1000 Guineas Top Trainers

GRAND PRAIRIE, TX - OCTOBER 27: Trainer Aiden O'Brien of Ireland fields questions from the news media after morning workouts in preparation for the Breeders' Cup World Thoroughbred Championships October 27, 2004 at Lone Star Park in Grand Prairie, Texas. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)
Current top trainers in flat racing to back in 1000 Guineas betting include the likes of Aiden O’Brien, Michael Stoute, Saeed bin Suroor and last year’s winner, Jim Bolger.

Aiden O’Brien

Irish-born Aiden O’Brien is currently ranked as the top flat-racing trainer, with a total of 67 wins, 47 second positions and 43 third positions out of 349 runs. In 2007, O’Brien earned a whopping total of €5,104,480 in winning and place money.

O’Brien is the private trainer for John Magnier and his associates at Coolmore Stud, and heads the Ballydoyle Stables in County Tipperary. He won the 1000 Guineas in 2005, with Virginia Waters.

Michael Stoute

Sir Michael Ronald Stoute – knighted in 1998 for services to tourism in his native Barbados – is another 1000 Guineas top trainer to back. He is the only trainer in modern times to have won a British Classic race in five consecutive seasons. He has been awarded the title of Champion Trainer a total of nine times.

Stoute has won the 1000 Guineas twice – with Musical Bliss in 1989 and with Russian Rhythm in 2003.

Saeed bin Suroor

Saeed bin Suroor, born in Dubai, has earned the title of British Champion Trainer a total of four times. He began training for Sheikh Mohammed’s Godolphin operation in 1995.

Suroor-trained horses have won the 1000 Guineas twice, with Cape Verdi taking the race in 1998 and with Kazzia winning in 2002.

Jim Bolger

As the trainer of record-breaking 2007 winner Finsceal Beo, Jim Bolger is likely to be a particular betting favourite. Fans will definitely be waiting to see what this 1000 Guineas top trainer can manage at the 2008 Stan James Guineas Festival.

In 2007, Bolger secured an impressive 58 wins, 47 second positions and 38 third positions out of 419 runs. For more details, check our Jim Bolger profile.