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Leading Riders for The American Performance Horseman 2024

Recently, each association announced their top money-earning riders leading the race, they'll have until the end of the year to make the Top 5.

5 Point Lead puts Abbie Phillips and Purdy Talker on Top

For the team, this derby championship had a special place in Abby's heart. Phillips and Purdy Talker have been a dynamic duo since the mare's 2-year-old year leading into their $20,000 Non-Pro Co-Reserve Championship at the 2022 NRCHA Snaffle Bit Futurity. After some tough luck at the Teton Ridge Stallion Stakes, Phillips looked forward to showcasing their style and talent at the Derby.