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« 2021-Sep-20, 04:05 PM Reply #100 »
I wonder if it would be possible to draw up a list of who has been the leading money earner in Australasia since the dawn of time..
I know Family Of Man head the list for a while.
Kingston Town was the first to pass $1m followed shortly after by Manikato.
I think they were the only two uintil Beau Zam blew past and topped ultimately topped $2m, Maybe Bonecrusher lead for a short while ?

Be interesting  :chin:


Geez I am smarty pants.
In my wisdom I had actually included a link from the Racehorse Records Index to the Chronological Leading Stakeswinners post.  It is down the bottom at the end of the index or you can just click this link....

http://www.racehorsetalk.com.au/racing-talk/race-records-of-champion-racehorses/1385/#msg_629881

And it will be centimetre perfect because Tim wrote most of it !

PS: It was done a while ago and only goes up to Makybe Diva.
« Last Edit: 2021-Sep-20, 04:11 PM by tontonan »

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« 2021-Sep-20, 04:16 PM Reply #101 »
I am not such a smarty pants after all.  Tim has posted the list earlier in this thread

http://www.racehorsetalk.com.au/racing-talk/thorougbred-earnings-records/14/#msg_641452


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« 2021-Sep-20, 05:14 PM Reply #102 »
Amazing. Thankyou.

This and the other 2 threads are far better resources than Racings official historical website - Form Focus.

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« 2021-Oct-24, 03:17 PM Reply #103 »
I have updated the table above titled AUSTRALASIAN THOROUGHBRED EARNINGS RECORD HOLDERS THROUGH THE AGES to include Cadiz and to note total earnings of Tulloch, Daryl's Joy and Gunsynd. Through some 'reverse engineering' of the numbers there is no doubt in my mind that Cadiz became the record holder when he won the Hollywood Gold Cup on 12 July 1963.

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« 2021-Nov-02, 05:49 PM Reply #104 »
Verry Elleegant jumps to number 6 in my list of Australasian career earnings leaders. 

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« 2021-Nov-02, 07:16 PM Reply #105 »
I thought she would be in the top 5 based on below after today’s Cup is added to the list.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_millionaire_racehorses_in_Australia

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« 2021-Nov-02, 07:41 PM Reply #106 »
That wiki list has today included

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« 2021-Nov-02, 07:55 PM Reply #107 »
Thanks Sobig as when I posted it, I thought something was not right but they updated it and she has gone up to number 5. If she carries on racing, she should hit the top 3.

But with Incentivise and Zaaki hitting the WFA trail next autumn plus Mounga and maybe a couple of 3yos, it will be interesting to see how much improvement is left in her to compete with them.

I am looking forward to their clashes if it happens especially in the QE2.  :beer: 

https://www.racenet.com.au/profiles/horse/verry-elleegant-nz


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« 2021-Nov-04, 08:22 AM Reply #108 »
A minimum of $5,000,000 in career earnings is now too low a starting point for a table of notable Australian horse earnings leaders.  It is too easy to make the list with just one win in a group 1 race.  With the Golden Slipper prizemoney going to $5m it might be possible to earn $5m as a 3YO before Cox Plate day and never running beyond 1600m.

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« 2021-Nov-21, 08:08 PM Reply #109 »
After today's win Golden Sixty (18 wins) has won more money than Verry Elleegant (15 wins) even though its 4 to 10 in group 1 wins. 

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« 2021-Dec-07, 04:41 PM Reply #110 »
As a result of research into a number of notable horses that raced in 1906 I have put together a list of the highest prizemoney races run in 1906 in first place money order (USD).  I think I have the first 12 correct and have shown selected others. The Melbourne Cup is ranked 9th.            
            
First prizemoney paid in selected races in 1906 in USD order and other selected currencies            
            
Grand Prix de Paris, 10 June 1906,  3YO 3000m. Paris France (Spearmint 1st)   USD 51,937   GBP 9,941   FRF 250,200   AUD 19,881
Eclipse Stakes, 20 July 1906, Abt 10f. WFA P&A, Sandown UK (Llangibby 2/1F 1st)   USD 48,511   GBP 9,285   FRF 233,698   AUD 18,570
Princess of Wales's Stakes, 5 July 1906, WFA P&A 12f.  Newmarket UK (Dinneford 1st)   USD 39,446   GBP 7,550   FRF 190,029   AUD 15,100
Jockey Club Stakes, 27 Sept 1906, WFA 14f. Newmarket UK (Beppo 1/2F 1st)   USD 38,846   GBP 7,435   FRF 187,134   AUD 14,870
Prix du Jockey Club, 27 May 1906, 3YO 2400m. Paris, France (Maintenon 1st)   USD 38,174   GBP 7,306   FRF 183,900   AUD 14,613
Futurity Stakes 2YO 6.5f. Belmont NY USA   USD 36,880   GBP 7,059   FRF 177,665   AUD 14,118
Derby Stakes, 30 May 1906, 3YO 12f. Epsom UK  (Spearmint 1st)   USD 33,699   GBP 6,450   FRF 162,343   AUD 12,900
Prix Lupin, 13 May 1906, 3YO 2100m. Paris France (Maintenon 1st)   USD 27,219   GBP 5,210   FRF 131,125   AUD 10,419
Melbourne Cup 3YO+ 16f. Melbourne Australia (Poseidon 1st)   USD 25,214   GBP 4,826   FRF 121,468   AUD 9,652
Belmont Stakes 3YO, then 10f., Belmont NY USA   USD 22,700   GBP 4,345   FRF 109,355   AUD 8,689
Prix du Conseil Municipal, 7 Oct 1906, Hcp,  2400m. Paris France (Maintenon 1st)   USD 21,646   GBP 4,143   FRF 104,275   AUD 8,286
Prix du Président de la République (later Grand Prix de Saint-Cloud), 15 July, 1906, Paris France (Maintenon 1st)   USD 21,588   GBP 4,132   FRF 104,000   AUD 8,264
Hopeful Stakes 2YO 6.5f. Saratoga NY USA (Peter Pan 1st (US Hall of Fame))   USD 17,640   GBP 3,376   FRF 84,979   AUD 6,753
Gold Cup, 21 June 1906, 4YO+ 20f. Ascot UK (Bachelor's Button 1st, Pretty Polly 2nd)   USD 17,607   GBP 3,370   FRF 84,821   AUD 6,740
Suburban Hcp 3YO+ 10f Belmont NY USA   USD 16,800   GBP 3,215   FRF 80,932   AUD 6,431
Lawrence Realization 3YO 13f. Belmont NY USA   USD 16,260   GBP 3,112   FRF 78,331   AUD 6,224
Brooklyn Hcp 3YO+ 10f. Aqueduct NY USA   USD 15,800   GBP 3,024   FRF 76,115   AUD 6,048
Saratoga Special 2YO  Saratoga NY USA   USD 15,000   GBP 2,871   FRF 72,261   AUD 5,742
Caulfield Cup 3YO+ 12f. Melbourne Australia  (Poseidon 1st)   USD 13,062   GBP 2,500   FRF 62,924   AUD 5,000
Kentucky Derby 3YO 10f. Kentucky USA   USD 4,854   GBP 929   FRF 23,384   AUD 1,858
            
Note the Lancashire Plate, run at Manchester UK in September for abt £8,000 (GBP 8,000) was last run 1893 and the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe was first run in 1920.            
            
Forex rates for 1906            
USD 5.2247 = GBP 1.00            
FRF 25.1694 = GBP 1.00            
GBP to AUD 2.00 = GBP 1.00            

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« 2021-Dec-27, 08:26 AM Reply #111 »
List of horses that have won more than USD 8,000,000 in career earnings updated are yesterday's Arima Kinen.  Third placing by Chono Genesis was enough to take her past Gran Alegria. Disappointing that Contrail was retired straight after his  Japan Cup win and did not run.  While the winner Efforia has not done enough yet to make the list, if he races on next year as impressively as he won this years Arima Kinen, he will soon be on the list.

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« 2022-Jan-08, 01:04 PM Reply #112 »
First Twenty Horses on List of World's Money Winners (as at 4 June 1933)            
(New York Times Sun 4 June 1933 at NYTimes.com p111)            
   1st   2d   3d   Amount
Sun Beau   33   12   10   USD 376,744
Phar Lap (NZ)   37   3   2   USD 332,250
Gallant Fox    11   3   2   USD 328,165
Zev   23   8   3   USD 313,639
Isinglass (GB)   11   1   0   USD 291,275
Mate #   16   9   14   USD 287,365
Equipoise #   21   7   2   USD 278,310
Donovan (GB)   18   2   1   USD 277,215
Top Flight   12   0   0   USD 275,900
Blue Larkspur   10   3   1   USD 272,070
Twenty Grand #   13   4   2   USD 260,840
 Display   23   25   27   USD 256,526
Victorian   18   9   1   USD 253,425
Exterminator   50   17   17   USD 252,596
Man o'War   20   1   0   USD 249,465
Coronach (GB) 1926   10   3   1   USD 247,370
Amounis (AUS)   33   11   8   USD 241,487
Rock Sand (GB)   16   1   3   USD 238,900
Sarazen    27   2   6   USD 225,000
Bayardo (GB)   22   1   0   USD 223,665
# Still racing            

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« 2022-Mar-03, 07:13 PM Reply #113 »
Emblem Road (USA) 2018 won USD 10,000,000 for winning the 2022 Saudi Cup to jump to no. 38 in the all time money earnings list (in USD).  Prior to that he had won just USD 204,733 in his previous 8 starts all in Saudi Arabia. Times run in his lead up races in Saudi Arabia were slow by comparison with other countries which might suggest that races there are run on tracks with a surface like soft sand. Emblem Road is by Quality Road whose damsire is Strawberry Road 

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« 2022-Apr-03, 07:56 PM Reply #114 »
Golden Sixty's win in Hong Kong today takes his earnings past HKD 100,000,000.  He is the second Hong Kong based horse to so, Beauty Generation being the first.  He is now 17th highest earner world wide passing Nature Strip (now 18th) measured in USD.  Verry Elleegant is in 32nd place. 

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« 2022-Apr-24, 07:49 PM Reply #115 »
Golden Sixty jumped 3 places to number 14 in the list of the world's top earners (in USD) after today's win in the Hong Kong Champions Mile.  Of horses still racing he is now about USD 1,500,000 in front of Nature Strip (number 18) but behind Mishriff (number 11) who seems to have lost form if not retired.

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« 2022-Jun-08, 09:46 AM Reply #116 »
The prizemoney war continues: 


https://www.racing.com/news/2022-06-07/news-industry-rvs-prize-money-boost-bonanza
Racing Victoria has announced significant increases to prize money and made a number of key changes to its racing program for the new racing season.

For the first time Victorian prize money will surpass $300m, with a rich revamp to the final day of the Melbourne Cup Carnival headlining the changes announced by Racing Victoria on Tuesday morning.

Stakes Day will now be known as VRC Champion Stakes Day and will see the Cantala Stakes move back to the last day of the Cup carnival, be renamed the Kennedy Champions Mile and now be worth a cool $3 million.          

The Darley and the Mackinnon Stakes [the latter to be renamed the VRC Champions Stakes] remain on Stakes Day and will see prize money for each rise to $3m, up from $2 million. Prize money across the newly minted VRC Champions Stakes Day will be $10 million.

The Caulfield Guineas will increase $1m to $3m, while the Manikato Stakes will also increase by the same amount to $2m.

It makes the Manikato, which has recently come under threat from The Everest, the richest race under lights in Australia.

And Racing Victoria has also hinted at possible bonuses to come to make the Manikato even more appetizing for connections.

The Australian Cup will move to the end of March and double in prize money to $3m.

Meanwhile, country racing has also been boosted with $7m of increases across the board. Standard country minimums rise to a nation-high $27,000, premium meetings to at least $37,500 and night meetings to $40,000.

There will also be increases at metro level, with Saturday 2YO, 3YO, BM90, BM100 and Open Handicap races increasing from $130,000 to $150,000.

Midweek races will increase from $50,000 to $55,000.

Racing Victoria CEO Giles said over $26 million in prize money and VOBIS bonuses had been announced for the new racing season.

“In formulating our prize money structure, our priority was to ensure that any increases are sustainable and that a broad cross section of races, from country minimums to Group 1 races, were able to receive an uplift and I’m pleased that we have been able to achieve that,” Thompson said.

“The 2022-23 race dates have been constructed with a focus on continuing to build customer engagement, exploring opportunities to grow wagering returns to the industry, and ensuring we continue to deliver quality racing especially across our peak periods.

“We look forward to an exciting finale to the Melbourne Cup Carnival, which will now see three prized Group 1 races contested on VRC Champions Stakes Day which will offer $10 million in prizemoney.

“The Caulfield Guineas is the most coveted three-year-old mile in Australia and it has received a prizemoney boost in recognition of its status, while the Cox Plate Carnival has been further enhanced with the Manikato Stakes becoming the richest race under lights in Australia.

“We have also listened to participants and racing fans regarding the structure of our feature races during the Festival of Racing and are pleased to deliver a program that will extend the quality of racing deeper into autumn with the move of the time-honoured Australian Cup to after The All-Star Mile.”

https://www.racing.com/news/2022-06-07/news-opinion-rv-invests-in-its-spring-future
COMMENT: RV invests in spring future
Andrew Eddy

The most revealing aspect of Racing Victoria's prizemoney announcement on Tuesday morning was the governing body's attitude to its No.1 feature - the Melbourne Cup.

Just a day earlier, Australia's greatest race was moved to third in terms of total prizemoney behind NSW's pair of non-Stakes races The Everest (worth $15 million) and the four-year-olds-only race The Golden Eagle, which was raised from $7.5m to $10m.

RV's refusal to lift the Melbourne Cup prizemoney in response signals a significant departure from the prizemoney arms war that had been building up in recent seasons between NSW and Victoria.

When The Golden Eagle first landed with Kolding's win in 2019, it was worth $7.5m. The VRC reacted immediately to the news of the new race and pushed Melbourne Cup prizemoney from $7m to $7.75m.

But with The Golden Eagle rising to $10m during spring, RV made no move on the Melbourne Cup. Instead, it put new money into other established spring races, with the sole intent of improving and modernising the entire Spring Carnival.

In many ways, RV is allowing The Pattern to do the talking. While the G1 Coolmore Stud Stakes was lifted by $500,000 to $2m and the Caulfield Guineas rose $1m to $3m, it hardly amounted to buckets of money as The Pattern already ensures that the value of its winners (mostly colts) skyrockets as a result.

This bolstering of the Spring Carnival program, especially the four days at Flemington, has a great flow-on effect not only to the industry but also to the community.

The four days at Flemington produce wagering turnover of such magnitude that it represents nearly 10 per cent of total wagering turnover for the season, with the benefits of such a successful carnival flow-on to all levels of racing, while also producing a sizeable spike in tourism and to the local economy.

The shifting of the G1 Cantala Stakes (1600m) from Derby Day to final day makes a lot of sense on several levels.

The mile handicap is a traditional feature on opening day, but the race has been squeezed of its importance and profile due to the day's increasingly packed schedule.

There are the three-year-old G1 features the Coolmore Stud Stakes and Victoria Derby, along with the mares' G1 the Empire Rose Stakes. The Lexus Hotham elevates its winner straight into the Melbourne Cup field, which is finalised that afternoon before the Cup barrier draw is once again conducted following the last race.

Amid all that drama, the Cantala result often gets lost.

The shift to final day allows the Cantala more air and it sits neatly beside its G1 bedfellows the VRC Sprint Classic (1200m) and the Mackinnon Stakes (over 2000m and to be known as VRC Champion Stakes).

In its place on opening day is the reinvigorated Linlithgow Stakes, which has a major cash injection as it rises from 1200m to 1400m.

The strategy here is to eventually elevate the race to G1 status to become the VRC's sole 1400-metre G1 race."

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PS: On page 3 of this topic I had a list of the Worlds Richest Thoroughbred Races which will now be out of date.


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