Todd A. Pletcher
Todd Pletcher is one of the leading American thoroughbred horse trainers, and is a multiple Eclipse Award winner for Outstanding Trainer with seven distinctions. He has claimed over 4,000 wins in his storied career and generated over $311 million in earnings during his immensely impressive career. Pletcher is also the winner of numerous training titles in New York, Kentucky and Florida.
Pletcher has very quickly become a force in the Triple Crown season. He has the second-most starts in the history of the Kentucky Derby with 43, and boasts record of 1-2-3 over the last 15 years. Super Saver is his lone winner at the Kentucky Derby, winning in dramatic fashion in 2010. Pletcher has enjoyed the most success at the Belmont Stakes. He has won the event twice with Rags to Riches in 2007 (his first Triple Crown win) and Palace Malice in 2013. Pletcher has also finished second at the Belmont Stakes four times, most recently with Commissioner in 2014. He has a pair of third place finishes at the Belmont Stakes and the Preakness Stakes as well.
Ten of his trainees have won Horse of the Year in a variety of categories including. Ashado was The Top 3-Year Old Filly in 2004 as well as the Top Older Female in 2005. Uncle Mo was the Top 2-Year Old Colt in 2010. Other notable trainees include English Channel, Any Given Saturday, Devil May Care, BlueGgrass Cat, Fleet Indian, Lawyer Ron, Left Bank, Speightstown, Wait a While and General A Rod. He led Destin and Zulu towards the 2016 Kentucky Derby.