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Monday, July 31
NTRA Polls



Final Thoroughbred Poll
The Thoroughbred Poll conducted by the National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA), covering racing performances through October 31. Rankings based on the votes of sports and thoroughbred racing media representatives on a 10-9-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1 basis with first-place votes in parentheses, record, total points and previous ranking. A-S: Age-Sex. Sex: C-colt, G-gelding, H-horse, F-filly, M-mare.
 

 Horse A-S    St.1-2-3 Pts.    Pvs.
 1. Ghostzapper  4-C     4-4-0-0  160     4
 2. Pleasantly Perfect  6-H     5-3-1-1  115     1
 3. Roses in May  4-C     6-5-1-0  111     3
 4. Ashado  3-F     8-5-2-1  91     10
 5. Kitten's Joy  3-C     8-6-2-0  69     2
 6. Speightstown  6-H     6-5-0-1  67     -
 7. Pico Central  5-H     6-5-0-1  63     7
 8. Ouija Board  3-F     5-4-0-1  55     -
 9. Azeri  6-M     8-3-2-0  49     6
 10. Sweet Catomine  2-F     4-3-1-0  42     9

Others receiving votes: Singletary-14, Birdstone-13, Storm Flag Flying-9, Southern Image-8, Sightseek-6, Better Talk Now-5, Saint Liam-2, Wilko-1.


Final 3-year-old Poll
The NTRA 3-Year-Old Thoroughred Poll, ranking leading 3-year-old contenders of 2004. The Top 10, ranked on a 10-9-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1 point scale, is based on the votes of thoroughbred racing media representatives with first-place votes in parentheses, records through June 6 (Sex: C-colt, G-gelding, F-filly):
 

 Horse A-S    St.1-2-3 Pts.    Pvs.
 1. Smarty Jones (16)  3-C     7-6-1-0  160     1 
 2. Birdstone  3-C     4-2-0-0  133     - 
 3. Lion Heart  3-C     4-0-3-0  88     3 
 4. The Cliff's Edge   3-C     4-1-1-1  77     4 
 5. Ashado  3-F     3-2-1-0  66     7 
 6. Rock Hard Ten  3-C     5-2-1-1  65     2 
 7. Imperialism  3-C     5-2-1-1  53     5 
 8. Royal Assault  3-C     6-2-1-2  44     - 
 9. Limehouse  3-C     4-2-0-1  35     10 
 10.Tapit   3-C     3-1-0-0  33     8 

Other Horses Receiving Votes: Eddington-31, Island Fashion-23, Fire Slam-20, Kitten's Joy-13, Read The Footnotes-13, Friends Lake-6, Madcap Escapade-5, Artie Schiller-4, Castledale-3, Eurosilver-3, Medallist-3, Purge2.



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