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Todd Pletcher: defended title as top trainer in USA

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Pletcher and Dominguez defend US crowns

USA: There was no change at the top of the US trainers' and jockeys' tables at the end of 2011 as both Todd Pletcher and Ramon Dominguez defended their titles.

Pletcher, 44, claimed the prize-money title for the sixth time with earnings of just over $17 million, beating the prolific Steve Asmussen by about $900,000.

The money title is the senior gong, but Asmussen led the nation in victories for the eighth time with 348 - well done on the 650 and 506 he landed in 2009 and 2010. Pletcher won 254 races in 2011.

Dominguez, 35, led the jockeys' lists for the first time in 2010 and defended his crown as his mounts earned more than $20m.

The Venezuelan rode 348 winners, putting him second in the winners' list behind West Virginia-based Deshawn Parker, who led the nation with 400, beating his own tally of 377 from 2010, when he also came out on top.

US TRAINERS 2011

1. Todd Pletcher $17.2m (254 wins from 1,016 runs)

2. Steve Asmussen $16.3m (348 from 1,681)

3. Bob Baffert $14.1m (130 from 503)

4. Bill Mott $10.7m (101 from 578)

5. Graham Motion $8.8m (116 from 535)

US JOCKEYS 2011

1. Ramon Dominguez $20.3m (348 wins from 1,424 runs)

2. John Velazquez $18.6m (248 from 1,223)

3. Javier Castellano $15.7m (278 from 1,438)

4. Joel Rosario $15.6m (274 from 1,248)

5. Rafael Bejarano $14.9m (244 from 1,176)

Statistics: Equibase Company

 

 
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