Horse trainer

Horse trainer

In horse racing, a trainer is responsible for preparing a horse for races. As such, he or she takes responsibility for exercising it, getting it race-ready and determining which races it should enter. Leading horse trainers can earn a great deal of money from a percentage of the winnings that they charge the owner for training the horse.

Outside horse racing, most trainers specialize in a certain equestrianism discipline, such as show jumping, reining, rodeo, sport horse disciplines, training of a specific horse breed, starting young horses, or working with problem horses. Each trainer has different methods that they use to teach the horse to do the things that they want them to do. Some fields can be very lucrative, usually depending on the value of the horses once trained or prize money available in competition.

Prominent race horse trainers

United Kingdom & Ireland

* Henry Cecil
* Mick Channon
* Dick Hern
* Mark Johnston
* Henrietta Knight
* Aidan O'Brien
* Vincent O'Brien
* Ted Walsh
* Liam Roche

United States

* Michael Dickinson
* Christophe Clement
* Monty Roberts
* D. Wayne Lukas
* Bobby Frankel
* William I. Mott
* H. Allen Jerkens
* Ron McAnally
* Charlie Whittingham
* Bob Baffert
* Richard Mandella
* Michael R. Matz
* Todd Pletcher
* Patrick L. Biancone
* Barclay Tagg

According to "The American Racing Manual", the thoroughbred horse racing trainers who have led the annual money-earning list more than twice since 1908 are:
*D. Wayne Lukas (14)
*Sam Hildreth (9)
*Charlie Whittingham (7)
*Sunny Jim Fitzsimmons, Horace A. "Jimmy" Jones (5)
*Bob Baffert, Laz Barrera, Ben A. Jones, William Molter (4)
*Hirsch Jacobs, Edward A. Neloy, James G. Rowe, Sr. (3)


* Bart Cummings
* Tommy Smith
* Colin Hayes
* Gai Waterhouse
* Lee Freedman
* David Hayes

ee also

*Horse training
*Horse racing

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