight (8), Secret Oath (7), Endorsed (7), Nterstatedaydream (6), Rich Strike (5), Ginobili (5), A Mo Reay (5), Emmanuel (4), Hopkins (4), Wonder Wheel (3), Forte (2), White Abarrio (2), Hopper (2), Maryquitecontrary (1), Cairo Consort (1), Forbidden Kingdom (1)

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