Pletcher Over $20 Million Mark

October 27, 2014 –  Todd Pletcher, North America’s leading trainer, went over the $20 million purses earned threshold last week and continued to lead the trainers’ standings with $20,036,711. Chad Brown is second with $11,621,536 and Jerry Hollendorfer is third with $10,620,340.

Javier Castellano maintains his position atop the jockeys’ standings with $21,792,524. Joel Rosario is second with $19,065,229 and Irad Ortiz, Jr. is third with $17,221,135.

Equine standings remain unchanged as California Chrome leads with $3,327,800.

Tonalist is second with $1,798,250 and Untapable is third with $1,708,600.

Equine earnings are for all starters of at least one race in North America and include earnings from all international races. Trainer and jockey standings are for North American-based individuals but include earnings from select international races.

For a listing of the weekly leaders for horses, trainers, and jockeys through October 26, 2014, click here.

Notable News:

Today's debut of new Aqueduct enhancements, improvements reflects $14 million in recent capital investment

By John Durso, Jr. | 10/29/2014 11:04 AM ET
NYRA Release

Debuting $3.5 million in new technological advancements and capital improvements, opening day at Aqueduct Racetrack reflects $14 million in recent capital investment by the New York Racing Association designed to further enhance the guest experience and improve the quality of racing. First post today is at 1 p.m.

"We have come a very long way at The Big A," stated Christopher Kay, Chief Executive Officer and President of the New York Racing Association. "Investing $14 million in capital funds over the course of the past 16 months, we have transformed the very look and feel of Aqueduct Racetrack, and tried to further enhance the experience for our horseplayers and our fans."

The New York Racing Association has incorporated the input of guests into the continued transformation of The Big A. One of the most transformational additions was the opening of Longshots, a state-of-the-art simulcasting center and sports bar located on the second floor of Aqueduct Racetrack.

With more than 270 individual handicapping carrels and 55 self-service betting terminals located across four separate seating areas, Longshots has become highly popular with horseplayers year-round, including the Belmont and Saratoga meets when operations shifted away from Aqueduct. From April through today, more than 40,000 guests have visited Longshots, wagering approximately $25 million.

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2014 Industry Events:
  Event Date
* AAEP Annual Convention
Salt Palace Convention Center, Salt Lake City, UT
December 6-10, 2014
* Global Symposium on Racing & Gaming
Westin La Paloma Resort - Tucson, AZ
December 8-11, 2014
Fred Russell-Grantland Rice TRA Sports Writing Scholarship

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The scholarship, co-sponsored by Vanderbilt, is awarded annually to an entering freshman at Vanderbilt who plans a career in sports journalism. In order to apply, high school seniors must apply for admission and complete the online Cornelius Vanderbilt scholarship application. Contact the Office of Student Financial Aid and Undergraduate Scholarships, Vanderbilt University, 2309 West End Avenue, Nashville, TN 37203-1721; (615)322-3591 or email


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