2010 Leaders: Pletcher, Dominguez, WinStar

2010 Leaders: Pletcher, Dominguez, WinStar
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Todd Pletcher topped the trainers' list for 2010.

Todd Pletcher, Ramon Dominguez, and WinStar Farm were the leading trainer, jockey, and owner, respectively, based on North American earnings in 2010, according to final statistics from the Equibase Company.

Also, Breeders’ Cup Classic (gr. I) winner Blame   was the top-earning racehorse and Deshawn Parker, a jockey based in West Virginia, was leading rider by number of winners for the year, ending Russell Baze’s three-year reign in that category. Dominguez and Baze finished second and third, respectively, behind Parker by number of wins.

The year-end compilations include results from Thoroughbred racing in North America only from Jan. 1-Dec. 31, 2010. North American racing leaders’ lists that include all trainers, jockeys, owners, and horses are available within the “Stats Central” at equibase.com.

Blame   led all Thoroughbreds in 2010 with North American earnings of $3,751,467. Following Blame was Lookin At Lucky   with $2,064,278 and Zenyatta with $1,830,000.

Pletcher, who previously topped the trainers’ list from 2004-2007, sent out the winners of 274 races from 1,082 starts for earnings of $23,157,098 in 2010. Runner-up was Steven Asmussen, whose horses won 506 races from 2,412 starts for earnings of $16,308,920 in 2010.

Completing the list of top 10 trainers by North American earnings in 2010 were Bob Baffert, $11,103,463 (124 wins/500 starts); Jerry Hollendorfer, $9,307,328 (286/1,126); Bill Mott, $8,821,635 (119/693); Bret Calhoun, $7,905,716 (233/934); Rick Dutrow Jr., $7,682,144 (137/586); John Sadler, $7,327,753 (115/540); Tony Dutrow, $6,365,898 (130/447); and Al Stall Jr., $6,256,602 (61/283).

Dominguez, with earnings of $16,911,880, topped the annual North American leading jockeys’ list in 2010. Dominguez rode the winners of 369 races from 1,474 mounts. John Velazquez finished second, with 239 wins from 1,192 mounts and earnings of $16,743,328.

Rounding out the list of top 10 jockeys by North American earnings in 2010 were Joel Rosario, $15,897,538 (305 wins/1,335 mounts); Garrett Gomez, $15,689,037 (161/800); Rafael Bejarano, $14,225,120 (310/1,292); Javier Castellano, $13,037,706 (246/1,243); Julien Leparoux, $11,002,083 (173/1,068); Robby Albarado, $10,272,324 (176/1,070); Martin Garcia, $10,151,584 (154/933); and Jose Lezcano, $9,277,682 (170/1,054).

WinStar Farm, which owned Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) winner Super Saver  , won 46 races from 248 starts and earned $5,183,379 in North America in 2010 to lead all owners. Runner-up was Midwest Thoroughbreds with 310 victories from 1,157 starts and earnings of $4,197,480. 

Completing the list of top 10 owners by North American earnings in 2010 were Claiborne Farm and Adele B. Dilschneider, $4,163,036 (14 wins/64 starts); Zayat Stables, $4,076,241 (83/397); Repole Stable, $3,747,444 (93/372); Heiligbrodt Racing Stable, $3,655,372 (114/691); Edward P. Evans, $3,617,508 (36/156); Wertheimer and Frere, $3,300,911 (28/110); Maggi Moss, $3,273,216 (171/614); and Ken and Sarah Ramsey, $3,127,838 (100/462).

When results from the Dubai World Cup card were added to the North American numbers, Pletcher remained the leading trainer with earnings of $23,307,098 and Dominguez the leading jockey with earnings of $17,411,880.

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