Breeders' Cup Classic Rankings for June 30

Each week a panel of media members, horseplayers, and Breeders’ Cup World Championships officials release a poll tabulating their votes on the nation’s top contenders for the 2020 Longines Breeders’ Cup Classic.

The rankings are determined by each voter ranking their top 10 horses with points assigned on a descending 10-9-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1 basis. The poll launched on June 29 and the final poll results for the season are below, in advance of the Longines Classic on Nov. 6.

Breeders’ Cup Classic Rankings for June 30


1. Maxfield (13 first-place votes)

Owner: Godolphin

Trainer: Brendan Walsh

Jockey: Jose Ortiz

2021 stats: 4 starts – 3 wins – 0 seconds – 1 third

Last race: 1st, Stephen Foster Stakes, June 26 at Churchill Downs

Next race: Whitney Stakes, Aug. 7 at Saratoga Race Course

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2. Mystic Guide (17 first-place votes)

Owner: Godolphin

Trainer: Michael Stidham

Jockey: Luis Saez

2021 stats: 2 starts – 2 wins – 0 seconds – 0 thirds

Last race: 1st, Dubai World Cup Sponsored by Emirates Airline, March 27 at Meydan Racecourse

Next race: Suburban Stakes, July 3 at Belmont Park

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3. Essential Quality (1 first-place vote)

Owner: Godolphin

Trainer: Brad Cox

Jockey: Luis Saez

2021 stats: 4 starts – 3 wins – 0 seconds – 0 thirds

Last race: 1st, Belmont Stakes Presented by NYRA Bets, June 5 at Belmont Park

Next race: TBD, possibly the Jim Dandy Stakes, July 31 at Saratoga Race Course

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4. Hot Rod Charlie

Owners: Boat Racing, Gainesway Stable, Roadrunner Racing and William Strauss

Trainer: Doug O’Neill

Jockey: Flavien Prat

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

Last race: 2nd, Belmont Stakes Presented by NYRA Bets, June 5 at Belmont Park

Next race: TBD

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5. Silver State

Owners: Winchell Thoroughbreds and Willis Horton Racing

Trainer: Steve Asmussen

Jockey: Ricardo Santana Jr.

2021 stats: 4 starts – 4 wins – 0 seconds – 0 thirds

Last race: 1st, Hill ‘n’ Dale Metropolitan Handicap, June 5 at Belmont Park

Next race: TBD, possibly the Whitney Stakes, Aug. 7 at Saratoga Race Course

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6. Happy Saver

Owner: Wertheimer & Frere

Trainer: Todd Pletcher

Jockey: Irad Ortiz Jr.

2021 stats: 1 start – 1 win – 0 seconds – 0 thirds

Last race: 1st, allowance optional claiming race, May 28 at Belmont Park

Next race: Suburban Stakes, July 3 at Belmont Park

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7. Country Grammer (1 first-place vote)

Owner: WinStar Farm

Trainer: Todd Pletcher

Jockey: Flavien Prat

2021 stats: 2 starts – 1 win – 1 second – 0 thirds

Last race: 1st, Hollywood Gold Cup Stakes, May 31 at Santa Anita Park

Next race: TBD, possibly the Suburban Stakes, July 3 at Belmont Park or the Whitney Stakes, Aug. 7 at Saratoga Race Course

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8. Mandaloun

Owner: Juddmonte Farms

Trainer: Brad Cox

Jockey: Florent Geroux

2021 stats: 5 starts – 2 wins – 1 second – 1 third

Last race: 1st, TVG.com Pegasus Stakes, June 13 at Monmouth Park

Next race: TVG.com Haskell Invitational Stakes, July 17 at Monmouth Park

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9. Letruska

Owner: St. George Stable

Trainer: Fausto Gutierrez

Jockey: Jose Ortiz

2021 stats: 5 starts – 4 wins – 1 second – 0 thirds

Last race: 1st, Fleur de Lis Stakes, June 26 at Churchill Downs

Next race: TBD

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10. Royal Ship

Owners: Fox Hill Farms and Siena Farm

Trainer: Richard Mandella

Jockey: Mike Smith

2021 stats: 3 starts – 1 win – 1 second – 0 thirds

Last race: 2nd, Hollywood Gold Cup Stakes, May 31 at Santa Anita Park

Next race: San Diego Handicap, July 17 at Del Mar

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