Behind every great Kentucky Derby® winning horse is a trainer who put in countless hours of work that will never be seen by the general public.
As a Derby winning horse and jockey revel in victory as the garland of roses is draped upon them, the victorious trainer stands in the background and celebrates the victory outside of the spotlight.
That's not to say that trainers aren't ones for the fame and glory — 5-time Derby winner Bob Baffert is arguably the biggest name in the sport — but often they are put on the back burner as a winning horse ascends into fame.
But there's a catch.
A horse can only win the Kentucky Derby once, but a trainer can claim victory in the two-minute dash multiple times throughout their careers.
But which trainer prepared a horse for a conquest at Churchill Downs® the most?
We've broken down the winningest trainers in Kentucky Derby history.
Will Bob Baffert lead another horse to history at the 146th Kentucky Derby, or will a new trainer take the stage to produce a champion? Watch it unfold live at Churchill Downs with an Official Ticket Package from Derby Experiences.