Pletcher Todd A

Starts

5274

1st

1111

2nd

864

3rd

743

Win %

21%

Show %

52%

$2 ROI

$1.53

DHP

Good

Surfaces

Starts 1st 2nd 3rd Win % Show % $2 ROI DHP
Turf 1996 354 323 247 18% 46% $1.54 Avg
Dirt 3142 727 520 480 23% 55% $1.50 Great
All Weather Track 136 30 21 16 22% 49% $1.95 Good

Conditions

Starts 1st 2nd 3rd Win % Show % $2 ROI DHP
Dirt - Fast 2629 611 430 393 23% 55% $1.57 Great
Dirt - Good 507 101 75 66 20% 48% $1.42 Good
Dirt - Sloppy 326 66 59 50 20% 54% $1.19 Great
Dirt - Muddy 146 35 23 28 24% 59% $1.42 Great
Turf - Firm 1581 285 263 196 18% 47% $1.57 Avg
Turf - Soft 11 1 5 0 9% 55% $1.09 Avg
Turf - Yeilding 61 10 7 9 16% 43% $1.75 Poor
Dirt - Wet Fast 13 2 2 1 15% 38% $1.26 Avg

Posts

  Starts 1st 2nd 3rd Win % Show % $2 ROI DHP
1-3 2038 447 380 320 22% 56% $1.49 Great
4-6 1934 423 315 276 22% 52% $1.57 Great
7-9 975 191 128 122 20% 45% $1.57 Avg
10-12 310 48 41 24 15% 36% $1.47 Bad
13+ 17 2 0 1 12% 18% $0.52 Bad

Distances

  Starts 1st 2nd 3rd Win % Show % $2 ROI DHP
5 Furlongs 172 40 26 27 23% 54% $1.33 Great
5.5-6 Furlongs 763 168 113 113 22% 52% $1.42 Great
6.5-7 Furlongs 635 130 105 102 20% 53% $1.34 Great
1 Mile 1400 278 228 184 20% 49% $1.43 Good
1 1/16 Mile 1935 427 332 268 22% 53% $1.76 Great
1 1/8 Mile and Over 369 68 60 49 18% 48% $1.36 Avg

Tracks

  Starts 1st 2nd 3rd Win % Show % $2 ROI DHP
Tampa Bay Downs 101 23 23 16 23% 61% $1.55 Great
Aqueduct 750 158 123 115 21% 53% $1.63 Great
Belmont Park 828 163 136 111 20% 50% $1.35 Good
Saratoga 779 156 126 117 20% 51% $1.63 Good
Monmouth Park 206 48 38 30 23% 56% $1.52 Great
Kentucky Downs 25 3 6 2 12% 44% $0.66 Poor
Timonium 1 0 1 0 0% 100% $0.00  - 
Charles Town 7 0 0 2 0% 29% $0.00 Good
Parx Racing 58 17 7 7 29% 53% $1.81 Great
Gulfstream Park 1593 364 264 206 23% 52% $1.56 Great
Delaware Park 12 1 1 4 8% 50% $0.45 Good
Laurel Park 35 11 7 4 31% 63% $2.00 Great
Sam Houston Race Park 2 0 0 0 0% 0% $0.00  - 
Keeneland 237 60 38 34 25% 56% $1.71 Great
Churchill Downs 227 28 33 23 12% 37% $1.12 Bad
Pimlico 31 6 6 4 19% 52% $0.76 Great
Santa Anita Park 23 3 2 5 13% 43% $2.45 Avg
Fair Grounds 33 8 4 4 24% 48% $1.96 Avg
Oaklawn Park 28 7 8 1 25% 57% $1.54 Great
Colonial Downs 14 6 3 2 43% 79% $1.46 Great
Turfway Park 8 0 3 1 0% 50% $0.00 Avg
Finger Lakes 9 2 3 3 22% 89% $0.64 Great
Indiana Downs 2 1 0 1 50% 100% $1.60  - 
Gulfstream Park West 51 11 8 6 22% 49% $1.58 Good
Penn National 7 1 1 3 14% 71% $0.40 Great
Remington Park 2 0 0 0 0% 0% $0.00  - 
Thistledown 2 0 0 0 0% 0% $0.00  - 
Sunland Park 1 1 0 0 100% 100% $6.60  - 
Woodbine 4 0 0 1 0% 25% $0.00  - 
Mountaineer Race Track And 1 0 0 1 0% 100% $0.00  - 
Del Mar 7 1 0 4 14% 71% $0.49 Great
Prairie Meadows 2 0 1 0 0% 50% $0.00  - 
Ellis Park 27 5 4 3 19% 44% $1.81 Avg
Belmont At The Big A 160 27 18 33 17% 49% $1.75 Good
Meadowlands 1 0 0 0 0% 0% $0.00  - 

Race Types

  Starts 1st 2nd 3rd Win % Show % $2 ROI DHP
Stake 1418 245 208 221 17% 48% $1.39 Good
Claiming 1046 255 154 153 24% 54% $1.71 Great
Allowance 484 95 87 59 20% 50% $1.43 Good
Maiden 2326 516 415 310 22% 53% $1.55 Great

More Details

Primary Tracks: Belmont, Aqueduct, Saratoga, Gulfstream Park

 

Pletcher got his training start under some of the all-time greats working with Charlie Wittingham and most prominently with D. Wayne Lukas. Under Lukas Pletcher took over the east coast string of horses until eventually going out on his own in the mid 1990’s. He wouldn’t break onto the scene as a major player until 2004 when he earned a win in the Kentucky Oaks with Ashado and 2 Breeder’s Cup victories with Ashado and Speightstown.

 

Although Pletcher was flourishing on the track, it would take him 16 years to saddle his first Kentucky Derby winner when Super Saver won in 2010. He has since added 1 more Derby to the trophy case with Almost Dreaming in 2017.

 

Accomplishments


Pletcher holds a number of records including earnings in a single year and most stakes victories in a year. He has won a number of the marquee events in horse racing including the Kentucky Oaks twice, the Travers twice, all three legs of the Canadian Triple Crown though in different years, and 8 different divisions of the Breeder’s Cup. The only American Triple Crown race Pletcher has yet to win is the Preakness.

 

Pletcher has won a total of 7 Eclipse Awards for Outstanding Trainer dating back to his first in 2004.

 

Top Riders: Irad Ortiz Jr, Luis Saez,John Velazquez, Edgard Zayas, Jose Ortiz

 

Top 5 Career Horses in Earnings: English Channel, Vino Rosso, Ashado, Stopchargingmaria, Honey Ryder