Todd A. Pletcher
Texas USA

Currently Residing:
Garden City
New York USA

His father Jake Pletcher was a reputed trainer of Thoroughbreds and Quarter Horses all through the Midwest and California. Jake had his Thoroughbreds training center in Ocala. Todd Plethers wife Tracy, who has utmost interest in horseracing, helps Todd to train horses. They have two sons - Payton and Kyle and a sweet young daughter - Hannah.

Todd Pletcher is a leading American thoroughbr ed horse trainer. He learnt the art of training from his father Jake Pletcher. He opened his own barn with seven horses in December 1995. His Majestic Number brought him first race victory at Gulfstream Park in 1996. He snatched victory at New York Stakes with Jersey Girl in 1997 and registered seven consecutiv e races win including three grade 1 stakes. The Vosburgh and the Cigar Mile brought him winning title in 2001. 2007 Belmont Stakes is memorable for Todd Pletcher. He earned his first win in a Triple Crown race. Rags to Riches became the first filly to win since 1905. He is a 1985 graduate from high school. In the fall of that year he commenced college at the University of Arizona in their Race Track Industry Program. He went on to work as a groom for famous trainer D. Wayne Lukas at Arlington Park near Chicago between his sophomore and junior years. The following summer he spend with legendary Hall of Fame trainer, Charlie Whittingha m, working as a groom at Hollywood Park. In May 1989 he graduated with Bachelor of Animal Science. Immediatel y, he went to New York and worked for D. Wayne Lukas as a foreman. As an assistant trainer from 1991, Todd Pletcher trained Flanders, A Wild Ride, Serenas Song, Harlan and Thunder Gulch. He got hold of his training license in December 1995. In 1996, Majestic Number posted win at Gulfstream Park in Florida. He trained 3 year old filly shado, in 2004 to win Kentucky Oaks and Breeders Cup Distaff.

Year Races Run Wins Place Show Earnings
2011 323 92 54 46 $5,030,530
2010 1082 274 179 151 $23,157,098
2009 999 206 156 128 $13,829,035

Major Racing Wins: NATIONAL/ECLIPSE CHAMPIONS: Ashado - Top Older Female (2005); Top 3-Year-Old Filly (2004), English Channel (horse) - Top Turf Male (2007), Fleet Indian - Top Older Female (2006), Lawyer Ron - Top Older Male (2007), Left Bank - Top Older Male (2002), Rags to Riches - Top 3-year-old filly (2007), Speightstown - Top Sprinter (2004), Wait a While - Top 3-Year-Old Filly (2006). NEW YORK TRAINING TITLES: 2006 Saratoga, 24 victories, 2006 Belmont Fall, 15, 2005 Saratoga, 22, 2005 Belmont Fall, 23, 2005 Aqueduct Fall, 16, 2004 New York, 129, 2004 Saratoga, 35, 2004 Belmont Spring, 33, 2004 Belmont Fall, 23, 2003 New York, 134, 2003 Saratoga, 35, 2003 Belmont Spring, 40, 2003 Belmont Fall, 24, 2003 Aqueduct Fall, 15 (Tie), 2002 Saratoga, 19, 2002 Belmont Spring, 30, 2002 Belmont Fall, 18 (Tie), 2001 Belmont Fall, 17, 2001 Aqueduct Fall, 13, 1999 Belmont Spring, 18 and 1998 Saratoga, 20. Honours: Received Eclipse Award as Top Trainer in 2004, 2005, 2006 and 2007, Presented with the Woody Stephens Award as Outstanding Trainer in 1998, 2002, 2005 and 2006 by the New York Turf Writers Association. He shared the award with Robert Frankel in 2002 and John Kimmel in 1998. Presented with the Fourstardave Award for Outstanding Achievement in Saratoga in 1998 and 2003 by the New York Turf Writers Association. Significant Horses: Take the Points, Princess Rooney, Munnings, Rags to Riches, English Channel and Lawyer Ron