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Title: Thorougbred earnings records
Post by: timw on 2017-Sep-03, 11:22 AM
 :stop:Career earnings of Leading Australian and New Zealand bred horses that had at least 1 start in AUS and NZ and Australian based imports that have won AUD 5,000,000 or more.

(Foreign earnings converted to AUD using Reserve Bank of Australia daily indicator rates for the date of the race or the previous trading day if the race was on a day forex markets were closed for a weekend or holiday in Sydney, Australia  - found at:  https://www.rba.gov.au/statistics/historical-data.html)   

Earnings shown in selected other currencies for comparison purposes.

WINX (AUS) 2011   AUD 26,451,175   USD 19,753,694   GBP 14,697,269   EUR 17,399,539   JPY 2,201,799,600      
(Career Record: Australia: Starts: 43: 37-3-0-3 for AUD 26,451,175)                     
                     
Beauty Generation (NZ) 2012 (late 'Montaigne' in Aust.) (as at 5 Apr 2020)     AUD 17,957,609   USD 12,993,448   GBP 9,903,412   EUR 11,378,078   JPY 1,445,590,630   HKD 101,581,387   
(Career Record: Starts: 37: 20-4-7-6; Australia: Starts: 7: 2-2-1-2 for AUD 334,700; Hong Kong: Starts 30: 18-2-6-4 for HKD 100,422,500,000 (includes HKD 750,000 High Achievement Bonus earned 8 Jan 2017))                     
(Hong Kong earnings equals the total recorded by hjkc.com (excludes pre import earnings.  hkjc.com has converted AUD 334,700 pre import earnings to HKD 2,190,720 whereas I have converted AUD 334,700 to HKD 1,908,887)                     
(To get to the same figure as hkjc.com I have assume that Beauty Generation earned 11.5% or HKD 1,150,000 for 3rd in the 2017 Hong Kong Classic Mile and earned 10% or HKD 1,800,000 for 3rd in the 2017 BMW Hong Kong Derby)                     
                     
Redzel (AUS) 2012  (retired)   AUD 16,444,000   USD 12,319,231   GBP 9,247,063   EUR 10,507,813   JPY 1,366,907,691      
(Career Record: Australia: Starts: 39: 15-10-3-11 for AUD 16,444,000)                     
                     
MAKYBE DIVA (GB) 1999       AUD 14,526,685   USD 10,741,606   GBP 6,027,017   EUR 8,807,740   JPY 1,189,587,351      
(Career Record: Starts: 36: 15-4-3-14; Australia: Starts: 34: 15-4-3-12 for AUD 14,526,685; Japan: Starts: 2: 0-0-0-2 for JPY 0)                     
                     
Vengeance of Rain (NZ) 2000 (late 'Subscribe' in Aust.)     AUD 11,722,989   USD 9,197,750   GBP 4,840,610   EUR 7,102,039   JPY 1,051,040,184   HKD 71,711,531   
(Career record: Starts 27: 10-3-4-10; Australia: Starts 3: 1-0-1-1 for AUD 64,000; Hong Kong: Starts 23: 8-3-3-9 for HKD 47,965,600: UAE (Dubai): Starts: 1: 1-0-0-0 for USD 3,000,000; and 2005 World Racing Championships Series bonus of USD 500,000)                     
According to hkjc records Vengeance of Rain earned HKD 75,410,500 from racing in Hong Kong. I can only arrive at this figure if I assume Vengeance of Rain won a bonus of USD 500,000 for winning the 2005 world racing championships series (the last year the series was run, first run in 1999 with a bonus of USD 1,000,000). I have not been able to find any evidence of the amount paid.  The components making up the total could possibly be:  Hong Kong race earnings of HKD 47,965,500 + UAE Dubai earnings of say HKD 23,445,000 + Bonus of say HKD 4,000,000.                       
If a USD 500,000 bonus is included in the total above the earnings then the earnings in the various will increase to: AUD 12,388,059; USD 9,697,749; GBP 5,125,991; EUR 7,525,290; JPY 1,111,275,619 and HKD 75,588,958 (inc Australian earnings and allowing for exchange rate differences to rates used by hkjc)                     
                     
SUNLINE (NZ) 1995       AUD 11,640,216   USD 6,615,523   GBP 4,343,475   EUR N/A   JPY 774,021,433      NZD 14,309,792.87
(Career Record: Starts: 48: 32-9-3-4; New Zealand: Starts: 10: 10-0-0-0 for NZD 332,950; Australia: Starts: 35: 21-9-2-3 for AUD 9,622,330; Hong Kong: Starts: 2: 1-0-0-1 for HKD 5,700,000 ; UAE (Dubai): Starts: 1: 0-0-1-0 for USD 200,000).                       
                     
Werther (NZ) 2011 (late 'Werther (NZ)')   AUD 10,431,360   USD 7,891,608   GBP 5,717,354   EUR 6,993,149   JPY 886,290,970   HKD 61,398,737   NZD 11,382,832.12
(Career Record: Starts 33: 10-9-6-8; New Zealand: Starts: 10: 3-2-2-3 for NZD 89,925; Australia: Starts: 3: 1-2-0-0 for AUD 368,250; Hong Kong: Starts: 19: 6-4-4-5 for HKD 53,309,250 plus High Achievement Bonus of HKD 750, 000 on 13/12/2015 and Top-up Bonus of HKD 250,000 on 20/03/2016; Japan: Starts: 1: 0-1-0-0 for JPY 60,960,000).                       
I am unable to reconcile my HKD earnings with the hkjc.com total of HKD 58,896,658 for 20 starts.  My USD calendar year totals are almost identical with equibase.com figures except for the 2016 calendar year yet my 2016 HKD amounts are identical with those on bloodhound.net.au and in line with the 2016 GBP figures published by  racingpost.com. Some bloodhound.net.au HKD amounts for 2017 and 2018 appear to be incorrect (eg compare with hkjc  pattern book for 2017-18 and racing post.com amounts).                       
                     
Able Friend (AUS) 2009   AUD 9,703,598   USD 7,928,990   GBP 5,151,569   EUR 6,648,535   JPY 910,495,949   HKD 61,489,505   
(Career Record: Starts 26: 13-5-4-4; Australia: Starts: 2: 1-1-0-0 for AUD 19,200; Hong Kong: Starts: 23: 12-4-4-3 for HKD 61,273,500; United Kingdom: Starts: 1: 0-0-0-1 for GBP 5,062.50).                       
I am unable to reconcile my HKD earnings total of HKD 61,489,505 with hkjc.com total of HKD 61,333,624.  It maybe that hkjc.com have included United Kingdom earnings in total hkjc.com total but have not included Australian earnings.                     
                     
NORTHERLY (AUS) 1996         AUD 9,341,850   USD 5,091,025   GBP 5,267,574   EUR 5,267,574   JPY 620,160,031      
(Career Record: Australia: Starts: 37: 19-7-2-9 for AUD 9,341,850)                     
                     
SO YOU THINK (NZ) 2006       AUD 8,874,999   USD 8,738,975   GBP 5,445,105   EUR 6,222,299   JPY 724,791,288      
(inc AUD 5,734,350, EUR 754,950 in Ireland, GBP 875,970,  EUR 228,400 in France, USD 500,000 re UAE, USD 0 re USA)                     
                     
CHAUTAUQUA (AUS) 2010   AUD 8,755,653   USD 6,693,150   GBP 4,715,413   EUR 5,988,588   JPY 762,444,888      
(Career Record: Starts 32: 13-7-4-8; Australia: Starts 31: 12-7-4-8 for AUD 7,795,750; Hong Kong: Starts 1: 1-0-0-0 for HKD 5,700,000)                     
I have Chautauqua earning HKD 5,700,000 in Hong Kong which I have translated to AUD 959,903 which is included in AUD 8,755,653 whereas racingnsw.com.au has AUD 1,026,185 which is AUD 66,282 more and without further information I cannot explain the difference.                        
                     
BLACK CAVIAR (AUS) 2006      AUD 7,926,013   USD 8,040,319   GBP 5,062,867   EUR 5,962,200   JPY 672,437,226      
(Career Record: Starts: 25: 25-0-0-0; Australia: Starts: 24: 24-0-0-0 for AUD 7,485,650; United Kingdom: Starts: 1: 1-1-0-0 for GBP 283,550)                      
                     
Santa Ana Lane (AUS) 2012  (as at 16 May 2020)   AUD 7,730,704   USD 5,526,208   GBP 4,214,950   EUR 4,861,438   JPY 611,540,198
(Career Record: Starts: 41: 10-4-5-21; Australia: Starts: 40: 10-4-5-20 for AUD 7,565,211; Hong Kong: Starts 1: 0-0-0-1 for HKD 912,000)               
                     
Criterion (NZ) 2010         AUD 7,318,696   USD 6,060,679   GBP 3,917,825   EUR 5,107,467   JPY 679,779,685      
(Career Record: Starts 36: 7-7-7-15; Australia: Starts 31: 7-7-5-12 for AUD 6,542,200; Hong Kong: Starts 3: 0-0-2-1 for HKD 4,500,000; United Kingdom: Starts 1: 0-0-0-0 for GBP 26,466.56)                     
                     
Hartnell (GB) 2011  (as at 9 Nov 2019, ret'd.)   AUD 7,472,258   USD 5,627,007   GBP 4,210,420   EUR 4,995,506   JPY 622,021,304      
(Career Record: Starts: 58: 13-14-9-22; United Kingdom: Starts: 12: 4-3-0-3 for GBP 136,465.30; France: Starts: 1: 0-0-0-1 for EUR 28,575; Australia: Starts: 45: 8-11-8-18 for AUD 7,186,000)                      
                     
BUFFERING (AUS) 2007        AUD 7,282,434   USD 6,462,783   GBP 4,142,252   EUR 5,119,390   JPY 639,125,569      
(Career Record: Starts 55: 20-9-8-18; Australia: Starts 52: 19-9-8-16 for AUD 6,423,900; Hong Kong: Starts 2: 0-0-0-2 for HKD 370,000; UAE (Dubai): Starts 1: 1-0-0-0 for USD 600,000)                     
                     
Happy Clapper (AUS) 2010   (as at 21 Mar 2020)   AUD 7,287,800   USD 5,536,671   GBP 4,072,349   EUR 4,750,657   JPY 608,859,446      
(Career Record: Australia: Starts: 47: 12-12-6-17 for AUD 7,287,800)                     
                     
Yes Yes Yes (AUS) 2016  (as at 19 Oct 2019)   AUD 7,174,450   USD 4,908,225   GBP 3,824,564   EUR 4,411,873   JPY 533,547,812      
(Career Record: Australia: Starts: 8: 4-3-0-1 for AUD 7,174,450)                     
                     
Elegant Fashion (AUS) 1998  (earnings estimate)   AUD 6,973,721   USD 4,437,593   GBP 2,706,022   EUR 4,036,876   JPY 516,870,188   HKD 34,578,307   
(Career Record: Starts 37: 8-7-8-14; Australia: Starts: 11: 4-2-1-4 for AUD 1,546,100; Hong Kong: Starts 26: 4-5-7-10 for HKD 28,092,000 (est.))                      
                     
Sunlight (AUS) 2015 (as at 2 Nov 2019)   AUD 6,555,950   USD 4,772,581   GBP 3,616,044   EUR 4,140,555   JPY 524,595,395      
(Career Record: Australia: Starts: 21: 11-2-5-3 for AUD 6,555,950)                     
                     
Fields of Omagh (AUS) 1997       AUD 6,496,240   USD 4,551,136   GBP 2,605,599   EUR 3,853,822   JPY 522,423,162      
(Career Record: Starts: 45: 13-8-7-17; Australia: Starts: 41: 13-8-7-13 for AUD 6,429,240; Japan: Starts: 1: 0-0-0-1 for JPY 0; Hong Kong: Starts: 2: 0-0-0-2 for HKD 0; UAE (Dubai): Starts: 1: 0-0-0-1 for USD 0)                     
                     
TIE THE KNOT (AUS) 1994          AUD 6,272,835   USD 3,912,021   GBP 2,431,442   EUR N/A   JPY 462,173,893      
(Career Record: Australia: Starts: 62: 21-9-8-24 for AUD 6,272,835 (note some records omit 6th place prizemoney of AUD 60,000 for the 1998 Melbourne Cup))                     
                     
Fiorente (IRE) 2008     AUD 6,266,315   USD 6,005,002   GBP 3,739,338   EUR 4,479,235   JPY 573,698,670      
(Career Record: Starts: 20: 6-4-3-7; United Kingdom: Starts: 8: 2-3-0-3 for GBP 52,104.85; France: Starts: 1: 0-0-0-1 for EUR 9,100; Australia: Starts: 11: 4-1-3-3 for AUD 6,068,500)                      
                     
TAKEOVER TARGET (AUS) 1999         AUD 6,006,918   USD 4,640,936   GBP 2,559,643   EUR 3,564,333   JPY 523,131,698      
(Career Record: Starts: 41: 21-6-4-10; Australia: Starts: 29: 18-3-3-5 for AUD 3,419,150; United Kingdom: Starts: 8: 1-2-1-4 for GBP 311,980.67; Japan: Starts 2: 1-1-0-0 for JPY 122,854,000; Singapo Starts 2: 1-0-0-1 for SGD 592,500 est - assumes  assumes first place in 2008 Krisflyer is 58.25% of the total prize of SGD 1,000,000 and 8th place in 2009 Krisflyer is SGB 10,000.)                      
                     
Viewed (AUS) 2003        AUD 6,006,530   USD 4,568,238   GBP 2,827,413   EUR 3,366,553   JPY 443,078,351      
(Career Record: Australia: Starts: 36: 9-4-3-20 for AUD 6,006,530)                     
                     
OCTAGONAL (NZ) 1992      AUD 5,892,231   USD 4,539,296   GBP 2,890,110   EUR N/A   JPY 489,387,820      
(Career Record: Australia: Starts: 28: 14-7-1-6 for AUD 5,892,231)                     
                     
Americain (USA) 2005    AUD 5,873,711   USD 5,820,600   GBP 3,629,409   EUR 4,227,787   JPY 474,960,123      
(Career record: Starts 34: 11-4-4-15; France: Starts: 19: 9-2-1-2 for EUR 325,000; USA: Starts: 4: 0-0-1-3 for USD 7,104; Australia: Starts 10: 4-1-1-4 for AUD 5,164,000; Hong Kong: Starts 1: 0-0-1-0 for HKD 1,400,000)                     
                     
Vow and Declare (AUS) 2015 (as at 7 Mar 2020)   AUD 5,857,690   USD 4,039,622   GBP 3,138,487   EUR 3,626,812   JPY 439,385,267      
(Career Record: Australia: Starts: 14: 4-3-3-4 for AUD 5,857,690)                     
                     
LONHRO (AUS) 1998       AUD 5,790,510   USD 3,624,029   GBP 2,219,374   EUR 3,351,384   JPY 419,077,767      
(Career Record: Australia: Starts: 35: 26-3-2-4 for AUD 5,790,510)                     
                     
ELVSTROEM (AUS) 2000        AUD 5,699,084   USD 4,227,033   GBP 2,335,859   EUR 3,395,232   JPY 457,491,623      
(inc AUD 3,916,600, USD 1,200,000 re UAE (Dubai), HKD 0, GBP 49,950, EUR 68,560 re France)                     
                     
SUPER IMPOSE (NZ) 1984        AUD 5,659,358   USD 4,365,116   GBP 2,552,232   EUR N/A   JPY 592,651,285      
(Career Record: Australia: Starts: 74: 20-24-8-22 for AUD 5,659,358)                     
                     
Trapeze Artist (AUS) 2014    AUD 5,568,750   USD 4,155,494   GBP 3,077,364   EUR 3,518,518   JPY 458,585,333      
(Career Record: Australia: Starts: 20: 7-1-3-9 for AUD 5,568,750)                     
                     
Southern Legend (AUS) 2012 (as at 5 Apr 2020)   AUD 5,414,620   USD 3,941,708   GBP 3,005,890   EUR 3,432,929   JPY 434,498,547   HKD 30,862,778   
(Career Record: Starts: 39: 11-3-7-18; Australia: Starts: 9: 4-0-2-3 for AUD 245,580; Hong Kong: Starts 27: 5-3-5-14 for HKD 18,625,025; Singapo Starts 2: 2-0-0-0 for SGD 1,710,000; Dubai (UAE): Starts 1: 0-0-0-1 for USD 120.000)                     
My HKD amount for earnings in Australia is HKD 1,429,016.  The hkjc.com has pre import earnings of HKD 1,387,820 for Australia. Pre import earnings are not included in the hkjc.com online record. The hkjc.com online earnings post importation should be HKD 29,564,883 when updated for third place on 5 Apr 2020 and I am not able to provide a split between Hong Kong, Singapore and (UAE (Dubai). I have a post importaton total of HKD 28,945,012 split as follows: Hong Kong HKD 18,625,025 (as above), Singapore HKD 9,866,736 and UAE (Dubai) HKD 942,001.  I assume the difference between the hkjc.com HKD amounts and my HKD amounts is due to forex rate differences.                       
                     
DUNDEEL (NZ) 2009 ('It's A Dundeel' in Aust.)      AUD 5,398,487   USD 4,823,009   GBP 3,161,520   EUR 4,057,689   JPY 510,782,900      
(Career Record: Starts: 19: 10-4-1-4; New Zealand: Starts: 1: 1-0-0-0 for NZD 7,550; Australia: Starts: 18: 9-4-1-4 for AUD 5,391,160)                      
                     
Green Moon (IRE) 2007     AUD 5,376,476   USD 5,531,402   GBP 3,462,638   EUR 4,274,936   JPY 449,680,655      
(Career Record: Starts: 36: 7-4-0-25;  United Kingdom: Starts: 8: 3-0-0-5 for GBP 52,104.85; Australia: Starts: 28: 4-4-0-20 for AUD 5,289,300)                      
                     
GRAND ARMEE (AUS) 1998       AUD 5,328,065   USD 3,774,237   GBP 2,146,670   EUR 3,132,522   JPY 417,128,668      
(Career Record: Starts 31: 13-10-3-5; Australia: Starts: 30: 13-10-3-4 for AUD 5,328,065; Hong Kong: Starts 1: 0-0-0-1 for HKD 0)                      
                     
Almandin (GER) 2010   AUD 5,320,889   USD 4,091,435   GBP 3,228,326   EUR 3,626,727   JPY 430,102,766      
 (Career Record: Starts 23: 7-6-1-9; Germany: Starts 3: 2-1-0-0 for EUR 44,200; France: Starts 3: 0-2-1-0 for EUR 14,950, Australia: Starts 31: 12-7-4-8 for AUD 5,234,700)                     
                     
Kolding (NZ) 2015 (as at 4 Apr 2020)   AUD 5,259,900   USD 3,618,917   GBP 2,813,552   EUR 3,246,561   JPY 390,659,471      
(Career Record: Australia: Starts: 19: 8-1-3-7 for AUD 5,259,900)                     
                     
MUMMIFY (AUS) 1999      AUD 5,229,051   USD 3,760,155   GBP 2,144,573   EUR 3,129,145   JPY 412,738,388      
(Career Record: Starts: 48: 9-8-9-22; Australia: Starts: 47: 8-8-9-22 for AUD 3,877,700; Singapo Starts 1: 1-0-0-0 for SGD 1,710,000 (estimate based on 2015 allocation of 57% of SGD 3,000,000 for first))                      
                     
MIGHT AND POWER (NZ) 1993       AUD 5,226,286   USD 3,531,127   GBP 2,123,197   EUR N/A   JPY 438,227,133      
(Career Record: Australia: Starts: 33: 15-7-1-10 for AUD 5,226,286)                     
                     
Exclusions:                     
I have excluded Silent Witness (AUS) 1999  as he never raced in Australia and Good Ba Ba (USA) 2001 as he only ran 4 times in Australia as a 12YO.  For sake of completeness their details follow:                     
Silent Witness (AUS) 1999    AUD 10,781,792   USD 8,010,597   GBP 4,429,316   EUR 6,438,317   JPY 875,193,786   HKD 62,318,042   
(Career Record: Starts 29: 18-3-2-6; Hong Kong: Starts 26: 17-3-1-5 for HKD 52,936,900 (includes four bonuses totalling HKD 9,700,000); Japan: Starts: 1: 1-0-1-1 for JPY 135,912,000)                     
                     
Good Ba Ba (USA) 2001   AUD 9,271,164   USD 7,443,439   GBP 4,291,121   EUR 5,300,848   JPY 747,668,387   HKD 57,873,641   
(Career Record: Starts 50: 16-5-4-25; Hong Kong: Starts: 43: 16-5-4-18 for HKD 57,710,500 estimate; Japan: Starts: 2: 0-0-0-2 for JPY 0; UAE (Dubai): Starts: 1: 0-0-0-1 for USD 0.00; Australia: Starts: 4: 0-0-0-4 for AUD 20,150).                       
I am unable to reconcile Good Ba Ba's hkjc career earnings of HKD 59,026,500 with figures from bloodhound.net.au, racingnsw.com.au or racingpost.com for individual races.  I have assumed the hkjc.com total is incorrect.  My total Hong Kong earnings are HKD 57,710,500 which is HKD 1,316,000 less than the hkjc.com total of HKD 59,056,200 (about USD 130,000 less).                     
                     
Title: Thorougbred earnings records
Post by: JWesleyHarding on 2017-Sep-03, 01:38 PM
I note that Criterion doesn't rate Capitals :/
Title: Thorougbred earnings records
Post by: JWesleyHarding on 2017-Sep-03, 02:06 PM
I think I have captured all that have earned more than AUD 5,000,000.  If anyone thinks I have missed one let me know.

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Title: Thorougbred earnings records
Post by: timw on 2017-Sep-03, 06:05 PM
      
WORLD'S TOP EARNERS IN UNITED STATES DOLLARS (USD) ORDER (AND EQUIVALENT AMOUNTS IN SELECTED OTHER CURRENCIES) - OVER USD 6,000,000 (separate list below for notable earners under USD 6 million ).                                    
TO 23 AUGUST 2020 (Juddmonte International (UK) & TVG Pacific Classic (USA) earnings included)                                    
                                     
Winx (AUS) 2011 (mare)      USD 19,753,694      GBP 14,697,269      EUR 17,399,539      AUD 26,451,175      JPY 2,201,799,600      
(Career Record: Australia: Starts: 43: 37-3-0-3 for AUD 26,451,175)                                    
                                    
Orfevre (JPN) 2008      USD 18,988,823      GBP 11,880,602      EUR 14,088,082      AUD 18,869,240      JPY 1,599,879,264      
(Career Record: Starts: 21: 12-6-1-2; Japan: Starts: 17: 10-4-1-2 for JPY 1,344,084,000; France: Starts: 4: 2-2-0-0 for EUR 2,159,880)                                    
                                    
Gentildonna (JPN) 2009 (mare)      USD 18,481,223      GBP 11,569,967      EUR 14,158,606      AUD 19,256,471      JPY 1,726,819,728      
(Career Record: Starts: 19: 10-4-1-4; Japan: Starts: 17: 9-3-1-4 for JPY 1,326,210,000; UAE (Dubai): Starts: 2: 1-1-0-0 for USD 4,000,000)                                    
                                    
Arrogate (USA) 2013      USD 17,422,600      GBP 13,877,428      EUR 16,092,160      AUD 22,934,751      JPY 1,929,439,543      
(Career Record: Starts: 11: 7-1-1-2; USA: Starts: 10: 6-1-1-2 for USD 11,422,600; UAE (Dubai): Starts: 1: 1-0-0-0 for USD 6,000,000)                                    
                                    
Buena Vista (JPN) 2006 (mare)      USD 17,051,308      GBP 11,030,033      EUR 12,652,283      AUD 19,232,861      JPY 1,479,126,913      
(Career Record: Starts: 23: 9-8-3-3; Japan: Starts: 21: 9-7-3-2 for JPY 1,386,433,000; UAE (Dubai): Starts: 2: 0-1-0-1 for USD 1,000,000)                                    
                                    
Kitasan Black (JPN) 2012      USD 16,554,365      GBP 12,375,699      EUR 14,890,504      AUD 22,020,066      JPY 1,876,843,000      
(Career Record: Japan: Starts: 20: 12-2-4-2 for JPY 1,876,843,000)                                    
                                    
Thunder Snow (IRE) 2014 (retired)      USD 16,513,391      GBP 12,360,194      EUR 14,246,813      AUD 22,404,557      JPY 1,804,343,433      
(Career Record: Starts: 24: 8-7-4-5; United Kingdom: Starts 8: 1-2-1-4 for GBP 135,518.30; France: Starts 3: 2-0-1-0 for EUR 451,420; UAE (Dubai): Starts 8: 5-3-0-0 for USD 14,950,000; USA: Starts 4: 0-1-2-1 for USD 810,000; Ireland: Starts 1: 0-1-0-0 for EUR 60,000)                                    
                                    
T M Opera O (JPN) 1996      USD 16,252,573      GBP 10,881,316      EUR 17,679,578      AUD 29,003,944      JPY 1,835,189,000      
(Career Record: Japan: Starts: 26: 14-6-3-3 for JPY 1,835,189,000)                                    
                                    
Gun Runner (USA) 2013      USD 15,988,500      GBP 11,808,858      EUR 13,583,603      AUD 20,397,996      JPY 1,766,898,443      
(Career Record: Starts: 19: 12-3-2-2; USA: Starts: 18: 12-2-2-2 for USD 13,988,500; UAE (Dubai): Starts: 1: 0-1-0-0 for USD 2,000,000)                                    
                                    
Gold Ship (JPN) 2009      USD 15,043,120      GBP 9,433,351      EUR 11,648,166      AUD 15,651,727      JPY 1,397,767,000      
(Career Record: Starts: 28: 13-3-2-10; Japan: Starts: 27: 13-3-2-9 for JPY 1,397,767,000; France: Starts: 1: 0-0-0-1 for EUR 0.00.)                                    
                                    
California Chrome (USA) 2011      USD 14,752,650      GBP 10,104,313      EUR 12,604,936      AUD 18,515,899      JPY 1,621,333,583      
(Career Record: Starts: 27: 16-4-1-6; USA: Starts: 24: 14-3-1-6 for USD 6,662,650; UAE (Dubai): Starts: 3: 2-1-0-0 for USD 8,090,000)                                    
                                    
Enable (GB) 2014 (mare) (to 25 July 2020)      USD 14,001,563      GBP 10,811,027      EUR 12,211,271      AUD 19,164,533      JPY 1,562,145,479      
(Career Record: Starts: 17: 14-2-1-0; United Kingdom: Starts 12: 10-1-1-0 for GBP 2,868,132.75; Ireland: Starts 1: 1-0-0-0 for EUR 228,000; France: Starts 3: 2-1-0-0 for EUR 5,714,000; USA: Starts 1: 1-0-0-0 for USD 2,200,000; )                                    
                                    
Beauty Generation (NZ) 2012 (to 26 Apr 2020)      USD 13,561,112      GBP 10,363,503      EUR 11,905,470      AUD 18,852,554      JPY 1,506,715,414      HKD 105,981,387
(Career Record: Starts: 38: 20-5-7-6; Australia: Starts: 7: 2-2-1-2 for AUD 334,700; Hong Kong: Starts 31: 18-3-6-4 for HKD 104,822,500 (includes HKD 750,000 High Achievement Bonus earned 8 Jan 2017))                                    
(Hong Kong earnings equals the total recorded by hjkc.com (excludes pre import earnings).  hkjc.com has converted AUD 334,700 pre import earnings to HKD 2,190,720 whereas I have converted AUD 334,700 to HKD 1,908,887)                                    
(To get to the same figure as hkjc.com I have assume that Beauty Generation earned 11.5% or HKD 1,115,000 for 3rd in the 2017 Hong Kong Classic Mile and earned 10% or HKD 1,800,000 for 3rd in the 2017 BMW Hong Kong Derby)                                    
                                    
Vodka (JPN) 2004 (mare)      USD 13,179,221      GBP 7,583,185      EUR 9,386,025      AUD 16,204,948      JPY 1,330,351,062      
(Career Record: Starts: 26: 10-5-3-8; Japan: Starts: 22: 10-5-3-4 for JPY 1,304,876,000; UAE (Dubai): Starts: 4: 0-0-0-4 for USD 257,500)                                    
                                    
Victoire Pisa (JPN) 2007      USD 12,885,541      GBP 8,162,691      EUR 9,371,075      AUD 13,096,018      JPY 1,082,941,773      
(Career Record: Starts: 15: 8-1-2-4; Japan: Starts 12: 7-1-2-2 for JPY 595,954,000; France: Starts: 2: 0-0-0-2 for EUR 9,100; UAE (Dubai): Starts: 1: 1-0-0-0 for USD 6,000,000)                                    
                                    
Deep Impact (JPN) 2002      USD 12,816,741      GBP 6,934,759      EUR 10,157,847      AUD 16,852,213      JPY 1,454,551,000      
(Career Record: Starts: 14: 12-1-0-1; Japan: Starts: 13: 12-1-0-0 for JPY 1,454,551,000; France: Starts: 1: 0-0-0-1 for EUR 0.00.)                                    
                                    
Almond Eye (JPN) 2015 (mare) (to 17 May 2020)      USD 12,754,111      GBP 9,758,641      EUR 11,177,980      AUD 17,845,486      JPY 1,409,640,493      
(Career Record: Starts: 12:9-1-1-1; Japan: Starts: 11: 8-1-1-1 for JPY 1,010,933,000; UAE (Dubai): Starts: 1: 1-0-0-0 for USD 3,600,000)                                    
                                    
Lys Gracieux (JPN) 2014 (mare) (to 22 Dec 2019)      USD 12,393,898      GBP 9,575,715      EUR 11,031,834      AUD 17,530,705      JPY 1,359,209,597      
(Career record: Starts 22: 7-8-4-3; Japan: Starts: 19: 6-7-3-3 for JPY 887,381,000; Hong Hong: Starts: 2: 0-1-1-0 for HKD 6,800,000; Australia: Starts: 1: 1-0-0-0 for AUD 5,050,000 (inc. AUD 2,000,000 bonus))                                    
Lys Gracieux earnings includes AUD 2 million bonus paid for winning the the 2019 Takarazuka Kinen (Hanshin, Japan) and 2019 Cox Plate (Moonee Valley, Melbourne, Australia)                                    
                                    
Redzel (AUS) 2012 (retired)      USD 12,319,231      GBP 9,247,063      EUR 10,507,813      AUD 16,444,000      JPY 1,366,907,691      
(Career Record: Australia: Starts: 39: 15-10-3-11 for AUD 16,444,000)                                    
                                    
Maximum Security (USA) 2016 as at 23 Aug 2020      USD 12,191,900      GBP 9,456,641      EUR 11,033,225      AUD 18,444,036      JPY 1,327,454,750      
(Career Record: Starts: 12: 10-1-0-1; USA: Starts: 11: 9-1-0-1 for USD 2,191,900; Saudi Arabia: Starts: 1: 1-0-0-0 for USD 10,000,000)                                    
In February of 2020 the colt won the inaugural $20 million Saudi Cup over Midnight Bisou, but Saudi officials announced that first prize of USD 10,000,000 is being withheld until they complete their own investigation into the US federal charges.                                    
That investigation was said to rely on getting details from FBI and others, which had gathered evidence for the U.S. federal case. That investigation remains active as at August 2020.                                     
                                    
Espoir City (JPN) 2005      USD 11,492,611      GBP 7,278,456      EUR 8,425,176      AUD 12,656,089      JPY 1,023,197,000      
(Career Record: Starts: 40: 17-10-3-10; Japan: Starts: 39: 17-10-3-9 for JPY 1,023,197,000; USA: Starts: 1: 0-0-0-1 for USD 0.00.)                                    
                                    
Smart Falcon (JPN) 2005      USD 11,463,702      GBP 7,227,494      EUR 8,433,358      AUD 12,691,347      JPY 990,736,000      
(Career Record: Starts: 34: 23-4-1-6; Japan: Starts 33: 23-4-1-5 for JPY 990,736,000; UAE (Dubai): Starts: 1: 0-0-0-1 for USD 0.00.)                                    
                                    
Vermilion (JPN) 2002      USD 11,134,909      GBP 6,211,385      EUR 8,079,052      AUD 13,701,570      JPY 1,168,152,680      
(Career Record: Starts: 34: 15-5-1-13; Japan: Starts 32: 15-5-1-11 for JPY 1,132,859,000; UAE (Dubai): Starts: 2: 0-0-0-2 for USD 300,000)                                    
                                    
Viva Pataca (GB) 2002 (late 'Comic Strip' in UK)      USD 10,807,360      GBP 6,157,612      EUR 7,001,613      AUD 13,407,628      JPY 1,141,342,336      HKD 84,054,910
(Career Record: Starts: 51: 18-5-10-18; United Kingdom: Starts 7: 5-0-0-2 for GBP 58,674.80; Hong Kong: Starts 43: 13-4-10-16 for HKD 75,421,500 (including HKD 2,000,000 bonus earned 31 May 2009 for winning two legs of the 2009 Citi triple crown); UAE (Dubai): Starts: 1: 0-1-0-0 for USD 1,000,000)                                    
(hkjc.com has post import career earnings of HKD 83,197,500 (including HKD 2,000,000 bonus) from 44 starts and HKD 827,290 from 7 starts in the United Kingdom for total career earnings of HKD 84,024,790.  I have pre import career earnings of HKD 822,489 which is HKD 4,801 less.  I have followed the racinpost.com prizemoney split for Hong Kong prizemoney with the following exceptions. For starts 8 to 10 racingpost.com did not publish Hong Kong results so I used the following percentages (1st 57.00%, 2nd 22.00%, 3rd 11.50%, 4th 6.00%, 5th 3.50%, 6th 0.00%) to allocate total race prizemoney. My post import career earnings are HKD 74,451,500 (including HKD 2,000,000 bonus) from 43 Hong Kong stars and HKD 7,780,921 from I start in UAE (Dubai) for a total post import earnings of HKD 83,232,421 or HKD 34,921 more than hkjc.com. The difference may be due the the forex rates used to convert UAE (Dubai) earnings into HKD.                                      
                                    
Makybe Diva (GB) 1999 (mare)      USD 10,770,695      GBP 6,028,031      EUR 8,807,740      AUD 14,526,685      JPY 1,189,587,351      
(Career Record: Starts: 36: 15-4-3-14; Australia: Starts: 34: 15-4-3-12 for AUD 14,526,685; Japan: Starts: 2: 0-0-0-2 for JPY 0)                                    
                                    
Hokko Tarumae (JPN) 2009      USD 10,716,244      GBP 6,899,744      EUR 8,574,075      AUD 12,099,734      JPY 1,114,453,053      
(Career Record: Starts: 39: 17-5-7-10; Japan: Starts: 36: 17-5-7-7 for JPY 1,078,706,000; UAE (Dubai): Starts: 3: 0-0-0-3 for USD 300,000)                                    
                                    
Highland Reel (IRE) 2012      USD 10,525,708      GBP 7,875,927      EUR 9,396,013      AUD 13,930,005      JPY 1,161,632,740      
(Career Record: Starts: 27: 10-6-3-8; Ireland: Starts 5: 1-1-0-3 for EUR 59,645; United Kingdom: Starts 9: 5-2-1-1 for GBP 1,905,712.74; France: Starts 3: 0-2-0-1 for EUR 1,485,900; USA: Starts 3: 2-0-1-0 for USD 2,827,300; Australia: Starts 1: 0-0-1-0  for AUD 220,000; Hong Kong: Starts 4: 2-1-0-1 for HKD 23,295,000; UAE (Dubai): Starts 2: 0-0-0-2 for USD 300,000)                                    
                                    
Curlin (USA) 2004      USD 10,501,800      GBP 5,291,580      EUR 11,860,233      AUD 11,860,233      JPY 1,143,915,791      
(Career Record: Starts: 16: 11-2-2-1; USA: Starts: 14: 9-2-2-1 for USD 6,796,800; UAE (Dubai): Starts: 2: 2-0-0-0 for USD 3,705,000)                                    
                                    
Zenno Rob Roy (JPN) 2000      USD 10,485,819      GBP 5,814,128      EUR 8,361,466      AUD 14,186,563      JPY 1,135,614,260      
(Career Record: Starts: 20: 7-6-4-3; Japan: Starts 19: 7-5-4-3 for JPY 1,115,608,000; United Kingdom: Starts: 1: 0-1-0-0 for GBP 101,200)                                    
                                    
Admire Moon (JPN) 2003      USD 10,217,833      GBP 5,242,535      EUR 7,626,400      AUD 12,621,313      JPY 1,181,620,327      
(Career Record: Starts: 17: 10-2-3-2; Japan: Starts 14: 9-1-2-2 for JPY 740,462,000; Hong Hong: Starts: 2: 0-1-1-0 for HKD 5,900,000; UAE (Dubai): Starts: 1: 1-0-0-0 for USD 3,000,000)                                    
                                    
Cheval Grand (JPN) 2012 (to 22 Dec 2019)      USD 10,186,537      GBP 7,657,533      EUR 8,908,910      AUD 13,629,960      JPY 1,135,881,661      
(Career Record: Starts: 33: 7-7-7-12; Japan: Starts: 30: 7-6-7-10 for JPY 1,000,697,000; UAE (Dubai): Starts: 1: 0-1-0-0 for USD 1,200,000; United Kingdom: Starts: 2: 0-0-0-2 for GBP 16,875)                                    
                                    
Selected others below USD 10,000,000:                                    
                                    
Cigar (USA) 1990       USD 9,999,815      GBP 6,405,361      EUR N/A      AUD 13,154,049      JPY 1,011,683,892      
(Career record: Starts 33: 19-4-5-5; USA: Starts: 31: 18-4-4-5 for USD 7,119,815; UAE (Dubai): Starts: 1: 1-0-0-0 for USD 2,400,000; Canada: Starts: 1: 0-0-1-0 for USD 480,000 (Breeders' Cup 1996 in Canada))                                    
                                    
Lord Kanaloa (JPN) 2008      USD 9,828,089      GBP 6,216,239      EUR 7,447,355      AUD 9,845,249      JPY 873,366,096      
(Career Record: Starts: 19: 13-5-1-0; Japan: Starts 17: 11-5-2-0 for JPY 669,958,000; Hong Hong: Starts: 2: 2-0-0-0 for HKD 17,100,000)                                    
                                    
Cirrus des Aigles (FR) 2006       USD 9,804,023      GBP 6,159,677      EUR 7,347,430      AUD 10,131,021      JPY 877,509,983      
(Career record: Starts 67: 22-20-6-19;  France: Starts: 51: 19-17-5-10 for EUR 1,922,590; Hong Hong: Starts: 6: 0-0-1-5 for HKD 4,745,000 Japan: Starts 1: 0-0-0-1 for JPY 0; UAE (Dubai): Starts: 2: 1-1-0-0 for USD 4,000,000; Ireland: Starts 1: 0-0-0-1 for EUR 11,000)                                    
                                    
Vengeance Of Rain (NZ) 2000 (late 'Subscribe' in Australia)      USD 9,697,750      GBP 5,125,991      EUR 7,525,290      AUD 12,388,060      JPY 1,111,275,619      HKD 75,588,958
(Career record: Starts 27: 10-3-4-10; Australia: Starts 3: 1-0-1-1 for AUD 64,000; Hong Kong: Starts 23: 8-3-3-9 for HKD 47,965,600: UAE (Dubai): Starts: 1: 1-0-0-0 for USD 3,000,000; and 2005 World racing championships series bonus of USD 500,000)                                    
Vengeance Of Rain's earnings includes 2005 World racing championships series bonus of USD 500,000 (unconfirmed) payable after winning the Cathay Pacific Hong Kong Cup (G1) on 11 Nov 2005.  I have not been able to reconcile my HKD total earnings with the hkjc HKD earnings figure.                                    
                                    
Transcend (JPN) 2006      USD 9,650,061      GBP 6,086,214      EUR 7,075,074      AUD 9,884,611      JPY 795,526,466      
(Career Record: Starts: 24: 10-5-1-8; Japan: Starts: 22: 10-4-1-7 for JPY 633,520,000; UAE (Dubai): Starts: 2: 0-1-0-1 for USD 2,000,000)                                    
                                    
Flintshire (GB) 2010      USD 9,602,227      GBP 6,414,248      EUR 8,205,359      AUD 12,141,626      JPY 1,025,136,919      
(Career record: Starts 24: 8-12-1-3; France: Starts: 14: 9-2-1-2 for EUR 429,600; United Kingdom: Starts 3: 3-0-0-0 for GBP 1,396,672.50; UAE (Dubai): Starts: 1: 1-0-0-0 for USD 3,600,000; United Kingdom: Starts 3: 3-0-0-0 for GBP 1,396,672.50; UAE (Dubai): Starts: 1: 0-1-0-0 for USD 1,200,000;)                                    
                                    
Tap Dance City (USA) 1997      USD 9,598,003      GBP 5,695,074      EUR 8,503,070      AUD 14,578,978      JPY 1,084,221,000      
(Career Record: Starts: 42: 12-6-7-17; Japan: Starts 41: 12-6-7-16 for JPY 1,084,221,000; France: Starts: 1: 0-0-0-1 for EUR 0.00)                                    
                                    
Treve (FR) 2010 (mare)      USD 9,516,031      GBP 5,930,560      EUR 7,347,571      AUD 10,634,162      JPY 988,536,031      
(Career record: Starts 13: 9-1-1-2; France: Starts: 12: 9-1-0-2 for EUR 7,276,825; United Kingdom: Starts 1: 0-0-1-0 for GBP 56,490)                                    
                                    
Exultant (IRE) 2014 (late Irishcorrespondent) (to 24 May 2020)      USD 9,455,440      GBP 7,370,372      EUR 8,415,344      AUD 13,599,889      JPY 1,037,077,814      HKD 73,824,775
(Career Record: Starts: 29: 13-7-4-5; Ireland: Starts: 3: 2-0-1-0 for EUR 54,063.00 (www.goracing.ie); United Kingdom: Starts: 1: 0-0-0-1 for GBP 2,421.00 (www.racingpost.com); Hong Kong: Starts 25: 11-7-3-4 for HKD 73,336,900 inc High Achievement Bonus of HKD 750,000 earned 23 Dec 2017 and Top-up Bonus of HKD 250,000 earned 8 May 2018 (racing.hkjc.com))                                    
(Hong Kong earnings of HKD 73,336,900 equals the total recorded by hjkc.com (hkjc.com amount excludes pre import earnings)).                                    
                                    
^^^ Skip Away (USA) 1993       USD 9,453,762      GBP 5,814,093      EUR N/A      AUD 13,452,016      JPY 1,152,963,385      
(Career Record: Starts: 38: 18-10-6-4; USA: Starts: 37: 17-10-6-4 for USD 6,356,160; Canada: Starts: 1: 1-0-0-0 for CAD 600,000 (or USD 437,402))                                    
Difference between 'equibase.com' earnings of USD 9,616,360 and my USD figure of USD 9,453,762 mainly explained by 'equibase.com' treating CAD 1.00 as USD 1.00 when CAD 1.00 = USD 0.7290 (rba.gov.au notional forex cross rate relevant to date of Woodbine Million)                                     
                                    
Special Week (JPN) 1995      USD 9,310,726      GBP 5,700,645      EUR N/A      AUD 14,529,279      JPY 1,092,623,000      
(Career Record: Japan: Starts 17: 10-4-2-1 for JPY 1,092,623,000)                                    
                                    
Gloria de Campeao (BRZ) 2003      USD 9,307,317      GBP 6,228,742      EUR 6,954,158      AUD 10,949,337      JPY 876,540,896      
(Career Record: Starts: 25: 9-6-3-7; Brazil: Starts 8: 5-0-2-1 for EUR 43,145 (france-galop.com); France: Starts 3: 0-0-1-2 for EUR 6,000; UAE (Dubai): Starts: 11: 3-5-0-3 for USD 7,623,000; Singapo Starts: 2: 1-1-0-0 for SGB 2,317,500; USA: Starts: 1: 0-0-0-1 for USD 10,000)                                    
                                    
Meisho Samson (JPN) 2003      USD 9,293,943      GBP 4,856,943      EUR 6,970,656      AUD 11,475,649      JPY 1,065,949,000      
(Career Record: Starts: 27: 9-7-2-9; Japan: Starts: 26: 9-7-2-8 for JPY 1,065,949,000; France: Starts: 1: 0-0-0-1 for EUR 0.00.)                                    
                                    
Maurice (JPN) 2011      USD 9,289,205      GBP 6,655,114      EUR 8,432,269      AUD 12,354,514      JPY 1,063,298,850      
(Career Record: Starts: 18: 11-2-1-4; Japan: Starts 15: 8-2-1-4 for JPY 536,246,000; Hong Kong: Starts: 1: 0-0-0-1 for HKD 35,340,000)                                    
                                    
Daiwa Major (JPN) 2001      USD 9,207,090      GBP 4,883,299      EUR 7,147,892      AUD 11,792,569      JPY 1,061,052,800      
(Career Record: Starts: 28: 9-4-5-10; Japan: Starts: 27: 9-4-4-10 for JPY 1,002,230,000; UAE (Dubai): Starts: 1: 0-0-1-0 for USD 500,000.)                                    
                                    
Narita Brian (JPN) 1991      USD 9,142,891      GBP 5,949,782      EUR N/A      AUD 12,293,026      JPY 1,026,916,000      
(Career Record: Japan: Starts 21: 12-3-1-5 for JPY 1,026,916,000)                                    
                                    
Eishin Flash (JPN) 2007      USD 9,139,217      GBP 5,839,528      EUR 6,916,409      AUD 9,464,631      JPY 791,598,580      
(Career Record: Starts: 27: 6-3-7-11; Japan: Starts 25: 6-3-6-10 for JPY 756,072,000; UAE (Dubai): Starts: 1: 0-0-0-1 for USD 200,000; Hong Kong: Starts: 1: 0-0-1-0 for HKD 1,400,000)                                    
                                    
Just A Way (JPN) 2009      USD 9,043,915      GBP 5,544,778      EUR 6,701,002      AUD 9,658,459      JPY 902,231,217      
(Career Record: Starts: 22: 6-6-1-9; Japan: Starts 20: 5-6-1-8 for JPY 595,694,000; UAE (Dubai): Starts: 1: 1-0-0-0 for USD 3,000,000; France: Starts: 1: 0-0-0-1 for EUR 0.00)                                    
                                    
                                    
Suave Richard (JPN) 2014 (to 22 Dec 2019)      USD 8,738,977      GBP 6,655,109      EUR 7,649,050      AUD 12,070,140      JPY 957,775,249      
(Career Record: Starts: 20: 6-3-5-6; Japan: Starts 19: 6-3-4-6 for JPY 891,324,000; UAE (Dubai): Starts: 1: 0-0-1-0 for USD 600,000)                                    
                                    
So You Think (NZ) 2006      USD 8,738,975      GBP 5,445,105      EUR 6,222,299      AUD 8,874,999      JPY 724,791,288      
(Career Record: Starts: 23: 14-4-1-4; Australia: Starts: 12: 8-2-1-1 for AUD 5,734,350; Ireland: Starts: 4: 4-0-0-0 for EUR 754,950; United Kingdom: Starts: 4: 2-2-0-0 for GBP 875,970; France: Starts: 1: 0-0-0-1 for EUR 228,400; USA: Starts: 1: 0-0-0-1 for USD 0.00; UAE (Dubai): Starts: 1: 0-0-0-1 for USD 500,000)                                     
                                    
Stay Gold (JPN) 1994      USD 8,680,999      GBP 5,629,967      EUR N/A      AUD 14,870,312      JPY 1,041,136,266      
(Career Record: Starts: 50: 7-12-8-23; Japan: Starts 48: 5-12-8-23 for JPY 762,993,000; UAE (Dubai): Starts: 1: 1-0-0-0 for USD 1,200,000; Hong Kong: Starts: 1: 1-0-0-0 for HKD 8,000,000)                                    
                                    
American Pharoah (USA) 2012      USD 8,650,300      GBP 5,623,110      EUR 7,785,058      AUD 11,479,888      JPY 1,045,421,141      
(Career Record: USA: Starts: 11: 9-1-0-1 for USD 8,650,300)                                    
                                    
Dream Journey (JPN) 2004      USD 8,558,980      GBP 5,174,154      EUR 6,169,293      AUD 10,461,592      JPY 847,973,000      
(Career Record: Japan: Starts 31: 9-3-5-14 for JPY 847,973,000)                                    
                                    
Fantastic Light (USA) 1996      USD 8,507,626      GBP 5,792,060      EUR N/A      AUD 15,783,809      JPY 984,246,465      
(Career record: Starts 25: 12-5-3-5; United Kingdom: Starts 14: 6-4-2-2 for GBP 735,772.75; France: Starts: 1: 0-0-0-1 for EUR 0.00; UAE (Dubai): Starts: 2: 1-1-0-0 for USD 1,600,000; USA: Starts: 4: 2-0-0-2 for USD 2,507,400; Japan: Starts: 1: 0-0-1-0 for JPY 63,498,000; Starts: Hong Kong 1: 1-0-0-0 for HKD 8,000,000; Ireland: Starts: 2: 2-0-0-0 for EUR 788,508; and Emirates World Series bonuses of USD 2,000,000)                                    
Included in Fantastic Light's earnings is a USD 1,000,000 Emirates World Series bonus earned when he won the Hong Kong Cup (G1) on 17 Dec 2000 and a USD 1,000,000 Emirates World Series bonus for winning the 2001 Breeder's Cup Turf run at Belmont New York, USA on 27 Oct 2001. Bonuses are included in his equibase earnings but not included in racingpost earnings.                                     
                                    
Symboli Kris S (USA) 1999      USD 8,415,633      GBP 5,196,530      EUR 7,919,387      AUD 13,632,876      JPY 984,724,000      
(Career Record: Japan: Starts 15: 8-2-4-1 for JPY 984,724,000)                                    
                                    
Animal Kingdom (USA) 2008      USD 8,387,500      GBP 5,432,447      EUR 6,378,828      AUD 8,015,206      JPY 757,730,796      
(Career Record: Starts: 12: 5-5-0-2; USA: Starts: 10: 4-5-0-1 for USD 2,387,500; UAE (Dubai): Starts: 1: 1-0-0-0 for USD 6,000,000; United Kingdom: Starts: 1: 0-0-0-1 for GBP 0.00)                                    
                                    
Kinshasa no Kiseki (AUS) 2003      USD 8,341,203      GBP 5,001,973      EUR 5,990,674      AUD 9,170,855      JPY 785,306,000      
(Career Record: Japan: Starts 31: 12-4-3-12 for JPY 785,306,000)                                    
                                    
Biwa Hayahide (JPN) 1990      USD 8,319,011      GBP 5,504,185      EUR N/A      AUD 11,824,857      JPY 897,675,000      
(Career Record: Japan: Starts 16: 10-5-0-1 for JPY 897,675,000)                                    
                                    
Rey de Oro (JPN) 2014 (to 22 Dec 2019)      USD 8,297,277      GBP 6,403,460      EUR 7,271,499      AUD 11,301,649      JPY 926,781,541      
(Career Record: Starts: 17: 7-2-1-76; Japan: Starts 15: 7-2-1-5 for JPY 881,550,000; UAE (Dubai): Starts: 2: 0-0-0-2 for USD 420,000)                                    
                                    
Kane Hekili (JPN) 2002      USD 8,258,176      GBP 5,149,039      EUR 6,572,565      AUD 11,539,538      JPY 851,682,647      
(Career Record: Starts: 23: 12-5-1-5; Japan: Starts 22: 15-5-1-4 for JPY 816,291,000; UAE (Dubai): Starts: 1: 0-0-0-1 for USD 300,000)                                    
                                    
Rose Kingdom (JPN) 2007      USD 8,218,210      GBP 5,241,972      EUR 6,084,839      AUD 8,628,760      JPY 694,668,000      
(Career Record: Japan: Starts 25: 6-2-3-14 for JPY 694,668,000)                                    
                                    
Military Attack (IRE) 2008 (late Rave in UK)      USD 8,155,734      GBP 5,240,771      EUR 6,467,268      AUD 8,990,282      JPY 850,018,555      HKD 63,270,675
(Career Record: Starts 44: 13-8-6-17; United Kingdom: Starts: 6: 3-2-0-1 for GBP 44,318.35; Hong Kong: Starts: 34: 9-5-5-15 for HKD 46,680,750; Singapo Starts: 3: 1-1-1-0 for SGD 2,625,000; UAE (Dubai): Starts: 1: 0-0-0-1 for USD 0)                                      
(When the hkjc.com pre import earnings of HKD 546,710 (see https://racing.hkjc.com/racing/content/english/pp_formsheet/fse_N175.pdf) are added to the hkjc.com post import earnings of HKD 63,518,265 (for Hong Kong, Singapore and UAE (Dubai)) the worldwide hjkc.com earnings total HKD 64,064,975. My worldwide total is HKD 63,270,675 or HKD 794,300 less.  I cannot find any evidence of a bonus paid which may explain the gap. My individual Hong Kong race earnings are the same as punters.com.au  except for his last start on 20 Nov 2016 where punters.com.au allocates HKD 0  for a third place when HKD 460,000 was earned. My Hong Kong individual race earnings also accord with the racingpost.com split of total prizemoney for each race. The Singapore Airlines International Cup earnings for 2013 to 2015 are based on http://www.siacup.sg/HorsemensGuide/HorsemensGuideinPDFFormat/Documents/2015_HMG_SAIC.pdf. equibase.com has career earnings of USD 8,118,852 which is very close to my figure of USD 8,155,734 suggesting any differrence is likely due to forex rates used rather than error in individual race earnings used to calculate foreign currency amounts.)                                     
                                    
Mejiro McQueen (JPN) 1987      USD 8,132,505      GBP 4,824,629      EUR N/A      AUD 11,034,088      JPY 1,014,657,700      
(Career Record: Japan: Starts 21: 12-6-1-2 for JPY 1,014,657,700)                                    
                                    
Agnes Digital (USA) 1997      USD 8,103,267      GBP 5,464,441      EUR 8,727,110      AUD 14,885,175      JPY 963,022,079      
(Career Record: Starts: 32: 12-5-4-11; Japan: Starts 29: 11-4-4-10 for JPY 730,925,000; Hong Kong: Starts: 2: 1-1-0-0 for HKD 13,200,000; UAE (Dubai): Starts: 1: 0-0-0-1 for USD 120,000.00)                                    
                                    
Designs on Rome (IRE) 2010      USD 8,069,617      GBP 5,187,711      EUR 6,523,990      AUD 9,688,284      JPY 890,073,840      HKD 62,596,937
(Career Record: Starts 37: 11-4-3-19; Ireland: Starts: 5: 1-2-1-1 for EUR 58,185; Hong Kong: Starts: 37: 11-6-4-16 for HKD 59,692,375; UAE (Dubai): Starts: 1: 0-0-0-1 for USD 300,000).                                      
(hkjc.com has 2012 year pre import earnings of HKD 614,040 (from Ireland) while I have converted Ireland earnings of EUR 58,185  (from www.goracing.ie the official Irish racing website) to HKD 578,563.  racingpost.com has 2012 Ireland earnings of EUR 55,420 which also appears to be used by equibase.com to arrrive at 2012 calendar year earnings of USD 71,602.  I have converted 2012 calendar year earnings of EUR 58,185 to USD 74,613. equibase.com has career earnings of USD 8,028,921 while I have USD 8,069,617 a relatively small difference.   hkjc.com has pre import earnings of HKD 614,040 plus HKD 62,819,325 for the next 32 starts (including 1 start in UAE (Duba)) for a worldwide total of HKD 63,433,365.  I can do no better than worldwide earnings of HKD 62,596,937 including Ireland HKD 578,563, Kong Hong Kong HKD 59,692,375 (no bonuses found) and UAE(Dubai)  HKD 2,395,999.  This leaves an unexplained shortfall of HKD 800,951 if the hkjc.com information is correct. My Hong Kong earnings for each race are the same as those reported by punters.com.au except for start 37 (last start) where punters.com.au had HKD 0 whereas I have HKD 100,000 for a dead heat 6th.)                                    
                                    
Heart's Cry (JPN) 2001      USD 8,057,571      GBP 4,564,156      EUR 6,688,100      AUD 11,068,655      JPY 926,977,770      
(Career Record: Starts: 19: 5-4-2-8; Japan: Starts: 17: 4-4-1-8 for JPY 555,731,000; UAE (Dubai): Starts: 1: 0-0-1-0 for USD 3,000,000; United Kingdom: Starts: 1: 0-0-1-0 for GBP 80,775)                                    
                                    
Black Caviar (AUS) 2006 (mare)      USD 8,040,319      GBP 5,062,867      EUR 5,962,200      AUD 7,926,013      JPY 672,437,226      
(Career Record: Starts: 25: 25-0-0-0; Australia: Starts: 24: 24-0-0-0 for AUD 7,485,650; United Kingdom: Starts: 1: 1-1-0-0 for GBP 283,550)                                     
                                    
Silent Witness (AUS) 1999      USD 8,010,597      GBP 4,429,316      EUR 6,438,317      AUD 10,781,792      JPY 875,193,786      HKD 62,318,042
(Career Record: Starts 29: 18-3-2-6; Hong Kong: Starts 26: 17-3-1-5 for HKD 52,936,900 (includes four bonuses totalling HKD 9,700,000); Japan: Starts: 1: 1-0-1-1 for JPY 135,912,000)                                    
(Hong Kong earnings includes the following bonuses: Bonus of HKD 2,850,000 for winning Hong Kong Sprint on 14 Dec 2003. Bonus of HKD 2,000,000 earned 25 April 2004 for winning all three legs of the Triple Crown Series (Bauhinia Sprint Trophy, Centenary Sprint Cup, Chairman's Sprint Prize). Bonus of HKD 2,850,000 for winning Cathay Pacific Hong Kong Sprint on 12 Dec 2004. Bonus of HKD 2,000,000 earned 3 April 2005 for winning all three legs of the Triple Crown Series (Bauhinia Sprint Trophy, Centenary Sprint Cup, Chairman's Sprint Prize).                                    
(hkjc.com has career earnings of HKD 62,496,396.  A career summary of which can be found at https://www.hkjc.com/english/news/images/SW%20profile_e.doc.  The sum of the individual race amounts and bonuses in the career summary is HKD 62,491,144 is HKD 5,242 less which means hkjc.com has overstated the total by HKD 5,252.  hkjc.com career earnings should be HKD 62,491,144.  hkjc.com has converted Japan earnings of JPY 135,912,000 (jbis.jp) to HKD 9,554,244 whereas I have calculated Japan earnings were equal to HKD 9,381,142 or JPY 173,102 less.  According to the cvareer summary Hong Kong career earnings are HKD 52,936,900.  The difference in worldwide career earnings of HKD 173,102 is in part due to addition arror of HKD 5,242 while the balance of the difference is due to the different forex rates used to convert JPY to HKD.                                    
                                    
Able Friend (AUS) 2009      USD 7,928,990      GBP 5,151,569      EUR 6,648,535      AUD 9,703,598      JPY 910,495,949      HKD 61,489,505
(Career Record: Starts 26: 13-5-4-4; Australia: Starts: 2: 1-1-0-0 for AUD 19,200; Hong Kong: Starts: 23: 12-4-4-3 for HKD 61,273,500 (estimated); United Kingdom: Starts: 1: 0-0-0-1 for GBP 5,062.50).                                      
(The hkjc.com post import total of HKD 61,333,624 includes United Kingdom earnings of GBP 5062.50 for which I do not have an equivalent hkjc.com HKD amount.  I have calculated that GBP 5,062.50 is equivalent to HKD 61,254 so that my total post import earnings are HKD 61,334,754 which is just HKD 1,130 more than the hkjc.com total.   When the hkjc.com pre import earnings of HKD 155,680 (see https://racing.hkjc.com/racing/content/english/pp_formsheet/fse_P303.pdf) are added to the hkjc.com post import earnings of HKD 61,333,624 the worldwide hjkc.com earnings total HKD 61,489,304.  I have worldwide HKD earnings of HKD 61,489,505 which is just HKD 201 greater and comprises Australia earnings of HKD 154,751 plus Hong Kong earnings of HKD 61,273,500 plus United Kingdom earnings of HKD 61,254.  It is likely the differences are attributed to different forex rates used.                                    
                                    
Werther (NZ) 2011 (late 'Werther (NZ)')      USD 7,891,608      GBP 5,717,354      EUR 6,993,149      AUD 10,431,360      JPY 886,290,970      HKD 61,398,737
(Career Record: Starts 33: 10-9-6-8; New Zealand: Starts: 10: 3-2-2-3 for NZD 89,925; Australia: Starts: 3: 1-2-0-0 for AUD 368,250; Hong Kong: Starts: 19: 6-4-4-5 for HKD 53,309,250 plus High Achievement Bonus of HKD 750, 000 on 13/12/2015 and Top-up Bonus of HKD 250,000 on 20/03/2016*; Japan: Starts: 1: 0-1-0-0 for JPY 60,960,000).                                      
(I am unable to reconcile my post import Hong Kong earnings of HKD 58,657,745 with the hkjc.com post import earnings of HKD 58,896,658 for 20 starts (including 1 start in Japan for which I have earnings of HKD 4,348,495).  My USD calendar year totals are almost identical with equibase.com figures except for the 2016 calendar year yet my 2016 HKD amounts are identical with those on bloodhound.net.au and in line with the 2016 GBP figures published by  racingpost.com. Some bloodhound.net.au HKD amounts for 2017 and 2018 appear to be incorrect (eg compare with hkjc  pattern book for 2017-18 and racing post.com amounts).)                                      
                                    
St Nicholas Abbey (IRE) 2007      USD 7,883,610      GBP 5,043,711      EUR 5,958,790      AUD 7,658,837      JPY 680,374,313      
(Career record: Starts 21: 9-2-7-3; Ireland: Starts 5: 2-1-2-0 for EUR 181,650; United Kingdom: Starts 9: 5-2-1-1 for GBP 973,746.62; France: Starts: 3: 0-0-1-2 for EUR 128,050; USA: Starts: 2: 1-0-1-0 for USD 1,917,000; UAE (Dubai): Starts: 2: 1-1-0-0 for USD 4,000,000)                                    
                                    
Rulership (JPN) 2007      USD 7,821,395      GBP 4,937,861      EUR 5,928,175      AUD 7,717,683      JPY 641,373,609      
(Career Record: Starts: 20: 8-2-4-6; Japan: Starts 18: 7-2-4-5 for JPY 549,764,000; UAE (Dubai): Starts: 1: 0-0-0-1 for USD 100,000; Hong Kong: Starts: 1: 1-0-0-0 for HKD 7,980,000)                                    
                                    
Bullish Luck (USA) 1999 (late 'Al Moughazel' in UK)      USD 7,810,991      GBP 4,200,591      EUR 6,085,525      AUD 10,252,406      JPY 864,166,058      HKD 60,744,496
(Career Record: Starts 62: 12-7-8-35; United Kingdom: Starts: 7: 2-1-1-3 for GBP 18,444; France: Starts: 1: 0-1-0-0 for EUR 5,800; Hong Kong: Starts: 48: 9-5-6-28 for HKD 38,730,000 ; Japan: Starts: 3: 1-0-0-2 for JPY 117,780,000; UAE (Dubai): Starts: 3: 0-0-1-2 for USD 750,000; and 2006 Asian Mile Challenge Bonus of USD 1,000,000).                                      
(Bullish Luck's earnings include a USD 1,000,000 bonus for winning the Asian Mile Challenge when he won the Yasuda Kinen in Tokyo, Japan on 4 June 2006. 'equibase.com' have career earnings of USD 8,825,485 which is USD 1,014,494.45 more than my figure of USD 7,810,99.55.  Looking at the equibase.com calendar year earnings and my equivalent figures the discrepancy arises in the 2006 calendar year. Assuming forex differences of some 14,494.45 over the horses career I infer that equibase.com has double counted the 2006 Asian Mile Challenge Bonus of USD 1,000,000.  I have emailed equibase.com about that and equibase.com responded as follows: "Since all of his races were overseas, we have limited specifics to each race.  Equibase  covers North American racing (US and Canada).  Any result information would be provided by the foreign racing jurisdiction and we would report what they paid out to the owner." In other words equibase.com does not independently audit information received.  The 'hkjc.com' summary excludes 8 starts and earnings appear overstated by at least HKD 2,000,000. The 'racingpost.com' total is understated by about GBP 500,000 as the USD 1,000,000 bonus (GBP 536,039) was not included but the 'racingpost.com' total is otherwise correct after allowing for differing forex rates that may have been applied.)                                     
                                     
Invasor (ARG) 2002      USD 7,804,070      GBP 4,051,851      EUR 5,991,168      AUD 9,928,728      JPY 912,487,201      
(Career Record: Starts: 12: 11-0-0-1; Uruguay: Starts 5: 5-0-0-0 for USD 114,070 (equibase.com); UAE (Dubai): Starts: 2: 1-0-0-1 for USD 3,700,000; USA: Starts: 5: 5-0-0-0 for USD 3,990,000)                                    
                                    
Mr Stunning (AUS) 2012 (to 26 Apr 2020)      USD 7,803,786      GBP 6,008,963      EUR 6,903,042      AUD 10,832,439      JPY 869,344,605      HKD 60,843,100
(Career Record: Hong Kong: Starts 30: 12-7-4-7 for HKD 60,843,100 (includes HKD 750,000 High Achievement Bonus earned 11 Dec 2016 and HKD 250,000 Top-up Bonus earned 5 March 2017))                                    
                                    
Pleasantly Perfect (USA) 1998      USD 7,789,880      GBP 4,438,669      EUR 6,552,154      AUD 10,985,106      JPY 846,928,872      
(Career Record: Starts: 18: 9-3-2-4; USA: Starts: 17: 8-3-2-4 for USD 4,189,880; UAE (Dubai): Starts: 1: 1-0-0-0 for USD 3,600,000)                                    
                                    
Found (IRE) 2012 (mare)      USD 7,647,067      GBP 5,525,377      EUR 6,818,639      AUD 9,899,826      JPY 832,029,971      
(Career Record: Starts 21: 6-11-3-1; Ireland: Starts: 10: 3-5-2-0 for EUR 729,150; France: Starts: 3: 2-0-0-1 for EUR 3,028,420; United Kingdom: Starts: 6: 0-6-0-0 for GBP 984,660.21; USA: Starts: 2: 1-0-1-0 for USD 2,010,000).                                      
                                    
Good Ba Ba (USA) 2002      USD 7,580,931      GBP 4,370,138      EUR 5,413,547      AUD 9,452,887      JPY 763,361,616      HKD 58,939,641
(Career Record: Starts 50: 16-5-4-25; Hong Kong: Starts: 43: 16-5-4-18 for HKD 58,776,500 (including Hong Kong International Sale bonus of HKD 1,000,000; Japan: Starts: 2: 0-0-0-2 for JPY 0; UAE (Dubai): Starts: 1: 0-0-0-1 for USD 0.00; Australia: Starts: 4: 0-0-0-4 for AUD 20,150).                                      
(hkjc.com has career earnings of HKD 59,026,500 (includes Hong Kong International Sale Bonus announced by hkjc.com 20 June 2006 of HKD 1,000,000) for 46 starts (43 in Hong Kong, 2 in Japan and 1 in UAE (Dubai, no prizemoney earnt outside Hong Kong)).  My total earnings for the 46 starts are HKD 58,776,500 (including bonus) which is HKD 250,000 less than the hkjc.com total. My cumulative earnings up to start 12 (including bonus) are HKD 3,955,500 which is the same as hkjc.com (see: https://www.hkjc.com/english/special/HKIS/hkis_BonusWinners.asp).  Looking at figures from bloodhound.net.au, racingnsw.com.au or racingpost.com for individual races I cannot find HKD 250,000 unless that amount was paid as a further bonus which I cannot find.  I have converted the HKD bonus to other currencies using forex rates for 7 Jan 2006 where I assume first place in the race on that date was the trigger event for payment of the bonus.   The hkjc.com earnings does not include earnings from 4 starts in Australia.  Where I don't have any information at all about the Hong Kong prize split I have used 1st 57.00%, 2nd 22.00%, 3rd 11.50%, 4th 6.00%, 5th 3.50%, 6th 0.00%.  In other cases I have formed a view about which of bloodhound.net.au, racingnsw.com.au or racingpost.com is likely to best reflect the Hong Kong prizemoney split to apportion total Hong Kong prizemoney.  Note Australian earnings of AUD 20,150 equate to HKD 163,141)                                    
                                    
Ambitious Dragon (NZ) 2006      USD 7,559,429      GBP 4,735,080      EUR 5,615,169      AUD 7,340,563      JPY 627,388,492      HKD 58,722,850
(Career Record: Starts 30: 13-5-2-10; Hong Kong: Starts: 29: 13-5-2-9 for HKD 58,722,850 (inc HKD 2,000,000 triple crown bonus earned 26 Feb 2012); UAE (Dubai): Starts: 1: 0-0-0-1 for USD 0.00).                                      
(hkjc.com has identical career earnings of HKD 58,722,850. I have followed the racinpost.com prizemoney split for Hong Kong prizemoney beginning at start 10 to allocate total race prizemoney (racingpost.com did not publish full details of earlier starts).  For the first 9 starts in Hong Kong I used the following percentages: 1st 57.00%, 2nd 22.00%, 3rd 11.50%, 4th 6.00%, 5th 3.50%, 6th 0.00% to allocate total race prizemoney.  Note racingpost.com does not include bonuses whereas equibase.com does. The equibase.com earnings are USD 7,560,756 whereas I have USD 7,559,429 the difference likely due to the forex rates used.)                                    
                                    
Wise Dan (USA) 2007      USD 7,558,236      GBP 4,725,960      EUR 5,721,306      AUD 7,713,997      JPY 684,254,253      
(Career Record: Starts: 31: 23-2-0-6; USA: Starts: 29: 21-2-0-6 for USD 6,356,160; Canada: Starts: 2: 2-0-0-0 for CAD 1,200,000 (or USD 1,202,076))                                    
                                    
Eishin Preston (USA) 1997      USD 7,544,610      GBP 4,991,764      EUR 7,925,110      AUD 13,476,445      JPY 903,786,335      
(Career Record: Starts: 32: 10-5-2-15; Japan: Starts 29: 11-4-4-10 for JPY 491,067,000; Hong Kong: Starts: 5: 3-1-0-0 for HKD 24,600,000; and a bonus of HKD 1,000,000)                                    
Eishin Preston's earnings include a bonus of HKD 1,000,000 by hkjc for winning the 2001 Hong Kong Mile and the 2002 Audemars Piguet QE II Cup                                    
                                    
Mayano Top Gun (JPN) 1992      USD 7,439,172      GBP 4,726,805      EUR N/A      AUD 9,713,344      JPY 810,390,000      
(Career Record: Japan: Starts 21: 8-4-5-1 for JPY 810,390,000)                                    
                                    
Midnight Bisou (USA) 2015 (mare) as at 29 Feb 2020      USD 7,471,520      GBP 5,772,772      EUR 6,650,381      AUD 10,923,042      JPY 817,208,159      
(Career Record: Starts: 22: 13-6-3-0; USA: Starts: 21: 13-5-3-0 for USD 3,971,520; Saudi Arabia: Starts: 1: 0-1-0-0 for USD 3,500,000)                                    
                                    
Daiwa Scarlet (JPN) 2004 (mare)      USD 7,391,964      GBP 4,103,558      EUR 5,287,132      AUD 9,391,104      JPY 786,685,000      
(Career Record: Japan: Starts 12: 8-4-0-0 for JPY 786,685,000)                                    
                                    
Zenyatta (USA) 2004 (mare)      USD 7,304,580      GBP 4,385,715      EUR 5,129,719      AUD 8,436,734      JPY 676,351,328      
(Career Record: USA: Starts: 20: 19-1-0-0 for USD 7,304,580)                                    
                                    
Lovely Day (JPN) 2010      USD 7,261,138      GBP 4,757,878      EUR 6,324,698      AUD 9,320,793      JPY 835,427,857      
(Career Record: Starts: 33: 9-3-3-18; Japan: Starts 31: 9-3-3-16 for JPY 798,195,000; Hong Kong: Starts: 2: 0-0-0-2 for HKD 2,565,000)                                    
                                    
Goldikova (IRE) 2005 (mare)      USD 7,180,352      GBP 4,396,693      EUR 5,183,006      AUD 8,300,750      JPY 653,786,276      
(Career record: Starts 27: 17-6-3-1;  France: Starts: 20: 12-5-2-1 for EUR 2,257,145; USA: Starts: 4: 3-0-1-0 for USD 3,508,000; United Kingdom: Starts 3: 2-1-0-0 for GBP 309,265)                                    
                                    
Bricks and Mortar (USA) 2014 (to 2 Nov 2019)      USD 7,085,650      GBP 5,489,004      EUR 6,304,468      AUD 10,103,165      JPY 772,690,603      
(Career Record: USA: Starts 13: 11-0-2-0 for USD 7,085,650)                                    
                                    
Fenomeno (JPN) 2009      USD 7,000,383      GBP 4,387,346      EUR 5,328,850      AUD 6,979,874      JPY 629,108,000      
(Career Record: Japan: Starts: 18: 7-2-0-9 for JPY 629,108,000)                                    
                                    
                                    
Exultant (IRE) 2014 (late Irishcorrespondent) (as at 16 Feb 2020)      USD 6,881,937      GBP 5,278,647      EUR 6,034,638      AUD 9,577,735      JPY 760,117,201      HKD 53,874,775
(Career Record: Starts: 27: 11-7-4-5; Ireland: Starts: 3: 2-0-1-0 for EUR 54,063.00 (www.goracing.ie); United Kingdom: Starts: 1: 0-0-0-1 for GBP 2,421.00 (www.racingpost.com); Hong Kong: Starts 23: 9-7-3-4 for HKD 53,386,900 inc High Achievement Bonus of HKD 750,000 earned 23 Dec 2017 and Top-up Bonus of HKD 250,000 earned 8 May 2018 (racing.hkjc.com))                                    
(Hong Kong earnings of HKD 53,386,900 equals the total recorded by hjkc.com (hkjc.com amount excludes pre import earnings)).                                    
                                    
Sea the Stars (IRE) 2006      USD 6,816,057      GBP 4,246,103      EUR 4,763,271      AUD 8,148,439      JPY 632,592,884      
(Career record: Starts 9: 8-0-0-1; Ireland: Starts: 4: 3-0-0-1 for EUR 676,500;  United Kingdom: Starts 4: 4-0-0-0 for GBP 1,575,935; France: Starts: 1: 1-0-0-0 for EUR 2,285,600)                                    
                                    
Beat The Clock (AUS) 2013 (to 16 Feb 2020)      USD 6,761,318      GBP 5,157,413      EUR 5,968,110      AUD 9,435,768      JPY 744,198,359      HKD 52,891,525
(Career Record: Hong Kong: Starts 25: 10-8-6-1 for HKD 52,891,525 including High Achievement Bonus of HKD 750,000 earned 11 June 2017 and Top-up Bonus of HKD 250,000 earned 8 April 2018)                                    
(Hong Kong earnings of HKD 52,891,525 equals the total recorded by hjkc.com).                                    
                                    
Lucky Nine (IRE) 2007 (late 'Luck or Design' in Ireland)      USD 6,756,394      GBP 4,262,992      EUR 5,086,507      AUD 6,891,417      JPY 596,754,300      HKD 52,609,870
(Career Record: Starts 51: 14-9-7-21; Ireland: Starts: 3: 1-1-1-0 for EUR 14,415; Hong Kong: Starts: 37: 11-6-4-16 for HKD 37,360,375; Japan: Starts: 4: 0-1-0-3 for JPY 42,312,000; UAE (Dubai): Starts: 2: 0-0-1-1 for USD 200,000; Singapo Starts: 3: 2-0-1-0 for SGD 1,242,500; Australia: Starts: 2: 0-1-0-1 for AUD 200,000).                                      
(hkjc.com has career earnings of HKD 52,355,679 for 37 starts in Hong Kong, 4 starts in Japan, 2 starts in UAE (Dubai), 3 starts in Singapore and 2 starts in Australia (total 48 starts) and HKD 160,256 for 3 pre import starts in Ireland for a total career earnings of HKD 52,515,959.  I have HKD 52,443,614 for those same 48 starts and 166,256 for the 3 pre import starts for  total career earnings of HKD 52,609,870 which is HKD 93,941 more.  I have estimated Hong Kong earnings on the basis that prizemoney for all group 1 races is split  1st 57.00%, 2nd 22.00%, 3rd 10.00%, 4th 5.70%, 5th 3.30%, 6th 2.00% and for all other races 1st 57.00%, 2nd 22.00%, 3rd 11.50%, 4th 6.00%, 5th 3.50%, 6th 0.00%.  My Hong Kong individual race earnings are identical with the Hong Kong earnings on punters.com.au noting that not all Hong Kong races on that website are in HKD.   My Singapore race earnings in GBP are almost the same as the GBP earnings on racingpost.com.  When comparing individual differences between racingpost.com GBP race earnings and my GBP individual race earnings I think the better view is that any difference is mostly due to differing forex rates used noting that racingpost.com did not include the first 6 Hong Kong starts where I have calculated GBP 205,275 was earned.                                        
                                    
Rice Shower (JPN) 1989      USD 6,702,812      GBP 4,241,017      EUR N/A      AUD 9,289,758      JPY 729,497,200      
(Career Record: Japan: Starts 25: 6-5-2-12 for JPY 729,497,200)                                    
                                    
Oguri Cap (JPN) 1985      USD 6,700,761      GBP 3,896,052      EUR N/A      AUD 8,523,301      JPY 912,512,000      
(Career Record: Japan: Starts 32: 22-6-1-3 for JPY 912,512,000)                                    
                                    
Chautauqua (AUS) 2010       USD 6,693,150      GBP 4,715,413      EUR 5,988,588      AUD 8,755,653      JPY 762,444,888      
(Career Record: Starts 32: 13-7-4-8; Australia: Starts 31: 12-7-4-8 for AUD 7,795,750; Hong Kong: Starts 1: 1-0-0-0 for HKD 5,700,000)                                    
                                    
Accelerate (USA) 2013      USD 6,692,480      GBP 5,113,933      EUR 5,824,983      AUD 9,115,247      JPY 743,523,073      
(Career Record: USA: Starts: 23: 10-5-6-2 for USD 6,692,480)                                    
                                    
Epiphaneia (JPN) 2010      USD 6,688,287      GBP 4,235,862      EUR 5,140,728      AUD 7,194,252      JPY 698,355,759      
(Career Record: Starts: 14: 6-2-1-5; Japan: Starts 12: 6-2-1-3 for JPY 687,795,000; Hong Kong: Starts: 1: 0-0-0-1 for HKD 800,000; UAE (Dubai): Starts: 1: 0-0-0-1 for USD 0.00)                                    
                                    
* Alysheba (USA) 1984      USD 6,679,242      GBP 3,907,370      EUR N/A      AUD 8,939,163      JPY 897,272,436      
(Career Record: USA: Starts: 26: 11-8-2-5 for USD 6,679,242)                                    
                                    
Dylan Thomas (IRE) 2003      USD 6,658,497      GBP 3,401,555      EUR 4,974,177      AUD 8,173,838      JPY 773,510,419      
(Career record: Starts 20: 10-4-1-5; Ireland: Starts: 8: 7-1-0-0 for EUR 2,397,475;  United Kingdom: Starts 7: 1-3-1-2 for GBP 798,263.72; USA: Starts: 2: 0-0-0-2 for USD 112,500; France: Starts: 2: 2-0-0-0 for EUR 1,314,220; Starts: Hong Kong 1: 0-0-0-1 for HKD 0)                                    
                                    
Sweep Tosho (JPN) 2001      USD 6,633,050      GBP 3,648,712      EUR 5,395,760      AUD 8,816,448      JPY 744,824,000      
(Career Record: Starts: Japan: Starts: 24: 8-4-2-10 for JPY 744,824,000.)                                    
                                    
California Memory (USA) 2006 (late Portus Blendium)      USD 6,625,718      GBP 4,176,026      EUR 4,967,048      AUD 6,506,458      JPY 560,062,393      HKD 51,457,594
(Career Record: Starts 47: 12-5-7-23; Spain: Starts: 2: 0-2-0-0 for EUR 5,200; France: Starts: 6: 3-1-2-0 for EUR 65,300; Hong Kong: Starts: 36: 9-2-5-20 for HKD 50,319,750; Singapo Starts: 2: 0-0-0-2 for SGD 60,000; UAE (Dubai): Starts: 1: 0-0-0-1 for USD 0)                                      
(hkjc.com has career earnings of HKD 50,696,050 for 36 starts in Hong Kong, 2 starts in Singapore and 1 start in UAE (Dubai) (total 39 starts) and HKD 783,740 for 2 pre import starts in Spain and 6 pre import starts in France for total career earnings of HKD 51,479,790.  I have HKD 50,691,219 for those same 39 starts and 766,374 for the 8 pre import starts for  total career earnings of HKD 51,457,594 which is HKD 22,196 less.  I have estimated Hong Kong earnings on the basis that prizemoney for all group 1 races is split  1st 57.00%, 2nd 22.00%, 3rd 10.00%, 4th 5.70%, 5th 3.30%, 6th 2.00% and for all other races 1st 57.00%, 2nd 22.00%, 3rd 11.50%, 4th 6.00%, 5th 3.50%, 6th 0.00% unless the racinpost.com prizemoney split indicates otherwise the notable exception being the Standard Chartered Champions & Chater Cup of 2013 and 2014 where I followed the racingpost.com split.   When comparing individual differences between racingpost.com GBP race earnings and my GBP individual race earnings I think the better view is that any difference is mostly due to differing forex rates used noting that racingpost.com did not report starts 2 to 7 in Hong Kong.                                         
                                    
Sunline (NZ) 1995 (mare)      USD 6,615,102      GBP 4,343,754      EUR N/A      AUD 11,640,216      JPY 774,021,433      
(Career Record: Starts: 48: 32-9-3-4; New Zealand: Starts: 10: 10-0-0-0 for NZD 332,950; Australia: Starts: 35: 21-9-2-3 for AUD 9,622,330; Hong Kong: Starts: 2: 1-0-0-1 for HKD 5,700,000 ; UAE (Dubai): Starts: 1: 0-0-1-0 for USD 200,000).                                      
                                    
Golden Horn (GB) 2012      USD 6,607,253      GBP 4,319,620      EUR 5,911,640      AUD 9,132,764      JPY 802,118,797      
(Career Record: Starts 9: 7-2-0-0; United Kingdom: Starts: 6: 5-1-0-0 for GBP 1,383,194.73; Ireland: Starts: 1: 1-0-0-0 for EUR 649,000; France: Starts: 1: 1-0-0-0 for EUR 2,857,000; ; USA: Starts: 1: 0-1-0-0 for USD 540,000).                                      
                                    
John Henry (USA) 1975      USD 6,591,860      GBP 4,063,548      EUR N/A      AUD 6,692,803      JPY 1,548,522,739      
(Career Record: Starts: 83: 39-15-9-20; USA: Starts: 82: 39-15-9-19 for USD 6,591,860; Japan: Starts: 1: 0-0-0-1 for JPY 0)                                    
                                    
Game on Dude (USA) 2007      USD 6,498,893      GBP 4,117,494      EUR 4,864,869      AUD 6,565,150      JPY 584,418,849      
(Career Record: Starts: 34: 16-7-1-10; USA: Starts: 33: 16-7-1-9 for USD 6,498,893; UAE (Dubai): Starts: 1: 0-0-0-1 for USD 0.00.)                                    
                                    
Apapane (JPN) 2007 (mare)      USD 6,485,252      GBP 4,136,342      EUR 4,728,610      AUD 6,817,624      JPY 558,592,000      
(Career Record: Starts: 19: 7-1-3-8; Japan: Starts 18: 7-1-3-7 for JPY 558,592,000; Hong Kong: Starts: 1: 0-0-0-1 for HKD 0)                                    
                                    
Buffering (AUS) 2007      USD 6,462,783      GBP 4,142,252      EUR 5,119,390      AUD 7,282,434      JPY 639,125,569      
(Career Record: Starts 55: 20-9-8-18; Australia: Starts 52: 19-9-8-16 for AUD 6,423,900; Hong Kong: Starts 2: 0-0-0-2 for HKD 370,000; UAE (Dubai): Starts 1: 1-0-0-0 for USD 600,000)                                    
                                    
Tiznow (USA) 1997      USD 6,427,830      GBP 4,442,078      EUR 7,260,750      AUD 12,305,997      JPY 733,184,897      
(Career Record: USA: Starts: 15: 8-4-2-1 for USD 6,427,830)                                    
                                    
Snow Fairy (IRE) 2007 (mare)      USD 6,361,457      GBP 4,029,687      EUR 4,770,497      AUD 6,470,494      JPY 517,574,067      
(Career record: Starts 21: 8-4-4-5; United Kingdom: Starts 13: 3-3-3-4 for GBP 541,565.62; Ireland: Starts: 3: 2-1-0-0 for EUR 843,250; Japan: Starts: 2: 0-0-0-2 for JPY 187,812,000; Starts: Hong Kong 1: 1-0-0-0 for HKD 11,400,000; France: Starts: 2: 0-0-1-1 for EUR 457,200)                                    
                                    
Ouija Board (GB) 2001 (mare)      USD 6,325,205      GBP 3,452,702      EUR 5,088,734      AUD 8,457,256      JPY 727,456,227      
(Career record: Starts 22: 10-3-5-4; United Kingdom: Starts 11: 6-1-2-2 for GBP 641,553.25; Ireland: Starts: 2: 1-1-0-0 for EUR 440,000; France: Starts: 1: 0-0-1-0 for EUR 182,880; USA: Starts: 3: 2-1-0-0 for USD 2,133,200; Japan: Starts:  2: 0-0-1-1 for JPY 88,336,000; Hong Kong: Starts: 2: 1-0-1-0 for HKD 9,500,000; UAE (Dubai): Starts: 1: 0-0-0-1 for USD 250,000)                                    
                                    
Solow (GB) 2010      USD 6,292,912      GBP 4,147,469      EUR 5,668,775      AUD 8,171,157      JPY 750,621,839      
(Career record: Starts 18: 13-2-1-2; France: Starts: 14: 9-2-1-2 for EUR 429,600; UAE (Dubai): Starts: 1: 1-0-0-0 for USD 3,600,000; United Kingdom: Starts 3: 3-0-0-0 for GBP 1,396,672.50)                                    
                                    
Mejiro Dober (JPN) 1994 (mare)      USD 6,248,574      GBP 3,824,062      EUR N/A      AUD 8,886,139      JPY 733,422,000      
(Career Record: Japan: Starts 21: 10-3-1-7 for JPY 733,422,000)                                    
                                    
Gio Ponti (USA) 2005      USD 6,169,800      GBP 3,791,250      EUR 4,392,584      AUD 6,843,389      JPY 557,960,010      
(Career Record: Starts: 29: 12-10-1-6; USA: Starts: 27: 12-10-1-4 for USD 5,369,800; UAE (Dubai): Starts: 2: 0-0-0-2 for USD 800,000)                                    
                                    
Beholder (USA) 2010 (mare)      USD 6,156,600      GBP 4,130,184      EUR 5,053,516      AUD 7,148,590      JPY 618,367,516      
(Career Record: USA: Starts: 26: 18-6-0-2 for USD 6,156,600)                                    
                                    
Criterion (NZ) 2010      USD 6,060,679      GBP 3,917,825      EUR 5,107,467      AUD 7,318,696      JPY 679,779,685      
(Career Record: Starts 36: 7-7-7-15; Australia: Starts 31: 7-7-5-12 for AUD 6,542,200; Hong Kong: Starts 3: 0-0-2-1 for HKD 4,500,000; United Kingdom: Starts 1: 0-0-0-0 for GBP 26,466.56)                                    
                                    
Fiorente (IRE) 2008      USD 6,005,002      GBP 3,739,338      EUR 4,479,235      AUD 6,266,315      JPY 573,698,670      
(Career Record: Starts: 20: 6-4-3-7; United Kingdom: Starts: 8: 2-3-0-3 for GBP 52,104.85; France: Starts: 1: 0-0-0-1 for EUR 9,100; Australia: Starts: 11: 4-1-3-3 for AUD 6,068,500)                                     
                                    
For details of notable horses that earned less than USD 6,000,000 see under heading "NOTABLE HORSES THAT EARNED LESS THAN USD 6,000,000 IN USD ORDER (AND EQUIVALENT AMOUNTS IN SELECTED OTHER CURRENCIES)"                                    
                                    
* Estimates made of USD amounts earned by Alysheba, Best Pal, Sunday Silence, Easy Goer in some races to match yearly totals to allow conversion into GBP, AUD and JPY.  Error in converting to GBP, AUD and JPY likely to be very small.                                    
                                    
Where I cannot be certain of Hong Kong earnings (generally becuase pre race 'pdf's with prizemoney allocations disappear from the hkjc.com website once the race has been run) I allocate allocate total prizemoney on the following basis unless there is evidence to the contrary:  Group 1 (including HKG1) prizemoney percentages: 1st 57.00%, 2nd 22.00%, 3rd 10.00%, 4th 5.70%, 5th 3.30%, 6th 2.00%; All other prizemoney percentages: 1st 57.00%, 2nd 22.00%, 3rd 11.50%, 4th 6.00%, 5th 3.50%, 6th 0.00%.                                    
                                    
Note the British generally do not include bonuses in their earnings figures whereas DRF and equibase.com (USA) and hkjc.com (Hong Kong) do.  racingnsw.com.au and racing.com (Australia) and loveracing.nz (New Zealand) include trophy values.                                     
                                    
Currency conversions are based on the Reserve Bank of Australia daily indicator rates for the date of the race or the previous trading day if the race was run on a non-trading day in Sydney, Australia for races run after 11 December 1983 (daily forex rates commenced to be published then, see: https://www.rba.gov.au/statistics/historical-data.html).  For races run prior to 12 December 1983 the daily forex rate is the closing forex rate published in the Financial Times (London) and if that is not available 'online' then the closing forex rate published in The Times (London) was used.                                     
                                    
As John Henry (USA) 1975 raced at a time when the Japanese yen (JPY) was very weak relative to the US dollar John Henry's earnings in JPY place him in the top ten all time JPY earners.                                     
                                    
Sources of information include racingnsw.com.au; jbis.jp; france-galop.com; emiratesracing.com, racingpost.com, hkjc.com, equibase.com, goracing.ie, german racing.com, galopp-sieger.de, bloodhound.net.au                                    
                                    
According to my calculations Beauty Generation has the distinction of being the first horse to earn more than HKD100 million in Hong Kong.                                      
                                    
Title: Thorougbred earnings records
Post by: pwa54 on 2017-Sep-04, 05:40 PM
I thought Shocking could be there but he's just $19,000 short.
Title: Thorougbred earnings records
Post by: JWesleyHarding on 2017-Sep-04, 05:52 PM
Tim

You added Fields but not Viewed, the  winner of the first of two Cups I've seen live.

 
Title: Thorougbred earnings records
Post by: timw on 2017-Sep-04, 09:44 PM
NOTABLE HORSES THAT EARNED LESS THAN USD 6,000,000 IN USD ORDER (AND EQUIVALENT AMOUNTS IN SELECTED OTHER CURRENCIES)                                    
FOR WORLD'S TOP EARNERS (GREATER THAN USD 5,999,999) SEE ABOVE                                    
AS AT 24 JUNE 2020   

Stradivarius (IRE) 2014      USD 5,996,338      GBP 4,715,474      EUR 5,263,244      AUD 8,396,968      JPY 656,923,623
(Career Record as at 18 June 2020: United Kingdom: 22 starts: 15 wins, 2 seconds, 3 thirds for GBP 2,715,474.07 plus bonuses of GBP 2,000,000 for twice winning the Weatherby's Hamilton Stayers Bonus for the 2018 and 2019 Gold Cup, Goodwood Cup and Lonsdale Cup (GBP 1,000,000 each).                              
                                    
Grass Wonder (USA) 1995      USD 5,981,251      GBP 3,675,778      EUR N/A      AUD 9,184,892      JPY 691,646,000      
(Career Record: Japan: Starts 15: 9-1-0-5 for JPY 691,646,000)                                    
                                    
Singspiel (IRE) 1992      USD 5,932,807      GBP 3,620,949      EUR N/A      AUD 7,560,394      JPY 684,913,357      
(Career record: Starts 20: 9-8-0-3; United Kingdom: Starts 15: 6-6-0-3 for GBP 550,237.05; France: Starts: 1: 0-1-0-0 for FRF 480,000; Canada: Starts: 2: 1-1-0-0 for CAD 600,000 and USD 400,000 (Breeders Cup Turf 2nd in USD); Japan: Starts: 1: 1-0-0-0 for JPY 135,612,000; UAE (Dubai) Starts: 1: 1-0-0-0 for USD 2,400,000; and bonus of USD 500,000)                                    
Singpiel's earnings include a bonus of USD 500,000 for winning 1996 Canadian International Stakes and 1996 Japan Cup.  The GBP equivalent is included in Singspiel's 'racingpost' Japan Cup GBP earnings even though bonuses are usually not included in British earnings calculations.  The bonus is not included in the jbis.jp record.                                    
                                    
Sacred Kingdom (AUS) 2003      USD 5,870,095      GBP 3,385,788      EUR 4,156,317      AUD 6,653,857      JPY 575,310,054      HKD 45,641,904
(Career Record: Starts 36: 17-7-2-10; Hong Kong: Starts: 33: 16-7-2-8 for HKD 42,202,700; Singapo Starts: 2: 1-0-0-1 for SGD 580,000; United Kingdom: Starts: 1: 0-0-0-1 for GBP 13,194.45).                                      
(hkjc.com has career earnings of HKD 45,831,444 from 36 starts which is HKD 189,240 more than my total of HKD 45,691,904. I have followed the racinpost.com prizemoney split for Hong Kong prizemoney except for  start 25 on 21 Nov 2010 where the prizemoney is clearly wrong. For start 25 in Hong Kong I used the following percentages: 1st 57.00%, 2nd 22.00%, 3rd 11.50%, 4th 6.00%, 5th 3.50%, 6th 0.00% to allocate total race prizemoney. Singapore prizemoney assumes the split for the 2009 and 2011 KrisFlyer International Sprint races is the same for 2015 as set out in: http://www.siacup.sg/HorsemensGuide/HorsemensGuideinPDFFormat/Documents/2015_HMG_SAIC.pdf)                                    
                                    
Aerovelocity (NZ) 2008 (late Naisoso Warrior in NZ)      USD 5,837,562      GBP 3,993,359      EUR 5,055,481      AUD 7,351,798      JPY 672,076,868      HKD 45,290,522
(Career Record: Starts 25: 12-4-3-6; New Zealand: Starts: 1: 1-0-0-0 for NZD 7,810; Hong Kong: Starts: 22: 9-4-3-6 for HKD 35,474,750; Japan: Starts: 1: 1-0-0-0 for JPY 98,780,000; Singapo Starts: 1: 1-0-0-1 for SGD 570,000).                                      
(hkjc.com has career earnings of HKD 45,252,368 for 22 starts in Hong Kong, 1 start in Japan and 1 start in Singapore (total 24 starts) and HKD 49,240 for 1 pre import start (New Zealand) for total career earnings of HKD 45,301,608.  I have HKD 45,241,318 for those same 24 starts and HKD 49,204 for the 1 pre import start for a total career earnings of HKD 45,290,522 which is HKD 11,086 less.  I have estimated Hong Kong earnings on the basis that prizemoney for all group 1 races is split  1st 57.00%, 2nd 22.00%, 3rd 10.00%, 4th 5.70%, 5th 3.30%, 6th 2.00% and for all other races 1st 57.00%, 2nd 22.00%, 3rd 11.50%, 4th 6.00%, 5th 3.50%, 6th 0.00%.  My Hong Kong individual race earnings are identical with the earnings on punters.com.au.   My Singapore race earnings also accord with the racingpost.com split of total prizemoney.  The small difference in total earnings probable reflects slightly different forex rates used.                                    
                                    
Falbrav (IRE) 1998      USD 5,826,785      GBP 3,612,093      EUR 5,457,683      AUD 9,380,047      JPY 684,723,385      
(Career record: Starts 26: 13-5-5-3; Italy: Starts: 13: 7-4-2-0 for ITL 757,400,000 plus EUR 425,600 for a total of EUR 809,358.18; France: Starts: 4: 1-0-2-1 for EUR 114,405; Japan: Starts: 1: 1-0-0-0 for JPY 253,444,000; United Kingdom: Starts 5: 3-0-0-2 for GBP 697,400; Ireland: Starts: 1: 0-1-0-0 for EUR 200,000; Starts: Hong Kong 1: 1-0-0-0 for HKD 10,200,000)                                    
Italy earnings is sourced from bloodhound.net.au. While the euro commenced on 1 Jan 1999 (Italian lira  converted to the euro at the rate of ITL 1936.27 to EUR 1.00) notes and coins for the lira continued to be used as legal tender until new euro notes and coins were introduced on 1 January 2002 hence domestic transactions continued to be recorded in lira until 1 January 2002.                                     
                                    
Americain (USA) 2005      USD 5,820,600      GBP 3,629,409      EUR 4,227,787      AUD 5,873,711      JPY 474,960,123      
(Career record: Starts 34: 11-4-4-15; France: Starts: 19: 9-2-1-2 for EUR 325,000; USA: Starts: 4: 0-0-1-3 for USD 7,104; Australia: Starts 10: 4-1-1-4 for AUD 5,164,000; Hong Kong: Starts 1: 0-0-1-0 for HKD 1,400,000)                                    
                                    
Conduit (IRE) 2005      USD 5,811,780      GBP 3,507,165      EUR 4,134,918      AUD 7,303,548      JPY 550,340,478      
(Career record: Starts 15: 7-2-3-3;  United Kingdom: Starts 11: 5-2-3-1 for GBP 1,046,547.67; USA: Starts: 2: 2-0-0-0 for USD 3,240,000; France: Starts: 1: 0-0-0-1 for EUR 228,400; Japan: Starts: 1: 0-0-0-1 for JPY 38,000,000)                                    
                                    
West Coast (USA) 2014      USD 5,803,800      GBP 4,439,772      EUR 5,084,516      AUD 7,921,342      JPY 642,878,597      
(Career Record: Starts: 13: 6-5-1-1; USA: Starts: 12: 6-4-1-1 for USD 3,803,800; UAE (Dubai): Starts: 1: 0-1-0-0 for USD 2,000,000)                                    
                                    
Jungle Pocket (JPN) 1998      USD 5,801,218      GBP 4,057,356      EUR 6,563,114      AUD 11,014,674      JPY 704,258,000      
(Career Record: Japan: Starts 13: 5-3-2-1 for JPY 704,258,000)                                    
                                    
Mubtaahij (IRE) 2012      USD 5,780,338      GBP 4,113,682      EUR 5,110,215      AUD 7,566,211      JPY 652,320,530      
(Career Record: Starts 24: 5-6-4-9; United Kingdom: Starts: 2: 0-0-0-2 for GBP 0.00; AUE (Dubai): Starts: 1: 1-0-0-0 for AED 60,000 (or USD 16,337.64) plus Starts: 10: 3-3-1-3 for USD 5,003,000; USA: Starts: 11: 1-3-3-4 for USD 761,000).                                      
                                    
Medaglia d'Oro (USA) 1999      USD 5,754,720      GBP 3,533,684      EUR 5,354,649      AUD 9,206,105      JPY 668,349,418      
(Career Record: Starts: 17: 8-7-0-2; USA: Starts: 16: 8-6-0-2 for USD 4,554,720; UAE (Dubai): Starts: 1: 0-1-0-0 for USD 1,200,000)                                    
                                    
* Best Pal (USA) 1988      USD 5,668,245      GBP 3,341,246      EUR N/A      AUD 7,560,326      JPY 698,969,369      
(Career Record: USA: Starts: 47: 18-11-4-14 for USD 5,668,245)                                    
                                    
City of Light (USA) 2014      USD 5,662,600      GBP 4,283,857      EUR 4,935,256      AUD 7,840,438      JPY 622,430,165      
(Career Record: USA: Starts 11: 6-4-1-0 for USD 5,662,600)                                    
                                    
Hartnell (GB) 2011 (retired)      USD 5,627,007      GBP 4,210,420      EUR 4,995,506      AUD 7,472,258      JPY 622,021,304      
(Career Record: Starts: 58: 13-14-9-22; United Kingdom: Starts: 12: 4-3-0-3 for GBP 136,465.30; France: Starts: 1: 0-0-0-1 for EUR 28,575; Australia: Starts: 45: 8-11-8-18 for AUD 7,186,000)                                     
                                    
Mucho Macho Man (USA) 2008      USD 5,625,410      GBP 3,511,561      EUR 4,201,883      AUD 5,748,111      JPY 511,207,712      
(Career Record: USA: Starts: 25: 9-5-6-5 for USD 5,625,410)                                    
                                    
Gunnevera (USA) 2014      USD 5,561,800      GBP 4,220,430      EUR 4,856,343      AUD 7,432,107      JPY 615,502,007      
(Career Record: Starts: 21: 6-5-3-7; USA: Starts: 19: 6-5-2-6 for USD 4,361,800; UAE (Dubai): Starts: 2: 0-0-1-1 for USD 1,200,000)                                    
                                    
Happy Clapper (AUS) 2010 (as at 21 Mar 2020)      USD 5,536,671      GBP 4,072,349      EUR 4,750,657      AUD 7,287,800      JPY 608,859,446      
(Career Record: Australia: Starts: 47: 12-12-6-17 for AUD 7,287,800)                                    
                                    
Green Moon (IRE) 2007      USD 5,531,402      GBP 3,462,638      EUR 4,274,936      AUD 5,376,476      JPY 449,680,655      
(Career Record: Starts: 36: 7-4-0-25;  United Kingdom: Starts: 8: 3-0-0-5 for GBP 52,104.85; Australia: Starts: 28: 4-4-0-20 for AUD 5,289,300)                                     
                                    
Santa Ana Lane (AUS) 2012 (as at 16 May 2020)      USD 5,526,208      GBP 4,214,950      EUR 4,861,438      AUD 7,730,704      JPY 611,540,198
(Career Record: Starts: 41: 10-4-5-21; Australia: Starts: 40: 10-4-5-20 for AUD 7,565,211; Hong Kong: Starts 1: 0-0-0-1 for HKD 912,000)                              
                                    
Roses in May (USA) 2000      USD 5,490,187      GBP 2,964,145      EUR 4,296,924      AUD 7,271,874      JPY 587,731,620      
(Career record: Starts 13: 8-4-0-1; USA: Starts: 12: 7-4-0-1 for USD 1,890,187; UAE (Dubai): Starts 1: 1-0-0-0 for USD 3,600,000)                                    
                                    
Dance in the Mood (JPN) 2001      USD 5,457,829      GBP 2,967,877      EUR 4,361,983      AUD 7,226,212      JPY 601,034,656      
(Career Record: Starts: 25: 6-6-1-12; Japan: Starts: 21: 5-5-1-10 for JPY 538,878,000; USA: Starts: 2: 1-1-0-0 for USD 550,000; Hong Long: Starts: 2: 0-0-0-2 for HKD 0)                                    
                                    
Taiki Blizzard (USA) 1991      USD 5,456,299      GBP 3,466,178      EUR N/A      AUD 7,263,881      JPY 565,910,218      
(Career Record: Starts 23: 6-8-2-7; Japan: Starts 20: 6-8-1-5 for JPY 561,930,000; Canada: Starts 1: 0-0-0-1 for USD 0.00 (Breeders Cup); USA: Starts 2: 0-0-1-1 for USD 33,000)                                    
                                    
High Chaparral (IRE) 1999      USD 5,342,282      GBP 3,445,020      EUR 5,259,722      AUD 9,031,160      JPY 640,228,249      
(Career record: Starts 13: 10-1-2-0 (inc DH 1st); Ireland: Starts: 1: 0-1-0-0 for EUR 1,545,785; United Kingdom: Starts 2: 2-0-0-0 for GBP 914,400; France: Starts: 2: 0-0-2-0 for EUR 365,760; USA: Starts: 2: 2-0-0-0 for USD 2,021,600 (inc DH 1st))                                    
                                    
English Channel (USA) 2002      USD 5,319,028      GBP 2,762,338      EUR 4,022,296      AUD 6,499,520      JPY 612,344,773      
(Career record: Starts 23: 13-4-1-5; USA: Starts: 22: 13-4-1-4 for USD 5,319,028; UAE (Dubai): Starts 1: 0-0-0-1 for USD 0.00)                                    
                                    
Lava Man (USA) 2001      USD 5,268,706      GBP 2,843,930      EUR 4,170,632      AUD 6,890,551      JPY 610,583,529      
(Career record: Starts 47: 17-8-5-17; USA: Starts: 45: 17-8-5-15 for USD 5,268,706; Japan: Starts 1: 0-0-0-1 for JPY 0; UAE (Dubai): Starts 1: 0-0-0-1 for USD 0.00)                                    
                                    
Kizuna (JPN) 2010      USD 5,196,113      GBP 3,347,935      EUR 4,006,464      AUD 5,428,038      JPY 522,497,435      
(Career Record: Starts: 14: 7-1-2-4; Japan: Starts 12: 6-1-2-3 for JPY 476,399,000; France: Starts: 2: 1-0-0-1 for EUR 348,180.00)                                    
                                    
Nyquist (USA) 2013      USD 5,189,200      GBP 3,539,200      EUR 4,609,982      AUD 7,044,543      JPY 588,056,711      
(Career Record: USA: Starts 11: 8-0-1-2 for USD 5,189,200)                                    
                                    
Shonan Pandora (JPN) 2011 (mare)      USD 5,186,146      GBP 3,375,833      EUR 4,594,192      AUD 6,832,416      JPY 607,688,000      
(Career Record: Japan: Starts 18: 5-4-3-6 for JPY 607,688,000)                                    
                                    
Street Cry (IRE) 1998      USD 5,150,857      GBP 3,584,461      EUR 5,776,052      AUD 9,694,161      JPY 662,843,868      
(Career Record: Starts: 12: 5-6-1-0; USA: Starts: 8: 2-5-1-0 for USD 943,675; UAE (Dubai): Starts: 3: 2-1-0-0 for USD 4,150,000 plus 1: 1-0-0-0 for AED 210,000))                                    
                                    
Yamanin Zephyr (JPN) 1988      USD 5,096,763      GBP 3,216,106      EUR N/A      AUD 7,228,344      JPY 596,209,600      
(Career Record: Japan: Starts 20: 8-5-2-5 for JPY 596,209,600)                                    
                                    
Northerly (AUS) 1996      USD 5,091,849      GBP 3,354,313      EUR 5,267,574      AUD 9,341,850      JPY 620,160,031      
(Career Record: Australia: Starts: 37: 19-7-2-9 for AUD 9,341,850)                                    
                                    
Danedream (GER) 2008 (mare)      USD 5,089,863      GBP 3,234,721      EUR 3,809,808      AUD 5,072,048      JPY 394,713,247      
(Career record: Starts 17: 8-0-4-5; France: Starts: 6: 2-0-1-3 for EUR 2,337,990; Germany: Starts: 6: 4-0-2-0 for EUR 453,000; Italy: Starts: 3: 1-0-1-1 for EUR 292,160; Japan: Starts 1: 0-0-0-1 for JPY 0; United Kingdom: Starts 1: 1-0-0-0 for GBP 567,100)                                    
                                    
Sulamani (IRE) 1999      USD 5,086,024      GBP 3,106,563      EUR 4,601,005      AUD 7,954,527      JPY 593,067,038      
(Career record: Starts 17: 9-3-1-4; France: Starts: 7: 4-1-0-2 for EUR 1,111,895; UAE (Dubai) 1: 1-0-0-0 for USD 1,200,000;  United Kingdom: Starts 5: 1-2-1-1 for GBP 553,800; USA: Starts: 3: 2-0-0-1 for USD 1,113,600; Canada: Starts: 1: 1-0-0-0 for CAD 900,000 or USD 723,556.38)                                    
Difference between 'equibase.com' earnings of USD 5,252,368 and my figure of USD 5,086,024 mainly explained by 'equibase.com' treating CAD 1.00 as USD 1.00 when CAD 1.00 = USD 0.8039 (rba.gov.au notional forex cross rate relevant to date of Canadian International)                                     
                                    
Preeminence (JPN) 1997 (mare)      USD 5,042,629      GBP 3,315,598      EUR 5,238,083      AUD 8,906,003      JPY 590,383,272      
(Career Record: Starts: 50: 13-9-7-21; Japan: Starts 49: 13-9-7-20 for JPY 589,856,000; United States: Starts: 1: 0-0-0-1 for USD 5,000.00)                                    
                                    
Taiki Shuttle (USA) 1994      USD 5,006,891      GBP 3,031,478      EUR N/A      AUD 7,599,804      JPY 639,668,226      
(Career Record: Starts: 13: 11-1-1-0; Japan: Starts 12: 10-1-1-0 for JPY 615,485,000; France: Starts: 1: 1-0-0-0 for FRF 1,000,000)                                    
                                    
*Sunday Silence (USA) 1986      USD 4,968,554      GBP 3,082,359      EUR N/A      AUD 6,401,979      JPY 704,975,568      
(Career Record: USA: Starts: 14: 9-5-0-0 for USD 4,968,554 (inc. Triple Crown Bonus of USD 1,000,000))                                    
                                    
*Easy Goer (USA) 1986      USD 4,873,770      GBP 2,989,171      EUR N/A      AUD 6,239,796      JPY 682,190,126      
(Career Record: USA: Starts: 20: 14-5-1-0 for USD 4,873,770)                                    
                                    
Royal Delta (USA) 2008 (mare)      USD 4,811,126      GBP 3,021,719      EUR 3,622,244      AUD 4,768,969      JPY 401,114,995      
(Career Record: Starts: 22: 12-5-1-4; USA: Starts: 20: 12-5-1-2 for USD 4,811,126; UAE (Dubai): Starts: 2: 0-0-0-2 for USD 0.00 0.00)                                    
                                    
Zarkava (IRE) 2005 (mare)      USD 4,801,038      GBP 2,629,768      EUR 3,364,620      AUD 5,843,443      JPY 508,985,582      
(Career Record: France: Starts: 7: 7-0-0-0 for EUR 3,364,620)                                    
                                    
Frankel (GB) 2008      USD 4,788,386      GBP 2,998,302      EUR 3,590,310      AUD 4,628,399      JPY 379,190,631      
(Career Record: United Kingdom: Starts: 14: 14-0-0-0 for GBP 2,998,301.54)                                    
                                    
Fairy King Prawn (AUS) 1995      USD 4,707,280      GBP 3,105,289      EUR N/A      AUD 8,287,422      JPY 540,829,730      HKD 36,651,466
Career Record: Starts 26: 12-10-0-4; Hong Kong: Starts 23: 11-9-0-3 for HKD 25,697,587 (estimated.) and Bonus of HKD 800,000 earned 22 April 2001 as a consolation prize for winning two out of three legs of The Champion Sprint Series in 2000/2001 season for a Hong Kong total of HKD 26,497,587; Japan: Starts: 2: 1-0-0-1 for JPY 97,864,000; UAE (Dubai): Starts: 1: 0-1-0-0 for USD 400,000)                                    
(The hkjc.com has Hong Kong only race earnings of HKD 26,797,587 which is HKD 1,100,000 more than my figure (excluding the HKD 800,000 bonus). My USD earnings for all 26 races inc bonus of USD 4,707,279 is just USD 3,200 more than the equibase.com figure of USD 4,704,080 for the same and my calendar year USD earnings are also close to the equibase.com USD calendar year earnings for the same suggesting equibase.com and I are in agreement as to both the timing and amount of Hong Kong only earnings when converted into USD using our respective forex rates.  The difference between the hkjc.com total and my Hong Kong only HKD race earnings difference is inexplicable.)                                       
                                    
Songbird (USA) 2013 (mare)      USD 4,692,000      GBP 3,407,558      EUR 4,199,079      AUD 6,324,726      JPY 522,068,612      
(Career Record: USA: Starts 15: 13-2-0-0 for USD 4,692,000)                                    
                                    
Takeover Target (AUS) 1999      USD 4,640,936      GBP 2,559,643      EUR 3,564,333      AUD 6,006,918      JPY 523,131,698      
(Career Record: Starts: 41: 21-6-4-10; Australia: Starts: 29: 18-3-3-5 for AUD 3,419,150; United Kingdom: Starts: 8: 1-2-1-4 for GBP 311,980.67; Japan: Starts 2: 1-1-0-0 for JPY 122,854,000; Singapo Starts 2: 1-0-0-1 for SGD 592,500)                                     
                                    
Daylami (IRE) 1994      USD 4,574,744      GBP 2,814,954      EUR N/A      AUD 7,083,252      JPY 520,427,841      
(Career record: Starts 21: 11-3-4-3; France: Starts: 8: 4-2-1-1 for FRF 1,830,000 and EUR 0; United Kingdom: Starts 7: 3-0-3-1 for GBP 711,947.00; Ireland: Starts 3: 2-1-0-0 for IEP 48,750.00 and EUR 634,235; USA: Starts: 2: 2-0-0-0 for USD 2,280,000; UAE (Dubai): Starts: 1: 0-0-0-1 for USD 150,000. (Raced before and after introduction of the euro.))                                    
                                    
Pilsudski (IRE) 1992      USD 4,098,054      GBP 2,522,241      EUR N/A      AUD 5,495,714      JPY 480,087,890      
(Career record: Starts 22: 10-6-2-4; United Kingdom: Starts 14: 5-4-1-4 for GBP 607,898.55; Ireland: Starts 2: 2-0-0-0 for IEP 105,050.00; Germany: Starts 1: 1-0-0-0 for DEM 350,000; France: Starts: 3: 0-2-1-0 for FRF 3,300,000; Canada: Starts: 1: 1-0-0-0 for USD 1,040,000 (Breeders Cup held in Canada); Japan: Starts: 1: 1-0-0-0 for JPY 134,940,000)                                    
                                    
                                    
Montjeu (IRE) 1996      USD 3,178,230      GBP 2,021,656      EUR N/A      AUD 5,097,879      JPY 355,902,061      
(Career record: Starts 16: 11-2-0-3; France: Starts: 10: 8-1-0-1 for FRF 220,000 (before 31 Dec 1998) and EUR 1,463,512 (after 31 Dec 1998); Ireland: Starts: 2: 2-0-0-0 for EUR 642,171; Japan: Starts 1: 0-0-0-1 for JPY 20,000,000; United Kingdom: Starts 2: 1-1-0-0 for GBP 523,000; USA: Starts: 1: 0-0-0-1 for USD 0.00)                                    
                                    
Giant's Causeway (USA) 1997      USD 3,091,618      GBP 2,098,569      EUR 3,450,424      AUD 5,493,280      JPY 332,158,731      
(Career record: Starts 13: 9-4-0-0; Ireland: Starts: 5: 4-1-0-0 for EUR 758,479; France: Starts: 1: 1-0-0-0 for EUR 60,980; United Kingdom: Starts 6: 4-2-0-0 for GBP 935,000; USA: Starts: 1: 0-1-0-0 for USD 954,000)                                    
                                    
Lando (GER) 1990      USD 3,055,493      GBP 1,955,391      EUR N/A      AUD 4,233,292      JPY 309,829,894      
(Career record: Starts 23: 10-2-1-10; Germany: Starts 17: 7-2-1-7 for DEM 2,022,800; France: Starts: 2: 0-0-0-0 for FRF 400,000; Italy: Starts 2: 2-0-0-0 for ITY 562,500,000; USA: Starts: 1: 0-0-0-1 for USD 0.00; Japan: Starts: 1: 1-0-0-0 for JPY 135,360,000. Retired as Europe's earnings record holder when measured in USD passing All Along (FR) 1979.)                                    
                                    
Rock of Gibraltar (IRE) 1999      USD 1,892,333      GBP 1,266,502      EUR 2,018,579      AUD 3,517,779      JPY 232,187,114      
(Career record: Starts 13: 10-2-0-1; Ireland: Starts: 3: 3-0-0-0 for EUR 303,753; United Kingdom: Starts 7: 5-1-0-1 for GBP 711,375; France: Starts: 2: 2-0-0-0 for EUR 361,981; USA: Starts: 1: 0-1-0-0 for USD 214,000)                                    

JWL - Ans: Brain fade !

Top 50 worldwide earners in British pounds (as at 19 Jan 2020) - this is now out of date and this has since been updated by https://www.thoroughbredracing.com/articles/worlds-all-time-highest-earning-thoroughbred-racehorses/ so i have deleted list of differences however the reasons for the differences still apply that is:        
   
Differences between my figures and British figures may result from the following:  The British website does not include bonuses in earnings.  The British forex conversion rates are set in January of each year unlike equibase.com or myself who use current exchange rates (in my case those found at:  https://www.rba.gov.au/statistics/historical-data.html).  Forex rates can and often do seesaw over the course of a calendar year and a lot of big money races are run late in the calendar year when rates may have changed substantially (eg Hong Kong international meeting, Japan Cup and Arima Kinen, Melbourne Cup carnival, the Arc meeting at Longchamp and the Breeders Cup meeting in North America. The British often only begin to collect statistics once a horse first competes in a black type race.  For example a Japanese 2YO may have several starts before competing in a black type race so earnings from earlier starts are not captured by the British. Of course I could be wrong particularly when it comes to horses racing in Hong Kong where it is difficult to get accurate earnings information from hkjc.com retrospectively.    

Title: Thorougbred earnings records
Post by: timw on 2017-Oct-01, 10:16 AM
AUSTRALASIAN THOROUGHBRED EARNINGS RECORD HOLDERS THROUGH THE AGES


CARBINE (NZ) 1885
Undisputed number 1 Australasian career earnings record at the end of his career which ended 4 April 1891. Further work to be done for prior years.
On 4 April 1891 Carbine won the AJC Plate (later Queen Elizabeth Stakes (Group 1)) at Randwick, Sydney, Australia (earning £438 or AUD 876.00) to take his career earnings to £29,476 or AUD 59,252.00.  He retired after that race.
I have estimated his USA equivalent earnings as USD 143,341.00.
Carbine held the Australasian career earnings record of AUD 59,252 until 25 February 1922 when he was passed by Eurythmic.
Country record:
New Zealand (1887-1888):         Starts  5:  5-0-0-0
Australia (1889-90 to 1890-91):  Starts 38:  28-6-3-1
                                        Total: Starts 43:  33-6-3-1 for AUD 59,252.00.
Carbine won 9 Group 1 races (retrospective)

EURYTHMIC (AUS) 1916
On 25 February 1922 Eurythmic passed Carbine's Australasian earnings record of AUD 59,252 when Eurythmic won the Caulfield Futurity Stakes at Caulfield, Melbourne, Australia (earning £2,100 or AUD 4,200) to take Eurythmic's career earnings to AUD 63,202.00. 
On 8 March 1923 Eurythmic ran second in the VRC C M Lloyd Stakes at Flemington, Melbourne, Australia (earning £300 or AUD 600.00) to take his career earnings to AUD 73,982.00 an Australasian record.  He retired after that race.
Eurythmic held the Australasian career earning record from 25 February 1922 until 9 May 1925 when he was passed by Gloaming.
Eurythmic retired from racing 2 years before Gloaming who won £43,100.  Eurythmic's career summary in 1923 Australasian Turf Register at p756-757 excludes £100 paid to breeder for win in WA Sires' Produce Stakes which I have included in his earnings.
Country record:
Australia (1918-19 to 1922-23): Starts 47:  31-6-4-6 for AUD 73,982.00.
Eurythmic won 9.5 Group 1 races (retrospective).  He dead heated for first in the Perth Cup.

Gloaming (AUS) 1915
On 8 October 1924 Gloaming passed Eurythmic's Australasian earnings record of AUD 73,982 when Gloaming won the AJC Craven Plate at Randwick, Sydney, Australia (earning £2,354 (including breeder's premium of £150) or AUD 4,708) to take Gloaming's  career earnings to AUD 78,634.00. 
On 9 May 1925 Gloaming won the HBJC J D Ormond Memorial Gold Cup at Hawkes Bay, New Zealand (earning £325 or AUD 650.00 to take his career earnings to AUD 85,652.00 an Australasian record.  Gloaming retired after that race.
Gloaming held the Australasian career earning record from 8 October 1924 until 11 October 1930 when he was passed by Amounis.
Country record:
New Zealand:                     Starts  53:  48-4-0-1
Australia:                             Starts 14:  9-5-0-0
Total (1918-19 to 1924-25):  Starts 67:  57-9-0-1 for AUD 85,652.00.
Gloaming won 4 Group 1 races (retrospective)

AMOUNIS (AUS) 1922
On 11 October 1930 Amounis passed Gloaming's Australasian earnings record of AUD 85,652 when Amounis won the VATC Caulfield Stakes at Caulfield, Melbourne, Australia (earning £900 or AUD 1,800) to take Amounis' career earnings to AUD 86,095.00. 
On 1 November 1930 Amounis ran third in the Melbourne (later Mackinnon) Stakes at Flemington, Melbourne, Australia (earning £100 or AUD 200.00 to take his career earnings to AUD 96,594.00 an Australasian record.  Amounis raced twice more without success.
Amounis held the Australasian career earning record from 11 October 1930 until 21 February 1931 when he was passed by Phar Lap.
Country record:
Australia: (1924-25 to 1932-33) Starts 79:  33-11-8-27 for AUD 96,594.00.
Amounis won 10 Group 1 races (retrospective).

PHAR LAP (NZ) 1926
On 21 February 1931 Phar Lap passed Amounis' Australasian earnings record of AUD 96,594 when Phar Lap won the VATC Caulfield Stakes at Caulfield, Melbourne, Australia (earning £900 or AUD 1,800) to take Phar Lap's career earnings to AUD 100,096.00. 
On 20 March 1932 Phar Lap won the Thirteenth Agua Caliente Hcp at Agua Caliente, Tijuana, Mexico (earning USD 50,500.00 or AUD 35,011.02) to take his career earnings to AUD 147,863.02 an Australasian record.  Phar Lap did not race again.
Phar Laps earned USD 50,500.00 in Mexico not USD 50,050.00 as commonly reported.  USD 50,500.00 is taken from Daily Racing Form's Agua Caliente Mexico race result chart (DRF race no 69512) run Sunday, March 20 1932.
To work out the AUD equivalent to USD 50,500.00 I have used to the exchange rates reported in the Financial Times (London, England), Saturday, March 19, 1932, p.3. In particular see: 'Foreign Exchange Rates New York 18 March for 'London' 'Cables' for USD to GBP 1.00 rate (USD 3.63125 = GBP 1.00) and 'Dominion exchange rates' re Australia pounds to GBP 100.00 rate (average of buy and sell 'Sight' rate per £100 sterling) which is converted to AUD to GBP 1.00 (AUD 2.5175 = GBP 1.00). The notional cross rate derived is USD 2.8848 to £A 1.00  or USD 1.4424 to AUD 1.00
Phar Lap held the Australasian career earning record from 21 February 1931 to 23 October 1948 when he was passed by Shannon.
Country record:
Australia:                             Starts 50:  36-3-2-9
Mexico:                                Starts  1:   1-0-0-0
Total (1928-29 to 1931-32):  Starts 51:  37-3-2-9 for AUD 147,863.02.
Phar Lap won 11 Group 1 races (retrospective)

Shannon (AUS) 1941 ('Shannon II' in USA)
On 23 October 1948 Shannon passed Phar Lap's Australasian earnings record of AUD 147,132 when Shannon won the Golden Gate Hcp at Golden Gate Fields, Albany, CA, USA (earnings USD 61,000 or AUD 37,841.19) to take Shannon's  career earnings to AUD 157,814.35.
On 25 November 1948 Shannon won the San Francisco Hcp at Tanforan, San Bruno, CA, USA (earning USD 16,800 or AUD 10,421.84 to take his career earnings to AUD 169,166.71 an Australasian record.  Shannon retired after that race.
Shannon held the Australasian career earning record from 23 October 1948 to 11 November 1958 when he was passed by Sailor's Guide.
Country record:
Australia: 1943-44 to 1947-48   Starts 25:  14-7-0-4 for £18,947.50 or AUD 37,895.00.
United States:  1948                  Starts  19:   6-1-7-5 for USD 211,610.00.
                                       Total:  Starts 44:  20-8-7-9 for AUD 169,166.71.
Shannon won 5 Group 1 races (retrospective) including the Hollywood Gold Cup.

Sailor's Guide (AUS) 1952
On 11 November 1958 Sailor's Guide passed Shannon's AUD 169,476 Australasian earnings record when won the Washington DC International at Laurel, Maryland, USA (earning USD 70,000 or AUD 62,500) to take Sailor's Guide's  career earnings to AUD 194,588.00.
On 9 July 1960  Sailor's Guide ran second in the Sussex Turf Hcp at Delaware Park, Delaware, USA (earning USD 5,000 or AUD 4,464.29) to take his career earnings to AUD 236,566.66 an Australasian record.  Sailor's Guide retired after that race.
Sailor's Guide held the Australasian career earning record from 11 November 1958 to 20 February 1971 when he was passed by Daryl's Joy.
Country record:
Australia: 1954-55 to 1957-58   Starts 58:  18-13-8-19  for AUD 132,088
United States:  1958 to 1960     Starts  10:   4-4-0-2 for USD 106,506.25 (or AUD 95,094.87)
Canada:  1959                            Starts  2:   1-0-0-1 for CAD 10,080 (or USD 10,509.85 or AUD 9,383.80.)
                                         Total:  Starts 70:  23-17-8-22 for AUD 236,566.66 (or USD 264,954).
The 1960 American Racing Manual does not distinguished between Canadian and United States dollar earnings in effect treating the currencies as having equal value.   
The rate used to convert CAD to USD is the rate published for calendar year 1959 from a table viewed 'PACIFIC Exchange Rate Service' by the Universaity of British Coumbia Sauder School of Business (© 2016 by Prof. Werner Antweiler). Although not unexpected Prof. Antweiler's table also reflects a steady exchange rate of USD 1.12 to an equivalent AUD 1.00 (or USD 2.24 to £A 1.00) a figure widely quoted in the Australian newspapers at the time Sailor's Guide raced in North America.  I have not been able to locate any Reserve Bank of Australia exchange rate data covering this period on the internet.

Sailor's Guide won 4 Group 1 races (retrospective) including the Washington DC International.
Note: Tulloch had earned AUD 147,587 at the time Sailor's Guide retired and Tulloch's final earnings were AUD 220,197.

DARYL'S JOY (NZ) 1966
On 20 February 1971 Daryl's Joy passed Sailor's Guide's AUD 236,566 Australasian earnings record when won San Luis Obispo Hcp at Santa Anita, CA, USA (earning USD 38,300 or AUD 34,196.43) taking his career earnings to AUD 265,204.24 .
On 23 April 1971 Daryl's Joy ran third in the Crenshaw Stakes at Hollywood Park, CA, USA  (earning USD 2,800 or AUD 2,500) to take Dareyl's Joy's career earnings to AUD 267,704.25 an Australasian record.  Daryl's Joy retired after that race.
I have converted NZ winnings of NZD 21,810 to AUD 21,853.71 and US winnings of USD 192,775 to AUD 172,120.54.
Daryl's Joy held the Australasian career earning record from 20 February 1971 to 31 March 1973 when he was passed by Gunsynd.
Country record:
New Zealand:  1968-69        Starts  14:  7-5-2-0 for NZD 21,810
Australia:         1969-70        Starts 5:  3-1-1-0 for AUD 73,730
United States: 1970 & 1971   Starts  11:   6-3-1-1 for USD 192,775
                                   Total:  Starts 44:  20-8-7-9 for AUD 267,704.25.
Daryl's Joy won 5 Group 1 races (retrospective) including the Oak Tree Invitational Stakes at Santa Anita Park, Arcadia, CA, USA.

GUNSYND (AUS) 1967
On 31 March 1973 Gunsynd passed Daryl's Joy's AUD 267,704 Australasian earnings record when he won the STC Rawson Stakes, Rosehill, Sydney, Australia (earning AUD 6,200.00) taking his career earnings to AUD 270,755.00.
On 28 April 1973 Gunsynd ran second in the AJC Queen Elizabeth Stakes, Randwick, Sydney, Australia (earning AUD 2,000.00) to take Gunsynd's career earnings to AUD 280,455.00 an Australasian record. Gunsynd retired after that race.
Gunsynd held the Australasian career earning record from 31 March 1973 until 13 March 1976 when he was passed by Taras Bulba.
Country record:
Australia: (1969-70 to 1972-73) Starts 54:  29-7-8-10 for AUD 280,455.00.
Gunsynd won 9 Group 1 races (retrospective).

TARAS BULBA (NZ) 1971
On 13 March 1976 Taras Bulba passed Gunsynd's AUD 280,455 Australasian earnings record when he won the VRC Queen Elizabeth Stakes at Flemington, Melbourne, Australia (earning AUD 11,300.00) taking his career earnings to AUD 283,112.00.
Taras Bulba held the Australasian career earning record from 13 March 1976 until 4 October 1976 when he was passed by Battle Heights. 
On 2 October 1976 Taras Bulba had earned AUD 331,412 (second in the AJC Craven Plate at Randwick, Sydney, Australia for AUD 3,000 ( Battle Heights had won that race)).  On 4 October 1976 both Taras Bulba and Battle Heights started in the AJC Metropolitan at Randwick, Sydney, Australia.  Battle Heights won (AUD 70,000) taking his earnings to AUD 359,270.72).  Taras Bulba finished sixth in that race (AUD 0.00) and never regained the earnings lead.
Taras Bulba sufferered a bleeding attack when he ran second in the Expressway Stakes at Randwick on 12 February 1977 and was disqualified from racing in Australia.  He was sent to the USA to race. 
Country record:
Australia: 1973-74 to 1976-77; Starts 40:  12-8-3-17  for AUD 334,412
United States:  1977 & 1978;   Starts  13:   1-1-0-11 for USD 23,625
                                       Total:  Starts 53:  13-9-3-28 for about AUD 355,612
Taras Bulba won USD 23,625 in the USA which is about AUD 21,200.00. He finished fourth in his last race on 29 May 1978 in a claiming race at Hollywood Park, CA, USA.
Taras Bulba won 5 Group 1 races (retrospective).

BATTLE HEIGHTS (NZ) 1967
Battle Heights passed Gunsynd's total career earnings of AUD 280,455 on 2 October 1976 to take him into second place behind Taras Bulba.
On 4 October 1976 Battle Heights passed Taras Bulba AUD 331,412 when he won AJC Metropolitan Hcp, Randwick, Sydney, Australia (earning AUD 70,000) taking his career earnings to AUD 359,270.75.   Taras Bulba never regained the lead.
On 1 October 1977 Battle Heights ran third in the AJC Craven Plate, Randwick, Sydney, Australia (earning AUD 1,500.00) to take Battle Height's career earnings to  AUD 395,157.20  an Australasian record. He had two more starts both unplaced before retiring.
Battle Heights won NZD 118,580 which I have converted to AUD 111,687.20
Battle Heights held the Australasian career earning record from 4 October 1976 until 22 July 1978 when he was passed by Balmerino.
Country record:
New Zealand:                     Starts  83:  16-11-12-44 for NZD 118,580
Australia:                             Starts 32:  7-3-3-19 for AUD 283,470
Total (1970-71 to 1977-78):  Starts 115:  23-14-15-63 for AUD 395,157.20.
Battle Heights won 5 Group 1 races (retrospective) (1 x NZ, 4 x AUS).

BALMERINO (NZ) 1972
On 22 July 1978 Balmerino passed Battle Heights AUD 395,157.20 when he ran fourth in the King George and Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Stakes at Ascot, UK (earning GBP 8,358 or AUD 13,925.36) taking Balmerino's career earnings to an estimated AUD 407,778.00. 
Balmerino raced once more coming sixth in the 1978 Benson & Hedges Gold Cup (later Juddmonte International Stakes) at York, UK, but he did not add to his earnings total.
Balmerino held the Australasian career earning record from 22 July 1978 until 22 July 1978 when he was passed by Family of Man.
Country record:
New Zealand:                     Starts  19:  13-4-1-1 for NZD 130,740 or AUD 110,625
Australia:                             Starts 12:  6-3-0-3 for AUD 98,050
United States:                      Starts 5:  1-0-0-4 for USD 31,500 or AUD 28,004
England:                               Starts 7:  2-2-1-2 for about GBP 39,713 or AUD 64,774
France:                                Starts 2:  0-1-0-1 for about FRF 500,000 or AUD 92,094
Italy:                                     Starts 1:  0-1-0-1 for about ITL 14,000,000 or AUD 14,239
Total (1974-75 to 1978-79): Starts 46:  22-11-2-11 for about AUD 407,778.00.
Even if I had better information  I doubt the final figure would vary by more than AUD 1,000.
Balmerino won 5 Group 1 races (retrospective).

FAMILY OF MAN (AUS) 1973
On 28 October 1978 Family of Man passed Balmerino's estimated AUD 407,778 Australasian earnings record when he ran second in the MVRC W S Cox Plate at Moonee Valley, Melbourne, Australia (earning AUD 29,500.00) taking Family of Man's career earnings to an estimated AUD 432,240.00.
On 11 November 1978 Family of Man became the first horse to win more than half a million dollars (AUD 500,000) when he won the George Adams Hcp at Flemington, Melbourne, Australia taking his career earnings to AUD 512,240.
On 18 December 1980 Family of Man won the Pinjarra RC Sunspeed Millionaire Sires' Stakes, Pinjarra, WA, Australia  (earning AUD 8,750.00) to take Family of Man's career earnings to AUD 646,240.00 an Australasian record. He then retired.
Family of Man held the Australasian career earning record from 28 October 1978 until 22 March 1980 when Family of Man was passed by Manikato.
Country record:
Australia: (1975-76 to 1980-81) Starts 78:  21-16-13-28 for AUD 646,240.
Family of Man won 7 Group 1 races.

MANIKATO (AUS) 1975
On 22 March 1980 Manikato passed Family of Man's AUD 644,240 Australasian earnings record when he won the George Ryder Stakes at Rosehill, Sydney, Australia (earning AUD 67,000) taking Manikato's career earnings to AUD 705,610.
Manikato held the Australasian career earning record from 22 March 1980 until 7 June 1980 when Mankato was passed by Kingston Town.  On 7 June 1980 Manikato had earned AUD 705,610 whereas Kingston Town had earned AUD 708,840.  Manikato never regained the lead.
Country record:
Australia: (1977-78 to 1982-83) Starts 47:  29-8-5-5 for AUD 1.154,210.
Manikato won 11 Group 1 races.

KINGSTON TOWN (AUS) 1976
On 7 June 1980 Kingston Town passed Manikato AUD 705,610 (set 7 April 1980) when he won the Queensland Derby at Eagle Farm, Brisbane, Australia (earned AUD 37,000) to take his career earnings to AUD 708,840.  Manikato never regained the lead.
On 26 September 1981 Kingston Town became the first horse to win more than a million dollars (AUD 1,000,000) when he won the George Main Stakes at Randwick, Sydney, Australia taking his career earnings to AUD 1,032,690.
On 27 November 1982 Kingston Town won the Western Mail Classic at Ascot Perth, Australia (earning AUD 91,000) to take Kingston Town's career earnings to AUD 1,603,265 an Australasian record. He then retired.
Kingston Town held the Australasian career earning record from 7 June 1980 until 2 November 1985 when he was passed by Strawberry Road.
Country record:
Australia: (1978-79 to 1982-83) Starts 41:  30-5-2-4 for AUD 1,603,265.
Kingston Town won 14 Group 1 races including three W S Cox Plates at Moonee Valley, Mebourne, Australia.

STRAWBERRY ROAD (AUS) 1979 (Strawberry Road II in USA)
On 2 November 1985 Strawberry Road passed Kingston Town's AUD 1,605,790 Australasian earnings record set 27 Nov 1982 when ran third in the Breeder's Cup Turf, Hollywood Park, CA, USA (USD 450,000 or AUD 643,408.64) to take Strawberry Road's career earnings to AUD 1,917,813.94.
On 25 January 1987 Strawberry Road ran third in the San Marcos Hcp at Santa Anita Park, CA, USA (earning USD 19,500 or AUD 29,465.10) to take Strawberry Road's career earnings to about AUD 2,209,249 an Australasian record. He then retired.
Strawberry Road held the Australasian earnings record from 2 November 1985 until 4 March 1989 when he was passed by Beau Zam.
Country record:
Australia:                             Starts 26:  13-3-3-7 for AUD 689,800
Germany:                             Starts 2:  1-1-0-0  for DEM 183,000
France:                                Starts 3:  2-0-0-1 for FRF 1,200,000
United States:                      Starts 12: 1-3-4-4 for USD 905,520
Japan:                                 Starts 1:  0-0-0-1 for JPY 0
England:                               Starts 1:  0-0-0-1 for GBP 0
Total (1981-82 to 1986-87): Starts 45: 17-7-7-14 for about AUD 2,209,449.43.
I have not been able to verify the French earnings however the error is probably less than AUD 1,000. 
Strawberry Road won 6 Group 1 races including the Grosser Preis Von Baden in Germany and Grand Prix de Saint Cloud in France.

BEAU ZAM (NZ) 1984
On 4 March 1989 Beau Zam passed Strawberry Road's Australasian earnings record of AUD 2,209,249 (set 25 January 1987) when Beau Zam won  the Segenhoe Stakes (G1) at Rosehill, Sydney, Australia (earned AUD 158,250) to take Beau Zam's total earnings to AUD 2,360,675.
Beau Zam held the Australasian career earning record from 4 March 1989 until 18 March 1989 when Beau Zam was passed by Poetic Prince.  On 18 March 1989 Beau Zam had earned AUD 2,360,675 whereas Poetic Prince had earned AUD 2,597,105.  Beau Zam never regained the lead.
Country record:
Australia: (1986-87 to 1988-89) Starts 28: 11-5-2-10 for AUD 2,388,675.
Beau Zam won 5 Group 1 races.

Poetic Prince (AUS) 1984 ('Our Poetic Prince' in AUS)
On 18 March 1989 Poetic Prince passed Beau Zam's Australasian earnings record of  AUD 2,360,675 when Poetic Prince earned AUD 771,260 on winning the Tancred Stakes (G1) taking his earnings to AUD 2,597,105.
On 6 May 1989 Poetic Prince ran second in the Sir Byrne Hart Stakes at Eagle Farm, Brisbane (earning AUD 20,000) to take Poetic Prince's career earnings to AUD 2,842,043 an Australasian record. He started three more times in Australia without adding to the total and then retired.
Poetic Prince held the Australasian earnings record from 18 March 1989 until 12 March 1990 when passed by Vo Rogue.
Country record:
New Zealand:                     Starts  17:  12-2-2-14 for NZD 370,465 or AUD 294,313
Australia:                             Starts 19:  4-6-1-8 for AUD 2,547,710
Total (1986-87 to 1988-89):  Starts 36:  16-8-3-9 for AUD 2,842,023.
Poetic Prince won 4 Group 1 races controversially losing the Caulfield Guineas (G1) on protest.

VO ROGUE (AUS) 1983
On 12 March 1990 Vo Rogue passed Poetic Prince's Australasian earnings record of  AUD 2,842,043 when Vo Rogue earned AUD 427,500 on winning the Honda Australian Cup (G1) taking his earnings to AUD 2,931,850.
Horlicks had earned AUD 2,734,711 by that date.
Vo Rogue held the Australasian career earning record from 12 March 1990 until 21 April 1990 when Vo Rogue was passed by Horlicks.  By 21 April 1990 Vo Rogue had not added to his total (earnings stood at AUD 2,931,850) whereas Horlicks had earned AUD 2,934,450.  Vo Rogue never regained the lead.
I am uncertain whether the AUD 210,000 earned for winning the WATC Winfield Stakes on 26 November 1988 includes an AUD 2,000 trophy.  Even if Vo Rogue's total is understated by AUD 2,000 it does not change the date of the lead changes or the horses involved.     
Country record:
Australia: (1985-86 to 1990-91) Starts 83: 26-14-9-34 for AUD 3,116,800.
Vo Rogue won 6 Group 1 races.

HORLICKS (NZ) 1983 (mare)
On 21 April 1990 Horlicks passed Vo Rogue's Australasian earnings record of AUD 2,931,850 set 12 March 1990 when Horlicks earned NZD 93,750 or AUD 70,738.70 for winning the AuRC Television New Zealand Stakes (G1) at Ellerslie, Auckland, New Zealand to take her total earnings to AUD 2,934,450.
On 29 September 1990 Horlicks ran second in the TaraJC Mason Appliances Fisher & Paykel Stakes at New Plymouth New Zealand  (earning NZD 12,000 or AUD 8,913) to take Horlicks career earnings to AUD 2,964,999 an Australasian record. She started once more, in Australia, without adding to the total and then retired.
Horlicks held the Australasian earnings record from 21 April 1990 until passed by Better Loosen Up on 25 Nov 1990.
Country record:
New Zealand:                     Starts  34:  16-8-1-0 for NZD 1,735,270 or AUD 1,362,170
Australia:                             Starts 5:  1-1-1-2 for AUD 625,000
Japan:                                  Starts  1:  1-0-0-0 for JPY 103,161,000 or AUD 977,829
Total (1985-86 to 1990-91):  Starts 40:  18-9-2-11 for AUD 2,964,999.
Horlicks won 6 Group 1 races including the Japan Cup.

BETTER LOOSEN UP (AUS) 1985
On 25 November 1990 Better Loosen Up passed Horlicks Australasian earnings record of  AUD 2,965,999 (set 29 September 1990) when the Japan Cup (JPY 110,180,600 or AUD 1,130,057) to take his total earnings to AUD 4,003,252.
On 1 February 1993 Beter Loosen Up ran second in the R N Irwin Stakes at Morphettville, Adelaide, SA, Australia  (earning AUD 6,300) to take Better Loosen Up's career earnings to AUD 4,640,302. he then retired.
The racingnsw.com.au figure is AUD 4,773,970 due to difference in JPY exchange rate used for Japan Cup earnings.
Better Loosen Up held the Australasian earnings record from 25 November 1990 until passed by Super Impose on 11 October 1992.  By 11 October 1992 Better Loosen Up had earned AUD 4,541,002) whereas Super Impose had earned AUD 4,547,858. Better Loosen Up never regained the lead.
Country record:
Australia:                              Starts 44:  16-9-3-16 for AUD 625,000
Japan:                                   Starts  1:  1-0-0-0 for JPY 103,161,000 or AUD 977,829
Total (1987-88 to 1992-93):  Starts 45:  17-9-3-16 for AUD 4,640,302.
Better Loosen Up won 8 Group 1 races including the Japan Cup.

SUPER IMPOSE (NZ) 1984
On 11 October 1992 Super Impose passed Better Loosen Up's Australasian earnings record of  AUD 4,541,002 (set on 26 September 1992) when Super Impose earned AUD 77,850 winning the Australian Airlines Canberra Cup (L) Canberra, ACT, Australia taking his earnings to AUD 4,547,858.
On 24 October 1992 Super Impose won the W S Cox Plate at Moonee Valley, Mebourne (earning AUD 1,111,500) to take Super Impose's career earnings to AUD 5,659,358 an Australasian record. He started once more in Australia without adding to the total and then retired.
Super Impose held the Australasian earnings record from 11 October 1992 until passed by Octagonal on 22 March 1997.
Country record:
Australia: (1986-87 to 1992-93) Starts 74: 20-24-8-22 for AUD 5,659,358.
Super Impose won 8 Group 1 races including the Doncaster / Epsom handicap double at Randwick, Sydney in 1990 and 1991.

OCTAGONAL (NZ) 1992
On 22 March 1997 Octagonal passed Super Impose's Australasian earnings record of  AUD 5,659,358 (set 24 October 1992) when Octagonal earned  AUD 701,000  winning the Mercedes Classic (G1), Rosehill, Sydney, Australia taking his earnings to AUD 5,838,231.
On 12 April 1997 Octagonal, at his next start, ran second in the Queen Elizabeth Stakes at Randwick, Sydney (earning AUD 54,000) to take Octagonal's career earnings to AUD 5,892,231 an Australasian record. He then retired.
Octagonal held the Australasian earnings record from 22 March 1997 until passed by Sunline on 28 October 2000.
Country record:
Australia: (1994-95 to 1996-97) Starts 28: 14-7-1-6 for AUD 5,892,231.
Octagonal won 10 Group 1 races.

SUNLINE (NZ) 1995 (mare)
On 28 October 2000 Sunline passed Octagonal's Australasian earnings record of AUD 5,892,231 when Sunline earned AUD 1,180,000 in winning the BMW Cox Plate (G1) Monee Valley, Melbourne, Australia taking her earnings to AUD 6,330,821.05
On 26 October 2002 Sunline ran fourth in the Carlton Draught BMW Cox Plate at Moonee Valley, Melbourne, Australia Sydney (earning AUD 150,000) to take Sunline's career earnings to AUD 11,640,216 an Australasian record. She then retired.
Sunline held the Australasian earnings record from 28 October 2000 until passed by Makybe Diva on 1 November 2005.
Country record:
New Zealand:                     Starts  10:  10-0-0-0 for NZD 332,950 or AUD 274,528
Australia:                             Starts 35:  21-9-2-3 for AUD 9,632,330
Hong Kong:                          Starts 2:  1-0-0-1 for HKD 500,000 or AUD 1,338,908
Dubai:                                     Starts 1:  0-0-1-0 for USD 200,000 or AUD 404,448
Total (1997-98 to 2002-03): Starts 48:  32-9-3-4 for AUD 11,640,216.
Sunline won 13 Group 1 races.

MAKYBE DIVA (GB) 1999 (mare)
On 1 November 2005 Makybe Diva passed Sunline's Australasian earnings record of AUD 11,640,216 when won the Emirates Melbourne Cup (G1) Flemington, Melbourne, Australia winning AUD 3,100,000 taking her earnings to AUD 14,526,685 an Australasian record. She then retired.
Makybe Diva held the Australasian earnings record from 28 October 2000 until passed by Winx on 28 October 2017.
Country record:
Australia:                              Starts 34:  15-4-3-12 for AUD 14,526,685
Japan:                                   Starts  2:  0-0-0-2 for JPY 0 or AUD 0
Total (2000-01 to 2005-06):  Starts 36:  15-4-3-14 for AUD 14,526,685.
Makybe Diva won 7 Group 1 races including 3 Melbourne Cups the only horse to do so.

WINX (AUS) 2011 (mare)
On 28 October 2017 Winx passed Makybe Diva's Australasian earnings record of AUD 14,526,685 when Winx won the Ladbrokes Cox Plate (G1) Moonee Valley, Melbourne, Australia winning AUD 1,850,000 taking her earnings to AUD 15,627,925 an Australasian record. Winx has not yet retired.
Country record:
Australia: (2013-14 to 2 March 2019) Starts 41:  35-3-0-3 for AUD 23,429,675 (still racing)
Winx has won 23 Group 1 races ( more than John Henry (USA) 1975 on 16 who previously held the flat racing record for Grade/Group1 wins).  Winx won four G1 Cox Plates in a row passing Kingston Town's three (also in a row) and 4 G1 Chipping Norton Stakes in a row.

Title: Thorougbred earnings records
Post by: Shogun Lodge on 2017-Oct-01, 11:55 AM
These lists mean nothing, unless someone has adjusted for inflation etc....a far superior horse that raced a decade before the other has no chance on these lists.
What if She Will Reign wins the Everest jackpot? Hmmmm
Title: Thorougbred earnings records
Post by: timw on 2017-Oct-03, 08:12 PM
Ah the Everest. Yes indeed. What will they say including those behind the Pegasus World Cup, the Breeders Cup, the British Champions meeting and Dubai World Cup meeting  or even Vic racing.  We also have sales promotion races, restricted territorial races and territorial breeders bonuses.  Didn't we once have a special Group 1 race to celebrate the America's Cup the 1983 'Australasian' in Perth.  Unlike so many Group 1 races at least the Everest is likely to attract the best possible field.  At least until recently the Americans did not include Japanese earnings in statistical tables because they believe they were inflated - see DRF website for some stuff on this - but they did include Dubai earnings - go figure.  Now they have their own Pegasus meeting perhaps their rules will change especially now that Arrogate is the money leader.  Perhaps to borrow the latest excuse for any perfidy from the business world the answer is: 'it is what it is'.   

Cheers
Title: Thorougbred earnings records
Post by: Dave on 2017-Oct-03, 09:16 PM
timw I could not disagree with you more about the Everest concept having the best 12 horses available..........it could have a field of 12 unraced horses, or maidens.........just say some multi buys all 12 slots...........total .cost 21,600,000 for 3 years.....guaranteed return $30,000,000.....Guaranteed profit $8,400,000..............then you buy 12 of the slowest horses in the country...........you can run them and collect $10mill each year with a heard of donkeys.....then send the winner to stud and Breed from it, it would be worth $30Mill as a Stallion......especially if you wait for the race to become established and get Group One status......which the big Breeders will make sure happens...........what a rort this race could be??

Now I haven't read the small print but what is to stop anyone doing that?? Now if the small print did say no individual can do that,  what if a Trainer like say David Hayes gets 12 clients together buys all 12 slots and they are a guaranteed profit of almost 50% on $20mill?? It doesn't have to have the best 12 horses.....how is Tulip better performed than a couple of the ones that missed out? If you own the slot you can run anything(and I think Tulip is huge overs and has a chance) but if it was the 12 best performed horses she would not get a Guernsey, would she?
Title: Thorougbred earnings records
Post by: dean on 2017-Oct-03, 09:31 PM
Dave , Lets call it what it is . The " Everest" is a load of crap. The marketing genius' s who are probably being paid a small fortune couldn't even come up with a better name than something that is peculiar to an another Country. If South Africa comes up with a new race do you think they will call it the "Sydney Opera House Stakes". Total garbage. As a famous racing scribe once said , if you put the breeders in charge of anything you will get greed in all its  manifestations. That sadly is what has happened in NSW.
Title: Thorougbred earnings records
Post by: timw on 2017-Oct-04, 08:22 PM
List of Australasian earnings record holders thru the ages updated.
Title: Thorougbred earnings records
Post by: tontonan on 2017-Oct-04, 08:47 PM
tim,

For the sake of good house keeping I have cut and pasted your list to the post that is indexed as Prizemoney Record Holders on the Race Records of Champion Racehorses thread. 

http://www.racehorsetalk.com.au/racing-talk/race-records-of-champion-racehorses/1384/#msg_629846  (http://www.racehorsetalk.com.au/racing-talk/race-records-of-champion-racehorses/1384/#msg_629846)

Marvelous research.   :noteworthy:
Title: Thorougbred earnings records
Post by: timw on 2017-Oct-17, 04:58 AM
Deleted copy of stuff previously posted above - don't know how that happened - must have hit the wrong button
Title: Thorougbred earnings records
Post by: timw on 2017-Oct-20, 02:42 PM
AUSTRALASIAN THOROUGHBRED MARES EARNINGS RECORD HOLDERS THROUGH THE AGES
Deleted as copy of previous post.


Title: Thorougbred earnings records
Post by: tontonan on 2017-Oct-20, 07:07 PM
Fabulous list.

Some absolutely wonderful mares there. 

Wakeful is a most appropriate place to start but I would bet my boots that she surpassed LA CARABINE (Australian Cup,  Sydney Cup, 2 AJC Plates and 2 Champion Stakes) to claim the record.  Before La Carabine it is hard to say.  I am thinking BRISEIS but £3219 hardly seems enough - although there is a decided lack of champion race mares prior to the turn of the century. La Carabine is a gimme though at £9967.

Prior to Briseis I would look to BARBELLE, sister to The Barb, whose Doncaster, Sydney Cup and 3 editions of the VRC Flying Stakes would have put her up there but we would need to check on ZOE as her two Champion Sweepstakes only could have been worth £2750 and I am doubtful Barbelle earned as much.  Zoe also won a handful of 100 sovereign races which would probably take her purse to excess of Briseis.

Prior to Zoe the ancients ALICE HAWTHORN and DORA would have amassed tidy fortunes but we probably will never know with any exactitude.

Title: Thorougbred earnings records
Post by: pwa54 on 2017-Oct-21, 01:50 PM
That is a fantastic list!

Before La Carabine, it would be hard to know. Auraria which won the 1895 Melbourne Cup, VRC Oaks and Fisher Plate for a total from those 3 victories of £4229 10s would probably be ahead of Briseis and Zoe. There were very few outstanding mares before La Carabine.

It's interesting compared to today, but on a list from 1944 of the highest-earning Australasian horses, Desert Gold was the highest mare although in 25th place overall.

Title: Thorougbred earnings records
Post by: timw on 2017-Oct-29, 05:43 PM
North American earnings record holders through the ages                           
Name   Career Dates   Career Earnings   Starts   First    Second    Third    Unpl    Win %   Place %
American Eclipse 1818-1823   USD 25,000   8   8   0   0   0   100.0%   100.0%
Peytona (USA) 1839 is not in the US racing hall of fame.  According to http://www.tbheritage.com/Portraits/Peytona.html she earned USD 62,400.  Mary Simon in 'Racing Through the Century' has her earning USD 66,000 from 1845 onwards (p294+295) her record being 'unknown' (p294) or 8 starts for 6 wins and 2 seconds (p295). If either earnings figure is correct then Boston and Lexington need to be deleted.
Boston   1836-1843   USD 51,700   45   40   2   1   2   88.9%   95.6%
Lexington   1853-1854   USD 56,600   7   6   1   0   0   85.7%   100.0%
Planet   1858-1861   USD 69,700   28   24   4   0   0   85.7%   100.0%
Hindoo   1880-1882   USD 71,875   35   30   3   2   0   85.7%   100.0%
Parole   1875-1885   USD 82,816   138   59   28   17   34   42.8%   75.4%
Miss Woodford 1882-1886   USD 118,270   48   37   7   2   2   77.1%   95.8%
Hanover   1886-1889   USD 118,887   50   32   14   2   2   64.0%   96.0%
Kingston   1886-1894   USD 140,195   138   89   33   12   4   64.5%   97.1%
Domino   1893-1895   USD 193,550   25   19   2   1   3   76.0%   88.0%
                           
Thanks to Allan Carter (historian at the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame) for pointing me in the right direction as he helped resolve some conflicting statements in Mary Simon's book Racing Through The Century.  I hope I haven't missed one.                           
Further details on these horses can be found at the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame website at www.racingmuseum.org                  
Miss Woodford is the only mare to head the North American earnings list.  She is also the first North American horse to win USD 100,000.                            
to be continued…   

Domino (USA) 1891
Himyar (USA) 1875 (Alarm (USA) 1869) - Mannie Gray (USA) 1874 (Enquirer (USA) 1867)
Raced 1893-1895
Starts 25:  1st 19, 2nd 2, 3rd 1, Unpl. 3. Win 76.0% Place 88.0%
Career earnings: USD 193,550   

Domino passed Kingston on 29 August 1893 when Domino won the Futurity Stakes (USD 48,910) at Sheepshead Bay, Brooklyn, NY, USA (his 7th start as a 2YO) to take his career earnings to USD 145,980.
Domino ran second in the Fall Hcp at Sheepshead Bay, Brooklyn, NY, USA, on 24 August 1895 earning USD 200 to set a North American career earnings record of USD 193,550.  He ran twice more but did not earn any prizemoney.
Domino held the North American earnings record from 29 August 1893 until 12 October 1920 when passed by Man o'War

Man o' War (USA) 1917
Fair Play (USA) 1905 (Hastings (USA) 1893) - Mahubah (USA) 1910 (Rock Sand (GB) 1900)
Raced 1919-1920
Starts 21: 1st 20, 2nd 1, 3rd 0, Unpl. 0. Win 95.2% Place 100.0%
Career earnings: USD 249,465   

Man o'War passed Domino's North American record career earnings of 193,550 (set 24 August 1895) when Man o'War won USD 80,000 for first in the Kenilworth Park Gold Cup, Windsor, Canada, on 12 October 1920 to set a new a North American record of USD 249,465. Man o'War then retired.
Man o'War held the North American earnings record from 12 October 1920 until 20 October 1923 when passed by Zev.

Zev (USA) 1920
The Finn (USA) 1912 (Ogden (GB) 1894) - Miss Kearney (USA) 1906 (Planudes (GB 1897)
Raced 1922-1924
Starts 43: 1st 23, 2nd 8, 3rd 5, Unpl. 7. Win 53.5% Place 83.7%
Career earnings: USD 313,639

Zev passed Man o'War's North American record career earnings of USD 249,465 (set 12 October 1920) when Zev won USD 80,000 for first in the International Race at Belmont, Long Island, New York, USA, on 20 October 1923 to set a new a North American record of USD 255,513.
Zev retired after finishing third in the Pimlico Fall Serial Weight-For-Age Race No 2 at Pimlico, Baltimore, Maryland, USA on 8 November 1924 (earning USD 250) with career eanings of USD 313,639 a North American record.
Zev held the North American earnings record from 20 October 1923 until 6 September 1930 when passed by Gallant Fox.


Gallant Fox (USA) 1927
Sir Galahad III (FR) 1920 (Teddy (FR) 1913) - Marguerite (USA) 1920 (Celt (USA) 1905)
Raced 1929-1930
Starts 17: 1st 11, 2nd 3, 3rd 2, Unpl. 1. Win 64.7% Place 94.1%
Career earnings: USD 328,165   

Gallant Fox passed Zev's North American record career earnings record (set 12 October 1923) when he won USD 29,610 for winning the Lawrence Realization Stakes at Belmont Park, Long Island, New York, USA, on 6 September 1930 to set a new a North American record of USD 317, 865.
Gallant Fox retired after winning the Jockey Club Gold Cup at Belmont Park, Long Island, New York, USA, on 17 September 1930 (earning USD 10,300) with career earnings of USD 328,165 a North American record.
Gallant Fox held the North American earnings record from 6 September 1930 until 1 August 1931 when passed by Sun Beau.

Sun Beau (USA) 1925
Sun Briar (FR) 1915 (Sundridge (GB) 1898) - Beautiful Lady (USA) 1916 (Fair Play (USA) 1905)
Raced 1927-1931
Starts 77: 1st 33, 2nd 12, 3rd 10, Unpl. 19. Win 44.6% Place 74.3%
Career earnings: USD 376,744   

Sun Beau passed Gallant Fox's North American record earnings record of USD 328,165 (set 17 September 1930) when he won USD 27,300 for winning the Arlington Hcp at Arlington Park, Chicago, Illinois, USA, on 1 August 1931 taking Sun Beau's career earnings to USD 330,044.
Sun Beau retired after winning the Hawthorne Gold Cup at Hawthorne, Chicago, Illinois, USA, on 8 October 1931 (earning USD 20,700) with career eanings of USD 376,744 a North American record.
Sun Beau held the North American earnings record from 1 August 1931 until 2 March 1940 when passed by Seabscuit.

Seabiscuit (USA) 1933
Hard Tack (USA) 1926 (Man o' War (USA) 1917) - Swing On (USA) 1926 (Whisk Broom II (USA) 1907)
Raced 1935-1940
Starts 89: 1st 33, 2nd 15, 3rd 1, Unpl. 40. Win 37.1% Place 55.1%
Career earnings: USD 437,730

On 2 March 1940 Seabiscuit passed Sunbeau's North American record earnings total of USD 376,744 (set 8 October 1931) in winning the Santa Anita Hcp at Santa Anita Park, Arcadia, near LA, CA, USA (earning USD 86,650) setting a North American record for earnings of USD 438,230 or USD 437,730 (ARM 1949 p949). Seabiscuit then retired.
Seabiscuit held the North American earnings record from 2 March 1940 until 15 July 1942 when passed by Whirlaway.

Whirlaway (USA) 1938
Blenheim II (GB) 1927 (Blandford (IRE) 1919) - Dustwhirl (USA) 1926 (Sweep (USA) 1907)
Raced 1940-1943
Starts 60: 1st 32, 2nd 15, 3rd 9, Unpl. 4. Win 53.5% Place 93.3%
Career earnings: USD 561,161   

Whirlaway passed Seabscuit's North American career earnings record of USD 438,230 (or USD 437,730 (ARM 1949 p949)) (set 2 March 1940) when he won the Massachusetts Hcp  at Suffolk Downs, East Boston, Mass. USA, on 15 July 1942 to set a new North American record of USD 454,336.
Whirlaway set a new North American earnings record on 22 June 1943 when he finished third in the War Admiral Purse at Washington Park, Chicago, Illinois, USA, (earned USD 250) to take his career earnings to a North American record of USD 561,161.  He raced once more but did not earn any prizemoney.
Whirlaway held the North American earnings record from 15 July 1942 until 28 June 1947 when passed by Stymie.

Stymie (USA) 1941
Equestrian (USA) 1936 (Equipoise (USA) 1928) - Stop Watch (USA) 1933 (On Watch (USA) 1917)
Raced 1943-1949
Starts 131:  1st 35, 2nd 33, 3rd 28, Unpl. 35. Win 26.7% Place 73.3%
Career earnings: USD 911,335   

Stymie passed Whirlaway's North American earnings record of USD 561,161 (set 22 June 1943) on 28 June 1947 when he won the Questionairre Hcp at Jamaica, Long Island, New York, USA (earned USD 18,225) to set a new North American earnings record of USD 574,660.00.
Stymie held the North American earnings record from 28 June 1947 until 9 October 1947 when passed by Armed.

Armed (USA) 1941
Bull Lea (USA) 1935 (Bulldog (FR) 1927) - Armful (USA) 1933 (Chance Shot (USA) 1924)
Raced 1943-1950
Starts 81:  1st 41, 2nd 20, 3rd 10, Unpl. 10. Win 50.6% Place 87.7%
Career earnings: USD 817,475

On 9 October 1947 Armed won the Sysonby Mile (USD 18,600) to take his career earnings to USD 761,500 and in doing so passed Stymie's career earnings record of USD 754,710 (set on 4 October 1947). Stymie retook the lead 16 days later when on 25 October 1947 he won the Gallant Fox Hcp at Jamaica (USD 56,350) to take his career earnings to USD 816,060. Armed never retook the lead.
Note: On 19 July 1947 Armed (USA) 1941 won the Arlington Hcp (USD 37,400) to take his career earnings to USD 568,775 and in doing so passed Whirlaway (USA) 1938 earnings record of USD 561,161 set on 22 June 1943. Stymie had passed Whirlaway on 28 June 1947 (22 days earlier). Stymie retook from Armed the lead 16 days later when on 25 October 1947 he won the Gallant Fox Hcp at Jamaica (USD 56,350) to take his career earnings to USD 816,060. Armed never retook the lead.

Stymie (USA) 1941
Breeding and overall record set out above

On 25 October 1947 Stymie retook the lead from Armed (Armed held the record for just 16 days) when Stymie won the Gallant Fox Hcp at Jamaica, Long Island, New York, USA (earning USD 56,350) to take his career earnings to USD 816,060. Armed never retook the lead (Armed's next start was 31 October 1947 when he ran third and then spelled until the following year).
Stymie set a new North American earnings record on 1 October 1949 when he finished second in the New York Hcp at Belmont Park, Long Island, New York, USA to take his career earnings to a North American record of USD 918,485.  Stymie retired after that race.
Stymie held the North American earnings record for second time from 25 October 1947 until 3 June 1950 when passed by Citation.

Citation (USA) 1945
Bull Lea (USA) 1935 (Bulldog (FR) 1927) - Hydroplane II (GB) 1938 (Hyperion (GB)1930)
Raced 1947-1951
Starts 45:  1st 32, 2nd 10, 3rd 2, Unpl. 1. Win 71.1% Place 97.8%
Career earnings: USD 1,085,760

On 3 June 1950 Citation passed Stymie's North American career earnings record of USD 918,485 (set 1 Otober 1949) when Citation earned USD 14,500 on winning the Golden Gate Mile Hcp at Golden Gate Fields, near San Francisco, CA, LA, USA taking his career earnings to USD 924,630. 
Citation set a new North American earnings record on 14 July 1951 when he won the Hollywood Gold Cup at Hollywood Park, Inglewood, LA, CA, USA (earning USD 100,000) to take his career earnings to a North American record of USD 1,058,760. Citation retired after that race.
Citation held the North American earnings record from 3 June 1950 until 5 May 1956 when passed by Nashua.

Nashua (USA) 1952
Nasrullah (GB) 1940 (Nearco (ITY) 1935) - Segula (USA) 1942 (Johnstown (USA) 1936)
Raced 1954-1956
Starts 30:  1st 22, 2nd 4, 3rd 1, Unpl. 3. Win 73.3% Place 90.0%
Career earnings: USD 1,288,565

On 19 May 1956 Nashua passed Citation's career earnings record of USD 1,085,760 (set 14 July 1951) when Nashua earned USD 22,750 on winning the Camden Hcp at Garden State Park, Camden, (near Philadelphia, PA) NJ, USA taking his career earnings to USD 1,100,365. 
Nashua set a new North American earnings record on 13 October 1956 when he won the Jockey Club Gold Cup at Belmont Park, Long Island, NY, USA (earning USD 36,600) to take his career earnings to a North American record of USD 1,288,565. Nashua retired after that race. Nashua retired after that race.
Nashua held the North American earnings record from 19 May 1956 until 11 October 1958 when passed by Round Table.

Round Table (USA) 1954
Bay horse
Princequillo (IRE) 1940 (Prince Rose (GB) 1928) - Knight's Daughter (GB) 1941 (Sir Cosmo (IRE) 1926)
Countries raced: USA, Mexico
66 starts, 43 wins, 8 seconds and 5 thirds.  Win % 65.2, Place % 84.8.
Career earnings USD 1,749,869.

On 11 October 1958 Round Table passed Nashua's career earnings record of USD 1,288,565 (set 13 October 1956) when Round Table earned USD 73,250 on winning the Hawthorne Gold Cup Hcp at Hawthorne, Chicago, Illinois, USA taking Round Table's career earnings to USD 1,336,364. 
Round Table set a new North American career earnings record on 31 October 1959 when he won the Jockey Club Gold Cup at Aqueduct (USD 22,120) to take his career earnings to a North American record of USD 1,749,774. Round Table retired after that race.
Round Table held the North American earnings record from 31 October 1959 until 31 October 1964 when passed by Kelso

Kelso (USA) 1957
Your Host (USA) 1947 (Alibhai (GB) 1938) - Maid of Flight (USA) 1951 (Count Fleet (USA) 1940)
Raced 1959-1966
63 starts, 39 wins (13 x G1 retrospective, (12 x dirt, 1 x turf/grass)) 12 seconds and 2 thirds.  Win % 61.9, Place % 84.1.
Career earnings: USD 1,977,896

On 31 October 1964 Kelso passed Round Table's career earnings record of USD 1,749,774 (set 31 October 1959) when Round Table earned USD 70,590 on winning the Jockey Club Gold Cup Hcp taking Kelso's career earnings to USD 1,803,362. 
Kelso set a new North American career earnings record on 2 March 1966 when he ran fourth in the Marlin Purse at Hialeah (USD 500) to take his career earnings to a North American record of USD 1,977,896. Kelso retired after that race.
Kelso held the North American earnings record from 31 October 1964 until 6 October 1979 when passed by  Affirmed.

Affirmed (USA) 1975
Exclusive Native (USA) 1965 (Raise A Native (USA) 1961) - Won't Tell You (USA) 1962 (Crafty Admiral (USA) 1948)
Raced 1977-1979
29 starts, 22 wins (14 x G1), 5 seconds and 1 thirds.  Win % 75.6, Place % 96.6.
Career earnings: USD 2,393,818

On 6 October 1979 Affirmed passed Kelso's career earnings record of USD 1,977,896 set 2 March 1966 when he won USD 225,000 for first in the Jockey Club Gold Cup taking his career earnings to USD 2,393,818 a North American record.  That was his last race.
Affirmed held the North American earnings record from 6 October 1979 until 19 July 1980 when he was passed by Spectacular Bid.

Spectacular Bid (USA) 1976
Bold Bidder (USA) 1975 (Bold Ruler (USA) 1961) - Spectacular (USA) 1970 (Promised Land (USA) 1961)
Raced 1978-1980
30 starts, 26 wins (13 x G1), 2 seconds and 1 third.  Win % 86.7, Place % 96.7. Earnings USD 2,781,608.00.
Career earnings: USD 2,781,608

On 19 July 1980 Spectacular Bid passed Affirmed's career earnings record of USD 2,393,818 (set 6 October 1979) when he won USD 155,180 for winning the Washington Park Hcp at Arlington Park, Chicago, Illinois, USA, taking his career earnings to USD 2,550,147 a North American record.
Spectacular Bid retired after winning USD 73,700 in the Woodward Stakes (G1) at , New York, USA, by walkover, on 20 September 1980 to take his career eanings to USD 2,781,607 a North American record.  (John Henry who was still racing had earned only USD 948,000 at that date.)
Spectacular Bid held the North American earnings record from 19 July 1980 until 10 October 1981 when he was passed by John Henry.

John Henry (USA) 1975
Ole Bob Bowers (USA) 1963 (Prince Blessed (USA) 1957) - Once Double (USA) 1967 (Double Jay (USA) 1944)
Raced 1977-1984
Countries raced: USA, Japan (Japan Cup - unplaced)
83 starts, 39 wins (16 x G1 (3 x dirt, 13 x turf/grass), 15 seconds and 9 thirds.  Win % 47.0, Place % 75.9. Earnings USD 6,597,947.
Career earnings: USD 6,591,860
DRF includes USD 6,087 as prizemoney for running 13th in the 1982 Japan Cup.  I have found no evidence that prizemoney was paid beyond fifth place in that year.
As both Equibase and racingmuseum.org/halloffame do not seem to include USD 6,087 for Japan Cup 13th in their career earnings figures I have omitted that amount from the career earnings.

On 30 August 1981 John Henry passed Affirmed's career earnings total of USD 2,393,818 set 6 October 1979 when he won USD 600,000 for first in the Arlington Million taking his career earnings to USD 2,464,510.
On 10 October 1981 John Henry passed Spectacular Bid's career earnings total of USD 2,781,608 set 20 September 1980 when he won USD 340,800 for first in the Jockey Club Gold Cup taking his career earnings to USD 2,805,310 a North American record.
John Henry retired after winning the Ballantine's Scotch Classic on 13 October 1984, earning USD 740,000 for first, with career eanings of USD 6,591,860 a North American record.
John Henry held the North American earnings record from 10 October 1981 until 5 November 1988 when he was passed by Alysheba.

Alysheba (USA) 1984
Alydar (USA) 1975 (Raise a Native (USA) 1961) - Bel Sheba (USA) 1970 (Lt Stevens (USA) 1961)
Raced 1986-1988
26 starts, 11 wins (9 x G1), 8 seconds and 2 thirds.  Win % 42.3, Place % 80.8. Earnings USD 6,679,242
Career earnings: USD 6,679,242

On 5 November 1988 Alysheba passed John Henry's North American record career earnings record of USD 6,597,947, set 13 October 1984, on winning the Breeder's Cup Classic on 5 November 1988 when he won USD 1,350,000 for first taking his career eanings to USD 6,679,242 a North American record.  Alysheba retired after that race.
Alysheba held the North American earnings record from 5 November 1988 until 27 March 1996 when he was passed by Cigar.

Cigar (USA) 1990
Palace Music (USA) 1981 (The Minstrel (CAN) 1974 -  Solar Slew (USA) 1982 (Seattle Slew (USA) 1974)
Raced 1993-1996
Countries Raced: USA, UAE, Canada
33 starts, 19 wins, (12 x G1 (USA 11, UAE 1)) 4 seconds and 5 thirds.  Win % 57.6, Place % 84.8.
Career earnings: USD 9,999,815

On 27 March 1996 Cigar passed Alysheba's North American career earnings record, set 5 November 1988, when he won USD 2,400,000 for first in the Dubai World Cup to set a new a North American earnings record of USD 7,669,815. 
Cigar retired after finishing third in the Breeder's Cup Classic at Woodbine, Toronto, Canada, on 26 October 1996, earning USD 480,000, with career earnings of USD 9,999,815 a North American record. 
Cigar held the North American earnings record from 27 March 1996 until 27 September 2008 when he was passed by Curlin.

Curlin (USA) 2004
Smart Strike (CAN) 1992 (Mr Prospector (USA) 1970) -  Sherriffs Deputy (USA) 1994 (Deputy Minister (CAN) 1979)
Raced 2007-2008
Countries Raced: USA, UAE
16 starts, 11 wins, (7 x G1 (USA 6, UAE 1)) 2 seconds and 2 thirds.  Win % 68.8, Place % 93.8.
Career earnings: USD 10,501,800

On 27 September 2008 Curlin passed Cigar's North American career earnings record set 26 October 1996 when he won USD 450,000 for first in the Jockey Club Gold Cup Stakes to set a new a North American record of USD 10,246,800. 
Curlin retired after finishing fourth in the Breeder's Cup Classic on 25 October 2008 with career earnings of USD 10,501,800 a North American record. 
Curlin held the North American earnings record from 27 September 2008 until 26 March 2016 when he was passed by California Chrome.

California Chrome (USA) 2011
Lucky Pulpit (USA) 2001 (Pulpit (USA) 1994) - Love the Chase (USA) 2006 (Not for Love (USA) 1990)
Raced 2013-2017
Countries raced: USA, UAE
27 starts, 16 wins, (7 x G1 (USA 6, UAE 1)) 4 seconds and 1 third.  Win % 659.3, Place % 77.8.
Career earnings: USD 14,752,650

On 26 March 2016 California Chrome passed Curlin's North American career earnings record, set 25 October 2008, when he won USD 6,000,000 for first in the Dubai World Cup  to set a new a North American record of USD 12,532,650. 
California Chrome retired after finishing ninth in the Pegasus World Cup at Gulfstream Park, near Miami, Florida, USA, on 28 January 2017 (earning USD 250,000) with career earnings of USD 14,752,650 a North American record. 
California Chrome held the North American earnings record from 26 March 2016 until 25 March 2017  when he was passed by Arrogate.

Arrogate (USA) 2013
Unbridled's Song (USA) 1993 (Unbridled (USA) 1987) - Bubbler (USA) 2006 (Distorted Humor (USA) 1993)
Raced 2016-2017
Countries raced: USA, UAE
11 starts, 7 wins (4 x G1 (3 x USA, 1 x UAE), 1 second and 1 third.  Win % 63.8, Place % 81.8.
Career earnings: USD 17,422,600 or GBP 13,877,428.24 or AUD 22,934,750.54

On 25 March 2017 Arrogate passed California Chrome's North American career earnings record set 17 December 2016 when he won USD 6,000,000 for first in the Dubai World Cup to set a new a North American record of USD 17,084,600. 
Arrogate retired after finishing dead heat fifth in the Breeder's Cup Classic at Del Mar, near San Diego, CA, USA on 4 November 2017 (earning USD 120,000) with career earnings of USD 17,422,600 a North American record. 

Title: Thorougbred earnings records
Post by: tontonan on 2017-Oct-29, 07:25 PM
Some amazing horses there.  How about Kingston ?  A world record 89 wins, only out of the money 4 times in 138 starts.  He raced from two  through his 10 year old season and was the leading sire in America when he was 16 and again when he was 26. 

In 1910, when he was champion the second time his son Novelty was the leading US money winner and champion 2YO but was then exported to France and later Brazil because of the Harts-Agnew laws that made gaming and horse racing illegal in New York state in 1908.  Racing was only able to continue by oral wagering.  Anything written down was deemed illegal and the law was out in force to enforce the law.  These laws followed on from similar acts in neighboring New Jersey from 1898 that started something of an exodus of horses and riders from America to Europe including the great Tod Sloan.  After a 1911 amendment to the law to limit the liability of owners and directors was defeated,every racetrack in New York State shut down.  Racing resumed in New York in 1913 after the full economic gravity of ban was realized.


Title: Thorougbred earnings records
Post by: timw on 2017-Nov-12, 01:53 PM
Tontonan

I note that a Mr Duryea shipped all his US mares to France and formed a stud a Neuvy, Normanby in 1912 because of the anti-betting bill.  As a result Durbar II (1911)  was the first horse from France to win the English Derby since Gladiateur in 1865 although Durbar II did not have a drop of French blood in him..  Interestingly Durbar 11 was not classified as a thoroughbred and his 'victory (in the Derby) caused pain to purists' until 1949 when changes to the Stud Book rules regularized his position.  See  Biographical Encyclopaedia of British Flat Racing (1978) for more. 
Title: Thorougbred earnings records
Post by: tontonan on 2017-Nov-13, 10:06 PM
Yes, the Jersey laws. 

They had quite an impact on the evolution of the sport of thoroughbred racing in the first half of the 20th century and were responsible, I think, for the various jurisdictions developing apart from one another. 

I presume Weatherby's took exception to the lines of Lexington on Durbar's dam side because his grandsire Timolean was out of the Saltram Mare (~1801) who traces to the Vampire mare (~1757) at the head of American Family 24. 

157 years on the British declared Durbur not worthy of the Stud Book and the horse beat all the colts worthy of the Stud Book for the Derby.  Ridiculous.
Title: Thorougbred earnings records
Post by: timw on 2018-Apr-01, 06:54 PM
Almandin how now joined the AUD 5,000,000 plus career earnings club coming in at no 22.  Of the other members of the 5m+ club still racing Winx is no 1 (of course), Chautaqua is no 7, and Redzel has moved up to no 8, 
Title: Thorougbred earnings records
Post by: Jeunes on 2018-Apr-01, 07:26 PM
The way the Everest prize money keeps increasing, it won't be long before a single win will overtake all bar Winx on the list.
Title: Thorougbred earnings records
Post by: timw on 2018-Oct-07, 12:03 PM
Post deleted as more comprehensive list of leading international money earners appears above.
Title: Thorougbred earnings records
Post by: timw on 2018-Oct-13, 06:00 PM
Redzel jumps to number 2 in earnings for Australasian horses.  Putting aside inflated earnings a horse that has a 50% win and 75% place record racing against the best sprinters going around is a good effort by any measure. 
Title: Thorougbred earnings records
Post by: JWesleyHarding on 2018-Oct-13, 06:01 PM
2  Redzel (AUS) 2012            AUD 15,372,000            AUS           2   28     14   6   1  7   as at 13 Oct 20162018
Title: Thorougbred earnings records
Post by: sobig on 2018-Oct-13, 06:40 PM
Fixed
Title: Thorougbred earnings records
Post by: pwa54 on 2018-Oct-13, 07:56 PM
Trapeze Artist's second-place money puts him into the $5 million club according to the Racing NSW website - $5,242,850
Title: Thorougbred earnings records
Post by: timw on 2018-Oct-13, 08:06 PM
Thanks people - more work to do!
Title: Thorougbred earnings records
Post by: PoisonPen7 on 2018-Oct-14, 08:56 AM
To be honest I don't think prizemoney from "closed" races like The Everest and the Magic Millions should be included.....as a "purist"   :biggrin:
Title: Thorougbred earnings records
Post by: Bubbasmith on 2018-Oct-14, 10:30 AM
Prize money  has been on the increase since Moses played full back for the Mount Sinai seconds

Has a conversion of Phar Lap's prize winnings been calculated allowing for inflation and currency conversion ?
Title: Thorougbred earnings records
Post by: Bubbasmith on 2018-Oct-14, 11:25 AM
Redzel might now be second behind Winx as far as stake winnings of  Aust / NZ bred gallopers, however, I would think Manikato, Black Caviar,Buffering and Takeover Target would have being capable of winning two Everests had the race been around when they raced .
Title: Thorougbred earnings records
Post by: timw on 2018-Oct-14, 11:41 AM
Bubbasmith Re Phar Lap earnings

According to a copy of Miller's Guide "Note in a Racetrack magazine article in January 2006, Dr Graeme Putt of New Zealand figured out that on the races he won Phar Lap would have earned $15,761,758 by 2008 standards"
Title: Thorougbred earnings records
Post by: JWesleyHarding on 2018-Oct-14, 11:55 AM
Imagine what Tulloch's would have been had he not lost his four-year-old year.
 
Title: Thorougbred earnings records
Post by: timw on 2018-Oct-14, 12:53 PM
The list below is the top 40 Thoroughbreds on career earnings anywhere in the world from https://www.thoroughbredracing.com/articles/worlds-all-time-highest-earning-thoroughbred-racehorses/ . All prize money, wherever earned, has been converted to pounds sterling based on the relevant exchange rate at the time.
      
Their " list was originally compiled by the International Racing Bureau, which is a British company, hence the use of sterling and the official overseas currency exchange rates issued by the British Horseracing Authority in the first week of every January.   
   
In my opinion this is a lazy way to measure earnings. Quite a few European horses travel to the US, Hong Kong or Australia at the end of a calender year and exchanges rates can and do yo-yo over very short periods.  The British Horseracing Authority gets a fail and needs to lift it's game.  Interestingly there is very little difference between my more recent foreign earnings conversion figures and those now on racing.nsw and racing.com. (eg Hartnell).  Some of the early figures for implied exchange rates used by the then racingvic website were very different from the true exchange rate.        
I have included my GBP figures for comparison purposes.   
   
Horse    thoroughbredracing.com figures   My figures
Arrogate (USA) 2013   GBP 13,671,322   GBP 13,877,428
Gentildonna (JPN) 2009   GBP 12,285,608   GBP 11,569,967
Orfevre (JPN) 2008   GBP 12,275,482   GBP 11,880,602
Gun Runner (USA) 2013   GBP 12,260,411   GBP 11,808,858
Kitasan Black (JPN) 2012   GBP 11,454,079   GBP 12,375,699
Winx (AUS) 2011    GBP 10,681,440   GBP 11,109,510
Buena Vista (JPN) 2006   GBP 10,588,889   GBP 12,781,143
T M Opera O (JPN) 1996   GBP 10,587,690   GBP 10,881,316
Gold Ship (JPN) 2009   GBP 9,940,344   GBP 9,433,351
California Chrome (USA) 2011   GBP 9,455,421   GBP 10,104,313
Victoire Pisa (JPN) 2007   GBP 7,959,527   GBP 8,318,408
Vodka (JPN) 2004 (mare)   GBP 7,580,245   GBP 8,092,149
Highland Reel (IRE) 2012   GBP 7,513,355   GBP 7,875,927
Espoir City (JPN) 2005   GBP 7,459,286   GBP 7,278,456
Deep Impact (JPN) 2002   GBP 7,268,753   GBP 6,934,759
Hokko Tarumae (JPN) 2009   GBP 7,184,409   GBP 6,820,807
Smart Falcon (JPN) 2005   GBP 6,781,037   GBP 7,227,494
Lord Kanaloa (JPN) 2008   GBP 6,470,184   GBP 6,216,239
Thunder Snow (IRE) 2012   GBP 6,302,421   not reviewed
Enable (GB) 2014   GBP 6,377,396   GBP 6,447,102
Cigar (USA) 1990    GBP 6,277,311   GBP 6,405,361
Flintshire (GB) 2010   GBP 6,240,977   not reviewed
Cirrus des Aigles (FR) 2006   GBP 6,179,490   not reviewed
Vermilion (JPN) 2002   GBP 6,058,055   GBP 6,211,385
Maurice (JPN) 2011   GBP 6,004,693   not reviewed
Treve (FR) 2010   GBP 6,002,918   not reviewed
Viva Pataca (GB) 2002   GBP 5,994,640   not reviewed
Special Week (JPN) 1995   GBP 5,929,086   GBP 5,700,644
Gloria de Campeao (BRZ) 2003   GBP 5,927,616   not reviewed
Narita Brian (JPN) 1991   GBP 5,856,861   GBP 5,949,782
Eishin Flash (JPN) 2007   GBP 5,849,194   GBP 5,845,679
Makybe Diva (GB) 1999   GBP 5,795,064   GBP 6,028,031
Zenno Rob Roy (JPN) 2000   GBP 5,791,478   GBP 5,814,128
Skip Away (USA) 1993   GBP 5,768,753   not reviewed
Just A Way (JPN) 2009   GBP 5,735,667   GBP 5,544,778
American Pharaoh (USA) 2012   GBP 5,531,104   not reviewed
Tap Dance City (USA) 1997   GBP 5,404,241   GBP 5,695,073
Curlin (USA) 2004   GBP 5,291,024   GBP 5,291,580
Dunaden (USA)   GBP 5,271,584   not reviewed
Stay Gold (JPN) 1994   GBP 5,261,565   GBP 5,629,967
      
Some that should be on the list:      
So You Think (NZ) 2006    omitted   GBP 5,445,105.35
Found (IRE) 2012   omitted   GBP 5,525,376.95
      
Two that suffered due to low rates of exchange against the GBP (and USD):      
Sunline (NZ) 1995   less than GBP 5m.   GBP 4,343,754
Vengeance of Rain (NZ) 2000 (raced in Australia as Subscribe)   less than GBP 5m.   GBP 4,786,231
      
Title: Thorougbred earnings records
Post by: Peter Mair on 2018-Oct-14, 01:14 PM


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Title: Thorougbred earnings records
Post by: PoisonPen7 on 2018-Oct-14, 01:21 PM

The length of a piece of string varies over time


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If we took a poll of people on the forum of who they thought needed to be formally assessed Peter, I would think timw wouldn't get a mention. He is one of the best and accurate contributors to the forum.

On the other hand........
Title: Thorougbred earnings records
Post by: timw on 2018-Oct-14, 08:43 PM
International earnings list deleted and moved above.
Title: Thorougbred earnings records
Post by: wily ole dog on 2018-Oct-15, 06:40 AM

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Title: Thorougbred earnings records
Post by: pwa54 on 2018-Oct-15, 06:51 AM
As someone who wasn’t following international earnings closely, it’s just really surprising the dominance of Japanese horses now. 7 of the top 10 for a start.
Title: Thorougbred earnings records
Post by: PoisonPen7 on 2018-Oct-15, 09:41 AM
As someone who wasn’t following international earnings closely, it’s just really surprising the dominance of Japanese horses now. 7 of the top 10 for a start.

The prizemoney is astonishing in Japan - and increasingly in Australia for that matter - when compared to the rest of the world.

Wondering how expensive it is to have a horse trained in Japan though. They seem to have a very controlled environment not dissimilar to other Asian racing centres.

The appearance of Redzel on the list with only two Group 1 wins begs the question should prizemoney from "closed" races like the Magic Millions, The Pegasus World Cup, The Everest, etc. be included.

Arrogate's figures would include his Pegasus World Cup win in 2017. Take that out and the top 5 would be Japanese horses with Winx the top earner "ex Japan" - with a bullet   :biggrin:
Title: Thorougbred earnings records
Post by: JWesleyHarding on 2018-Oct-15, 09:48 AM
The appearance of Redzel on the list with only two Group 1 wins begs the question should prizemoney from "closed" races like the Magic Millions, The Pegasus World Cup, The Everest, etc. be included.


What about we exclude winnings form races with three or four horses?

Or from races run anti-clockwise?

Or from etc etc.........

 
Title: Thorougbred earnings records
Post by: PoisonPen7 on 2018-Oct-15, 09:52 AM
What about we exclude winnings form races with three or four horses?

Or from races run anti-clockwise?

Or from etc etc.........

No I think there are clear reasons why you shouldn't include earnings from what are (effectively) private races not open to all comers.

As opposed to small fields, etc.  :)
Title: Thorougbred earnings records
Post by: JWesleyHarding on 2018-Oct-15, 11:13 AM
No I think there are clear reasons why you shouldn't include earnings from what are (effectively) private races not open to all comers.

As opposed to small fields, etc.  :)

Exclude age restricted races.

Exclude gender related races

Exclude all races where the acceptances exceed the field limits.

etc etc



 
Title: Thorougbred earnings records
Post by: timw on 2018-Oct-26, 06:09 AM
According to Sam Duncan in today's Age (p23 - not in the sports pages) Winx will become the 'greatest money winner in world racing' if  she wins the Cox Plate.  The best I can do is promote her to fifth in USD, second in GBP and  second in AUD. 
Title: Thorougbred earnings records
Post by: Bubbasmith on 2018-Oct-26, 06:22 AM
According to Sam Duncan in today's Age (p23 - not in the sports pages) Winx will become the 'greatest money winner in world racing' if  she wins the Cox Plate.  The best I can do is promote her to fifth in USD, second in GBP and  second in AUD.
The Age, that says it in a word  :biggrin:
Title: Thorougbred earnings records
Post by: pwa54 on 2018-Oct-26, 06:43 AM

Quote
According to Sam Duncan in today's Age (p23 - not in the sports pages) Winx will become the 'greatest money winner in world racing' if  she wins the Cox Plate.  The best I can do is promote her to fifth in USD, second in GBP and  second in AUD.

They don't make much of an effort do they? A few minutes on Google would show that was fake news.
Title: Thorougbred earnings records
Post by: timw on 2018-Oct-27, 08:50 PM
I have updated all of Winx details (I hope).  I have her ranked fifth in world wide earnings in USD and second in GBP and AUD.  To get to number 1 in USD she will need to win all the same races in autumn 2019 as she won in 2018 and the ATC will need to increase its prizemoney and/or hope the USD / AUD exchange rate increases in Australia's favour (not good for exporters but good for holidays to USA).
Title: Thorougbred earnings records
Post by: JWesleyHarding on 2018-Oct-27, 08:58 PM
I have updated all of Winx details (I hope).  I have her ranked fifth in world wide earnings in USD and second in GBP and AUD.  To get to number 1 in USD she will need to win all the same races in autumn 2019 as she won in 2018 and the ATC will need to increase its prizemoney and/or hope the USD / AUD exchange rate increases in Australia's favour (not good for exporters but good for holidays to USA).


Or do a Redzel and win a couple of Everests.
Title: Thorougbred earnings records
Post by: timw on 2018-Nov-04, 08:59 AM
Enable's win in today's Breeder's Cup Turf takes her to number 20 in my list of the word's top earners with earnings of USD 10,682,238.
Title: Thorougbred earnings records
Post by: timw on 2018-Nov-28, 10:46 PM
EUROPEAN BRED OR TRAINED EARNINGS RECORD HOLDERS SINCE THE 1860s

Note the information will be updated as information comes to hand.
            
EUROPEAN BRED OR TRAINED EARNINGS RECORD HOLDERS SINCE THE 1860s. 
(Must have had first start in Europe)

The record holders are a work in progress and may be altered at any time. 
I have included separately other horses I have discarded as unlikely to be the leading European earner of their era. 
Sometimes the difference between making the list and being discarded is only a few thousand GBP.
If anyone has evidence of another horse I should consider or if you believe any information is incorrect please let me know.
Both Noor and Amerigo raced in England before being sent to USA to race and it is the relatively high USD prizemoney that propelled then to the top of the list.  Ditto for Viva Pataca who went to Hong Kong after starting in England.
All the leaders foaled after the 1960s race outside Europe. As Frankel (GB) 2008 (who some race as the greatest racehorse ever) did not race far from home he had no chance of being a European earnings leader as prizemoney in England is insufficient to compte with the money on offer in Dubai, Hong Kong, USA, Japan and other countries.   
Some of the earnings figures I have below vary substantially from those on pedigreequery or wikipedia.
British newspapers of the 1950-1960s concentrate on whether the leading earner is trained in the UK and they tend to include Ireland as part of the UK. 
Roger Mortimer writing in the Times in the early sixties noted that France was sending its second eleven to England as prizemoney in France was far better yet the French second eleven was still superior to the English stayers and something ought to be done about it.
One of the horses in the 'discard' list is Bon Mot who only had 3 wins yet there is some suggestion his USD earnings would give him a chance a being the leading earner of his era.  While French prizemoney was possibly better than English prizemoney it seems unlikely the figure I have seen is correct.
I have seen 'Sea Bird II' spelt a number of different ways and have elected to go with the way it is spelt here because I like it!
A separate list of of British and Irish trained leading earners would include some of those in the discard list.
Gladiateur is most likely to have earned far more than any European racehorse before him much as Carbine did in Australiasia and as such is, in my opinion, the undisputed record holder of his time. 
            
Gladiateur (FR) 1862      GBP 30,776   USD 235,822      19 starts, 16 wins, 0 seconds, 1 third.
Donovan (GB) 1886   GBP 55,443   USD 268,595      21 starts: 18 wins, 2 seconds, 1 third - passed Gladiateur
Isinglass (GB) 1890    GBP 57,455   USD 285,814      12 starts: 11 wins, 1 second, 0 thirds - passed Donovan
Noor (IRE) 1945   GBP 134,494   USD 385,211   USD 383,968 pedigreequery and wikipedia   31 starts, 12 wins, 6 seconds, 6 thirds.  Win % 38.7, Place % 77.4 - passed Isinglass
Bald Eagle (USA) 1955      GBP 247,709   USD 694,130      29 starts, 12 wins (5 x G1r), 5 seconds, 4 thirds.  Win % 41.4, Place % 72.4. (6 starts in England before going to USA) - passed Noor
Nijinsky II (CAN) 1967   GBP 255,984   USD 614,358   13 starts: 11 wins, 2 seconds, 0 thirds.- passed Bald Eagle in GBP only
Mill Reef (USA) 1968    GBP 311,156   USD 766,759   FRF 4,170,476   14 starts: 12 wins, 2 seconds, 0 thirds - passed Nijinsky II in GBP and Bald Eagle in USD.
Rheingold (IRE) 1969   GBP 370,892   USD 919,958   FRF 4,041,703   17 starts, 9 wins (4 x G1), 4 seconds, 1 third.  Win % 52.9, Place % 82.4.  - passed Mill Reef in GBP and USD but not in FRF
#Dahlia (USA) 1970   GBP 673,003   USD 1,541,994   FRF 7,131,752   46 starts: 15 wins, 3 seconds, 7 thirds -    passed Rheingold in GBP, USD and FRF on 27 July 1974 - also passed Mill Reef in FRF on 27 July 1974..
#Allez France (USA) 1970   GBP 570,015   USD 1,361,872   FRF 6,232,245   21 starts: 13 wins, 3 seconds, 1 third - passed Rheingold in GBP, USD and FRF on 6 October 1974.
*Exceller (USA) 1973   GBP 887,317   USD 1,640,322   FRF 7,554,756   33 starts: 15 wins, 5 seconds, 3 thirds Passed Allez France / Dahlia
All Along (FR) 1979    GBP 2,043,735  USD 2,959,877  FRF 24,018,020   21 starts: 9 wins, 4 seconds, 2 thirds - Passed Exceller.
Lando (GER) 1990   GBP 1,955,374  USD 3,055,460   FRF 15,687,633  DEM 4,563,261   23 starts, 10 wins (7 x G1), 2 seconds, 1 third. - Passed All Along in USD but not GBP and FRF.
**Singspiel (IRE) 1992      GBP 3,324,445   USD 5,432,807  FRF 29,046,459   20 starts: 9 wins, 8 seconds, 0 thirds - Passed All Along in GBP, USD and FRF and also passed Lando in USD.
## Fantastic Light (USA) 1996     GBP 5,792,060   USD 8,507,626    FRF / EUR (Raced in both eras)   25 starts: 12 wins, 5 seconds, 3 thirds passed Singspiel
### Viva Pataca (GB) 2002 (late Comic Strip)       GBP 5,996,622   USD 10,549,359  EUR 7,787,524  HKD 82,054,910   51 starts: 18 wins, 5 seconds, 10 thirds.  Win % 35.3, Place % 64.7. - passed Fantastic Light in GBP on 30 May 2010 and USD on 26 April 2009.
Cirrus des Aigles (FR) 2006   GBP 6,159,677   USD 9,804,803   EUR 7,347,430   67 starts: 22 wins, 20 seconds, 6 thirds - passed Viva Pataca in GBP on 14 Dec 2014 but did not pass Viva Pataca in USD.
Flintshire (GB) 2010   GBP 6,414,248   USD 9,602,227   EUR 8,205,359   24 starts: 8 wins, 12 seconds, 1 third - passed Cirrus des Aigles in GBP but did not pass Viva Pataca in USD.
Highland Reel (IRE) 2012   GBP 7,875,927   USD 10,525,708   EUR 9,395,997   27 starts: 10 wins, 6 seconds, 3 thirds.- passed Flintshire in GBP and Cirrus des Aigles in USD
Enable (GB) 2014   Passed Highland Reel in GBP and USD only   GBP 8,139,550   USD 10,682,238   EUR 9,230,001   11 starts: 10 wins, 0 seconds, 1 third (as at 3 November 2018).
Thunder Snow (IRE) 2012 Passed Enable  USD 16,393,534   GBP 12,265,675  EUR 14,140,249  23 starts: 8 wins (4 x G1), 7 seconds, 3 thirds (as at 30 March 2019)

# I have included both Allez France and Dahlia as leading earners as I do not have enough information at this stage to split them.  Perhaps they could have both been leading earners at various times during their careers.               
## I emailed equibase.com about the relative difference between 'racingpost' career earnings of GBP 4,207,029 and equibase.com career earnings of USD 8,486,957 which on the prevailing exchange rates suggests a USD 2,000,000 difference.  equibase.com replied that Fantastic Light earned USD 1,000,000 Emirates World Series bonus for winning the 2000 Hong Kong Cup and another USD 1,000,000 Emirates World Series bonus for winning the 2001 Breeder's Cup Turf run at Belmont, New York, USA. This means the racingpost' figure is understated by the GBP equivalent of USD 2,000,000.
### There is some estimation involved in arriving at Viva Pataca's figure especially around his first 4 starts in Hong Kong but I doubt it is too far off the mark.  All his UK starts were covered by the 'racingpost'.
* Exceller won four group 1 races in Europe before racing in North America where he won seven grade 1 races for a total of 11 group/grade 1 races.  Figures are estimates but error is likely to be less than 2 per cent.  Further I suspect most of the difference between my USD figure and that on equibase or wikipedia/pedigreequery may be due to the fact that I have reduced his Canadian dollar earnings by about USD 12,000 to allow for exchange rate differences whereas I suspect the other websites have assumed CAD 1.00 = USD 1.00.  I have CAD 116,100 = USD 103,999.
** Singspiel raced twice at Woodbine in Canada in 1996 winning the Canadian International (CAD 600,000) and a month later running second in the Breeders Cup Turf.  I found the equibase results sheet for the Breeders Cup Turf a little confusing about whether prizemoney is in USD or CAD and these figures assume second prize as being USD 400,000 rather than CAD 400,000. Based on Reserve Bank of Australia exchange rates for the day of the race USD 400,000 equals CAD 472,562.88.  Change to figures above made 20 Feb 2019 and does not alter Singspiel's place on the list.
         

DISCARDS         
Kincsem (HUN) 1874 (mare)   GBP ???   USD ???   55 starts, 54 wins and 1 dead heat (she won the run-off), (3 x G1 retrospective) 0 seconds and 0 thirds.  Win % 100.0, Place % 100.0.
St Simon (GB) 1881   GBP ???   USD ???   9 starts, 9 wins , 0 seconds and 0 thirds.  Win % 100.0, Place % 100.0.
Ormonde (GB) 1883   GBP 28,495   USD 138,447   16 starts, 16 wins (5 x G1 retrospective), 0 seconds and 0 thirds.  Win % 100.0, Place % 100.0.
Ayrshire (GB) 1885   GBP 35,900   USD 174,698   16 starts, 11 wins (3 x G1 retrospective), 1 second and 3 thirds.  Win % 68.8, Place % 93.8.
La Fleche (GB) 1889 (mare)   GBP 34,585   USD ???   24 starts, 16 wins, 3 seconds and 2 thirds.  Win % 66.7, Place % 87.5.
Orme (GB) 1889   GBP 32,528   USD ???   18 starts, 14 wins, 3 seconds and 0 thirds.  Win % 77.8, Place % 94.4
Persimmon (GB) 1893   GBP 34,706   USD ???   9 starts, 7 wins, 1 second, 1 thirds.  Win % 77.8, Place % 100.0.
Flying Fox (GB) 1896   GBP 40,096   USD ???   11 starts, 9 wins (4 x G1 retrospective), 2 seconds and 0 thirds.  Win % 81.8, Place % 100.0.
La Camargo (FR) 1898   GBP ?????   USD 176,768   34 starts, 24 wins (9 x G1 retrospective), 6 seconds, 1 third  (no wikipedia page)
Ksar (FR) 1918   GBP 32,325   USD 118,589   15 starts: 11 wins, 3 seconds, 0 thirds, 1 unplaced.  Win % 73.3, Place % 93.3.
Bahram (IRE) 1932   over GBP 43,000      9 starts, 9 wins, 0 seconds, 0 thirds.  Win % 100.0, Place % 100.0.
Nearco (ITY) 1935   ITL 1,000,500 + FRF ? For 1st Grand Prix de Paris (BEofBFR)      14 starts, 14 wins, 0 seconds, 0 thirds.  Win % 100.0, Place % 100.0.
Tulyar (IRE) 1949   GBP 76,696   USD 214,750   13 starts: 11 wins, 2 seconds, 0 thirds.
*Ribot (GB) 1952   GBP 102,198   USD 286,156   16 starts: 16 wins, 0 second, 0 thirds.
* The French franc was revalued in 1960 so that 100 old francs became 1 'New Franc' This meant that my estimate of Ribot's worldwide earnings of FRF 83,288,656 francs was worth just 832,886 'New Francs' (FRF 832,886) by 1960 (see eg 'https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/French_franc' for further information)           
Ballymoss (IRE) 1954   GBP 107,165 or GBP 114,150 (both wikipedia)   USD 299,411   13 starts: 11 wins, 2 seconds, 0 thirds.
Amerigo (GB) 1955      GBP 153,098   USD 428,679      46 starts: 14 wins, 12 seconds, 6 thirds.
Exbury (FR) 1959      GBP 156,120   USD 437,138      15 or 16 starts: 8 wins, 3 seconds and 3 thirds.
Ragusa (IRE) 1960   GBP 146,650   USD 421,147   12 starts, 7 wins (4 x G1 (retrospective)), 1 second and 2 thirds.  Win % 58.3, Place % 83.3
Relko (FR) 1960   GBP 149,136      
Baldric II (USA) 1961   GBP 149,302   USD 418,049   12 starts, 5 wins , 3 seconds and 1 thirds.  Win % 41.7, Place % 75.0.
Santa Claus (GB) 1961      USD 387,124   7 starts, 4 wins, 2 seconds and 0 thirds.  Win % 57.1, Place % 85.7.
Sea Bird II (FR) 1962   GBP 229,411   USD 642,356      8 starts: 7 wins, 1 second and 0 thirds.
Bon Mot (FR) 1963   GBP 141,041   USD 393,099   13 starts, 4 wins, 3 seconds and 3 thirds.  Win % 30.8, Place % 76.9.
Charlottown (GB) 1963   GBP 122,100   USD 341,361   11 starts, 7 wins, 3 seconds, 0 thirds.  Win % 63.6, Place % 90.6
Ribocco (USA) 1964   GBP 155,669   USD 401,986   14 starts, 5 wins, 5 seconds and 3 thirds.  Win % 35.7, Place % 92.9.
Royal Palace (GB) 1964   GBP 166,063   USD 307,798   11 starts, 9 wins, 1 second, 1 third.  Win % 81.8, Place % 90.9.
Sir Ivor (USA) 1965      USD 560,760   13 starts, 8 wins, 3 seconds, 1 third.  Win % 61.5, Place % 92.3.
Brigadier Gerard (GB) 1968  GBP 253,090   USD 620,334   FRF 3,223,903   18 starts, 17 wins, 1 second, 0 thirds.  Win % 94.4, Place % 100.0.
Grundy (IRE) 1972           GBP 324,489   USD 716,169   11 starts: 8 wins (5 x G1 (retrospective)), 2 seconds, 1 third.  Win % 72.7, Place % 90.9.
Blushing Groom (FR) 1974      USD 407,153 or USD 372,802   10 starts: 7 wins (5 x G1), 1 second, 2 thirds.  Win % 70.0, Place % 100.0.
Alleged (USA) 1974           GBP 340,598   USD 630,562   10 starts: 9 wins (2 x G1), 1 second, 0 thirds.  Win % 90.0, Place % 100.0.
J O Tobin (USA) 1974   GBP 365,621   USD 659,608   21 starts: 12 wins (2 x G1), 2 seconds, 2 thirds.
The Minstrel (CAN) 1974   GBP 333,197   USD 570,605   9 starts: 7 wins (4 x Group 1), 1 second, 1 third.
Erin's Isle (IRE) 1978   USD 1,233,889 (equibase)    33 starts, 9 wins (5 x G1), 3 seconds and 7 thirds.
^Theatrical (IRE) 1982   GBP 1,832,291   USD 2,942,004   22 starts: 10 wins, 4 seconds, 2 thirds.
^^Miesque (USA) 1984   GBP 1,157,916   USD 1,973,172   16 starts: 12 wins (10 x G1 (7 x FR, 1 x GB, 2 x USA)), 3 seconds, 1 third.
Kotashaan (FR) 1988   GBP 1,774,295   USD 2,664,362   22 starts, 10 wins (5 x G1), 5 seconds, 2 thirds.
Ouija Board (GB) 2001   GBP 3,443,479   USD 6,307,755   22 starts: 10 wins (7 x G1), 3 seconds, 5 thirds.
Goldikova (IRE) 2005   GBP  4,396,692   USD 7,180,391       EUR 5,183,006   27 Starts: 17 wins (14 x G1), 6 seconds, 3 thirds
Zarkava (IRE) 2005           GBP 2,629,768   USD 4,801,038   7 starts: 7 wins (5 x G1), 0 seconds, 0 thirds.
Danedream (GER) 2008   GBP 3,234,720   USD 5,089,862 EUR 3,809,808   17 starts: 8 wins (5 x G1), 0 seconds, 4 thirds.
Frankel (GB) 2008           GBP 2,998,302   USD 4,788,386   14 starts: 14 wins (10 x Group 1), 0 second, 0 thirds.
Treve (FR) 2010           GBP 5,930,560   USD 9,516,031   13 starts: 9 wins (6 x Group 1), 1 second, 1 third.
Found (IRE) 2012           GBP 5,525,377   USD 7,647,067   21 starts: 6 wins (3 x Group 1), 11 seconds and 3 thirds.
Cracksman (GB) 2014   GBP 2,799,254   USD 3,681,356   11 starts: 8 wins (4 x Group 1), 2 seconds, 1 third.
Thunder Snow (IRE) 2014 GBP 6,665,592  USD 9,073,534  21 starts: 7 wins (3 x Group 1), 6 seconds, 3 thirds.
         
^ Theatrical's figure relies on an estimate of earnings from one Irish and one German start and some other guesswork as to timing of amounts earned for exchange rate purposes however it is unlikely the figures above are out by more than a few thousand GBP or USD.  The USD figure above splits the equibase and pedigreequery career USD figures but that is probably a fluke on my part.           
^^ Some guesswork re Miesque's two UK starts but error unlikly to be more that GBP 10,000         
Title: Thorougbred earnings records
Post by: timw on 2018-Dec-09, 10:19 AM
First mare to earn more than USD 1,000,000

Allez France (USA) 1970 v Dahlia (USA) 1970

According to Allez France’s Wikipedia page at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Allez_France :  Allez France was the first filly in Thoroughbred horse racing history to earn $1 million, according to the United States National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame. However, Sports Illustrated says that Dahlia was "the first filly to win $1 million (just before Allez did it)", and the U.S. National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame contradicts itself by saying that Dahlia was "the first female Thoroughbred to earn $1 million."

Allez France

Allez France’s career record:  21 starts, 13 wins (8 x G1), 3 seconds and 1 third.  Win % 61.9, Place % 81.0. 

She raced in France, 18 times,  England twice for 2 seconds in the Champion Stakes and her last race was in the USA in the National Thoroughbred Championship Hcp at Santa Anita over 10f of dirt where she ran 11th of 11.  She had never raced on dirt before. I understand this race was being promoted as a big money dirt lead up race to the Washington DC International (it was run the week before) but I have no further information about the race. 
Allez France competed against Dahlia on 8 occasions (they also raced on the same date as 2YOs but possibly in different races) and on each of those 8 occasions Allez France beat Dahlia home.  Allez France won seven of them.  The closest Dahlia came was a second in the Prix de Diane.  The only time Allez France did not win the race in which both competed was the 1975 Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe where she finished fifth (as defending champion) to Dahlia’s 15th.

Even though Allez France had one race in the USA her career summary record does not appear on equibase.com.   

Her career summary and race record (limited details)does appear on ‘france-galop.com’ in euros not French francs even though the franc was the currency at the time she raced.  From looking at a number of horse earnings details from the pre euro period (pre 1 January 1999) it seems all pre 1 January 1999 French francs amounts of ‘france-galop’ were converted to euros at the rate of €1 = 6.55957FF which was the agreed rate on the introduction of the Euro on 1 January 1999.  As the euro did not exist when Allez France raced there is no rate of exchange to work out her earnings in other currencies so I have converted the euros back to French francs first.   Ditto for Dahlia.

According to Wikipedia, ‘pedigreequery’ and ‘amercanclassicpedigrees’ Allez France career earnings were USD 1,386,146. She is not inducted into the US National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame although her trainer for 1974 and 1975 Angel Penna was inducted and it is under his bio that the reference to her becoming the first mare to win USD 1,000,000 is made.

Doing the best I can with the limited information at my fingertips I have her career earnings as follows:
France earnings in FRF:       FRF 5,996,650  (Starts 18: 13-1-1-3)
England earnings in GBP:    GBP 23,859.00  (Starts 2: 0-2-0-0)
United States earnings in USD:  USD 0.00  (Starts 1: 0-0-0-1)

I have converted these amounts to calculate worldwide earnings into FRF, USD, GBP and AUD amounts as follows:
FRF 6,232,244.70
USD 1,361,871.54
GBP 570,015.08
AUD 980,494.42

(This is based on Reserve Bank of Australia (rba.gov.au.statistics/…) monthly exchange rates as published for the month the race for USD and GBP amounts and annual rates at PACIFIC Exchange Rate Service http://fx.sauder.ubc.ca to convert to FRF amounts to USD first before converting into other currencies.  During the period both horses raced currency rates were fixed by governments but there were ‘unofficial’ rates offered by banks.  World governments were considering moving to the floating rates we are familiar with today which happened later.  Reuters were publishing daily rates during this period but they do not appear to be on the internet.)   

Amazingly my USD figure is close to the USD 1,386,146 other sources quote.

Dahlia

Dahlia’s career record:  48 starts, 15 wins (10 x G1), 3 seconds and 7 thirds.  Win % 31.3, Place % 52.1.

Even though she couldn’t beat Allez France at home she had a fantastic international career winning two King George’s and a Washington DC International among her 10 Group 1 wins as well as winning a Canadian International (then a Group 2 race).  Dahlia ran twice on dirt in the USA but was not placed among the 13 starts she had in the US in 1976 as a six year old.  (Allez France retired after her five year old season.)

Again, doing the best I can with the limited information at my fingertips I have her career earnings as follows:
France earnings in FRF:  FRF 1,929,300  (Starts 21: 5-3-3-10)
Ireland earnings in Irish Pounds:  IEP 22,474.00  (Starts 1: 1-0-0-0)
England earnings in GBP:  GBP 253,865.50  (Starts 6: 4-0-2-0)
United States earnings in USD:  USD 361,699.40  (Starts 17: 4-0-2-11)
Canada earnings in Canadian Dollars:  CAD 102,972.00  (Starts 2: 1-0-0-1)
Italian earnings in Lira:  ITL 0.00  (Starts 1: 0-0-0-1)

I have converted these amounts to calculate worldwide earnings into FRF, USD, GBP and AUD amounts on the same basis as for Allez France  (using annual rates for FRF, CAD and ITL amounts (IEP = GBP then) to arrive at the following amounts:
FRF 7,131,770.85
USD 1,541,997.76
GBP 673,004.66
AUD 1,112,618.20

My USD figure is close enough to the ‘equibase.com’ figure of USD 1,489,105 to suggest that I am in the ball park.  As one might expect the US National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame total is the same as the ‘equibase.com’ total.

Dahlia’s 1973 earnings -

The major difference between my figure and the ‘equibase.com’ figure  is Dahlia’s 1973 earnings which I have at USD 587,789 and equibase.com has at USD 541,577 so some further work required here. 

A possible reason for the difference is the amount of French francs earned by Dahlia in winning the Prix St Alary (G1) at Longchamp on 20 May 1973.  ‘france-galop’ has earnings of EUR 71,834 which equates to FRF 471,200 while ‘galop-seiger’ has first prize as FRF 350,000.   If FRF 350,000 is plugged into the calculations the USD total falls to USD 1,514,778 a reduction of USD 27,218. 

The million dollar milestone

If first prize for the Prix St Alary is FRF 471,200 then:

-   Dahlia passed the USD 1,000,000 total on 20 August 1974 when she won Benson & Hedges Gold Cup (G1) at Yorkt
-   Allez France passed USD 1,000,000 total on 6 October 1974 when she won the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe (GI) at Longchamp .

If first prize for the Prix St Alary is FRF 350,000 the answer is still the same albeit the margin for error is only about USD 3,000.

If the benchmark was set at FRF 5,000,000 Allez France exceeded that total on 6 October 1974 and Dahlia six days later. 

If the benchmark was set at GBP 500,000 Dahlia exceeded that total on 9 November 1974 whereas Allez France took until 4 May 1975.   

I need some more information before I can publish detailed race records. 

Title: Thorougbred earnings records
Post by: timw on 2018-Dec-20, 09:18 PM
International earnings comparisons – some observations

Australia and New Zealand seem to be the only major racing countries that include the value of trophies in their career earnings figures.  Winx has earned AUD 647,150 in trophies to date.  The British do not include bonuses whereas the Americans do.  Winx earned AUD 30,000 in BOBS bonuses as a 2YO which is trivial compared to the several million some horses have earned (eg Fantastic Light (USA) 1996) (equibase.com (USA) included the bonuses whereas racingpost.com (Britain) did not). 

In Australia we now have the ridiculous situation where a horse’s New South Wales earnings are counted after amounts are deducted for jockey and equine welfare whereas in Victoria the gross amount is included in a horse’s earnings before the deduction is made. 
Title: Thorougbred earnings records
Post by: timw on 2019-Jan-08, 09:08 PM
I have updated the list of European bred or trained leading money earners since the 1960s.  Noor (IRE) 1945 is the big mover.  He won a bundle in the USA which meant giving Tulyar and Ribot the boot from the list.  They now appear in the discards list.  According to one report I read the Aga Khan only sold Noor to the USA because an American wanted to buy another horse he owned and the Aga Khan said he can only have the one he wanted if he took Noor as well.  Noor's complete race record has been posted under race records of international champions and I assume tontonan has supplied the photo.   

Cheers   
Title: Thorougbred earnings records
Post by: timw on 2019-Jan-15, 07:58 PM
I have updated "EUROPEAN BRED OR TRAINED EARNINGS RECORD HOLDERS SINCE THE 1860s." to include as a subtitle "(Must have had first start in Europe)".  This means Viva Pataca (GB) 2002 (late Comic Strip)  falls between Fantastic Light and Cirrus des Aigles.  This also means Makybe Diva can never be considered a European.
Title: Thorougbred earnings records
Post by: timw on 2019-Feb-02, 10:12 PM
I have included Exceller (USA) 1973 in the list of European earnings record holders.  He had his first 15 starts in France and England and he won three group 1 races in France and one group 1 in England by July 1977.  Around this time he was entered in the 1977 Melbourne Cup where was given 62.5kg.  Instead of coming to Melbourne he was  sent to the North America to race.  His first start was a second in October 1977 in the grade 1 Man O'war Stakes.  At his next start he won the grade 1 Canadian International in late October 1977 before running third in the 1977 Washington DC International .  He won a further six grade 1 races in 1978 including the Hollywood Gold Cup and the Jockey Club Gold Cup.       
Title: Thorougbred earnings records
Post by: timw on 2019-Feb-24, 10:39 AM
I have included Lando (GER) 1990 in the list of leading European stake winners which came as a surprise.  My British pounds and US dollar earnings are broadly in line with the earnings of racingpost and equibase respectively.  The total earnings on galopp-seiger and wikipedia for earnings in euros/marks and euros respectively seem to be wrong but are not relevant to my main analysis in GBP and USD.
Title: Thorougbred earnings records
Post by: timw on 2019-Mar-07, 05:50 PM
THE JAPAN CUP                              
                              
Included below is a table of prizemoney paid in JPY (Japanese yen) to the top 5 in the Japan Cup for the 1988 to 2018 years the years for which jbis.jp (Japan Bloodstock Information Services) published earnings (Japan Cup first run in 1981).  The amounts do not include trophies which are not included by jbis.                              
I have collated this information for future readers to provide an accurate earnings record and to explain why the amounts converted to foreign currency for use in foreign records can vary wildly from a simple currency conversion undertaken at the Japan Cup race date.                               
                              
I have picked three Japan Cup results published by racingpost.com to illustrate the problem:                               
                              
1. Singspiel earned JPY 135,612,000 for winning the 1996 Japan Cup.  'racingpost' calculated that Singspiel had earned £1,073,993 for first in 1996 whereas I have calculated he earned £721,411 (using Reserve Bank of Australia daily rates to calculate the appropriate cross rate) or 48.87% less . This is the most extreme example of an overstatement.                                
Year on year currency fluctuations seem to account for 20-25% of the difference.  I do not have a copy of the 1996 International Cataloguing Standards book (if one exists) to assist with the analysis.                                
                              
2.  The 2001 International Cataloguing Standards book ('the book'), published prizemoney for the first time for the Japan Cup in both USD and JPY and set out the exchange rates it had used in converting JPY to USD, GBP, AUD and other currencies for racing prizemoney offered around the world.                                
Jungle Pocket earned JPY 253,864,000 in 2001 which racingpost calculated was equal to £1,457,524.   The book did not publish a rate for JPY to GBP so I infer racingpost first converted JPY into USD and then converted USD into GBP in accordance with the rates in the book (creating a JPY to GBP cross rate).                                    
Using Reserve Bank of Australia daily indicator rates to calculate a JPY to GBP cross rate appropriate to race date I have calculated the horse earned £1,466,699 a less than 1% difference.                              
The closeness of the racingpost figure to a figure using current exchange rates can be attributed to the fact that the USD appreciated against both the JPY and GBP by just over 6% and 5% respectively over the figures published in the book effectively cancelling out all but about a 1% change in the JPY to GBP notional cross rate I assume was used by racingpost.                               
                              
3.  In 2008 Screen Hero earned JPY 253,864,000 for first and racingpost reported a first prize of £1,141,577.                                
Using Reserve Bank of Australia daily indicator rates to calculate the appropriate cross rate I have calculated the horse earned £1,731,776 or 34% more.                                
The notional cross rate at the time of the race using Reserve Bank of Australia daily indicator rates was JPY 146.59 to GBP 1.00 whereas the I January 2003 notional cross rate derived from the 2008 International Cataloguing Standards book was JPY 222.9 to GBP 1.00 and I assume this rate, or a rate close to it, was used by racingpost.                               
                              
I have assumed that racingpost picked up the correct Japanese yen earnings and there are no other reasons for differences such as typos.                               
                              
For the 31 years (1988 and 2018) of Japan Cup results surveyed the racingpost GBP prizes varied up or down from the race date conversion by:                               
less than 5%   10                           
between 5-10%   6                           
between 10% -20%   5                           
between 20% -30%   4                           
between 30% -40%   3                           
more than 40%    3                           
                              
Because of the high value of international Japanese race prizemoey the results reported 'officially' can vary widely from the real result.  Many of the big international prizemoney races are run in October and November around the world and 'official' conversion races set on 1 January can be very misleading.                                
According to my observations the exchange rate variations have fed into conversions used by racing bodies in Australia, USA, France and other media at least in the 1980s and 1990s.                               
I observe that galopp-seiger.de reports all results in foreign currency and they have not joined the frenzy of other European on-line publishers in the euro currency area of rewriting all pre euro results into euros (very orwellian) sometimes with marvellous inaccuracy (one irish website in particular comes to mind).                                  
                              
Other Japan Cup prizemoney issues:                              
 'racingpost' reported prizemoney down to ninth place in 2008 and 2009 whereas jbis did not record any prizemoney beyond fifth place money in any of the 1988 to 2018 years.                                
The JRA currently offers Japan Cup sixth to tenth placegetters 'participation incentive money' however this is not recorded as prizemoney by jbis.                                
After 2009 racingpost only reported first to fifth prizemoney consistent with the jbis approach to prizemoney.                              
                              
Year   Winner   1st prize   Second   2nd prize   Third   3rd prize   Fourth    4th prize   Fifth   5th prize
27/11/1988.   Pay the Butler (USA)   ¥95,169,400   Tamamo Cross (JPN)   ¥38,048,400   Oguri Cap (JPN)   ¥24,024,200   My Big Boy (USA)    ¥14,000,000   Tony Bin (IRE)   ¥9,500,000
26/11/1989.   Horlicks (NZ)   ¥103,161,000   Oguri Cap (JPN)   ¥41,046,000   Pay the Butler (USA)   ¥26,023,000   Super Creek (JPN)   ¥15,000,000   Hawkster (USA)   ¥10,300,000
25/11/1990.   Better Loosen Up (AUS)   ¥110,180,600   Ode (USA)   ¥44,051,600   Cacoethes (USA)   ¥28,025,800   White Stone (JPN)   ¥17,000,000   Alwuhush (USA)   ¥11,000,000
24/11/1991.   Golden Pheasant (USA)   ¥120,175,000   Magic Night (FR)   ¥48,050,000   Shaftesbury Avenue (AUS)   ¥30,025,000   Mejiro McQueen (JPN)    ¥18,000,000   Rough Habit (NZ)   ¥12,000,000
29/11/1992.   Tokai Teio (JPN)   ¥133,192,000   Naturalism (NZ)   ¥52,912,000   Dear Doctor (FR)   ¥33,456,000   Legacy World (JPN)   ¥20,000,000   Hishi Masaru (USA)   ¥13,000,000
28/11/1993.   Legacy World (JPN)   ¥133,780,000   Kotashaan (USA)   ¥53,080,000   Winning Ticket (JPN)   ¥33,540,000   Platini (GER)   ¥20,000,000   Star of Cozzene (USA)   ¥13,000,000
27/11/1994.   Marvelous Crown (JPN)   ¥133,486,000   Paradise Creek (USA)   ¥52,996,000   Royce and Royce (JPN)   ¥33,498,000   Hernando (FR)   ¥20,000,000   Sandpit (BRZ)   ¥13,000,000
26/11/1995.   Lando (GER) 1990   ¥135,360,000   Hishi Amazon (JPN)   ¥53,960,000   Hernando (FR)   ¥33,480,000   Taiki Blizzard (USA)   ¥20,000,000   Awad (USA)   ¥13,200,000
24/11/1996.   Singspiel (IRE) 1992   ¥135,612,000   Fabulous la Fouine (FR)   ¥54,032,000   Strategic Choice (GB) DH 3rd   ¥26,758,000   Helissio (FR) DH 3rd   ¥26,758,000   Awad (USA)   ¥13,200,000
23/11/1997.   Pilsudski (IRE) 1992   ¥134,940,000   Air Groove (JPN)   ¥53,840,000   Bubble Gum Fellow (JPN)   ¥33,420,000   Caitano (GB)    ¥20,000,000   Silk Justice (JPN)   ¥13,200,000
29/11/1998.   El Condor Pasa (USA) 1995   ¥135,234,000   Air Groove (JPN)   ¥53,924,000   Special Week (JPN)   ¥33,462,000   Chief Bearhart (CAN)   ¥20,000,000   Maxzene (USA)   ¥13,200,000
28/11/1999.   Special Week (JPN)   ¥135,318,000   Indigenous (IRE)   ¥53,948,000   High Rise (IRE)   ¥33,474,000   Montjeu (IRE)   ¥20,000,000   Rascal Suzuka (JPN)   ¥13,200,000
26/11/2000.   T.M.Opera O (JPN)   ¥253,486,000   Meisho Doto (JPN)   ¥100,996,000   Fantastic Light (UAE)   ¥63,498,000   Ela Athena (GB)   ¥38,000,000   Daiwa Texas (JPN)   ¥25,000,000
25/11/2001.   Jungle Pocket (JPN)   ¥253,192,000   T.M.Opera O (JPN)   ¥100,912,000   Narita Top Road (JPN)   ¥63,456,000   Stay Gold (JPN)   ¥38,000,000   Meisho Doto (JPN)   ¥25,000,000
24/11/2002.   Falbrav (IRE)   ¥253,444,000   Sarafan (USA)   ¥100,980,000   Symboli Kris S (JPN)   ¥63,492,000   Magnaten (USA)   ¥38,000,000   Jungle Pocket (JPN)   ¥25,000,000
30/11/2003.   Tap Dance City (JPN)   ¥253,864,000   That's the Plenty (JPN)   ¥101,104,000   Symboli Kris S (JPN)   ¥63,552,000   Neo Universe (JPN)   ¥38,000,000   Active Bio (JPN)   ¥25,000,000
28/11/2004.   Zenno Rob Roy (JPN)   ¥253,360,000   Cosmo Bulk (JPN)   ¥100,960,000   Delta Blues (JPN)   ¥63,480,000   Policy Maker (IRE)   ¥38,000,000   Narita Century (JPN)   ¥25,000,000
27/11/2005.   Alkaased (GB)   ¥253,864,000   Heart's Cry (JPN)   ¥101,104,000   Zenno Rob Roy (JPN)   ¥63,552,000   Lincoln (JPN)   ¥38,000,000   Ouija Board (GB)   ¥25,000,000
26/11/2006.   Deep Impact (JPN)   ¥252,352,000   Dream Passport (JPN)   ¥100,672,000   Ouija Board (GB)   ¥63,336,000   Cosmo Bulk (JPN)   ¥38,000,000   Fusaichi Pandora (JPN)   ¥25,000,000
25/11/2007.   Admire Moon (JPN)   ¥253,780,000   Pop Rock (JPN)   ¥101,080,000   Meisho Samson (JPN)   ¥63,540,000   Vodka (JPN)   ¥38,000,000   Delta Blues (JPN)   ¥25,000,000
30/11/2008.   Screen Hero (JPN)   ¥253,864,000   Deep Sky (JPN)   ¥101,104,000   Vodka (JPN)   ¥63,552,000   Matsurida Gogh (JPN)   ¥38,000,000   Oken Buce Lee (JPN)   ¥25,000,000
29/11/2009.   Vodka(JPN)   ¥253,864,000   Oken Bruce Lee (JPN)   ¥101,104,000   Red Desire (JPN)   ¥63,552,000   Conduit (IRE)   ¥38,000,000   Air Shady (JPN)   ¥25,000,000
28/11/2010.   Rose Kingdom (JPN)   ¥253,780,000   Buena Vista (JPN)   ¥101,080,000   Victoire Pisa (JPN)   ¥63,540,000   Jaguar Mail (JPN)   ¥38,000,000   Pelusa (JPN)   ¥25,000,000
27/11/2011.   Buena Vista (JPN)   ¥253,444,000   Tosen Jordan (JPN)   ¥100,984,000   Jaguar Mail (JPN)   ¥63,492,000   Trailblazer (JPN)   ¥38,000,000   Win Variation (JPN)   ¥25,000,000
25/11/2012.   Gentildonna (JPN)   ¥253,570,000   Orfevre (JPN)   ¥101,020,000   Rulership (JPN)   ¥63,510,000   Dark Shadow (JPN)   ¥38,000,000   Fenomeno (JPN)   ¥25,000,000
24/11/2013.   Gentildonna (JPN)   ¥253,780,000   Denim and Ruby (JPN)   ¥101,080,000   Tosen Jordan (JPN)   ¥63,540,000   Admire Rakti (JPN)   ¥38,000,000   Dunaden (FR)   ¥25,000,000
30/11/2014.   Epiphaneia (JPN)   ¥253,822,000   Just a Way (JPN)   ¥101,092,000   Spielberg (JPN)   ¥63,546,000   Gentildonna (JPN)   ¥38,000,000   Harp Star (JPN)   ¥25,000,000
29/11/2015.   Shonan Pandora (JPN)   ¥303,780,000   Last Impact (JPN)   ¥121,080,000   Lovely Day (JPN)   ¥75,540,000   Jungle Cruise (JPN)   ¥45,000,000   Sounds of Earth (JPN)   ¥30,000,000
27/11/2016.   Kitasan Black (JPN)   ¥303,738,000   Sounds of Earth (JPN)   ¥121,068,000   Cheval Grand (JPN)   ¥75,534,000   Gold Actor (JPN)   ¥45,000,000   Real Steel (JPN)   ¥30,000,000
26/11/2017.   Cheval Grand (JPN)   ¥303,654,000   Rey de Oro (JPN)   ¥121,044,000   Kitasan Black(JPN)   ¥75,522,000   Makahiki (JPN)   ¥45,000,000   Idaho (IRE)   ¥30,000,000
25/11/2018.   Almond Eye (JPN)   ¥303,024,000   Kiseki (JPN)   ¥120,864,000   Suave Richard (JPN)   ¥75,432,000   Cheval Grand (JPN)   ¥45,000,000   Mikki Swallow (JPN)   ¥30,000,000
                              
Cheers                              
Title: Thorougbred earnings records
Post by: timw on 2019-Mar-22, 05:24 PM
I stuffed up Buena Vista (JPN) 2006 foreign currency earnings calculations so I have reduced her USD and other earnings which means she falls from first to fifth on the worlds money leading earners table in USD.  I have added a euro comparison for the top seven USD earners.   In the revised table Winx is now third behind Orfevre (JPN) 2008 in USD, second behind Arrogate (USA) 2013 in GBP, third behind TM Opera O (JPN) 1996 in EUR, and second behind TM Opera O (JPN) 1996 in AUD, Earnings from the George Ryder tomorrow will not alter her position.
Title: Thorougbred earnings records
Post by: timw on 2019-Mar-28, 02:16 PM
Of the 24 horses that have earned more than USD 10,000,000 under 'WORLD'S TOP EARNERS' above 14 were bred in Japan so I have amended the list to include earnings of the 24 in Japanese yen (JPY) (previously USD, GBP, EUR and AUD only).  Winx is the first and only horse to have earned more than JPY 2 billion. 
Title: Thorougbred earnings records
Post by: timw on 2019-Mar-31, 08:34 AM
After his win in last night's Dubai World Cup Thunder Snow climbs to number 7 on the world money earning list with career earnings of USD 16,393,534 and becomes Europe's leading money winner passing Enable (USD 10,682,238)
Title: Thorougbred earnings records
Post by: timw on 2019-Apr-14, 05:53 PM
Winx now holds the worldwide earnings record when measured in United States dollars, British pounds and Japanese yen.  She is second to TM Opera O (JPN) 1996 when measured in euros and Australian dollars.
Title: Thorougbred earnings records
Post by: timw on 2019-Apr-26, 04:09 PM
Beauty Generation (NZ) 2012 (late Montaigne)  jumps in at number 4 on the all time Australasian income earners with earnings of AUD 13,121,723  (raced in AUS, HK)  6xG1 (all HK)  29 starts 16 wins 3 seconds 4 thirds  6 unplaced.  Several big races in Hong Kong on Sunday could shake up the leading earners list with the chance that Beauty Generation will pass the USD 10,000,000 mark.  Something for NZedders to crow about. 

PS I think the hkjc have stuffed up their HKD total.  I have him earning HKD 74,030,000 in Hong Kong whereas the hkjc have him on HKD 72,319,280 after deducting Australian equivalent earnings of HKD 2,190,720.   I suspect they omitted earnings from 1 Oct 2017 Celebration Cup first prize of HKD 1,710,000 from total  (HKD 720 error remains). Cannot find any record that he was disqualified.  The other HKD 720 maybe a transposition error if they included Australian equivalent earnings of HKD 2,190,000 instead of HKD 2,190,170 (hkjc figure from a separate enclosure under the horses details for foreign earnings). Of course i could be wrong but i don't want to spend big bucks on their annual publications just to prove one way or the other when the hkjc could give us the information for free like most other countries,   I have looked at the racing post results and their GBP figures are in the ball park with mine.  racenet has a HKD total larger than both hkjc and myself but i do not know how reliable they are.  The hkjc is a pain when it comes to reconciling their published figures not just for this horse but for others I have looked at.

Cheers
Title: Thorougbred earnings records
Post by: timw on 2019-Apr-28, 07:35 PM
Beauty Generation (NZ) 2012 (late Montaigne) has passed Makybe Diva to be number 3 on the all time list of Australasian stake winners after his win in the mile race in Hong Kong today.  Trainer indicated before today's race his next race may be in Japan.  Santa Ana Lane moved up a few places after today's fourth in the HK Sprint. 

It looked like the HK grandstand was only filled to about 1/3rd of capacity if that.   I note from the HK media guide attendance figures that crowds have steadily declined in HK over the last decade (down from their peak by about 1/3rd).
Title: Thorougbred earnings records
Post by: timw on 2019-May-11, 11:03 PM
International equivalent earnings of selected horses.                       
                     
Earnings expressed in  United States dollars (USD), Australian dollars (AUD), British pounds (GBP), Japanese yen (JPY) and euro (EUR) (or French Francs for pre euro era for leading Australian earners). New Zealand dollars (NZD) are shown for horses that commenced racing in New Zealand.                       
Based on Reserve Bank of Australia (rba.gov.au.statistics/…) daily indicative exchange rates as published for the date of the race or the previous trading day if the date falls on a non-trading day. A foreign currency amount is first converted into AUD using Reserve Bank of Australia Daily Indicative Rate before converting that amount into another foreign currency                     
                     
A euro equivalent amount was not calculated for horses that commenced racing before the introduction of the euro on 1 January 1999.                       
In the case of Red Anchor the foreign currency amounts were calculated based on the average of the Sydney Stock Exchange buy /sell rate for the day before the race as published in the Canberra Times for his first and only start before the RBA published daily rates.                     
                     
The list will be added to progressively and figures may change if errors are discovered.                      
                     
Red Anchor (NZ) 1981   USD 666,668   AUD 778,970   GBP 531,441   JPY 161,838,111      EUR N/A   
TRISTARC (NZ) 1981   USD 560,971   AUD 814,255   GBP 417,291   JPY 125,664,395      EUR N/A   
BONECRUSHER (NZ) 1982   USD 1,554,601   AUD 2,226,668   GBP 1,021,054   JPY 253,425,462      EUR N/A   NZD 2,835,080
CAMPAIGN KING (AUS) 1982   USD 1,358,100   AUD 1,832,840   GBP 803,483   JPY 193,168,985      EUR N/A   
BOUNDING AWAY (AUS) 1983   USD 1,038,486   AUD 1,483,650   GBP 687,968   JPY 174,243,549      EUR N/A   
HORLICKS (NZ) 1983   USD 2,274,714   AUD 2,904,514   GBP 1,373,208   JPY 317,776,835   FRF 13,776,756   EUR N/A   NZD 3,782,681
Rubiton (AUS) 1983   USD 962,084   AUD 1,360,330   GBP 586,616   JPY 138,960,168      EUR N/A   
VO ROGUE (AUS) 1983   USD 2,407,511   AUD 3,116,100   GBP 1,412,916   JPY 328,525,746   FRF 14,460,394   EUR N/A   
BEAU ZAM (NZ) 1984   USD 1,782,903   AUD 2,388,675   GBP 989,260   JPY 229,740,558   FRF 10,358,838   EUR N/A   
MR. TIZ (AUS) 1984   USD 546,590   AUD 696,312   GBP 309,090   JPY 74,703,044      EUR N/A   NZD 911,020
PLANET RULER (AUS) 1984   USD 1,120,012   AUD 1,459,595   GBP 649,249   JPY 149,512,222      EUR N/A   
Poetic Prince (AUS) 1984 in NZ ('Our Poetic Prince' in AUS)   USD 2,282,737   AUD 2,842,023   GBP 1,319,395   JPY 298,432,002   FRF 14,151,532   EUR N/A   NZD 3,666,502
SUPER IMPOSE (NZ) 1984   USD 4,365,116   AUD 5,659,358   GBP 2,552,232   JPY 592,651,285   FRF 24,458,477   EUR N/A   
BETTER LOOSEN UP (AUS) 1985   USD 3,618,491   AUD 4,640,302   GBP 1,970,624   JPY 483,581,937   FRF 19,260,972   EUR N/A   
Sydeston (AUS) 1985   USD 2,423,755   AUD 3,105,545   GBP 1,363,517   JPY 339,420,882      EUR N/A   
ZEDITAVE (AUS) 1985   USD 1,029,603   AUD 1,301,900   GBP 582,619   JPY 131,964,211      EUR N/A   
CASTLETOWN (NZ) 1986   USD 1,433,371   AUD 1,901,680   GBP 838,319   JPY 190,081,617      EUR N/A   NZD 2,526,224
ROUGH HABIT (NZ) 1986   USD 2,880,278   AUD 3,852,214   GBP 1,712,582   JPY 362,116,280   FRF 15,904,720   EUR N/A   NZD 5,100,167
SHAFTESBURY AVENUE (AUS) 1986   USD 1,689,746   AUD 2,164,029   GBP 937,461   JPY 232,135,396      EUR N/A   
DURBRIDGE (AUS) 1987   USD 2,522,765   AUD 3,375,743   GBP 1,528,873   JPY 308,958,122      EUR N/A   
Let's Elope (NZ) 1987   USD 2,530,698   AUD 3,277,626   GBP 1,462,496   JPY 324,054,242      EUR N/A   NZD 4,518,423
SURFERS PARADISE (NZ) 1987   USD 1,442,040   AUD 1,852,190   GBP 818,644   JPY 189,427,077      EUR N/A   NZD 2,526,695
TRISCAY (AUS) 1987   USD 1,515,600   AUD 1,942,328   GBP 845,143   JPY 211,133,854      EUR N/A   
SCHILLACI (AUS) 1988   USD 1,692,953   AUD 2,319,128   GBP 1,056,674   JPY 200,894,365      EUR N/A   
VEANDERCROSS (NZ) 1988   USD 1,874,150   AUD 2,591,781   GBP 1,183,099   JPY 230,888,919      EUR N/A   NZD 3,489,446
All Our Mob (AUS) 1989   USD 1,987,342   AUD 2,616,012   GBP 1,259,250   JPY 215,638,128      EUR N/A   
Jeune (GB) 1989   USD 2,187,333   AUD 2,957,462   GBP 1,343,275   JPY 216,575,921      EUR N/A   
SLIGHT CHANCE (NZ) 1989   USD 1,257,791   AUD 1,747,564   GBP 763,741   JPY 150,044,594      EUR N/A   
MAHOGANY (AUS) 1990   USD 2,610,479   AUD 3,670,978   GBP 1,701,062   JPY 279,377,959      EUR N/A   
DANEWIN (AUS) 1991   USD 1,501,222   AUD 2,029,071   GBP 945,937   JPY 142,010,455      EUR N/A   
OCTAGONAL (NZ) 1992   USD 4,539,296   AUD 5,892,231   GBP 2,890,110   JPY 489,387,820      EUR N/A   
Saintly (NZ) 1992   USD 3,015,516   AUD 3,852,765   GBP 1,890,893   JPY 335,894,265      EUR N/A   
Dane Ripper (AUS) 1993   USD 2,216,091   AUD 3,151,833   GBP 1,360,121   JPY 271,507,919      EUR N/A   
INTERGAZE (AUS) 1993   USD 2,544,866   AUD 3,774,806   GBP 1,595,117   JPY 295,591,563      EUR N/A   
MIGHT AND POWER (NZ) 1993   USD 3,531,127   AUD 5,226,286   GBP 2,123,197   JPY 438,227,133      EUR N/A   
ENCOUNTER (AUS) 1994   USD 1,610,731   AUD 2,173,960   GBP 995,783   JPY 198,703,049      EUR N/A   
TIE THE KNOT (AUS) 1994   USD 3,912,021   AUD 6,272,835   GBP 2,431,442   JPY 462,173,893      EUR N/A   
Happyanunoit (NZ) 1995   USD 1,582,239   AUD 2,593,184   GBP 1,009,415   JPY 174,583,188      EUR N/A   NZD 3,255,655
SUNLINE (NZ) 1995   USD 6,615,523   AUD 11,640,216   GBP 4,343,475   JPY 774,021,433      EUR N/A   NZD 14,309,793
NORTHERLY (AUS) 1996   USD 5,091,025   AUD 9,341,850   GBP 3,353,328   JPY 620,160,031      EUR 5,267,574   
TESTA ROSSA (AUS) 1996   USD 1,856,850   AUD 3,041,082   GBP 1,172,480   JPY 207,414,027      EUR N/A   
Fields of Omagh (AUS) 1997   USD 4,551,136   AUD 6,496,240   GBP 2,605,599   JPY 522,423,162      EUR 3,853,822   
TIT FOR TAAT (NZ) 1997   USD 355,464   AUD 629,155   GBP 231,998   JPY 41,787,888      EUR 363,134   NZD 743,043
GRAND ARMEE (AUS) 1998   USD 3,774,237   AUD 5,328,065   GBP 2,146,670   JPY 417,128,668      EUR 3,132,522   
LONHRO (AUS) 1998   USD 3,624,029   AUD 5,790,510   GBP 2,219,374   JPY 419,077,767      EUR 3,351,384   
Choisir (AUS) 1999   USD 1,262,566   AUD 2,164,029   GBP 809,733   JPY 156,164,054      EUR 1,243,041   
MAKYBE DIVA (GB) 1999   USD 10,741,606   AUD 14,526,685   GBP 6,027,017   JPY 1,189,587,351      EUR 8,807,740   
MUMMIFY (AUS) 1999   USD 3,754,112   AUD 5,221,149   GBP 2,141,331   JPY 412,092,585      EUR 3,124,376   
Silent Witness (AUS) 1999 in HK (late 'Eltira' in AUS)   USD 6,759,000   AUD 9,119,736   GBP 3,745,937   JPY 740,859,810      EUR 5,446,663   
DESERT WAR (AUS) 2000    USD 2,361,837   AUD 3,046,610   GBP 1,259,003   JPY 272,236,631      EUR 1,844,756   
ELVSTROEM (AUS) 2000    USD 4,227,033   AUD 5,699,084   GBP 2,335,859   JPY 457,491,623      EUR 3,395,232   
STARCRAFT (NZ) 2000   USD 2,334,250   AUD 3,084,578   GBP 1,275,234   JPY 251,158,307      EUR 1,896,672   NZD 3,457,692
VENGEANCE OF RAIN (NZ) 2000 in HK (late 'Subscribe' in AUS)   USD 9,093,508   AUD 11,586,141   GBP 4,783,631   JPY 1,039,719,463      EUR 7,018,919   
GOOD BA BA (USA) 2001   USD 7,433,068   AUD 9,258,813   GBP 4,284,952   JPY 746,665,351      EUR 5,293,899   
Haradasun (AUS) 2001   USD 2,264,762   AUD 2,704,876   GBP 1,144,470   JPY 264,073,626      EUR 1,652,983   
MISS ANDRETTI (AUS) 2001   USD 2,266,106   AUD 2,833,483   GBP 1,166,948   JPY 265,736,608      EUR 1,717,352   
NICONERO (AUS) 2001   USD 2,566,482   AUD 3,453,627   GBP 1,526,531   JPY 270,876,767      EUR 1,940,914   
SIR SLICK (NZ) 2001   USD 1,406,448   AUD 1,751,181   GBP 782,196   JPY 151,449,200      EUR 1,030,312   NZD 2,058,205
APACHE CAT (AUS) 2002   USD 3,747,082   AUD 4,588,655   GBP 2,069,774   JPY 398,109,745      EUR 2,706,118   
RACING TO WIN (AUS) 2002    USD 2,921,974   AUD 3,762,285   GBP 1,616,706   JPY 329,167,595      EUR 2,254,883   
SEACHANGE (NZ) 2002    USD 1,248,131   AUD 1,521,325   GBP 643,111   JPY 142,062,773      EUR 920,656   NZD 1,737,943
MISS FINLAND (AUS) 2003   USD 3,553,216   AUD 4,632,775   GBP 1,918,519   JPY 416,407,122      EUR 2,789,617   
THESEO (AUS) 2003   USD 2,501,326   AUD 3,235,480   GBP 1,546,863   JPY 245,880,540      EUR 1,845,554   
Viewed (AUS) 2003   USD 4,568,238   AUD 6,006,530   GBP 2,827,413   JPY 443,078,351      EUR 3,366,553   
MUFHASA (NZ) 2004 in NZ ('King Mufhasa' in AUS)   USD 2,600,489   AUD 2,875,270   GBP 1,651,725   JPY 223,334,833      EUR 1,937,537   NZD 3,609,218
WEEKEND HUSSLER (AUS) 2004   USD 2,770,400   AUD 3,096,400   GBP 1,412,533   JPY 299,041,494      EUR 1,869,662   
Americain (USA) 2005   USD 5,820,600   AUD 5,873,711   GBP 3,629,409   JPY 474,960,123      EUR 4,227,787   
Hay List (AUS) 2005   USD 2,551,805   AUD 2,559,575   GBP 1,607,104   JPY 213,633,797      EUR 1,880,431   
Ortensia (AUS) 2005   USD 2,329,958   AUD 2,456,626   GBP 1,456,796   JPY 197,504,226      EUR 1,715,771   
TYPHOON TRACY (AUS) 2005   USD 2,076,233   AUD 2,438,600   GBP 1,337,919   JPY 187,484,387      EUR 1,508,929   
VEYRON (NZ) 2005   USD 922,022   AUD 908,295   GBP 581,929   JPY 78,942,430      EUR 688,268   NZD 1,138,188
BLACK CAVIAR (AUS) 2006   USD 8,040,319   AUD 7,926,013   GBP 5,062,867   JPY 672,437,226      EUR 5,962,200   
MORE JOYOUS (NZ) 2006   USD 4,491,662   AUD 4,572,450   GBP 2,826,464   JPY 373,523,368      EUR 3,340,786   
SHOOT OUT (NZ) 2006   USD 3,137,963   AUD 3,238,950   GBP 2,008,253   JPY 273,903,721      EUR 2,352,268   
SO YOU THINK (NZ) 2006    USD 8,535,340   AUD 8,874,999   GBP 5,445,105   JPY 724,791,288      EUR 6,222,299   
BUFFERING (AUS) 2007   USD 6,462,783   AUD 7,282,434   GBP 4,142,252   JPY 639,125,569      EUR 5,119,390   
Green Moon (IRE) 2007   USD 5,531,402   AUD 5,376,476   GBP 3,462,638   JPY 449,680,655      EUR 4,274,936   
JIMMY CHOUX (NZ) 2007   USD 2,780,938   AUD 2,750,261   GBP 1,729,682   JPY 224,319,444      EUR 1,994,506   NZD 3,640,823
Fiorente (IRE) 2008   USD 6,005,002   AUD 6,266,315   GBP 3,739,338   JPY 573,698,670      EUR 4,479,235   
OCEAN PARK (NZ) 2008   USD 2,890,495   AUD 2,799,264   GBP 1,801,661   JPY 232,033,782      EUR 2,232,339   NZD 3,531,493
BOBAN (AUS) 2009   USD 2,453,279   AUD 2,818,663   GBP 1,541,946   JPY 262,032,116      EUR 1,954,950   
PIERRO (AUS) 2009   USD 4,691,127   AUD 4,536,650   GBP 2,971,301   JPY 396,968,396      EUR 3,582,405   
DUNDEEL (NZ) 2009 in NZ ('It's A Dundeel' in AUS)   USD 4,823,009   AUD 5,398,487   GBP 3,161,520   JPY 510,782,900      EUR 4,057,689   NZD 6,196,650
LANKAN RUPEE (AUS) 2009   USD 3,727,330   AUD 4,129,510   GBP 2,282,692   JPY 387,381,808      EUR 2,807,704   
Almandin (GER) 2010   USD 4,091,435   AUD 5,320,889   GBP 3,228,326   JPY 430,102,766      EUR 3,626,727   
BLACK HEART BART (AUS) 2010   USD 3,049,881   AUD 3,996,580   GBP 2,206,773   JPY 338,204,102      EUR 2,698,926   
CHAUTAUQUA (AUS) 2010   USD 6,693,150   AUD 8,755,653   GBP 4,715,413   JPY 762,444,888      EUR 5,988,588   
Criterion (NZ) 2010   USD 6,060,679   AUD 7,318,696   GBP 3,917,825   JPY 679,779,685      EUR 5,107,467   
DISSIDENT (AUS) 2010   USD 1,783,602   AUD 2,021,200   GBP 1,114,012   JPY 189,004,182      EUR 1,398,982   
Happy Clapper (AUS) 2010   USD 5,212,524   AUD 6,809,600   GBP 3,816,657   JPY 573,782,094      EUR 4,458,114   
Hartnell (GB) 2011   USD 5,020,595   AUD 6,601,758   GBP 3,737,475   JPY 555,370,346      EUR 4,452,167   
WINX (AUS) 2011   USD 19,753,694   AUD 26,451,175   GBP 14,697,269   JPY 2,201,799,600      EUR 17,399,539   
Beauty Generation (NZ) 2012 (late 'Montaigne' in AUS)   USD 11,018,500   AUD 14,983,522   GBP 8,368,193   JPY 1,230,236,935      EUR 9,573,490   
Redzel (AUS) 2012   USD 11,648,801   AUD 15,560,000   GBP 8,784,061   JPY 1,302,981,616      EUR 9,972,777   
Santa Ana Lane (AUS) 2012   USD 3,840,219   AUD 5,235,204   GBP 2,896,844   JPY 428,619,463      EUR 3,341,425   
Melody Belle (NZ) 2014   USD 1,135,313   AUD 1,537,744   GBP 884,576   JPY 127,665,442      EUR 1,022,623   NZD 1,627,947
Trapeze Artist (AUS) 2014   USD 4,155,494   AUD 5,568,750   GBP 3,077,364   JPY 458,585,333      EUR 3,518,518   
THE AUTUMN SUN (AUS) 2015   USD 2,511,382   AUD 3,489,121   GBP 1,898,945   JPY 280,165,367      EUR 2,172,705   
                  
Further information regarding the following horses who mainly raced in Hong Kong:                     
I am not able to reconcile hkjc HKD total horse earnings with figures for total race prizemoney on the hkjc website apportioned according to the likely prizemoney paid for 1st to 5th or 1st to 6th for races in Hong Kong. Therefore the figures above for Silent Witness, Vengeance of Rain and Good Ba Ba may amount to no more than a figment of my imagination although my GBP figures are relatively close to the GBP figures published by 'racingpost'.                     
To give you some idea of the differences for each I present the following information.                     
                     
   hkjc career earnings in HKD   my estimate in HKD   racingpost' career earnings in GBP   my estimate in GBP (as above)   GBP difference   Difference assuming crude average exchange rate of HKD 15 to GBP 1.00   
Silent Witness (AUS) 1999   HKD 62,496,396   HKD 52,630,642   GBP 3,862,378   GBP 3,745,937   GBP 116,441   HKD 1,746,615   
VENGEANCE OF RAIN (NZ) 2000   HKD 75,410,500*   HKD 70,900,531   GBP 4,707,915   GBP 4,783,631   -GBP 75,716   -HKD 1,135,746   
GOOD BA BA (USA) 2001   HKD 59,026,500   HKD 57,793,141   Incomplete record            
*Excludes 3 Australian starts for which the horse earned AUD 64,000 or HKD 302,165 and if this is included it means the hkjc total should be about HKD 75,712,665.   

Earnings for horses still racing correct as at 12 May 2019.                  
Title: Thorougbred earnings records
Post by: timw on 2019-May-17, 06:54 PM
International equivalent earnings of selected Japanese horses. 

I don't know much about Japanese racing so this list comprises horses that raced after circa 1985 when it seems jbis started publishing comprehensive race records online and includes horses in the Japan racing hall of fame, major earners and notable stallions who have had at least 10 starts.
If anyone has any recommendations of notable others that raced after circa 1984 that should be included I will be glad to hear from you (note jbis does not have a full record for Mejiro Ramonu (JPN) 1983). 
It is obvious from the table that Japanese earnings far exceed that which can be earned elsewhere especially in the USA which is the reason Americans ignore Japanese racing because it makes them look like a banana republic if earnings are used as a benchmark. 
However it is ok if the Americans pick up big bucks racing in Dubai - the hypocrites.
The Americans have to take some of the blame as they rush almost every decent doped up horse off to stud at the end of their 3YO year. 
Almond Eye's earnings is correct to 30 March 2019.

Oguri Cap (JPN) 1985   USD 6,700,761   AUD 8,523,301   GBP 3,896,052   JPY 912,512,000   EUR N/A
Mejiro McQueen (JPN) 1987   USD 8,132,505   AUD 11,034,088   GBP 4,824,629   JPY 1,014,657,700   EUR N/A
Toko Teio (JPN) 1988   USD 4,914,734   AUD 6,761,302   GBP 2,996,737   JPY 625,633,500   EUR N/A
Narita Brian (JPN) 1991   USD 9,142,891   AUD 12,293,026   GBP 5,949,782   JPY 1,026,916,000   EUR N/A
Stay Gold (JPN) 1994   USD 8,680,999   AUD 14,870,312   GBP 5,629,967   JPY 1,041,136,266   EUR N/A
Taiki Shuttle (USA) 1994   USD 5,006,891   AUD 7,599,804   GBP 3,031,478   JPY 639,668,226   EUR N/A
El Condor Pasa (USA) 1995   USD 3,514,415   AUD 5,474,823   GBP 2,131,151   JPY 423,958,814   EUR N/A
Special Week (JPN) 1995   USD 9,310,726   AUD 14,529,279   GBP 5,700,645   JPY 1,092,623,000   EUR N/A
T M Opera O (JPN) 1996   USD 16,252,573   AUD 29,003,944   GBP 10,881,316   JPY 1,835,189,000   EUR 17,679,578
Tap Dance City (USA) 1997   USD 9,598,003   AUD 14,578,978   GBP 5,695,074   JPY 1,084,221,000   EUR 8,503,070
Symboli Kris S (USA) 1999   USD 8,415,633   AUD 13,632,876   GBP 5,196,530   JPY 984,724,000   EUR 7,919,387
Zenno Rob Roy (JPN) 2000   USD 10,485,819   AUD 14,186,563   GBP 5,814,128   JPY 1,135,614,260   EUR 8,361,466
Daiwa Major (JPN) 2001   USD 9,207,090   AUD 11,792,569   GBP 4,883,299   JPY 1,061,052,800   EUR 7,147,892
Heart's Cry (JPN) 2001   USD 8,057,571   AUD 11,068,655   GBP 4,564,156   JPY 926,977,770   EUR 6,688,100
Deep Impact (JPN) 2002   USD 12,816,741   AUD 16,852,213   GBP 6,934,759   JPY 1,454,551,000   EUR 10,157,847
Vermilion (JPN) 2002   USD 11,134,909   AUD 13,701,570   GBP 6,211,385   JPY 1,168,152,680   EUR 8,079,052
Vodka (JPN) 2004   USD 13,179,221   AUD 16,204,948   GBP 7,583,185   JPY 1,330,351,062   EUR 9,386,025
Espoir City (JPN) 2005   USD 11,492,611   AUD 12,656,089   GBP 7,278,456   JPY 1,023,197,000   EUR 8,425,176
Smart Falcon (JPN) 2005   USD 11,463,702   AUD 12,691,347   GBP 7,227,494   JPY 990,736,000   EUR 8,433,358
Buena Vista (JPN) 2006   USD 17,051,308   AUD 19,232,861   GBP 11,030,033   JPY 1,479,126,913   EUR 12,652,283
Eishin Flash (JPN) 2007   USD 9,139,217   AUD 9,464,631   GBP 5,839,528   JPY 791,598,580   EUR 6,916,409
Rulership (JPN) 2007   USD 7,821,395   AUD 7,717,683   GBP 4,937,861   JPY 641,373,609   EUR 5,928,175
Victoire Pisa (JPN) 2007   USD 12,885,541   AUD 13,096,018   GBP 8,162,691   JPY 1,082,941,773   EUR 9,371,075
Lord Kanaloa (JPN) 2008   USD 9,828,089   AUD 9,845,249   GBP 6,216,239   JPY 873,366,096   EUR 7,447,355
Orfevre (JPN) 2008   USD 18,988,823   AUD 18,869,240   GBP 11,880,602   JPY 1,599,879,264   EUR 14,088,082
Gentildonna (JPN) 2009   USD 18,481,223   AUD 19,256,471   GBP 11,569,967   JPY 1,726,819,728   EUR 14,158,606
Gold Ship (JPN) 2009   USD 15,043,120   AUD 15,651,727   GBP 9,433,351   JPY 1,397,767,000   EUR 11,648,166
Hokko Tarumai (JPN) 2009   USD 10,716,244   AUD 12,099,734   GBP 6,899,744   JPY 1,114,453,053   EUR 8,574,075
Just A Way (JPN) 2009   USD 9,043,939   AUD 9,658,483   GBP 5,544,794   JPY 902,231,217   EUR 6,701,002
Maurice (JPN) 2011   USD 9,289,205   AUD 12,354,514   GBP 6,655,114   JPY 1,063,298,850   EUR 8,432,269
Kitasan Black (JPN) 2012   USD 16,554,365   AUD 22,020,066   GBP 12,375,699   JPY 1,876,843,000   EUR 14,890,504
Rey de Oro (JPN) 2014   USD 7,944,647   AUD 10,794,208   GBP 6,127,640   JPY 888,491,292   EUR 6,956,908
Almond Eye (JPN) 2015   USD 10,066,117   AUD 13,824,735   GBP 7,620,866   JPY 1,118,930,493   EUR 8,732,327

Title: Thorougbred earnings records
Post by: timw on 2019-Jun-30, 05:40 PM
Might be of interest to those fascinated by racehorse earnings records.  Search 'Trove' and 'digitised newspapers' on the National Library of Australia website to view a copy.
 'CAREERS OF WORLD'S GREATEST HORSES AT A GLANCE Figures That Show How Stake-Winners of Big Racing Countries Compare'
Referee (Sydney, NSW : 1886 - 1939) Wednesday 20 August 1930 page 13
The author is C J Graves
In the 21st century I could imagine a similar article being written in Europe or USA about stakes in Japan, Hong Kong, UAE and Australia.  And as for criticism of US sweepstakes now we need look no further than the Everest.
I was looking for stuff on Pretty Polly and I think the article understates her earnings.

Cheers
Title: Thorougbred earnings records
Post by: tontonan on 2019-Jul-01, 01:01 AM
http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-page14782302 (http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-page14782302)

Title: Thorougbred earnings records
Post by: timw on 2019-Jul-07, 08:18 PM
Enable has jumped to 18th place in the list of leading money winners as measured in USD.  To get into the top 10 later in the year she will need to win the Arc and probably 2 other decent prizemoney races along the way.
Title: Thorougbred earnings records
Post by: timw on 2019-Jul-25, 09:01 PM
Enable goes around on Saturday night in the King George at Ascot with a chance to add about US 880,000 to her total taking her to 15th on the all time money earners list.  Thunder Snow is down to run in the USD 1 million The Whitney at Saratoga on 3 August and if he wins he will jump to number  5 on the all time money list.  If skyracing is right Thunder Snows trainer has set him on an ambitious 4 race program including The Whitney that will make him the world's leading money earner at year end but I wouldn't be betting on it.  If he wins 2 of the 4 he will be doing very well.

Cheers
Title: Thorougbred earnings records
Post by: timw on 2019-Aug-04, 09:04 PM
I have revised Phar Lap's career earnings upwards by AUD 731.00 on recalculating the AUD value of his USD earnings from Mexico.  A summary of the revised detail appears under the post of 1 October 2017 above (now amended).  Thunder Snow was scratched from The Whitney run at Saratoga USA this morning Australian time (fever) so did not add to his earnings.  Saratoga makes Moonee Valley look like a big track.

World's Richest Thoroughbred Horse Races                        
The races are ranked by first prize in United States dollars with a selection of other currency equivalent amounts (GBP, EUR, AUD, JPY and HKD)                        
The first prize does not include trophy values as trophy values are only included in Australia among the countries listed below.                        
The first prize (rather than total race value) is considered a better measure of the worlds richest thoroughbred races as some races pay prizemoney money down to 12th whereas the French races listed below do not have prizemoney beyond 5th place.                          
I consider payments beyond 3rd place in the nature of participation incentives sometimes to pad out the field rather than a reward for excellence.  The proposed Saudi Cup will pay out USD 4,500,000 to non placegetters.                        
The prizemoney paid for the USA Breeders Cup races does not equal the total prize advertised as the difference is used to pay for travel incentives which do not go into prizemoney if unspent.  For example in the USD 6,000,0000 breeders Cup Classic USD 480,000 is not paid as prizemoney to horse owners. Of the $480,000, USD 152,500 is paid in nominator awards and USD 367,500 is reserved for travel incentives which if not paid is returned to the Breeders Cup fund. In comparison both the USD 6,000,000 Dubai Turf and Dubai Sheema Classic pay the whole as prizemoney.                        
An Australian anomaly is that prizemoney for races run in Sydney, Australia exclude welfare deductions (only the net net amount is counted) whereas prizemoney from racing in Melbourne, Australia includes the gross amount paid before deductions for welfare of 2% (the gross amount is counted as prizemoney). In the case of the Melbourne Cup a welfare deduction of 2% from total prizemoney equals AUD 155,000 (just over USD 108,000 at the exchange rate used). I have not reduced the Melbourne amounts to take into account welfare deductions.                        
The 'Date run' is either the 2019 date of the race or the 2020 date if 2020 prizemoney has been announced in which case the 2020 prizemoney is used.                          
A relatively small amount of 'sweepstakes' is added to Japanese guaranteed amounts and this has been ignored for simplicity as the amount payable in future is uncertain.                        
The exchange rates used to calculate first prize in the selected currencies are the indicative rates published by the Reserve Bank of Australia on the first trading day of the 2019 calendar year for races last run in 2019 and for 2020 for races last run in 2020.                         
The Saudia Arabia races will be run for the first time in 2020.                        
It is possible that I have missed some races. Please let me know.  I am reasonably certain that I have captured all major Japanese and Hong Kong races.
The Pegasus 2020 dirt and turf race prizemoney fell substantially in 2020 (both run 25 Jan 2020 at Gulfstream Park, USA)  and the turf race with a total prize of only USD 1,000,000 no longer makes the list.
               
Name of Race   Country   Date run   Frist prize in USD   First prize in GBP   First prize in EUR   First prize in AUD   First prize in JPY   First prize in HKD
Saudi Cup   Saudi Arabia   29/02/2020.   USD 10,000,000   GBP 7,851,852   EUR 8,737,892   AUD 14,245,014   JPY 1,093,732,194   HKD 78,357,550
Dubai World Cup   UAE (Dubai)   30/03/2019.   USD 7,200,000   GBP 5,653,333   EUR 6,291,282   AUD 10,256,410   JPY 787,487,179   HKD 56,417,436
Everest   Australia   19/10/2019.   USD 4,247,100   GBP 3,334,760   EUR 3,711,070   AUD 6,050,000   JPY 464,519,000   HKD 33,279,235
Dubai Turf   UAE (Dubai)   30/03/2019.   USD 3,600,000   GBP 2,826,667   EUR 3,145,641   AUD 5,128,205   JPY 393,743,590   HKD 28,208,718
Dubai Sheema Classic   UAE (Dubai)   30/03/2019.   USD 3,600,000   GBP 2,826,667   EUR 3,145,641   AUD 5,128,205   JPY 393,743,590   HKD 28,208,718
Breeders' Cup Classic   USA   3/11/2018.   USD 3,300,000   GBP 2,591,111   EUR 2,883,504   AUD 4,700,855   JPY 360,931,624   HKD 25,857,991
Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe   France   6/10/2019.   USD 3,269,667   GBP 2,567,294   EUR 2,857,000   AUD 4,657,646   JPY 357,614,053   HKD 25,620,313
Melbourne Cup   Australia   5/11/2019.   USD 3,088,800   GBP 2,425,280   EUR 2,698,960   AUD 4,400,000   JPY 337,832,000   HKD 24,203,080
Golden Eagle   Australia   2/11/2019.   USD 2,878,200   GBP 2,259,920   EUR 2,514,940   AUD 4,100,000   JPY 314,798,000   HKD 22,552,870
Japan Cup   Japan   24/11/2019.   USD 2,742,902   GBP 2,153,686   EUR 2,396,718   AUD 3,907,268   JPY 300,000,000   HKD 21,492,706
Arima Kinen   Japan   22/12/2019.   USD 2,742,902   GBP 2,153,686   EUR 2,396,718   AUD 3,907,268   JPY 300,000,000   HKD 21,492,706
Breeders Cup (Turf)   USA   3/11/2018.   USD 2,200,000   GBP 1,727,407   EUR 1,922,336   AUD 3,133,903   JPY 240,621,083   HKD 17,238,661
Caulfield Cup   Australia   19/10/2019.   USD 2,106,000   GBP 1,653,600   EUR 1,840,200   AUD 3,000,000   JPY 230,340,000   HKD 16,502,100
Cox Plate   Australia   26/10/2019.   USD 2,106,000   GBP 1,653,600   EUR 1,840,200   AUD 3,000,000   JPY 230,340,000   HKD 16,502,100
Hong Kong Cup   Hong Kong   12/08/2019.   USD 2,036,817   GBP 1,599,279   EUR 1,779,749   AUD 2,901,449   JPY 222,773,247   HKD 15,960,000
Kentucky Derby   USA   4/05/2019.   USD 1,860,000   GBP 1,460,444   EUR 1,625,248   AUD 2,649,573   JPY 203,434,188   HKD 14,574,504
Tokyo Yushun (Derby)   Japan   26/05/2019.   USD 1,828,601   GBP 1,435,791   EUR 1,597,812   AUD 2,604,845   JPY 200,000,000   HKD 14,328,471
Hong Kong Mile   Hong Kong   12/08/2019.   USD 1,818,587   GBP 1,427,927   EUR 1,589,061   AUD 2,590,579   JPY 198,904,685   HKD 14,250,000
Queen Elizabeth II Cup   Hong Kong   26/04/2020.   USD 1,818,587   GBP 1,427,927   EUR 1,589,061   AUD 2,590,579   JPY 198,904,685   HKD 14,250,000
Pegaus World Cup Invitational (Dirt)   USA   25/01/2020.   USD 1,662,000   GBP 1,258,307   EUR 1,483,768   AUD 2,373,269   JPY 180,724,404   HKD 12,947,130
Queen Elizabeth Stakes   Australia   13/04/2019.   USD 1,628,640   GBP 1,278,784   EUR 1,423,088   AUD 2,320,000   JPY 178,129,600   HKD 12,761,624
All Star Mile   Australia   14/03/2020.   USD 1,561,950   GBP 1,226,420   EUR 1,364,815   AUD 2,225,000   JPY 170,835,500   HKD 12,239,058
UAE Derby   UAE (Dubai)   30/03/2019.   USD 1,500,000   GBP 1,177,778   EUR 1,310,684   AUD 2,136,752   JPY 164,059,829   HKD 11,753,632
Dubai Golden Shaheen   UAE (Dubai)   30/03/2019.   USD 1,500,000   GBP 1,177,778   EUR 1,310,684   AUD 2,136,752   JPY 164,059,829   HKD 11,753,632
Red Sea Turf Hcp 4yo+ 3000m   Saudi Arabia   29/02/2020.    USD 1,500,000   GBP 1,177,778   EUR 1,310,684   AUD 2,136,752   JPY 164,059,829   HKD 11,753,632
Longines Hong Kong Sprint   Hong Kong   12/08/2019.   USD 1,454,869   GBP 1,142,342   EUR 1,271,249   AUD 2,072,464   JPY 159,123,748   HKD 11,400,000
Longines Hong Kong Vase   Hong Kong   12/08/2019.   USD 1,454,869   GBP 1,142,342   EUR 1,271,249   AUD 2,072,464   JPY 159,123,748   HKD 11,400,000
Longines Golden Slipper   Australia   23/03/2019.   USD 1,404,000   GBP 1,102,400   EUR 1,226,800   AUD 2,000,000   JPY 153,560,000   HKD 11,001,400
Tenno Sho (Autumn)   Japan   27/10/2019.   USD 1,371,451   GBP 1,076,843   EUR 1,198,359   AUD 1,953,634   JPY 150,000,000   HKD 10,746,353
Takarazuka Kinen   Japan   23/06/2019.   USD 1,371,451   GBP 1,076,843   EUR 1,198,359   AUD 1,953,634   JPY 150,000,000   HKD 10,746,353
Tenno Sho (Spring)   Japan   24/04/2019.   USD 1,371,451   GBP 1,076,843   EUR 1,198,359   AUD 1,953,634   JPY 150,000,000   HKD 10,746,353
Champions Mile   Hong Kong   26/04/2020.   USD 1,454,869   GBP 1,142,342   EUR 1,271,249   AUD 2,072,464   JPY 159,123,748   HKD 11,400,000
Chairmans Sprint Prize   Hong Kong   26/04/2020.   USD 1,309,382   GBP 1,028,108   EUR 1,144,124   AUD 1,865,217   JPY 143,211,373   HKD 10,260,000
Doncaster Mile   Australia   6/04/2019.   USD 1,221,480   GBP 959,088   EUR 1,067,316   AUD 1,740,000   JPY 133,597,200   HKD 9,571,218
Investec Derby Stakes   United Kingdom   1/06/2019.   USD 1,173,656   GBP 921,538   EUR 1,025,528   AUD 1,671,875   JPY 128,366,563   HKD 9,196,483
Breeders Cup Juvenile   USA   1/11/2019.   USD 1,100,000   GBP 863,704   EUR 961,168   AUD 1,566,952   JPY 120,310,541   HKD 8,619,330
Breeders Cup Juvenile Fillies   USA   1/11/2019.   USD 1,100,000   GBP 863,704   EUR 961,168   AUD 1,566,952   JPY 120,310,541   HKD 8,619,330
Breeders Cup Longines Distaff   USA   2/11/2019.   USD 1,100,000   GBP 863,704   EUR 961,168   AUD 1,566,952   JPY 120,310,541   HKD 8,619,330
Breeders Cup Filly & Mare Turf   USA   2/11/2019.   USD 1,100,000   GBP 863,704   EUR 961,168   AUD 1,566,952   JPY 120,310,541   HKD 8,619,330
Breeders Cup Mile   USA   2/11/2019.   USD 1,100,000   GBP 863,704   EUR 961,168   AUD 1,566,952   JPY 120,310,541   HKD 8,619,330
Breeders Cup Sprint   USA   2/11/2019.   USD 1,100,000   GBP 863,704   EUR 961,168   AUD 1,566,952   JPY 120,310,541   HKD 8,619,330
Osaka Hai   Japan   31/03/2019.   USD 1,097,161   GBP 861,474   EUR 958,687   AUD 1,562,907   JPY 120,000,000   HKD 8,597,083
Kikuka Sho (St Leger)   Japan   20/10/2019.   USD 1,097,161   GBP 861,474   EUR 958,687   AUD 1,562,907   JPY 120,000,000   HKD 8,597,083
 T J Smith Stakes   Australia   6/04/2019.   USD 1,017,900   GBP 799,240   EUR 889,430   AUD 1,450,000   JPY 111,331,000   HKD 7,976,015
Takamatsunomiya Kinen   Japan   24/03/2019.   USD 1,005,731   GBP 789,685   EUR 878,797   AUD 1,432,665   JPY 110,000,000   HKD 7,880,659
Satsuki Sho   Japan   14/04/2019.   USD 1,005,731   GBP 789,685   EUR 878,797   AUD 1,432,665   JPY 110,000,000   HKD 7,880,659
Yushin Himba (Oaks)   Japan   19/05/2019.   USD 1,005,731   GBP 789,685   EUR 878,797   AUD 1,432,665   JPY 110,000,000   HKD 7,880,659
Yasuda Kinen   Japan   2/06/2019.   USD 1,005,731   GBP 789,685   EUR 878,797   AUD 1,432,665   JPY 110,000,000   HKD 7,880,659
Sprinters Stakes   Japan   29/09/2019.   USD 1,005,731   GBP 789,685   EUR 878,797   AUD 1,432,665   JPY 110,000,000   HKD 7,880,659
Mile Championship   Japan   17/11/2019.   USD 1,005,731   GBP 789,685   EUR 878,797   AUD 1,432,665   JPY 110,000,000   HKD 7,880,659
Prix du Jockey Club   France   2/06/2019.   USD 980,900   GBP 770,188   EUR 857,100   AUD 1,397,294   JPY 107,284,216   HKD 7,686,094
Irish Derby   Ireland   29/06/2019.   USD 978,497   GBP 768,301   EUR 855,000   AUD 1,393,870   JPY 107,021,356   HKD 7,667,262
Oka Sho (Guineas - Fillies)   Japan   7/04/2019.   USD 960,016   GBP 753,790   EUR 838,851   AUD 1,367,544   JPY 105,000,000   HKD 7,522,447
Queen Elizabeth II Cup   Japan   10/11/2019.   USD 960,016   GBP 753,790   EUR 838,851   AUD 1,367,544   JPY 105,000,000   HKD 7,522,447
Victoria Mile   Japan   12/05/2019.   USD 960,016   GBP 753,790   EUR 838,851   AUD 1,367,544   JPY 105,000,000   HKD 7,522,447
Shuka Sho (Guineas)   Japan   13/10/2019.   USD 914,301   GBP 717,895   EUR 798,906   AUD 1,302,423   JPY 100,000,000   HKD 7,164,235
Champions Cup   Japan   1/12/2019.   USD 914,301   GBP 717,895   EUR 798,906   AUD 1,302,423   JPY 100,000,000   HKD 7,164,235
February Stakes   Japan   17/02/2019.   USD 914,301   GBP 717,895   EUR 798,906   AUD 1,302,423   JPY 100,000,000   HKD 7,164,235
King George VI And Queen Elizabeth Stakes   United Kingdom   27/07/2019.   USD 902,813   GBP 708,875   EUR 788,868   AUD 1,286,058   JPY 98,743,510   HKD 7,074,218

Title: Thorougbred earnings records
Post by: firezuki on 2019-Aug-09, 03:17 AM
I think from memory that the Agua Caliente was supposed to be US$100,00 in Phar Lap's year


which would have made it the richest race in the world at that time.


When it was all done and dusted, I believe they paid half of that. 
Title: Thorougbred earnings records
Post by: timw on 2019-Dec-12, 08:01 AM
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Title: Thorougbred earnings records
Post by: timw on 2020-Feb-03, 08:48 PM
SELECTED TOP HONG KONG RACEHORSES BY EARNINGS IN HONG KONG DOLLARS (HKD) (AND EQUIVALENT AMOUNTS IN SELECTED OTHER CURRENCIES)                                    
Horses must have raced principally in Hong Kong                                    
Due to difficulty in reconciling individual Hong Kong race earnings with hkjc.com totals the figures are liable to change as new information comes to hand.                                    
Main sources of information for Hong Kong races include: hkjc.com, punters.com.au, racingpost.com, bloodhound.net.au. (hkjc.com does not provide individual (or seasonal earnings) once a horse has retired).  hkjc.com does provide total prizemoney in HKD.  So non hkjc.com sources are sometimes used as a guide to prizemoney split between finishers and that is sometimes conflicting.                                     
A general guide (there are always exceptions) is that individual race prizemoney is percentage split as follows:                                         
Group 1 prizemoney percentages (which may include races designated HKG1): 1st 57.00%, 2nd 22.00%, 3rd 10.00%, 4th 5.70%, 5th 3.30%, 6th 2.00%; All other prizemoney percentages: 1st 57.00%, 2nd 22.00%, 3rd 11.50%, 4th 6.00%, 5th 3.50%, 6th 0.00%                                    
I have saved a copy of the hkjc 2017-2018 pattern book and the hkjc 2019-2020 pattern book (these provide prizemoney splits for all group races for those seasons).  If anyone has a copy of other season's pattern books please send me a copy.                                        
Hong Kong High Achievement and Top Up Bonuses for 2014 and later years can be found at https://racing.hkjc.com/racing/english/racing-info/fwb_PP.asp                                    
All other bonuses have been found by searching hkjc.com on a trial and error approach.                                    
Currency conversions are based on daily foreign exchange rates for the date of a race (or the previous stock exchange trading day if no trading on the race date) as published by the Reserve Bank of Australia at https://www.rba.gov.au/statistics/historical-data.html                                    
                                    
TO 24 MAY 2020 (includes Standard Chartered Hong Kong Champions and Chater Cup group 1 earnings)                                    
                                    
Beauty Generation (NZ) 2012 (to 26 Apr 2020)      HKD 105,981,387      USD 13,561,112      GBP 10,363,503      EUR 11,905,470      AUD 18,852,554      JPY 1,506,715,414
(Career Record: Starts: 38: 20-5-7-6; Australia: Starts: 7: 2-2-1-2 for AUD 334,700; Hong Kong: Starts 31: 18-3-6-4 for HKD 104,822,500 (includes HKD 750,000 High Achievement Bonus earned 8 Jan 2017))                                    
(Hong Kong earnings equals the total recorded by hjkc.com (excludes pre import earnings).  hkjc.com has converted AUD 334,700 pre import earnings to HKD 2,190,720 whereas I have converted AUD 334,700 to HKD 1,908,887)                                    
(To get to the same figure as hkjc.com I have assume that Beauty Generation earned 11.5% or HKD 1,115,000 for 3rd in the 2017 Hong Kong Classic Mile and earned 10% or HKD 1,800,000 for 3rd in the 2017 BMW Hong Kong Derby)                                    
                                    
Viva Pataca (GB) 2002 (late Comic Strip)      HKD 84,054,910      USD 10,807,360      GBP 6,157,612      EUR 7,971,699      AUD 13,407,628      JPY 1,141,342,336
(Career Record: Starts: 51: 18-5-10-18; United Kingdom: Starts 7: 5-0-0-2 for GBP 58,674.80; Hong Kong: Starts 43: 13-4-10-16 for HKD 75,421,500 (including HKD 2,000,000 bonus earned 31 May 2009 for winning two legs of the 2009 Citi triple crown); UAE (Dubai): Starts: 1: 0-1-0-0 for USD 1,000,000)                                    
(hkjc.com has post import career earnings of HKD 83,197,500 (including HKD 2,000,000 bonus) from 44 starts and HKD 827,290 from 7 starts in the United Kingdom for total career earnings of HKD 84,024,790.  I have pre import career earnings of HKD 822,489 which is HKD 4,801 less.  I have followed the racinpost.com prizemoney split for Hong Kong prizemoney with the following exceptions. For starts 8 to 10 racingpost.com did not publish Hong Kong results so I used the following percentages (1st 57.00%, 2nd 22.00%, 3rd 11.50%, 4th 6.00%, 5th 3.50%, 6th 0.00%) to allocate total race prizemoney. My post import career earnings are HKD 74,451,500 (including HKD 2,000,000 bonus) from 43 Hong Kong stars and HKD 7,780,921 from I start in UAE (Dubai) for a total post import earnings of HKD 83,232,421 or HKD 34,921 more than hkjc.com. The difference may be due the the forex rates used to convert UAE (Dubai) earnings into HKD.     

Exultant (IRE) 2014 (late Irishcorrespondent) (to 24 May 2020)      HKD 73,824,775      USD 9,455,440      GBP 7,370,372      EUR 8,415,344      AUD 13,599,889      JPY 1,037,077,814
(Career Record: Starts: 29: 13-7-4-5; Ireland: Starts: 3: 2-0-1-0 for EUR 54,063.00 (www.goracing.ie); United Kingdom: Starts: 1: 0-0-0-1 for GBP 2,421.00 (www.racingpost.com); Hong Kong: Starts 25: 11-7-3-4 for HKD 73,336,900 inc High Achievement Bonus of HKD 750,000 earned 23 Dec 2017 and Top-up Bonus of HKD 250,000 earned 8 May 2018 (racing.hkjc.com))                                    
(Hong Kong earnings of HKD 73,336,900 equals the total recorded by hjkc.com (hkjc.com amount excludes pre import earnings)).                                    
                                    
Vengeance Of Rain (NZ) 2000 (late Subscribe)      HKD 70,712,531      USD 9,069,340      GBP 4,772,277      EUR 7,001,613      AUD 11,558,109      JPY 1,036,334,024
(Career record: Starts 27: 10-3-4-10; Australia: Starts 3: 1-0-1-1 for AUD 64,000; Hong Kong: Starts 23: 8-3-3-9 for HKD 46,966,400: UAE (Dubai): Starts: 1: 1-0-0-0 for USD 3,000,000)                                    
(hkjc.com has post import earnings of HKD 75,410,500.  I have post import race earnings of HKD 70,410,266 (Hong Kong earnings of HKD 46,966,400 plus UAE (Dubai) earnings of HKD 23,443,866). My figure is about HKD 5,000,000 less than the hkjc.com figure. racingpost.com did not publish full results covering the first 5 Hong Kong Starts so bloodhound.net.au HKD earnings are used.  All later Hong Kong race earnings are calculated by calculating the % split derived from the racingpost GBP earnings and applying that to the total HKD race prizemoney published by hkjc.com to calculate amount earned at each start in HKD (small amounts are rounded up or down).  After Vengeance of Rain won the 2005 Cathay Pacific Hong Kong Cup bloodhorse.com  stated that Vengeance Of Rain earned HK$10.2 million to push his career earnings to HK$34,915,500 (see https://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/articles/167403/vengeance-takes-world-racing-championships-title-ouija-board-victorious).  That was his 11th start in Hong Kong and I agree with those amounts.  No mention was made of any bonus being paid as the winner of 2005 World Racing Championships Series.  Although I cannot find any evidence of a bonus, a bonus of USD 500,000 would add nearly HKD 4,000,000 to his earnings, however that still leaves HKD 1,000,000 unaccounted for. I have found a link to a document on hjkc.com (document missing) that indicates his earnings had shot up to HKD 74,000,000 after winning the 2007 Dubai Sheema Classic which is about HKD 5,000,000 more that I have at that time. After that race he won just over  HKD 5,000,000 which would have taken his earnings to over HKD 79,000,000  which is about HKD 4,000,000 more than the hkjc.com career earnings and about HKD 9,000,000 more than my career end total. The truth is out there. Note pre-import race earnings of AUD 64,000 or HKD 302,165 are not taken into account in working out hkjc.com career earnings.  It may be that there were bonuses of HKD 5,000,000 however I cannot find any reference to them.)                                    
                                    
Military Attack (IRE) 2008 (late Rave)      HKD 63,270,675      USD 8,155,734      GBP 5,240,771      EUR 6,467,268      AUD 8,990,282      JPY 850,018,555
(Career Record: Starts 44: 13-8-6-17; United Kingdom: Starts: 6: 3-2-0-1 for GBP 44,318.35; Hong Kong: Starts: 34: 9-5-5-15 for HKD 46,680,750; Singapo Starts: 3: 1-1-1-0 for SGD 2,625,000; UAE (Dubai): Starts: 1: 0-0-0-1 for USD 0)                                      
(When the hkjc.com pre import earnings of HKD 546,710 (see https://racing.hkjc.com/racing/content/english/pp_formsheet/fse_N175.pdf) are added to the hkjc.com post import earnings of HKD 63,518,265 (for Hong Kong, Singapore and UAE (Dubai)) the worldwide hjkc.com earnings total HKD 64,064,975. My worldwide total is HKD 63,270,675 or HKD 794,300 less.  I cannot find any evidence of a bonus paid which may explain the gap. My individual Hong Kong race earnings are the same as punters.com.au  except for his last start on 20 Nov 2016 where punters.com.au allocates HKD 0  for a third place when HKD 460,000 was earned. My Hong Kong individual race earnings also accord with the racingpost.com split of total prizemoney for each race. The Singapore Airlines International Cup earnings for 2013 to 2015 are based on http://www.siacup.sg/HorsemensGuide/HorsemensGuideinPDFFormat/Documents/2015_HMG_SAIC.pdf. equibase.com has career earnings of USD 8,118,852 which is very close to my figure of USD 8,155,734 suggesting any differrence is likely due to forex rates used rather than error in individual race earnings used to calculate foreign currency amounts.)                                     
                                    
Designs on Rome (IRE) 2010      HKD 62,596,937      USD 8,069,617      GBP 5,187,711      EUR 6,523,990      AUD 9,688,284      JPY 890,073,840
(Career Record: Starts 37: 11-4-3-19; Ireland: Starts: 5: 1-2-1-1 for EUR 58,185; Hong Kong: Starts: 37: 11-6-4-16 for HKD 59,692,375; UAE (Dubai): Starts: 1: 0-0-0-1 for USD 300,000).                                      
(hkjc.com has 2012 year pre import earnings of HKD 614,040 (from Ireland) while I have converted Ireland earnings of EUR 58,185  (from www.goracing.ie the official Irish racing website) to HKD 578,563.  racingpost.com has 2012 Ireland earnings of EUR 55,420 which also appears to be used by equibase.com to arrrive at 2012 calendar year earnings of USD 71,602.  I have converted 2012 calendar year earnings of EUR 58,185 to USD 74,613. equibase.com has career earnings of USD 8,028,921 while I have USD 8,069,617 a relatively small difference.   hkjc.com has pre import earnings of HKD 614,040 plus HKD 62,819,325 for the next 32 starts (including 1 start in UAE (Duba)) for a worldwide total of HKD 63,433,365.  I can do no better than worldwide earnings of HKD 62,596,937 including Ireland HKD 578,563, Kong Hong Kong HKD 59,692,375 (no bonuses found) and UAE(Dubai)  HKD 2,395,999.  This leaves an unexplained shortfall of HKD 800,951 if the hkjc.com information is correct. My Hong Kong earnings for each race are the same as those reported by punters.com.au except for start 37 (last start) where punters.com.au had HKD 0 whereas I have HKD 100,000 for a dead heat 6th.)                                    
                                    
Silent Witness (AUS) 1999      HKD 62,318,042      USD 8,010,597      GBP 4,429,316      EUR 6,438,317      AUD 10,781,792      JPY 875,193,786
(Career Record: Starts 29: 18-3-2-6; Hong Kong: Starts 26: 17-3-1-5 for HKD 52,936,900 (includes four bonuses totalling HKD 9,700,000); Japan: Starts: 1: 1-0-1-1 for JPY 135,912,000)                                    
(Hong Kong earnings includes the following bonuses: Bonus of HKD 2,850,000 for winning Hong Kong Sprint on 14 Dec 2003. Bonus of HKD 2,000,000 earned 25 April 2004 for winning all three legs of the Triple Crown Series (Bauhinia Sprint Trophy, Centenary Sprint Cup, Chairman's Sprint Prize). Bonus of HKD 2,850,000 for winning Cathay Pacific Hong Kong Sprint on 12 Dec 2004. Bonus of HKD 2,000,000 earned 3 April 2005 for winning all three legs of the Triple Crown Series (Bauhinia Sprint Trophy, Centenary Sprint Cup, Chairman's Sprint Prize).                                    
(hkjc.com has career earnings of HKD 62,496,396.  A career summary of which can be found at https://www.hkjc.com/english/news/images/SW%20profile_e.doc.  The sum of the individual race amounts and bonuses in the career summary is HKD 62,491,144 is HKD 5,242 less which means hkjc.com has overstated the total by HKD 5,252.  hkjc.com career earnings should be HKD 62,491,144.  hkjc.com has converted Japan earnings of JPY 135,912,000 (jbis.jp) to HKD 9,554,244 whereas I have calculated Japan earnings were equal to HKD 9,381,142 or JPY 173,102 less.  According to the cvareer summary Hong Kong career earnings are HKD 52,936,900.  The difference in worldwide career earnings of HKD 173,102 is in part due to addition arror of HKD 5,242 while the balance of the difference is due to the different forex rates used to convert JPY to HKD.                                    
                                    
Able Friend (AUS) 2009      HKD 61,489,505      USD 7,928,990      GBP 5,151,569      EUR 6,648,535      AUD 9,703,598      JPY 910,495,949
(Career Record: Starts 26: 13-5-4-4; Australia: Starts: 2: 1-1-0-0 for AUD 19,200; Hong Kong: Starts: 23: 12-4-4-3 for HKD 61,273,500 (estimated); United Kingdom: Starts: 1: 0-0-0-1 for GBP 5,062.50).                                      
(The hkjc.com post import total of HKD 61,333,624 includes United Kingdom earnings of GBP 5062.50 for which I do not have an equivalent hkjc.com HKD amount.  I have calculated that GBP 5,062.50 is equivalent to HKD 61,254 so that my total post import earnings are HKD 61,334,754 which is just HKD 1,130 more than the hkjc.com total.   When the hkjc.com pre import earnings of HKD 155,680 (see https://racing.hkjc.com/racing/content/english/pp_formsheet/fse_P303.pdf) are added to the hkjc.com post import earnings of HKD 61,333,624 the worldwide hjkc.com earnings total HKD 61,489,304.  I have worldwide HKD earnings of HKD 61,489,505 which is just HKD 201 greater and comprises Australia earnings of HKD 154,751 plus Hong Kong earnings of HKD 61,273,500 plus United Kingdom earnings of HKD 61,254.  It is likely the differences are attributed to different forex rates used.                                    
                                    
Werther (NZ) 2011 (late 'Werther (NZ)')      HKD 61,398,737      USD 7,891,608      GBP 5,717,354      EUR 6,993,149      AUD 10,431,360      JPY 886,290,970
(Career Record: Starts 33: 10-9-6-8; New Zealand: Starts: 10: 3-2-2-3 for NZD 89,925; Australia: Starts: 3: 1-2-0-0 for AUD 368,250; Hong Kong: Starts: 19: 6-4-4-5 for HKD 53,309,250 plus High Achievement Bonus of HKD 750, 000 on 13/12/2015 and Top-up Bonus of HKD 250,000 on 20/03/2016*; Japan: Starts: 1: 0-1-0-0 for JPY 60,960,000).                                      
(I am unable to reconcile my post importation Hong Kong earnings of HKD 58,657,745 with the hkjc.com earnings of HKD 58,896,658 for 20 starts (including 1 start in Japan for which I have earnings of HKD 4,348,495).  My USD calendar year totals are almost identical with equibase.com figures except for the 2016 calendar year yet my 2016 HKD amounts are identical with those on bloodhound.net.au and in line with the 2016 GBP figures published by  racingpost.com. Some bloodhound.net.au HKD amounts for 2017 and 2018 appear to be incorrect (eg compare with hkjc  pattern book for 2017-18 and racing post.com amounts).)                                      
                                    
Mr Stunning (AUS) 2012 (to 26 Apr 2020)      HKD 60,843,100      USD 7,803,786      GBP 6,008,963      EUR 6,903,042      AUD 10,832,439      JPY 869,344,605
(Career Record: Hong Kong: Starts 30: 12-7-4-7 for HKD 60,843,100 (includes HKD 750,000 High Achievement Bonus earned 11 Dec 2016 and HKD 250,000 Top-up Bonus earned 5 March 2017))                                    
                                    
Bullish Luck (USA) 1999 (late Al Moughazel)      HKD 60,746,496      USD 7,811,248      GBP 4,200,738      EUR 6,085,743      AUD 10,252,749      JPY 864,197,128
(Career Record: Starts 62: 12-7-8-35; United Kingdom: Starts: 7: 2-1-1-3 for GBP 18,444; France: Starts: 1: 0-1-0-0 for EUR 5,800; Hong Kong: Starts: 48: 9-5-6-28 for HKD 38,730,000 ; Japan: Starts: 3: 1-0-0-2 for JPY 117,780,000; UAE (Dubai): Starts: 3: 0-0-1-2 for USD 750,000; and 2006 Asian Mile Challenge Bonus of USD 1,000,000).                                      
(Bullish Luck's earnings include a USD 1,000,000 bonus for winning the Asian Mile Challenge when he won the Yasuda Kinen in Tokyo, Japan on 4 June 2006.  'equibase.com' have career earnings of USD 8,825,485 which is USD 1,014,494.45 more than my figure of USD 7,810,99.55.  Looking at the equibase.com calendar year earnings and my equivalent figures the discrepancy arises in the 2006 calendar year. Assuming forex differences of some 14,494.45 over the horses career I infer that equibase.com has double counted the 2006 Asian Mile Challenge Bonus of USD 1,000,000.  I have emailed equibase.com about that and equibase.com responded as follows: "Since all of his races were overseas, we have limited specifics to each race.  Equibase  covers North American racing (US and Canada).  Any result information would be provided by the foreign racing jurisdiction and we would report what they paid out to the owner." In other words equibase.com does not independently audit information received.  The 'hkjc.com' summary excludes 8 starts and earnings appear overstated by at least HKD 2,000,000. The 'racingpost.com' total is understated by about GBP 500,000 as the USD 1,000,000 bonus (GBP 536,039) was not included but the 'racingpost.com' total is otherwise correct after allowing for differing forex rates that may have been applied.)                                     
                                    
Good Ba Ba (USA) 2002      HKD 58,939,641      USD 7,580,931      GBP 4,370,138      EUR 5,413,547      AUD 9,452,887      JPY 763,361,616
(Career Record: Starts 50: 16-5-4-25; Hong Kong: Starts: 43: 16-5-4-18 for HKD 58,776,500 (including Hong Kong International Sale bonus of HKD 1,000,000; Japan: Starts: 2: 0-0-0-2 for JPY 0; UAE (Dubai): Starts: 1: 0-0-0-1 for USD 0.00; Australia: Starts: 4: 0-0-0-4 for AUD 20,150).                                      
(hkjc.com has career earnings of HKD 59,026,500 (includes Hong Kong International Sale Bonus announced by hkjc.com 20 June 2006 of HKD 1,000,000) for 46 starts (43 in Hong Kong, 2 in Japan and 1 in UAE (Dubai, no prizemoney earnt outside Hong Kong)).  My total earnings for the 46 starts are HKD 58,776,500 (including bonus) which is HKD 250,000 less than the hkjc.com total. My cumulative earnings up to start 12 (including bonus) are HKD 3,955,500 which is the same as hkjc.com (see: https://www.hkjc.com/english/special/HKIS/hkis_BonusWinners.asp).  Looking at figures from bloodhound.net.au, racingnsw.com.au or racingpost.com for individual races I cannot find HKD 250,000 unless that amount was paid as a further bonus which I cannot find.  I have converted the HKD bonus to other currencies using forex rates for 7 Jan 2006 where I assume first place in the race on that date was the trigger event for payment of the bonus.   The hkjc.com earnings does not include earnings from 4 starts in Australia.  Where I don't have any information at all about the Hong Kong prize split I have used 1st 57.00%, 2nd 22.00%, 3rd 11.50%, 4th 6.00%, 5th 3.50%, 6th 0.00%.  In other cases I have formed a view about which of bloodhound.net.au, racingnsw.com.au or racingpost.com is likely to best reflect the Hong Kong prizemoney split to apportion total Hong Kong prizemoney.  Note Australian earnings of AUD 20,150 equate to HKD 163,141)                                    
                                    
Ambitious Dragon (NZ) 2006      HKD 58,722,850      USD 7,559,429      GBP 4,735,080      EUR 5,615,169      AUD 7,340,563      JPY 627,388,492
(Career Record: Starts 30: 13-5-2-10; Hong Kong: Starts: 29: 13-5-2-9 for HKD 58,722,850 (inc HKD 2,000,000 triple crown bonus earned 26 Feb 2012); UAE (Dubai): Starts: 1: 0-0-0-1 for USD 0.00).                                      
(hkjc.com has identical career earnings of HKD 58,722,850. I have followed the racinpost.com prizemoney split for Hong Kong prizemoney beginning at start 10 to allocate total race prizemoney (racingpost.com did not publish full details of earlier starts).  For the first 9 starts in Hong Kong I used the following percentages: 1st 57.00%, 2nd 22.00%, 3rd 11.50%, 4th 6.00%, 5th 3.50%, 6th 0.00% to allocate total race prizemoney.  Note racingpost.com does not include bonuses whereas equibase.com does. The equibase.com earnings are USD 7,560,756 whereas I have USD 7,559,429 the difference likely due to the forex rates used.)                                    
                                    
Lucky Nine (IRE) 2007 (late Luck or Design)      HKD 52,609,870      USD 6,756,394      GBP 4,262,992      EUR 5,086,507      AUD 6,891,417      JPY 596,754,300
(Career Record: Starts 51: 14-9-7-21; Ireland: Starts: 3: 1-1-1-0 for EUR 14,415; Hong Kong: Starts: 37: 11-6-4-16 for HKD 37,360,375; Japan: Starts: 4: 0-1-0-3 for JPY 42,312,000; UAE (Dubai): Starts: 2: 0-0-1-1 for USD 200,000; Singapo Starts: 3: 2-0-1-0 for SGD 1,242,500; Australia: Starts: 2: 0-1-0-1 for AUD 200,000).                                      
(hkjc.com has earnings of HKD 52,355,679 for 37 starts in Hong Kong, 4 starts in Japan, 2 starts in UAE (Dubai), 3 starts in Singapore and 2 starts in Australia (total 48 starts) and HKD 160,256 for 3 pre import starts in Ireland for a total career earnings of HKD 52,515,959.  I have HKD 52,443,614 for those same 48 starts and 166,256 for the 3 pre import starts for  total career earnings of HKD 52,609,870 which is HKD 93,941 more.  I have estimated Hong Kong earnings on the basis that prizemoney for all group 1 races is split  1st 57.00%, 2nd 22.00%, 3rd 10.00%, 4th 5.70%, 5th 3.30%, 6th 2.00% and for all other races 1st 57.00%, 2nd 22.00%, 3rd 11.50%, 4th 6.00%, 5th 3.50%, 6th 0.00%.  My Hong Kong individual race earnings are identical with the Hong Kong earnings on punters.com.au noting that not all Hong Kong races on that website are in HKD.   My Singapore race earnings in GBP are almost the same as the GBP earnings on racingpost.com.  When comparing individual differences between racingpost.com GBP race earnings and my GBP individual race earnings I think the better view is that any difference is mostly due to differing forex rates used noting that racingpost.com did not include the first 6 Hong Kong starts where I have calculated GBP 205,275 was earned.                                        
                                    
Beat The Clock (AUS) 2013 (to 19 Jan 2020)      HKD 52,891,525      USD 6,761,318      GBP 5,157,413      EUR 5,968,110      AUD 9,435,768      JPY 744,198,359
(Career Record: Hong Kong: Starts 25: 10-8-6-1 for HKD 52,891,525 including High Achievement Bonus of HKD 750,000 earned 11 June 2017 and Top-up Bonus of HKD 250,000 earned 8 April 2018)                                    
(Hong Kong earnings of HKD 52,891,525 equals the total recorded by hjkc.com).                                    
                                    
Blazing Speed (GB) 2009      HKD 51,517,013      USD 6,640,695      GBP 4,434,179      EUR 5,661,674      AUD 8,235,437      JPY 738,720,173
(Career Record: Starts 48: 10-8-4-26; United Kingdom: Starts: 4: 2-0-0-2 for GBP 15,601.55; Hong Kong: Starts: 43: 8-8-4-23 for HKD 49,322,750 (estimated) and bonus of HKD 2,000,000 earned 25 May 2014 for winning two legs of a three-race series; UAE (Dubai): Starts: 1: 0-0-0-1 for USD 0.00).                                      
(I have calculated Hong Kong earnings on the basis that prizemoney for all group 1 races including HKG1 races is split: 1st 57.00%, 2nd 22.00%, 3rd 10.00%, 4th 5.70%, 5th 3.30%, 6th 2.00% with 2 exceptions being 23 Feb 2014 where 4th is 6% and 25 May 2014 where 1st is 50% which accords with both the racingpost.com split and the punters.com.au amounts.   For all other races the prizemoney split is 1st 57.00%, 2nd 22.00%, 3rd 11.50%, 4th 6.00%, 5th 3.50%, 6th 0.00%.                                       
hkjc.com has total earnings of HKD 51,322,750 (inc HKD 2,000,000 bonus) for 44 starts in Hong Kong and 1 start in UAE (Dubai) and HKD 193,010 for pre import UK earnings for a total of HKD 51,515.760.  I have pre import UK earnings of HKD 194,263 resulting in an overall difference of HKD 1,253 which is due to forex rates used otherwise the hkjc.com total is identical with mine. )                                     
                                    
California Memory (USA) 2006 (late Portus Blendium)      HKD 51,457,594      USD 6,625,718      GBP 4,176,026      EUR 4,967,048      AUD 6,506,458      JPY 560,062,393
(Career Record: Starts 47: 12-5-7-23; Spain: Starts: 2: 0-2-0-0 for EUR 5,200; France: Starts: 6: 3-1-2-0 for EUR 65,300; Hong Kong: Starts: 36: 9-2-5-20 for HKD 50,319,750; Singapo Starts: 2: 0-0-0-2 for SGD 60,000; UAE (Dubai): Starts: 1: 0-0-0-1 for USD 0)                                      
(hkjc.com has career earnings of HKD 50,696,050 for 36 starts in Hong Kong, 2 starts in Singapore and 1 start in UAE (Dubai) (total 39 starts) and HKD 783,740 for 2 pre import starts in Spain and 6 pre import starts in France for total career earnings of HKD 51,479,790.  I have HKD 50,691,219 for those same 39 starts and 766,374 for the 8 pre import starts for  total career earnings of HKD 51,457,594 which is HKD 22,196 less.  I have estimated Hong Kong earnings on the basis that prizemoney for all group 1 races is split  1st 57.00%, 2nd 22.00%, 3rd 10.00%, 4th 5.70%, 5th 3.30%, 6th 2.00% and for all other races 1st 57.00%, 2nd 22.00%, 3rd 11.50%, 4th 6.00%, 5th 3.50%, 6th 0.00% unless the racinpost.com prizemoney split indicates otherwise the notable exception being the Standard Chartered Champions & Chater Cup of 2013 and 2014 where I followed the racingpost.com split.   When comparing individual differences between racingpost.com GBP race earnings and my GBP individual race earnings I think the better view is that any difference is mostly due to differing forex rates used noting that racingpost.com did not report starts 2 to 7 in Hong Kong.                                         
                                    
Dan Excel (IRE) 2008 (late Dunboyne Express)      HKD 48,397,574      USD 6,239,631      GBP 3,898,111      EUR 4,863,317      AUD 6,754,333      JPY 639,854,097
(Career Record: Starts 48: 7-10-4-27; Ireland: Starts: 8: 3-2-0-3 for EUR 187,650; United Kingdom: Starts: 1: 0-0-0-1 for GBP 6,671.20; France: Starts: 1: 0-0-0-1 for EUR 0.00; Hong Kong: Starts: 35: 2-7-4-22 for HKD 21,937,000; Singapo Starts: 3: 2-1-0-0 for SGD 4,027,500; UAE (Dubai): Starts: 1: 0-0-0-1 for USD 0.00)                                      
(hkjc.com has HKD 47,156,070 for 35 starts in Hong Kong and 3 starts in Singapore (total 38 starts) and HKD 2,061,070 for 10 pre import starts for a total of HKD 49,217,140.  I have HKD 46,295,517 for those same 38 starts and 2,102,057 for the 10 pre import starts for a total of HKD 48,397,574 which is HKD 819,566 less.  I have estimated Hong Kong earnings on the basis that prizemoney for all group 1 races is split  1st 57.00%, 2nd 22.00%, 3rd 10.00%, 4th 5.70%, 5th 3.30%, 6th 2.00% and for all other races 1st 57.00%, 2nd 22.00%, 3rd 11.50%, 4th 6.00%, 5th 3.50%, 6th 0.00%.  I have not been able to locate details of a bonus which might help explain the difference.   My Hong Kong individual race earnings also accord with the racingpost.com split of total prizemoney for each race for which racingpost.com published a result.                                    
(My Singapore earnings for 3 starts there are based on those published at http://www.siacup.sg/HorsemensGuide..2015... which are SGD 240,750 greater than those published by bloodhound.net.au.  racingpost.com GBP earnings from the 3 Singapore starts is about GBP 800.00 more than my GBP total of GBP 1,950,240 whereas the bloodhound total is over GBP 100,000 less than the racingpost.com Singapore total  suggesting bloodhound is wrong.)                                     
(I have Dan Excel winning more from 3 starts in Singapore (HKD 24,358,517) than he did from 35 starts in Hong Kong (HKD 21,937,000).)                                     
                                    
Gold-Fun (IRE) 2009 (late Strada Colorato)      HKD 47,731,038      USD 6,153,517      GBP 3,929,030      EUR 4,984,414      AUD 7,258,212      JPY 666,623,800
(Career Record: Starts 26: 13-5-4-4; Ireland: Starts: 2: 1-1-0-0 for EUR 9,890.00; Hong Kong: Starts: 28: 10-8-2-8 for HKD 46,200,750; United Kingdom: Starts: 1: 0-1-0-0 for GBP 129,000.00, France: Starts: 1: 0-0-0-0 for EUR 0.00).                                      
(hkjc.com has HKD 104,370 for 2 pre import starts in Ireland plus a post import total of HKD 47,676,627 for 28 starts in Hong Kong, 1 start in UK and I start in France for a pre and post import total of HKD 47,780,997.  I have HKD 103,650 for the 2 starts in Ireland and 47,627,388 for the 30 post import starts.  My total is HKD 49,959 less than the hkjc.com total and this could be due to different forex rates used to convert GBP 129,000 in HKD but that is speculation.                                    
I have estimated Hong Kong earnings on the basis that prizemoney for all group 1 races including HKG1 races is split 1st 57.00%, 2nd 22.00%, 3rd 10.00%, 4th 5.70%, 5th 3.30%, 6th 2.00% with the exception of 17 Feb 2013 where 4th is 6.00%, 5 May 2013 where 5th is HKD 400,000 (or @3.33%) and  19 Jan 2014 where 6th is 0.00%. For all other races: 1st 57.00%, 2nd 22.00%, 3rd 11.50%, 4th 6.00%, 5th 3.50%, 6th 0.00%.                                      
Earnings for each Hong Kong race align with the racingpost.com percentages and are the same as the punters.com.au amounts.                                                   
                                    
Beauty Only (IRE) 2011      HKD 46,141,969      USD 5,937,460      GBP 4,372,882      EUR 5,316,207      AUD 7,816,790      JPY 672,506,365
(Career Record: Starts 51: 11-8-4-28; Italy: Starts: 4: 3-0-0-1 for EUR 53,500; Hong Kong: Starts: 48: 8-8-4-26 for HKD 45,599,950 including High Achievement Bonus of HKD 750, 000 earned 9 Nov 2014; Japan: Starts: 1: 0-0-0-1 for JPY 0).                                      
(I am unable to reconcile my HKD earnings of HKD 45,599,950 with the hkjc.com total of HKD 46,179,222 for 47 starts (excludes 4 starts in Italy). Typically the hkjc.com excludes earnings from racing before import into Hong Kong but usually set out the pre Hong Kong results in a separate pdf attached to the on-line record. In this case the attached pdf states that Beauty Only earned HKD 536,420 in Italy (converted from EUR 53,500.00). In this case it may be that hkjc.com has included the Italy earnings in the amount of HKD 46,179,222 contrary to the usual practice. I cannot find anything that suggests 6th prize was paid in Japan.   My USD calendar year totals are very close to the equibase.com USD figures except for the 2014 where it seems equibase.com has not included the HKD 750,000 (or USD 96,739) bonus so equibase earnings are understated by about that amount.  For Hong Kong earnings my amounts earned at each start agree with the figures on punters.com.au save that punters.com.au omits the HKD 750,000 bonus.  The racingpost.com record omits 11 starts.)                                    
                                    
Sacred Kingdom (AUS) 2003      HKD 45,641,904      USD 5,870,095      GBP 3,385,788      EUR 4,156,317      AUD 6,653,857      JPY 575,310,054
(Career Record: Starts 36: 17-7-2-10; Hong Kong: Starts: 33: 16-7-2-8 for HKD 42,202,700; Singapo Starts: 2: 1-0-0-1 for SGD 580,000; United Kingdom: Starts: 1: 0-0-0-1 for GBP 13,194.45).                                      
(hkjc.com has career earnings of HKD 45,831,444 from 36 starts which is HKD 189,240 more than my total of HKD 45,691,904. I have followed the racinpost.com prizemoney split for Hong Kong prizemoney except for  start 25 on 21 Nov 2010 where the prizemoney is clearly wrong. For start 25 in Hong Kong I used the following percentages: 1st 57.00%, 2nd 22.00%, 3rd 11.50%, 4th 6.00%, 5th 3.50%, 6th 0.00% to allocate total race prizemoney. Singapore prizemoney assumes the split for the 2009 and 2011 KrisFlyer International Sprint races is the same for 2015 as set out in: http://www.siacup.sg/HorsemensGuide/HorsemensGuideinPDFFormat/Documents/2015_HMG_SAIC.pdf)                                    
                                    
Aerovelocity (NZ) 2008 (late Naisoso Warrior)      HKD 45,290,522      USD 5,837,562      GBP 3,993,359      EUR 5,055,481      AUD 7,351,798      JPY 672,076,868
(Career Record: Starts 25: 12-4-3-6; New Zealand: Starts: 1: 1-0-0-0 for NZD 7,810; Hong Kong: Starts: 22: 9-4-3-6 for HKD 35,474,750; Japan: Starts: 1: 1-0-0-0 for JPY 98,780,000; Singapo Starts: 1: 1-0-0-1 for SGD 570,000).                                      
(hkjc.com has HKD 45,252,368 for 22 starts in Hong Kong, 1 start in Japan and 1 start in Singapore (total 24 starts) and HKD 49,240 for 1 pre import start (New Zealand) for a total of HKD 45,301,608.  I have HKD 45,241,318 for those same 24 starts and 49,204 for the 1 pre import start for a total of HKD 45,290,522 which is HKD 11,086 less.  I have estimated Hong Kong earnings on the basis that prizemoney for all group 1 races is split  1st 57.00%, 2nd 22.00%, 3rd 10.00%, 4th 5.70%, 5th 3.30%, 6th 2.00% and for all other races 1st 57.00%, 2nd 22.00%, 3rd 11.50%, 4th 6.00%, 5th 3.50%, 6th 0.00%.  My Hong Kong individual race eearnings are identical with the earnings on punters.com.au.   My Singapore race earnings also accord with the racingpost.com split of total prizemoney.  The small difference in total earnings probable reflects slightly different forex rates used.                                    
                                    
Southern Legend (AUS) 2012 (to 26 April 2020)      HKD 42,262,778      USD 5,412,474      GBP 4,197,945      EUR 4,799,352      AUD 7,733,342      JPY 592,867,305
(Career Record: Starts: 40: 12-3-7-18; Australia: Starts: 9: 4-0-2-3 for AUD 245,580; Hong Kong: Starts 28: 6-3-5-14 for HKD 30,025,025; Singapo Starts 2: 2-0-0-0 for SGD 1,710,000; Dubai (UAE): Starts 1: 0-0-0-1 for USD 120.000)                                    
My HKD amount for earnings in Australia is HKD 1,429,016.  The hkjc.com has pre import earnings of HKD 1,387,820 for Australia. Pre import earnings are not included in the hkjc.com online record. The hkjc.com online earnings post importation should be HKD 29,564,883 when updated for third place on 5 Apr 2020 and I am not able to provide a split between Hong Kong, Singapore and (UAE (Dubai). I have a post importaton total of HKD 28,945,012 split as follows: Hong Kong HKD 18,625,025 (as above), Singapore HKD 9,866,736 and UAE (Dubai) HKD 942,001.  I assume the difference between the hkjc.com HKD amounts and my HKD amounts is due to forex rate differences.                                      
                                    
Fairy King Prawn (AUS) 1995      HKD 36,598,466      USD 4,700,463      GBP 3,101,097      EUR N/A      AUD 8,276,699      JPY 540,131,656
(Career Record: Starts 26: 12-10-0-4; Hong Kong: Starts 23: 11-9-0-3 for HKD 25,644,587 (est.) and Bonus of HKD 800,000 earned 22/04/2001 as a consolation prize for winning two out of three legs of The Champion Sprint Series in 2000/2001 season; Japan: Starts: 2: 1-0-0-1 for JPY 97,864,000; UAE (Dubai): Starts: 1: 0-1-0-0 for USD 400,000)                                    
(The hkjc.com has Hong Kong only race earnings of HKD 26,797,587 which is HKD 1,153,000 more than my figure (excluding the HKD 800,000 bonus). My USD earnings for all 26 races inc bonus of USD 4,700,463 is just under USD 4,000 less than the equibase.com figure of USD 4,704,080 for the same and my calendar year USD earnings are also close to the equibase.com USD calendar year earnings for the same suggesting equibase.com and I are in agreement as to both the timing and amount of Hong Kong only earnings when converted into USD using our respective forex rates.  The Hong Kong only race earnings difference is inexplicable.)                                        
                                    
Elegant Fashion (AUS) 1998      HKD 32,116,517      USD 4,122,153      GBP 2,498,733      EUR 3,703,716      AUD 6,367,833      JPY 477,758,744
(Career Record: Starts 37: 8-7-8-14; Australia: Starts: 13: 4-2-1-6 for AUD 842,600; Hong Kong: Starts 24: 4-5-7-8 for HKD 28,626,000 (est.))                                     
(Hong Kong prizemoney estimates based on following formula: Group 1 percentages: 1st 57.00%, 2nd 22.00%, 3rd 10.00%, 4th 5.70%, 5th 3.30%, 6th 2.00% (i.e. all races with total prizemoney of HKD 8,00,000 or more (per hkjc.com)) and for all other Hong Kong races: 1st 57.00%, 2nd 22.00%, 3rd 11.50%, 4th 6.00%, 5th 3.50%, 6th 0.00%.)                                      
(I have estmated Hong Kong racing earnings  (no bonuses) for 24 starts at HKD 28,626,000 whereas hkjc.com earnings for the same 24 starts is in the vicinity HKD 29,555,000 (ignoring 2 races in Australia for AUD 20,000 (or HKD 116,092)) or HKD 929,000 more.  'bloodhound.net.au' has Hong Kong 24 individual race earnings total of HKD 28,202,000 (or HKD 1,353,000 less than the hkjc.com total) and while I disagree with 6 race bloodhound results I find the hkjc.com total inexplicable.)                                    

Title: Thorougbred earnings records
Post by: JWesleyHarding on 2020-Feb-04, 07:24 AM
Can't you use the "modify" option and delete whatever you want just leave one keystroke.
Title: Thorougbred earnings records
Post by: timw on 2020-Mar-01, 05:58 PM
Maximum Security jumps to number 19 in the all time money list - wonder how long the Saudi Cup will last before it ends up like the Pegasus just another good money race.  I struggled to find links to detailed results (racingpost.com was the easiest) and couldn't find anything other than the standard media release / news reports on the Saudi Cup website. 
Title: Thorougbred earnings records
Post by: timw on 2020-Apr-06, 12:17 PM
I have updated all time USD leaders list. Of those still racing that make up the top 20 we have Enable at 12 (although I imagine there must be some doubt about whether she will be back), Beauty Generation has jumped a few places to 14  (number 2 among ANZ horses and I guess his next start will be on Hong Kong Champions day in about 3 weeks), Redzel is now at 18 and Almond Eye is at 20 (Almond Eye is among the entries for Champions day over both 1600m and 2000m but I guess there must be some doubt about whether Japanese horses will run). 

According to my calculations Beauty Generation has the distinction of being the first horse to earn more than HKD100 million in Hong Kong. 

I now have so much stuff it won't fit on the page - guess I will have to consider an edit process.
Title: Thorougbred earnings records
Post by: timw on 2020-Apr-28, 10:56 AM
Earnings tables updated to include Hong Kong Champions day group 1 results.
Title: Thorougbred earnings records
Post by: timw on 2020-Apr-29, 05:39 PM
Hi all

racingpost reports that Almond Eye is back in full training and is headed towards the Victoria Mile (run 17th May at Tokyo).  She is currently 20th on my USD earnings list.  I haven't read anything recently about the following: Enable, Suave Richard, Rey de Oro, Maximum Security, Bricks and Mortar,  Beat the Clock and Stradivarius. If you know of any that have retired could you let me know. 

cheers 
Title: Thorougbred earnings records
Post by: specialweek2 on 2020-Apr-29, 06:17 PM
SR and RDO both at stud. RDO seems covered Lys G.
Title: Thorougbred earnings records
Post by: timw on 2020-May-19, 01:51 PM
Earnings records updated to include Almond Eye and Santa Ana Lane starts last weekend. Almond Eye has passed Lys Gracieux and Redzel to jump to no 17 in all time USD earnings.  Almond Eye ran just 0.1 of a second outside the 1600m. Tokyo course record on Sunday suggesting she is back to her best after being flogged by Lys Gracieux in the Arima Kinen last year and should add substantially to her earnings over the rest of the year.       
Title: Thorougbred earnings records
Post by: timw on 2020-Jun-02, 11:37 AM
Saudi officials announced that purse monies from the Saudi Cup (won by Maximum Security on 29 February 2020) are being withheld until they complete their own investigation into the US federal charges.  So Maximum Security's first prize of USD 10,000,000 is up in the air. Bob Baffert now trains the horse and the horse is back in work (Paulick Report).
Title: Thorougbred earnings records
Post by: timw on 2020-Aug-23, 04:13 PM
Worlds top earners over USD 6,000,000 updated to 23 August 2020 (includes TVG Pacific Classic (USA))