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Pletcher Continues to Lead Trainer Standings

August 24, 2015 --  Todd Pletcher maintains his position atop the North American trainer standings with $16,748,730. Bob Baffert is second with $12,168,949 and Chad Brown is third with $11,450,726.

American Pharoah leads the equine standings with $5,268,800, California Chrome is second with $2,100,000, and Honor Code is third with $1,535,660.

Javier Castellano, who won the $600,000 Alabama Stakes aboard Embellish the Lace at Saratoga on Saturday, leads the jockey standings with current year purses totaling $16,958,011.

Victor Espinoza is second with $13,904,262 and John Velazquez is third with $12,730,174.

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.

Click HERE for the weekly leaders through August 23, 2015

Notable News:
Del Mar Fall Stakes Races Worth $2.7 Million

HorseRacingNation.com
August 26, 2015 10:28 AM

Three new stakes races will be presented during Del Mar’s second fall racing season, which begins on October 29 and continues through to November 29. The additional races – each with a value of $200,000 – mean that the stakes roster for the 20-day session will swell to $2,700,000.

The races – the Golden State Juvenile Fillies, the Golden State Juvenile and the Goldikova Stakes – are, in effect, being “borrowed” from Santa Anita for one season and allow Del Mar to offer 17 stakes during its five-week stand. The Los Angeles-area track has a shorter fall season this year and timing issues were not going to permit it to present the three named stakes. With encouragement from the California Horse Racing Board and the Thoroughbred Owners of California, Del Mar took on the races for 2015 to ensure that they’d continue to be offered to Southern California horsemen.

In 2014, when Del Mar presented 15 days of racing over four weeks, the track offered 14 stakes worth $2,250,000.

In 2015 the track will be the Southern California host for the two Breeders’ Cup race days – Friday, October 30 and Saturday, October 31. Besides the full Breeders’ Cup cards from Keeneland on each day, Del Mar will serve up nine races of its own on those afternoons providing a racing bonanza for its fans.
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* NYSGC Retired Racehorse Summit
Fasig-Tipton Humphrey S. Finney Pavilion, Saratoga Springs, NY
September 1, 2015
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Sheraton Sand Key Resort, Clearwater Beach, FL
October 5-7, 2015
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Mandalay Bay Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas, NV
December 5-9, 2015
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Loews Ventana Canyon Resort, Tucson, AZ
December 7-9, 2015
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Gulfstream Park, Hallandale Beach, FL
January 11-14, 2016
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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 Scholarships, Vanderbilt University, 2309 West End Avenue, Nashville, TN 37203-1721; (615) 322-3591 or email scholarships@vanderbilt.edu.

 

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