Each and every win matters: Pletcher closing in on 5,000th career victory
Some victories for a trainer always stand out. From triumphs in American Classic engagements to Breeders' Cup scores to prestigious Grade 1 wins, trips to the winner's circle leave indelible impressions. But the wins that bring less fanfare - allowance, optional claimers and maiden races - are still the backbone of any long-time conditioner's ledger, and trainer Todd Pletcher can claim a body of work on par with some of the sport's all-time greats as he approaches career win No. 5,000.