Monday, January 01, 2007
North America's 2006 top 100 in racing

Todd Pletcher, Garrett Gomez and Darley Stable head the individual lists of the top 100 trainers, jockeys and owners, respectively, by North American earnings in 2006, according to final statistics released today by Equibase Company LLC, the Thoroughbred industry’s official database for racing information.

Pletcher shattered his own North American earnings record set in 2005 in heading the leading trainers list for the third consecutive year while Gomez and Darley Stable are first-time winners.

Invasor (ARG) led all Thoroughbreds with 2006 North American earnings of $3,690,000. Following Invasor (ARG) was Bernardini with $3,060,480 and Lava Man with $2,770,000.

Garrett Gomez headed the 2006 North American leading jockeys’ list with earnings of $20,122,592. Gomez rode the winners of 261 races from 1,270 mounts. Edgar Prado finished second with 248 victories from 1,303 mounts and earnings of $19,765,013.

Darley Stable runners won 63 races from 293 starts and earned $6,449,822 in North America in 2006 to lead all owners. Runner-up was Live Oak Plantation, whose color-bearers won 59 races from 244 starts and earned $5,263,594.

The year-end compilations, distributed each year by Equibase, include results from Thoroughbred racing in North America only. The top 100 North American leaders in each category are accessible through

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