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United States Champion Thoroughbred Trainer by earnings

There is recognition for the United States Champion Thoroughbred Trainer by earnings but no formal award is given to the trainer in Thoroughbred flat racing whose horses earned the most purse money in North American Thoroughbred racing.

Note that the figures includes earnings in Canada.


Year Trainer Earnings
1908 James G. Rowe, Sr. $284,335
1909 Sam Hildreth $123,942
1910 Sam Hildreth $148,010
1911 Sam Hildreth $49,418
1912 John F. Schorr $58,110
1913 James G. Rowe, Sr. $45,936
1914 Richard C. Benson $59,315
1915 James G. Rowe, Sr. $75,596
1916 Sam Hildreth $70,950
1917 Sam Hildreth $61,698
1918 H. Guy Bedwell $80,296
1919 H. Guy Bedwell $208,728
1920 Louis Feustel $186,087
1921 Sam Hildreth $262,768
1922 Sam Hildreth $247,014
1923 Sam Hildreth $392,124
1924 Sam Hildreth $255,608
1925 Gwyn R. Tompkins $199,245
1926 Scott P. Harlan $205,681
1927 William H. Bringloe $216,563
1928 John F. Schorr $258,425
1929 James G. Rowe, Jr. $314,881
1930 James E. Fitzsimmons $397,355
1931 James W. "Big Jim" Healy $297,300
1932 James E. Fitzsimmons $266,650
1933 Robert A. Smith $135,720
1934 Robert A. Smith $249,938
1935 Bud Stotler $303,005
1936 James E. Fitzsimmons $193,415
1937 Robert McGarvey $209,925
1938 Earl Sande $226,495
1939 James E. Fitzsimmons $266,205
1940 Tom Smith $269,200
1941 Ben A. Jones $475,318
1942 John M. Gaver, Sr. $406,547
1943 Ben A. Jones $267,915
1944 Ben A. Jones $601,660
1945 Tom Smith $510,655
1946 Hirsch Jacobs $560,077
1947 Horace A. Jones $1,334,805
1948 Horace A. Jones $1,118,670
1949 Horace A. Jones $978,587
1950 Preston M. Burch $637,754
1951 John M. Gaver, Sr. $616,392
1952 Ben A. Jones $662,137
1953 Harry Trotsek $1,028,873
1954 William Molter $1,107,860
1955 James E. Fitzsimmons $1,270,055
1956 William Molter $1,227,402
1957 Horace A. Jones $1,150,910
1958 William Molter $1,116,544
1959 William Molter $847,290
1960 Hirsch Jacobs $748,349
1961 Horace A. Jones $759,856
1962 Mesh Tenney $1,099,474
1963 Mesh Tenney $860,703
1964 William C. Winfrey $1,350,534
1965 Hirsch Jacobs $1,331,628
1966 Edward A. Neloy $2,456,250
1967 Edward A. Neloy $1,776,089
1968 Edward A. Neloy $1,233,101
1969 J. Elliott Burch $1,067,936
1970 Charlie Whittingham $1,302,354
1971 Charlie Whittingham $1,737,115
1972 Charlie Whittingham $1,734,020
1973 Charlie Whittingham $1,865,385
1974 Pancho Martin $2,408,419
1975 Charlie Whittingham $2,437,244
1976 Jack Van Berg $2,976,196
1977 Laz Barrera $2,715,848
1978 Laz Barrera $3,307,164
1979 Laz Barrera $3,608,517
1980 Laz Barrera $2,969,151
1981 Charlie Whittingham $3,993,302
1982 Charlie Whittingham $4,587,457
1983 D. Wayne Lukas $4,267,261
1984 D. Wayne Lukas $5,835,921
1985 D. Wayne Lukas $11,155,188
1986 D. Wayne Lukas $12,345,180
1987 D. Wayne Lukas $17,502,110
1988 D. Wayne Lukas $17,842,358
1989 D. Wayne Lukas $16,103,998
1990 D. Wayne Lukas $14,508,871
1991 D. Wayne Lukas $15,942,223
1992 D. Wayne Lukas $9,806,436
1993 Robert J. Frankel $8,933,252
1994 D. Wayne Lukas $9,247,457
1995 D. Wayne Lukas $12,834,483
1996 D. Wayne Lukas $15,966,344
1997 D. Wayne Lukas $9,993,569
1998 Bob Baffert $15,000,870
1999 Bob Baffert $16,934,607
2000 Bob Baffert $11,831,605
2001 Bob Baffert $16,354,996
2002 Robert J. Frankel $17,748,340
2003 Robert J. Frankel $19,143,289
2004 Todd A. Pletcher $17,511,923
2005 Todd A. Pletcher $20,867,842
2006 Todd A. Pletcher $26,820,243
2007 Todd A. Pletcher $28,111,697
2008 Steve Asmussen $24,235,247




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