Pletcher, Dominguez Take 2011 Earnings Titles
For the second year in a row, Ramon Dominguez topped the 2011 national jockey standings with more than $20 million in earnings, while Todd Pletcher once again led trainers in the United States with purses totaling more than $17 million.
Dominguez was also second in overall riding victories this season with 348 wins from 1,424 mounts (24%). He trailed Deshawn Parker, who won 400 races with 1,675 mounts (24%). Dominguez's rides accounted for $20,264,822 in purses.
Leandro Goncalves was third in total wins with 298, while all-time victory leader Russell Baze finished fourth with 295. Baze, who managed a 27% win clip from 1,078 rides, ended the year with 11,437 career victories.
John Velazquez was second in purse earnings among jockeys this year with $18,622,964.
Dominguez won last year's money-earning title with $16,911,880.
Pletcher led the nation's trainers in earnings for the second year in a row and for the sixth time since 2004. He completed the year with 254 victories from 1,016 starters, good for a 25% strike rate, with total earnings of $17,186,956.
Steve Asmussen, who led the nation with 348 winners from 1,681 starts (21%), was second in earnings with $16,287,685. Bob Baffert was third in purses with $14,104,834, though he had just 503 starters.
Jamie Ness was second among trainers nationally in wins with 330, while Pletcher finished third.
Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) winner Drosselmeyer took honors as the leading Thoroughbred earner at $2.9 million. Preakness (gr. I) winner Shackleford was second with $1,950,430, edging Santa Anita Handicap (gr. I) winner Game On Dude.
Midwest Thoroughbreds was the leading owner with $6.3 million in earnings. Ken and Sarah Ramsey finished second with $4,890,581, and WinStar Farm was third.
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