Team Authentic Leading No. American Money Winner of 2020


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By virtue of victories in the GI Kentucky Derby and in the GI Longines Breeders' Cup Classic and combined with a third seven-figure success in the GI Haskell Invitational S., the ownership group that campaigned leading Horse of the Year hopeful Authentic (Into Mischief)–Spendthrift Farm LLC, MyRaceHorse Stable, Madaket Stables LLC and Starlight Racing–finished 2020 as the leading owner by earnings with a total of $6,790,000. The partnership raced Authentic for his final four races.

In total, Authentic won five of his seven starts in 2020 and led all horses by North American earnings with $7,170,000 ahead of the recently retired Tiz The Law (Constitution, $2,388,300), GI Longines Breeders' Cup Turf victress Tarnawa (Ire) (Shamardal) and Eclipse Award candidate Improbable (City Zip).

Godolphin was second among leading money winners, with $5,703,770 (80 wins from 361 starts), followed by Klaravich Stables Inc., which earned $5,323,398 (70/272). End Zone Athletics Inc. was the leading owner by wins, with 163 trips to winner's circle from 801 starters (20.3%), good for earnings of $2,867,917.

After finishing second in 2018 and 2019, Steve Asmussen topped all trainers by money won, sending out the winners of 422 races from 2,278 starts and earnings of $20,204,064. He outdistanced Brad Cox (216 wins/903 starts, $18,983,832) and Bob Baffert (94 wins/323 starts, $18,983,832).

Irad Ortiz, Jr. topped all jockeys by money won, with an even 300 winners from 1,266 mounts for earnings of $21,050,726. Joel Rosario was second (194/1,052, $18,235,197) and Luis Saez (268/1,398, $16,511,372). Ortiz was also the nation's winningest jockey of 2020, finishing 29 winners clear of Tyler Gaffalione and Saez.

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