The Top Horses Contending to Race the 2017 Kentucky Derby

As the official start of the Triple Crown nears, here's a look at the top 10 highest ranked horses.

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J Boys Echo, ridden by Robby Albarado, wins the Gotham Stakes on Gotham Stakes Day at Aqueduct Racetrack on March 4, 2017, in the Ozone Park neighborhood of New York, New York.
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Tapwrit, ridden by Jose Ortiz, wins the Tampa Bay Derby on Tampa Bay Derby Day at the Tampa Bay Downs on March 11, 2017, in Oldsmar, Florida.
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Gunnevera with jockey Javier Castellano on board, wins the Xpressbet Fountain of Youth Stakes (Grade II) at Gulfstream Park on March 4, 2017, in Hallandale Beach, Florida.
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Always Dreaming with jockey John Velazquez on board, wins the Xpressbet Florida Derby (Grade I) at Gulfstream Park on April 01, 2017 in Hallandale Beach, Florida.
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Christophe Soumillon with Thunder Snow wins the UAE Derby Sponsored By The Saeed & Mohammed Al Naboodah Group during the Dubai World Cup at the Meydan Racecourse on March 25, 2017, in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
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Irish War Cry, ridden by Rajiv Maragh, wins the Wood Memorial Stakes at Aqueduct Racetrack on April 8, 2017 in South Ozone Park, New York.
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Irap, ridden by Julien Leparoux, wins the Blue Grass Stakes and picks up 100 Kentucky Derby points on Bluegrass Stakes Day at Keeneland Race Course on April 8, 2017, in Lexington, Kentucky.
Gormley and jockey Victor Espinoza, right, win the Santa Anita Derby horse race, April 8, 2017, at Santa Anita in Arcadia, California.
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Classic Empire ridden by Julien Leparoux wins the Sentient Jet Juvenile race on day two of the 2016 Breeders' Cup World Championships at Santa Anita Park on Nov. 5, 2016, in Arcadia, California.
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Girvin ridden by Brian Joseph Hernandez Jr. heads to the winner's circle after winning the 104th Louisiana Derby at Fairgrounds Race Course on April 1, 2017, in New Orleans, Louisiana.
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