“He was raised on the racetrack,” said JJ of his Hall of Fame son Todd Pletcher.
Born in Texas, Todd was with his father walking hots and racing his favorite pony Babbles up and down the Ruidoso Downs backstretch in New Mexico since he was six years old.
Forty six years later Todd Pletcher will be inducted into the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame in Saratoga Springs, NY as the all-time North American leader in purse earnings (over $400 million) and graded stakes wins (well over 700).
First, in this episode of Race Horses, etc. we have the absolute privilege of listening to JJ Pletcher recount stories from Todd’s early years on the track. Then, we learn about dad’s college requirements for the future Hall of Famer. And finally, we discover how JJ’s personal horsemanship has evolved over time, especially when working with million dollar horses.
I hope you enjoy it!