List of Famous Horse Trainers

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.
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    • Birthplace: Arizona, USA, Nogales
    Robert A. Baffert (born January 13, 1953) is an American racehorse trainer who trained the 2015 Triple Crown winner American Pharoah and 2018 Triple Crown winner Justify. Baffert's horses have won ...more
    • Birthplace: Antigo, Wisconsin
    Darrell Wayne Lukas (born September 2, 1935 in Antigo, Wisconsin) is an American horse trainer and a U.S. Racing Hall of Fame inductee. He has won twenty Breeders' Cup races, received five Eclipse ...more
  • Kelly Breen

    Kelly Breen

    Age: 53
    • Birthplace: Perth Amboy, New Jersey
    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 ...more
  • Bill Shoemaker
    Dec. at 72 (1931-2003)
    • Birthplace: Fabens, Texas, USA
    William Lee "Bill" Shoemaker (August 19, 1931 – October 12, 2003) was an American jockey. For 29 years he held the world record for total professional jockey victories.
  • James Fitzsimmons

    James Fitzsimmons

  • Paul Mellon
    Dec. at 91 (1907-1999)
    • Birthplace: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
    Paul Mellon (June 11, 1907 – February 1, 1999) was an American philanthropist and an owner/breeder of thoroughbred racehorses. He is one of only five people ever designated an "Exemplar of Racing" ...more