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Top 50 Thoroughbred Horses All Time Leading Money Earners


Which thoroughbred race horse has made the most money throughout their career? Here is your answer. This list of top money earning thoroughbred horses of all time was sourced from Equibase, and updated on Nov. 8th. The includes Foreign earnings and horses with at least one North American start.

Top 50 Thoroughbred Horses All Time Leading Money Earners
Horse
Starts
1st
2nd
3rd
Earnings
Last Raced
Curlin
16
11
2
2
$10,501,800
2008
Cigar
33
19
4
5
$9,999,815
1996
Skip Away
38
18
10
6
$9,616,360
1998
Fantastic Light
25
12
5
3
$8,486,957
2001
Invasor (ARG)
12
11
0
0
$7,804,070
2007
Pleasantly Perfect
18
9
3
2
$7,789,880
2004
Smarty Jones
9
8
1
0
$7,613,155
2004
Silver Charm
24
12
7
2
$6,944,369
1999
Captain Steve
25
9
3
7
$6,828,356
2001
Alysheba
26
11
8
2
$6,679,242
1988
Dylan Thomas (IRE)
20
10
4
1
$6,620,852
2007
John Henry
83
39
15
9
$6,591,860
1984
Tiznow
15
8
4
2
$6,427,830
2001
Ouija Board (GB)
22
10
3
5
$6,312,552
2006
Singspiel (IRE)
20
9
8
0
$5,952,825
1997
Falbrav (IRE)
26
13
5
5
$5,825,517
2003
Medaglia d'Oro
17
8
7
0
$5,754,720
2004
Best Pal
47
18
11
4
$5,668,245
1996
Taiki Blizzard
23
6
8
2
$5,523,549
1997
Roses in May
13
8
4
0
$5,490,187
2005
Zenyatta
14
14
0
0
$5,474,580
2009
Dance in the Mood (JPN)
25
6
6
1
$5,456,107
2006
Electrocutionist
12
8
3
1
$5,407,533
2006
Conduit (IRE)
14
7
2
3
$5,376,913
2009
High Chaparral (IRE)
13
10
1
2
$5,331,231
2003
English Channel
23
13
4
1
$5,319,028
2007
Lava Man
46
17
8
5
$5,268,706
2008
Sulamani (IRE)
17
9
3
1
$5,252,368
2004
Well Armed
24
7
4
1
$5,179,803
2009
Street Cry (IRE)
12
5
6
1
$5,150,837
2002
Preeminence (JPN)
50
13
9
7
$5,042,956
2004
Jim and Tonic (FR)
39
13
13
4
$4,975,807
2002
Sunday Silence
14
9
5
0
$4,968,554
1990
Utopia (JPN)
34
9
5
3
$4,913,585
2007
Easy Goer
20
14
5
1
$4,873,770
1990
Perfect Drift
50
11
14
7
$4,714,213
2008
Daylami (IRE)
21
11
3
4
$4,614,762
1999
Behrens
27
9
8
3
$4,563,500
2000
Unbridled
24
8
6
6
$4,489,475
1991
Saint Liam
20
9
6
1
$4,456,995
2005
Street Sense
13
6
4
2
$4,383,200
2007
Awesome Again
12
9
0
2
$4,374,590
1998
Moon Ballad (IRE)
14
5
3
1
$4,364,791
2003
Better Talk Now
51
14
8
5
$4,356,664
2009
Hurricane Run (IRE)
14
8
3
2
$4,300,351
2006
Spend a Buck
15
10
3
2
$4,220,689
1985
David Junior
13
7
1
1
$4,116,358
2006
Goldikova (IRE)
15
10
2
2
$4,090,090
2009
Pilsudski (IRE)
22
10
6
2
$4,080,297
1997
Azeri
24
17
4
0
$4,079,820
2004