Information obtained from the 1998 Guinness Book of World Records
Most wins by a trainer - The record is two, achieved by two different trainers - J.E. Fitzsimmons, 1930 and 1935; and Ben A. Jones, 1941 and 1948.
Most wins by a jockey - Eddie Arcaro has won the Triple Crown twice, riding Whirlaway in 1941 and Citation in 1948.
Most wins by a trainer - the record is six trained by Ben A. Jones in 1936, 1941, 1944, 1948, 1949, 1952.
Most wins by a jockey - Eddie Arcaro - 1938, 1941, 1945, 1948, 1952, and Bill Hartack - 1957, 1960, 1962, 1964, 1969.
The fastest times: The fastest recorded time for the Kentucky Derby is 1:59 2/5 seconds, achieved by Secretariat in 1973. Largest Field. A record 23 horses competed in the Kentucky Derby in 1974.
Most wins by a jockey - Eddie Arcaro won a record six wins in 1941, 1948, 1950-1951, 1951, and 1957.
Most wins by a trainer - A record for the most wins by a trainer is seven, by Robert Wyndham Walden in 1875, 1878-82, and 1888.
The record for the fastest times in a Preakness Stakes race is 1 minute 53 2/5 seconds, achieved by two horses: Tanks Prospects, 1985; and Louis Quatorze, 1996.
A record 18 horses participated in the Preakness Stakes in 1928.
Most wins (jockey)
The most wins is six, by two jockeys: Jim McLaughlin, 1882-84, 1886-88; and Eddi Arcaro, 1941-42, 1945, 1948, 1952, 1955. Most Wins (trainer)
Trainer James Rowe Sr. holds the mark for the most wins at eight, in 1883-84, 1901, 1904, 1907-08, 1910, 1913.
The fastes time recorded at the Belmont Stakes is 2 min 24 sec., by Secratariat in 1973.
A record 15 horses participated in the Belmont Stakes in 1983.
Breeders Cup Series
Most Series wins (horse)
Three horses have won two Breeder's Cup races: Bayakoa, which won the Distaff, in 1989 and 1990; Miesque, which won the Mile, in 1987 and 1988; and Lure, which won the Mile in 1992 and 1993.
Most Series wins (jockey)
Two jockeys have ridden seven winners in the Breeder's Cup Championship: Laffit Pincay Jr., Juvenile (1985, 1986, 1988), Classic (1986), Distaff (1989, 1990), Juvenile Fillies (1993); and Eddie Delahoussaye, Distaff (1984, 1993), Turf (1989), Juvenile Fillies (1991), Sprint (1992, 1993).
Highest Earnings (horse)
Alysheba has won a record $2,133,000 in Breeder's Cup races, from three starts, 1986-88.
Highest Earnings (jockey)
Pat Day has won a record $13,503,000 in Breeder's Cup racing, 1984-96.
Highest Earnings (trainer)
D. Wayne Lukas holds the mark for the highest earnings at $12,456,000, 1984-1996.
Breeders Cup Classic
Most Wins (jockey)
Jerry Bailey has won the Classic three times: 1991, 1993, and 1995.
Most wins, career (men)
Bill Shoemaker rode 8,833 winners from 40,350 mounts. "The Shoe" made his debut aboard Waxahachie on March 19, 1949, and reaced for the last time on Patchy Groundfog on Feb. 3, 1990. His first victorcy came on April 20, 1949 aboard Shafter V, his last on January 20, 1990 aboard Beau Genius at Gulfstream Park, Fl.
Most wins, career (women)
Julie Krone has won 3,158 races from 1980 through 1996.
Most wins, season (men)
Kent Desormeaux rode 598 winners, from 2,312 mounts in 1989.
Most wins, season (women)
Gwen Jocson rode 376 winners, from 2,007 mounts in 1991.
Most wins (single day)
The mose winners ridden in one day is 9, by Chris Antly on Oct. 31, 1987. Antly rode four winners in the afternoon at Aqueduct, NY, and five in the evening at The Meadowlands, NJ.
Most Wins (one card)
The most winners ridden in one card is eight, achieved by four jockeys: Hubert Jones, from 13 rides in Caliente, CA, June 11, 1944; Dave Gall, from 10 rides, at Cahokie Downs, East St. Louis, IL, Oct. 18, 1978; Robert Williams, from 10 rides, in Lincoln, NE, Sept. 19, 1984; and Pat Day, from nine rides, in Arlington, IL, Sept. 13, 1989.
The longest winning streak by a jockey is nine races, by two jockeys: Albert Adams won nine races at Marlboro Racetrack, MD, over 3 days, Sept. 10-12, 1930. He won the last two races on Sept. 12. Tony Black won nine races on July 30-31, 1993. He won three races at Atlantic City Racecourse on July 30, two at Philadelphia Park on July 31, and four at Atlantic City on July 31.
Highest earnings, career (men)
Laffit Pincay Jr. has won a record $190,538,811 from 1964 through the end of 1996.
Highest earnings career (women)
Julie Krone has won a record $70,560,436 from 1980 through the end of 1996.
Highest earnings, season (men)
The greatest prize money earned in a season is $19,456,376, by Jerry Bailey in 1996.
Highest earning, season (women)
The greates prize money earned in a season is $9,220,824, by Julie Krone in 1992.
Most wins, career
The most wins is 89, by Kingston, from 138 starts, 1986-94.
Most wins (graded stakes races)
John Henry won 25 graded stakes races, including 16 Grande I races, 1974-84. Most wins, year
Lenoxbar won 46 races in one year, 1940, in Puerto Rico from 56 starts.
Most consecutive wins
Camarero, foaled in 1951, was undefeated in 56 races in Puerto Rico from April 19, 1953 to his first defeat on August 1, 1955 (in his career to 1956, he won 73 of 77 races).
Highest earnings, career
The career record for earnings is $9,999,815, by Cigar, 1992-96. Cigar's career record wa 19 wins, four seconds, and five thirds from 33 races.
Highest earnings, race
The one-race earnings record is 2.6 million by Spend A Buck for the Jersey Derby, Garden State Park, NJ, on May 27, 1985.
Most wins, career
The career record is 6,362, by Dale Baird (U.S.), 1962-1993.
Most wins, year
Jack Charles Van Berg (U.S.), had a record 496 wins in 1976.
Highest earnings, career
D. Wayne Lukas has won $140,024,750 in his career.
Highest earnings, year
The greatest amount won in a year is $17,842,358, by D. Wayne Lukas (U.S.) in 1988.
The greatest age recorded for a Thoroughbred racehorse is 42 years, in the case of the chestnut geldinhg Tango Duke (foaled 1935), owned by Carmen J. Koper of Barongarook, Victoria, Australia. The horse died on January 25, 1978. Oldest winner (horse)
The oldest winning horses are 18-year-old Revenge at Shrewsbury, England 1790; Marksman at Ashford, Kent, England, 1826; and Jorrocks at Bathurst, Australia, 1851. At the same age, Wild Aster won three hurdle races in 1919, and Sonny Somers won two steeplechases in February 1980.
Big Racked reached 43.26 mph in a 1/4 mile race in Mexico City, Mexico on Feb. 5, 1945. Onion Roll reached the same speed at Thistledown, Cleveland, OH on Sept. 27, 1993. A record for 1 1/2 miles is 37.82 mph, made by 3 yr old Hawkster (carrying 121 pounds) at Santa Anita Park, Arcadia, CA on Oct. 14, 1989, with 2 min. 22.8 sec.
Anthony A. Speelman and Nicholas John Cowan (both Great Britain) won $1,627,084.40 after federal income tax of $406,768.00 was withheld, on a $64 9-horse accumulator at Santa Anita Racetrack, Arcadia, CA on April 19, 1987. Their first seven selections won, and the payout for a jackpot accumulated over 24 days.
Highest purse, race
the largest single race purse is $4 million including a record first prize of $2.4 million for the Dubai World Cup; won by Cigar on March 27, 1996 and Signspiel on April 3, 1997.