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WORLD THOROUGHBRED CHAMPIONSHIPS POLL


September 6, 2005     E-mail this page to a friend!

By Jim Gluckson, NTRA
The following are the results of Week #9 voting in the World Thoroughbred Championships Poll covering racing performances through September 5. Voting by the panel in the World Thoroughbred Championships Poll is calculated on a on a 10-9-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1 basis. Total points earned are listed for each horse. Voting will continue weekly through October 10. The panel, comprised of prominent international journalists and handicappers, will rank active and in-training horses, regardless of geographic location.
 
World Thoroughbred Championships Poll panelists will vote each week on the Top 10 contenders in the following divisions: Emirates Airline Distaff; NetJets Mile; TVG Sprint; Emirates Airline Filly & Mare Turf; John Deere Turf and Dodge Classic. Polling for the Alberto VO5 Juvenile Fillies and Bessemer Trust Juvenile Divisions will begin September 19. 

Horse Points
 
DODGE CLASSIC DIVISION
 
1 Saint Liam 105
2 Commentator 82
3 Rock Hard Ten 78
4 Flower Alley 76
5 Bellamy Road 62
6 Perfect Drift 48
7 Borrego 38
8 Lava Man 29
9 Afleet Alex 23
10 Roman Ruler 21
 
JOHN DEERE TURF DIVISION
 
1 Azamour (IRE) 90
2 Powerscourt (GB) 82
3 Kitten's Joy 80
4 Motivator (GB) 71
5 Hurricane Run (IRE) 58
6 Better Talk Now 36
7 Bago (FR) 32
8 Scorpion (IRE) 27
9 King's Drama (IRE) 23
10 Alkaased 15

EMIRATES AIRLINE DISTAFF DIVISION
 
1 Ashado 104
2 Society Selection 72
3 Sweet Symphony 61
4 Smuggler 58
5 Stellar Jayne 50
6 Two Trail Sioux 38
7 Shadow Cast 37
8 Island Sand 36
9 Tarlow 20
10 Dream of Summer 19

TVG SPRINT DIVISION
 
1 Lost in the Fog 108
2 Woke Up Dreamin 95
3 Pomeroy 69
4 Greg's Gold 52
5 Battle Won 51
6 Commentator 33
7 Forest Danger 24
8 Mass Media 22
9 Unfurl the Flag 21
10 Don Six 18

NETJETS MILE DIVISION
 
1 Leroidesanimaux (BRZ) 100
2 Dubawi (IRE) 96
3 Artie Schiller 86
4 Rakti (GB) 71
5 Singletary 35
6 Soviet Song (IRE) 34
7 Proclamation (IRE) 32
8 Valixir (IRE) 30
9 Starcraft (NZ) 20
10 Whipper 17
 
EMIRATES AIRLINE FILLY & MARE TURF DIVISION
 
1 Megahertz (GB) 96
2 Angara (GB) 79
3 Ouija Board (GB) 59
4 Shawanda (IRE) 53
5 Melhor Ainda 52
6 Sand Springs 45
7 Wonder Again 38
8 Alexander Goldrun (IRE) 30
9 Intercontinental (GB) 29
10 Wend 25
 
 
The panel of voters in the World Thoroughbred Championships Poll are: John Avello, Director of Race and Sports Book Operations, Wynn Las Vegas; Simon Clare, Coral Racing (U.K); David Gutfreund, Racing Commentator and handicapper; Brad Free, Writer and Columnist, Daily Racing Form; David Hood, William Hill Sports Book (U.K); Tom Law; News Editor, Thoroughbred Times; Dan Liebman, Executive Editor, The Blood-Horse; Jim Mazur, author and handicapper; Ellis Starr, National Handicapper, Equibase; Tom Quigley, Publisher, Horseplayer magazine and Mike Watchmaker, National Handicapper, Daily Racing Form.
 
The NTRA is a broad-based coalition of horseracing interests, including the American Quarter Horse Association, charged with increasing popularity of horseracing and improving economic conditions for industry participants. The NTRA and Breeders’ Cup Limited administer the Breeders’ Cup World Thoroughbred Championships, Thoroughbred racing’s year-end Championships consisting of eight races and $14 million in purses and awards and the Breeders’ Cup Stakes Program. The NTRA has offices in Lexington, Ky., and New York City. NTRA press releases appear on the NTRA Web site, ntra.com.