No Thoroughbred Will Catch Cigar: Citation's Equal Leads Career Earnings; Jockey Bailey is Second in $

 

There's no catching Cigar in lifetime track earnings. He leads all thoroughbreds in career earnings at just under $10 million. The man who rode him in the 1990s, including to a triumph in the inaugural Dubai World Cup, is Jerry Bailey. The jockey is second on the riders' all time career earnings list.

Top Ten HorsesEarnings — No.1 – Cigar, $9,999,815 —– No.2 – Skip Away, $9,616,360 —– No.3 -Fantastic Light, $8,486957 —– No.4 – Invasor (ARG), $7,804,070 —– No.5 – Pleasantly Perfect, $7,789,880 —– No.6 – Smarty Jones, $7,613,155 —– No.7 – Silver Charm, $6,944,369 —– No.8 – Captain Steve, $6,828,356 —– No.9 – Alysheba, $6,679,242 —– No.10 – John Henry, $6,592,860.

Top Ten Money Winning Horses Wins — (1) John Henry, 83 starts, 39 Wins, 15 Seconds, 9 Thirds, 20 Races Off the Board —– (2) Cigar, 33 starts, 19 Wins, 4 Seconds, 5 Thirds, 5 Races Off the Board —– (3) Skip Away, 38 starts, 18 Wins, 10 Seconds, 6 Thirds, 4 Races Off the Board —– (4) Fantastic Light, 25 starts, 12 Wins, 5 Seconds, 3 Thirds, 5 Races Off the Board —– (5) Silver Charm, 24 starts, 12 Wins, 7 Seconds, 2 Thirds, 3 Races Off the Board —– (6) Invasor (ARG), 12 starts, 11 Wins, 0 Seconds, 0 Thirds, 1 Race Off the Board —– (7) Alysheba, 26 starts, 11 Wins, 8 Seconds, 2 Thirds, 5 Races Off the Board —– (8) Pleasantly Perfect, 18 starts, 9 Wins, 3 Seconds, 2 Thirds, 4 Races Off the Board —– (9) Captain Steve, 25 starts, 9 Wins, 3 Seconds, 7 Thirds, 6 Races Off the Board —– (10) Smarty Jones, 9 starts, 8 Wins, 1 Second, 0 Thirds, 0 Races Off the Board.

Top Ten JockeysWins — No.1 – Russell Baze — 9,967 —– No.2 – Laffit Pincay, Jr. — 9,530 —– No. 3 – William Shoemaker — 8,833 —– No.4 – Pat Day — 8,803 —– No.5 – David Gall –7,396 —– No.6 – Chris McCarron — 7,141—– No.7 – Angel Cordero, Jr. — 7,057 —– No.8 – Jorge Velasquez — 6,795 —– No.9 – Sandy Hawley — 6,449 —–No.10 – Earlie Fires — 6,413: (11) Eddie Delahoussaye, 6,384 —–(12) Edgar Prado, 5,914 —– (13) Jerry Bailey, 5,893 —– (14) Gary Stevens, 4,888 —– (15) Kent Desormeaux, 4,779 —– (16) Alex Solis, 4,499 —– (17) John Velazquez, 3,748 —– (Note: Baze and Fires are still active riders. Others are retired.)

Top Ten JockeysCareer Earnings — No. 1 – Pat Day — $297,912,019 —– No.2 – Jerry Bailey — $296,104,129 —– No.3 – Chris McCarron — $263,985,505 —– No.4 – Laffit Pincay, Jr. — $237,120,625—–No.5 – Gary Stevens — $221,207,064 —– No.6 – Alex Solis — $202,862,019 —– No.7 – Edgar Prado — $196,339,221—– No.8 – Eddie Delahoussaye — $195,884,940 —– No.9 – Kent Desormeaux — $192,379,881 —– No.10 – John Velazquez — $187,455,315 —– (Note: Active riders are Solis, Prado, Desormeaux, and Velazquez.)