December 22 – With slightly more than a week left in
the year, Todd Pletcher is on the verge of his fifth consecutive
title as North America’s leading trainer. He has distanced his
nearest rivals with $22,328,116 in purse earnings this year.
Chad Brown is second with $15,330,790 and Bob Baffert, who
saddled Dortmund to win the $500,000 Los Alamitos Futurity at
Los Alamitos Saturday, is third with $13,637,221.
Bayern leads the equine standings with $4,389,680. California
Chrome is second with $4,007,800 and Untapable is third with
Take Charge Brandi, winner of the $350,000 Starlet Stakes at Los
Alamitos on December 7, is now the highest money-
earning 2-year-old filly with $1,620,126,
breaking Awesome Feather’s record of
$1,495,746 in 2010.
Javier Castellano maintained his position
atop the jockeys’ standings with
$24,864,164. Joel Rosario is second with
$21,390,625 and Irad Ortiz, Jr. is third
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
December 21, 2014, click