Ramseys, Pletcher & Castellano Top Year-End Earnings

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Owners Ken and Sarah Ramsey, trainer Todd Pletcher and jockey Javier Castellano wrapped up the year as the North American leaders in earnings in their respective categories for the second consecutive year. The Ramseys won 153 races out of 628 starts and earned a total of $10,544,148. The complete list of top 10 owners, according to the final statistics from Equibase, were Midwest Thoroughbreds Inc., $5,704,723 (219 wins/992 starts); Winchell Thoroughbreds LLC, $4,737,344 (26/115); John Oxley, $4,238,762 (57/330); Steven Coburn and Martin Perry, $4,007,800 (6/9); Flaxman Holdings Ltd., $4,002,391 (13/37); Juddmonte Farms Inc., $3,960,635 (25/113); Maggi Moss, $3,607,749 (155/418); and Klaravich Stables Inc. and William H. Lawrence, $3,265,098 (42/202).

Pletcher amassed $22,476,736 in earnings (240 races/ 999 starters. The rest of the top 10 list goes as follows: Chad Brown, $15,383,930 (147 wins/ 581 starters); Bob Baffert, $14,400,849 (98/426); Jerry Hollendorfer, $12,806,593 (247/1,094); Steve Asmussen, $12,537,551 (294/1,398); Mark Casse, $11,877,193 (155/858); Graham Motion, $10,532,927 (145/782); Bill Mott, $10,476,906 (107/692); Michael J. Maker, $9,552,872 (216/985); and Christophe Clement, $9,028,113 (94/490). 

Castellano rode 315 winners from 1,365 mounts for a total of $25,056,464 in earnings. He was followed by Joel Rosario, $21,558,485 (215 wins/ 1,241 mounts); Irad Ortiz, Jr., $20,270,828 (290/1,470); John Velazquez, $19,486,658 (166/927); Jose Ortiz, $16,544,167 (234/1,283); Mike E. Smith, $14,493,493 (114/554); Rosie Napravnik, $13,491,493 (188/853); Victor Espinoza, $12,116,015 (102/583); Rafael Bejarano, $11,690,757 (197/895); and Martin Garcia, $10,850,711 (99/613). 

As for the equines, Bayern (Offlee Wild) led the way with $4,389,680 in earnings followed by California Chrome (Lucky Pulplit), $4,007,800; Untapable (Tapit), $2,808,600; Main Sequence (Aldebaran), $2,610,000; Tonalist (Tapit), $1,948,250; Take Charge Brandi (Giant's Causeway), $1,620,126; Shared Belief (Candy Ride {Arg}), $1,581,000; Dayatthespa (City Zip), $1,450,000; Wicked Strong (Hard Spun), $1,361,610; and Close Hatches (First Defence), $1,340,000.

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