super trainers

The Friday Show Presented By The MATCH Series: Spotlight On Super Trainers

At last week’s Round Table on Matters Pertaining to Racing, The Jockey Club announced a further reduction in the annual foal crop. More of the best horses seem to falling into the hands of fewer trainers who are dominating the sport, making it difficult for smaller and mid-sized stables to compete at the top level. […]

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‘Snobbery In Racing’: Examining Britain’s Super-Trainers

British owners are gravitating toward larger training operations, much like the “super-trainer” epidemic of the United States, according to reports at A number of smaller trainers have identified issues like prize money and media coverage as important factors in the “polarization” of racing. “What’s happening in our game is that it’s very much a sport […]

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The Friday Show Presented By The Match Series: A ‘Super’ Problem?

One of the issues in racing that’s gotten quite a bit of attention in 2018 is similar partnerships owning several horses in a race. Much was made of the subject after some questionable tactics in the Belmont Stakes. Hand-in-hand with that, huge stables dominating the sport is another topic on the minds of many. Bill […]

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Report: ‘Super Trainers’ Making It Tougher Than Ever For Smaller, Younger Horsemen To Compete

According to an in-depth report by The Blood-Horse, the modern era of “super trainers” has made it tougher for new or mid-sized operations to compete. The report indicates “super trainers” (defined as those with more than 400 starts in a given season) won almost a third of total available purses in the United States last […]

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