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List of famous male horse trainers, listed by their level of prominence with photos when available. This greatest male horse trainers list contains the most prominent and top males known for being horse trainers. There are thousand of males working as horse trainers in the world, but this list highlights only the most notable ones. Historic horse trainers have worked hard to become the best that they can be, so if you're a male aspiring to be a horse trainer then the people below should give you inspiration.

People on this list include Doug O'Neill and Sonny Hine.

While this isn't a list of all male horse trainers, it does answer the questions "Who are the most famous male horse trainers?" and "Who are the best male horse trainers?"

Sir Henry Richard Amherst Cecil was a British flat racing horse trainer. He was widely regarded as one of the greatest trainers in history. Cecil was Champion Trainer 10 times and, as of June 2012, had trained 25 domestic Classic winners, comprising four winners of the Epsom Derby, eight winners of the Epsom Oaks, six winners of the 1,000 Guineas, three of the 2,000 Guineas and four winners of the St. Leger Stakes. His success in the Epsom Oaks and the 1,000 Guineas made him particularly renowned for his success with fillies. He was the Master Trainer at Royal Ascot, where he successfully trained 75 winners. Describing his approach to training, Cecil told The Daily Telegraph: "I do ...more

Age: Died at 70 (1943-2013)

Birthplace: Aberdeen, United Kingdom

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John Eric Longden was an American Hall of Fame jockey who was born in Wakefield, Yorkshire, England. His father emigrated to Canada in 1909, settling in Taber, Alberta. By 1912, Longden Sr. had saved enough money to send for his wife and young son to join him in Canada. However, the Longdens' train was late getting to the port of Southampton, and they missed their scheduled voyage to New York City on the Titanic. As a young man, Johnny Longden worked in the mining industry. His love of horses and horse-racing led him to leave Canada in 1927 to seek opportunities as a jockey in California's burgeoning racing scene. Based at Santa Anita Park, by 1956 he had become thoroughbred racing's ...more

Age: Died at 96 (1907-2003)

Birthplace: Wakefield, United Kingdom

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Kevin Staut


Kevin Staut is a French equestrian. His specialty is show jumping, either individually or as part of a team. He has received medals at the Show Jumping French Junior Championships, the Show Jumping European Championship for Young Riders, the Show Jumping European Championships, and the Show Jumping World Championships. He placed 34th at the 2012 Summer Olympics and is currently ranked sixth on the FEI Rolex Ranking List. ...more

Age: 37

Birthplace: Le Chesnay, France


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, created by his grandfather Thomas Mellon, his father Andrew W. Mellon, and his father's brother Richard B. Mellon. In 1957, when Fortune prepared its first list of the wealthiest Americans, it estimated that Paul Mellon, his sister Ailsa Mellon-Bruce, and his cousins Sarah Mellon and Richard King Mellon, were all among the richest eight people in the United States, with fortunes of between 400 ...more

Age: Died at 92 (1907-1999)

Birthplace: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States of America

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