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Todd Pletcher

Todd Pletcher

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Born in Texas, Todd began working with horses at Ruidoso Downs. His father, Jake Pletcher, trained Quarter Horses and Thoroughbreds. After stints at Louisiana Downs, Ak-sar-Ben, Hollywood Park, and Del Mar, Todd enrolled in the University of Arizona’s Racetrack Industry Program. During college, he worked for D. Wayne Lukas and Charlie Whittingham. Upon graduation, he went to New York to work for D. Wayne Lukas, and worked his way up to assistant trainer in 1991. After working with top Lukas horses for four years, Todd went out on his own in 1995.


Pletcher has been crowned Eclipse Award winning trainer seven times and is a dominant force in the industry. He operates the all-time leading stable by money won.

Accomplishments

Grade 1 Winners:

  • Adieu
  • Ashado
  • Angela Renee
  • Any Given Saturday
  • Awesome Maria
  • Balto Star
  • Bandini
  • Bishop Court Hill
  • Bluegrass Cat
  • Buster's Ready
  • Capo Bastone
  • Carpe Diem
  • Circle of Life
  • Circular Quay
  • Competitive Edge
  • Constitution
  • Cotton Blossom
  • Cross Traffic
  • Curalina
  • Dame Dorothy
  • Danza
  • Daredevil
  • Devil May Care 
  • Discreetly Mine
  • Dreaming of Julia
  • Ectot (GB)
  • English Channel
  • Eskenderaya
  • Fleet Indian
  • Flower Alley
  • Forest Danger
  • Game Face
  • Gemologist
  • Go Deputy
  • Got Lucky
  • Graydar
  • Harlan's Holiday
  • Harmony Lodge
  • Havana
  • Her Smile
  • Hilda's Passion 
  • Honey Ryder
  • In Lingerie
  • Jersey Girl 
  • Lawyer Ron
  • Left Bank
  • Liam's Map
  • Life At Ten
  • Lion Tamer
  • Love and Pride
  • Magnificent Story
  • Malibu Prayer
  • Marley Vale
  • Marylebon
  • Materiality
  • Monba
  • More Than Ready
  • Mshawish
  • Octave
  • Off the Tracks
  • Outwork
  • Overanalyze
  • Palace Malace
  • Panty Raid
  • Photo Call (Ire)
  • Pool Land
  • Princess of Sylmar
  • Proud Accolade
  • Purge
  • Quality Road
  • Rachel's Valentina
  • Rags To Riches
  • Red Giant
  • R Heat Lightning
  • Rock Fall
  • Scat Daddy
  • Shanghai Bobby
  • Speightstown
  • Spun Sugar
  • Stay Thirsty
  • Stopchargingmaria
  • Sunriver
  • Super Savertta
  • Sweet Lore
  • Take The Points
  • Trippi
  • Turbluent Descent
  • Turbo Compressor
  • Tweedside
  • Unbridled Belle
  • Uncle Mo 
  • Verrazano
  • Violence
  • Wait A While