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:
|2012||Jamie J. Ness||395|
|2006||Scott A. Lake||528|
|2003||Scott A. Lake||455|
|2001||Scott A. Lake||407|
|2000||Scott A. Lake||337|
|1990||D. Wayne Lukas||267|
|1989||D. Wayne Lukas||305|
|1988||D. Wayne Lukas||318|
|1987||D. Wayne Lukas||343|
|1986||Jack Van Berg||266|
|1984||Jack Van Berg||250|
|1983||Jack Van Berg||258|
|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|
|1972||Jack Van Berg||286|
|1970||Jack Van Berg||282|
|1969||Jack Van Berg||239|
|1968||Jack Van Berg||256|
|1966||Lou Cavalaris Jr.||175|
|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||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)||129|
|1931||John D. Mikel||72|
|1930||Charles Burton Irwin||92|
|1929||Loyd Gentry Sr.||74|
|1928||John F. Schorr & John Reed (Tie)||65|
|1925||John J. Duggan||70|
|1924||James A. Parsons||93|
|1923||Charles Burton Irwin||147|
|1922||Henry E. McDaniel & James A. Parsons (tie)||78|
|1920||Kay Spence & S. Abner Clopton (tie)||74|
|1917||H. Guy Bedwell||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|
|1909||H. Guy Bedwell||122|
|1908||A. Jack Joyner||71|
|1907||James G. Rowe, Sr., James Blute, Frank Hanlon (tie)||70|
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