America's Best Horses for June 7

Every single week customers of the media all over the nation vote on the nation’s leading contenders on the Triple Crown path in the NTRA Top Thoroughbred Poll. Find out the final 2021 best 3-year-previous rankings beneath.


AMERICA’S Best THOROUGHBREDS FOR JUNE 7, 2021

1. Necessary Good quality (37 first-put votes)

Operator: Godolphin

Trainer: Brad Cox

Jockey: Luis Saez

2021 file: 4 starts – 3 wins – seconds – thirds

Very last race: 1st, Belmont Stakes Introduced by NYRA Bets, June 5 at Belmont Park

Upcoming race: TBD


2. Hot Rod Charlie 

Owners: Roadrunner Racing, Boat Racing and William Strauss

Trainer:  Doug O’Neill

Jockey: Flavien Prat

2021 file: 4 starts – 1 win – 1 second – 2 thirds

Previous race: 2nd, Belmont Stakes Offered by NYRA Bets, June 5 at Belmont Park

Up coming race: TBD, potentially the TVG Haskell Invitational Stakes, July 17 at Monmouth Park


3. Rombauer 

House owners: John and Diane Fradkin

Trainer: Michael McCarthy

Jockey: John Velazquez

2021 report: 4 starts – 2 wins – 0 seconds – 2 thirds

Past race: 3rd,  Belmont Stakes Presented by NYRA Bets, June 5 at Belmont Park

Following race: TBD


4. Mandaloun 

Proprietor: Juddmonte Farms

Trainer: Brad Cox

Jockey: Florent Geroux

2021 history: 4 starts –1 earn – 1 second – 1 third

Past race: 2nd, Kentucky Derby Introduced by Woodford Reserve, May possibly 1 at Churchill Downs 

Following race: TBD


5. Malathaat 

Operator: Shadwell Steady

Jockey: John Velazquez

Coach: Todd Pletcher

2021 document: 2 begins – 2 wins – seconds – thirds

Previous race: 1st, Longines Kentucky Oaks, April 30 at Churchill Downs 

Future race: Coaching Club American Oaks, July 23 at Saratoga Race System


6. Medina Spirit 

Operator: Zedan Racing Stables

Coach: Bob Baffert

Jockey: John Velazquez

2021 record: 6 starts – 2 wins – 3 seconds – 1 third

Very last race: 3rd, Preakness Stakes, May 15 at Pimlico Race Study course

Upcoming race: TBD


7. Midnight Bourbon

Homeowners: Winchell Thoroughbreds

Coach: Steve Asmussen

Jockey: Irad Ortiz Jr.

2021 history: 5 starts – 1 win – 2 seconds – 1 third

Past race: 2nd, Preakness Stakes, May perhaps 15 at Pimlico Race Study course

Subsequent race: TBD, perhaps the TVG Haskell Invitational Stakes, July 17 at Monmouth Park 


8. Research Benefits

Proprietor: Klaravich Stables

Trainer: Chad Brown

Jockey: Javier Castellano

2021 report: 5 starts off – 4 wins – 1 next – thirds

Last race: 1st, Acorn Stakes, June 5 at Belmont Park

Next race: TBD


 9. Drain the Clock

Owners: Slam Dunk Racing, Madaket Stables, Ponder Stables and Michael Nentwig

Trainer: Saffie Joseph Jr.

Jockey: Jose Ortiz

2021 history: 5 starts – 4 wins – 1 next – thirds

Very last race: 1st, Woody Stephens Stakes Presented by Nassau Co. Industrial Advancement Company, June 5 at Belmont Park

Subsequent race: TBD


10. Lifetime Is Excellent 

House owners: WinStar Farm and CHC

Trainer: Bob Baffert

Jockey: Mike Smith

2021 history: 2 starts – 2 wins – seconds – thirds

Last race: 1st, San Felipe Stakes, March 6 at Santa Anita Park

Next race: TBD, sidelined thanks to personal injury

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