Top Grossing Thoroughbreds of 2019

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Let’s look at the top five most profitable American thoroughbreds so far this season.

2019 Thoroughbreds Leaderboard

  • Thunder Snow
  • City of Light
  • Bricks & Mortar
  • Country House
  • Plus Que Parfait

Plus Que Parfait $1,504,000.00

The now 3-year-old Chestnut Ridgling has already earned a cool million-five in 2019. With just 8 career starts and 4 total in 2019, this young horse has a bright future. Although he has only placed in one event this year, it was a big one: the UAE Derby.

From that win, he and Jose Ortiz along with Imperial Racing, punched a ticket to the Kentucky Derby where they placed 8th.

Country House $2,105,800.00

After winning the Kentucky Derby presented by Woodford Reserve, Country House is now a household name. With a 40% win rate, this colt is on a roll. Sure, he won by DQ in Kentucky, but in 2019 alone he has two 1st, one 2nd, and one 3rd in just 5 starts! That is an Amazing season!

Bricks and Mortar $3,941,650.00

Wait…a 100% win rate in 2019? Yes. The Manhattan Handicap G-1 during the Belmont Stakes. The Pegasus World Cup Turf Invitational Stakes. The Old Forester Turf Classic Stakes at Churchill Downs. And the Mervin H. Munoz Jr. Memorial Handicap. All of these races fell victim to the smoking hot Bricks and Mortar.

He is a thrilling horse to watch. A prime example was Derby day in the Old Forester Turf Classic. He was stuck in the middle of the pack, however, as they turned for the home stretch, he pulled out wide and blasted past the competition to catch Qurbaan and take the win in dramatic fashion.

What’s even more remarkable is the fact that this horse has never not placed. In his 11 career starts, he has nine victories and two 3rds.

City of Light $4,000,000.00

One race, one win, four million dollars. This three-year-old Bay Horse is another who has never placed out of third. In 11 starts, City of Light has six wins, four 2nds, and one 3rd. At his Pegasus World Cup, the horse returned $3.00 to show, $4.20 to place, and a profitable $5.80 to win.

The total purse for the event was $9 million, but City of Light only kept $4 million. Still, not a bad take for one day. Purchased for just $710,000.00 this horse is already returning dividends on its initial investment.

Thunder Snow $7,440,000

The lanky, yet graceful Irish-bred Bay Horse has placed in all three of his races in 2019. One 1st, one 2nd, and one 3rd. Seeing how the horse summers in Britain and winters in Dubai, it only makes sense that he would snatch first in the Dubai World Cup at the end of March.

Thunder Snow also took second at the Al Maktoum Challenge, and most recently 3rd at the Runhappy Metropolitan Handicap on June 8th at Belmont Park.