List of Famous Horse Trainers People

List of Famous Horse Trainers

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List of famous horse trainers, with photos, bios, and other information when available. Who are the top horse trainers in the world? This includes the most prominent horse trainers, living and dead, both in America and abroad. This list of notable horse trainers is ordered by their level of prominence, and can be sorted for various bits of information, such as where these historic horse trainers were born and what their nationality is. The people on this list are from different countries, but what they all have in common is that they're all renowned horse trainers.

These people, like David Cotey and Jimmy Frost include images when available.

From reputable, prominent, and well known horse trainers to the lesser known horse trainers of today, these are some of the best professionals in the horse trainer field. If you want to answer the questions, "Who are the most famous horse trainers ever?" and "What are the names of famous horse trainers?" then you're in the right place. (419 items)
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    Robert A. "Bob" Baffert is an American horse owner and trainer, whose horses have won three Kentucky Derbies, five Preakness Stakes, one Belmont Stakes and two Kentucky Oaks. He graduated from the University of Arizona's Race Track Industry Program with a Bachelor of Science degree. more

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    • Age: 62
    • Birthplace: Nogales, Arizona, United States of America
    • Profession: Actor, Horse trainer
    • Credits: And They're Off
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    D. Wayne Lukas is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Horse Trainers
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    Darrell Wayne Lukas is an American horse trainer and a U.S. Racing Hall of Fame inductee. He holds the record for the most Triple Crown, has won twenty Breeders' Cup races, received five Eclipse Awards for his accomplishments, and his horses have won 25 year-end Eclipse Awards. more

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    • Age: 80
    • Birthplace: Antigo, Wisconsin, United States of America
    • Profession: Horse trainer
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    Kelly Breen

    Kelly Breen is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Horse Trainers
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    Kelly John Breen is a trainer of Thoroughbred racehorses. On June 11, 2011, Breen won the most important race of his career when Ruler on Ice won the third leg of the U.S. Triple Crown series, the Belmont Stakes. more

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    • Age: 46
    • Birthplace: Perth Amboy, New Jersey, United States of America
    • Profession: Horse trainer
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    Bill Shoemaker is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Horse Trainers
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    William Lee "Bill" Shoemaker was an American jockey. For 29 years he held the world record of number of professional jockey victories. more

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    • Age: Died at 72 (1931-2003)
    • Birthplace: Fabens, Texas, United States of America
    • Profession: Jockey, Horse trainer
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    James Fitzsimmons

    James Fitzsimmons is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list List of Famous Horse Trainers
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    Paul Mellon was an American philanthropist and an owner/breeder of thoroughbred racehorses. He is one of only five people ever designated an "Exemplar of Racing" by the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame. He was co-heir to one of America's greatest business fortunes, the Mellon Bank fortune, ...more

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    • Age: Died at 92 (1907-1999)
    • Birthplace: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States of America
    • Profession: Horse trainer
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    Laz Barrera

    Laz Barrera is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list List of Famous Horse Trainers
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    Lazaro Sosa Barrera was a Cuban-born American Hall of Fame thoroughbred racehorse trainer. Born in Havana, "Laz" Barrera was one of nine brothers who went on to become involved in thoroughbred horse racing in the United States. While in his teens, he began working at a racetrack in his native Cuba and ...more

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    • Age: Died at 67 (1924-1991)
    • Birthplace: Havana, Cuba
    • Profession: Horse trainer
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    Stig H. Johansson

    Stig H. Johansson is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list List of Famous Horse Trainers
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    Stig Henry Johansson is a Swedish trotting trainer and former driver. He started his career as a professional trainer in 1969, and has during a large part of the career been a dominating force in Swedish trotting. He is, arguably, the greatest in Swedish trotting history. Internationally, he is regarded ...more

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    • Age: 70
    • Profession: Horse trainer
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