United States Champion Thoroughbred Trainer by wins

There is recognition for the United States Champion Thoroughbred Trainer by wins but no formal award is given to the trainer in Thoroughbred flat racing whose horses won the most races in North American Thoroughbred racing.

Dale Baird holds the record for the most national titles with fifteen. Second is Hirsch Jacobs who won more races during a year than any other American trainer on eleven occasions. Tied for third all-time are Jack Van Berg and Steve Asmussen with nine. H. Guy Bedwell, trainer of Triple Crown winner Sir Barton, was a seven-time champion.

Champions since 1907:[1][2]

Year Trainer Wins
2018 Karl Broberg 509
2017 Karl Broberg 412
2016 Karl Broberg [3] 367
2015 Karl Broberg 420
2014 Karl Broberg 325
2013 Steven Asmussen [4] 307
2012 Jamie J. Ness 395
2011 Steven Asmussen 348
2010 Steven Asmussen 506
2009 Steven Asmussen 650
2008 Steven Asmussen 621
2007 Steven Asmussen 488
2006 Scott A. Lake [5] 528
2005 Steven Asmussen 473
2004 Steven Asmussen 555
2003 Scott A. Lake 455
2002 Steven Asmussen 407
2001 Scott A. Lake 407
2000 Scott A. Lake 337
1999 Dale Baird [6] 304
1998 Dale Baird 290
1997 Dale Baird 300
1996 Dale Baird 330
1995 Dale Baird 286
1994 Mario Beneito 247
1993 Dale Baird 269
1992 Dale Baird 256
1991 Dale Baird 296
1990 D. Wayne Lukas 267
1989 D. Wayne Lukas 305
1988 D. Wayne Lukas 318
1987 D. Wayne Lukas 343
1986 Jack Van Berg [7] 266
1985 Dale Baird 249
1984 Jack Van Berg 250
1983 Jack Van Berg 258
1982 Dale Baird 276
1981 Dale Baird 349
1980 Dale Baird 306
1979 Dale Baird 316
1978 King T. Leatherbury 304
1977 King T. Leatherbury 322
1976 Jack Van Berg 496
1975 Richard E. Dutrow Sr. 352
1974 Jack Van Berg 329
1973 Dale Baird 305
1972 Jack Van Berg 286
1971 Dale Baird 245
1970 Jack Van Berg 282
1969 Jack Van Berg 239
1968 Jack Van Berg 256
1967 Everett Hammond 200
1966 Lou Cavalaris Jr. 175
1965 Howard Jacobson 200
1964 Howard Jacobson 169
1963 Howard Jacobson 140
1962 W. Hal Bishop 162
1961 Vester R. Wright 178
1960 Frank H. Merrill Jr. 143
1959 Vester R. Wright 172
1958 Frank H. Merrill Jr. 171
1957 Vester R. Wright 192
1956 Vester R. Wright 177
1955 Frank H. Merrill Jr. 154
1954 Robert H. McDaniel [8] 206
1953 Robert H. McDaniel 211
1952 Robert H. McDaniel 168
1951 Robert H. McDaniel 164
1950 Robert H. McDaniel 156
1949 William Molter & W. Hal Bishop (Tie) [9] 129
1948 William Molter 184
1947 William Molter 155
1946 William Molter 122
1945 Stanley Lipiec 127
1944 Hirsch Jacobs [10] 117
1943 Hirsch Jacobs 128
1942 Hirsch Jacobs 133
1941 Hirsch Jacobs 123
1940 David Womeldorff 108
1939 Hirsch Jacobs 106
1938 Hirsch Jacobs 109
1937 Hirsch Jacobs 134
1936 Hirsch Jacobs 177
1935 Hirsch Jacobs 114
1934 Hirsch Jacobs 127
1933 Hirsch Jacobs 116
1932 George Alexandra 76
1931 John D. Mikel 72
1930 Charles Burton Irwin [11] 92
1929 Loyd Gentry Sr. 74
1928 John F. Schorr & John Reed (Tie) 65
1927 Sam Hildreth 72
1926 William Perkins 82
1925 John J. Duggan 70
1924 James A. Parsons 93
1923 Charles Burton Irwin 147
1922 Henry E. McDaniel & James A. Parsons (tie) 78
1921 Sam Hildreth 85
1920 Kay Spence & S. Abner Clopton (tie) 74
1919 Kay Spence 96
1918 Kay Spence 58
1917 H. Guy Bedwell [12] 66
1916 H. Guy Bedwell 123
1915 H. Guy Bedwell 97
1914 H. Guy Bedwell 84
1913 H. Guy Bedwell 87
1912 H. Guy Bedwell 84
1911 W. B. Carson 72
1910 Frank Ernest 105
1909 H. Guy Bedwell 122
1908 A. Jack Joyner [13] 71
1907 James G. Rowe, Sr., James Blute, Frank Hanlon (tie)[14] 70

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ KentuckyDerby.com (Churchill Downs Incorporated) Retrieved June 28, 2017
  2. ^ "Leaders By Year (2000-2018) - North American Thoroughbred Racing Starters - Trainer". Equibase Co. LLC. 2019-01-17. Retrieved 2019-01-18.
  3. ^ Karl Broberg 367 wins BloodHorse.com, January 5, 2017 Retrieved July 16, 2017
  4. ^ Steven Asmussen training records at Keeneland.com Retrieved July 12, 2017
  5. ^ Scott Lake training championships at Pimlico.com Retrieved July 16, 2017
  6. ^ Dale Baird profile at the Los Angeles Times, December 25, 2007 Retrieved July 12, 2017
  7. ^ Jack Van Berg bio at America's Best Racing Retrieved July 12, 2017
  8. ^ Robert H. McDaniel bio at the Washington Racing Hall of Fame Retrieved July 19, 2017
  9. ^ William Molter's 4 national titles at the Washington Racing Hall of Fame Retrieved July 19, 2017
  10. ^ Hirsch Jacobs bio and the Jewish Virtual Library Retrieved July 19, 2017
  11. ^ Washington Racing Hall of Fame Retrieved July 20, 2017
  12. ^ H. Guy Bedwell at the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame Retrieved July 20, 2017
  13. ^ Champion trainers 1908-1921, DRF at the University of Kentucky Archives including A. Jack Joyner Retrieved July 16, 2017
  14. ^ "Notes of the Turf". Daily Racing Form at University of Kentucky Archives. 1914-10-01. Retrieved 2019-05-10.