August 31, 2015 -- Keen Ice’s three-quarter length
victory over American Pharoah in the $1.6 million Travers Stakes
at Saratoga Saturday pushed the 3-year-old son of Curlin into
fifth place on the list of this year’s leading Thoroughbreds in
North America with $1,411,520.
The Donegal Stable colt, trained by Dale Romans and ridden by
Javier Castellano, earned $670,000 in the Travers.
American Pharoah, who earned $230,000 with his runner-up finish,
leads the equine standings with $5,538,800. California Chrome is
second with $2,100,000, and Flintshire moved into third place
with $1,735,000 thanks to his victory in the $1 million Sword
Dancer Stakes, also at Saratoga on Saturday.
Todd Pletcher maintains his position atop the trainer standings
American Pharoah’s trainer, Bob Baffert, is
second with $12,628,629 and Chad Brown is
third with $12,048,173.
Castellano, who won a record fifth Travers,
leads the jockey standings with current year
purses totaling $18,568,263. American
Pharoah’s rider, Victor Espinoza, is second
with $14,347,642 and John Velazquez is third
Equine earnings are for all starters of at
least one race in North America and include
earnings from all international races.
Trainer and jockey standings are for North
American-based individuals but include
earnings from select international races.
for the weekly leaders through August 30,