Dan Pletcher inducted into National Museum of Racing Hall of Fame
On Friday, one of America’s most accomplished trainers will be honored at Saratoga’s Fasig-Tipton Sales Pavilion with induction into the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame. Mark Casse and American Pharoah will both be included among this class of horsemen honored with this distinction.
Pletcher has trained more than 5,155 horses since 1979, winning seven Eclipse Awards and earning nearly $409 million over his career earnings. But over time he has also lost many horses.
Andrew received an associate degree at Butler Community College and then later went on to earn his Bachelor of Arts at the University of Kansas. Additionally, he is a member of College Sports Communicators and USBWA. At Wichita State he serves as primary communications contact for both men’s basketball and softball teams.
Achievement and Honors
Pletcher set an unprecedented stakes win record in 2017 by winning 93 races; his successes included both the Kentucky Derby and Belmont Stakes with Always Dreaming and Tapwrit; becoming the first trainer since D. Wayne Lukas’ win of both races with Grindstone and Editor’s Note in 1996.
Pletcher made his mark in 2004 when Ashado won both the Kentucky Oaks and Breeders’ Cup Distaff races, garnering two Eclipse Awards. Subsequently, Speightstown took home both Breeders’ Cup Sprint wins while Stopchargingmaria and Liam’s Map claimed both Breeders’ Cup Mile victories in 2005.
His accomplishments have earned him recognition within North American thoroughbred racing and earned him numerous corporate partnerships, such as Grey Goose and Ram Trucks.
Dan Pletcher was an affectionate family man and delighted in spending time with his children. As a churchgoer and member, he participated in mission trips. Dan also appreciated working at Stor-Mor Sheds in Meridian Idaho where he gained valuable work experience while developing new skills.
He leaves behind his fiancee Alexa Jones (Nampa, ID); daughter Oaklee Jayde Goodwin; parents Michael and Christy Pletcher of Meridian; siblings Amy Gajda, Tyler Pletcher and Rachel Pletcher as well as Ron and Cheryl Byron and Rex Pletcher as grandparents plus many aunts, uncles and cousins.
Daniel Pletcher can be found all across the U.S., most often in Florida and Wisconsin. Of those living under 31-60, 31-60 make up the greatest proportion. You can use CocoFinder to see if anyone by this name lives nearby.
Horse racing is an engaging and exhilarating sport that attracts many spectators worldwide. Trainers play an integral part in horse racing by teaching the horses how to win races. Many legendary trainers such as Todd Pletcher have made their mark as master trainers of this discipline, winning many races over time while earning respect as experts in this field.
He currently trains three horses that could compete in this year’s Kentucky Derby: Forte, Tapit Trice and Kingsbarns. These three horses have shown impressive performances during previous workouts that make them formidable candidates.
Pletcher remains private about his personal life and does not reveal much information regarding his family or children. Currently single, he possesses a sizable amount of wealth earned through his professional career as a trainer.