St Leger Top Trainers

Current top trainers in flat racing to back in St Leger betting include the likes of Aidan O’Brien, John Gosden and Saeed bin Suroor.

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Aidan O’Brien

ASCOT, UNITED KINGDOM - SEPTEMBER 29: Trainer Aidan O'Brien talks to the press after his horse Listen wins The Meon Valley Stud Fillies' Mile at Ascot Racecourse on September 29, 2007 in Ascot, Berkshire, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)Irish-born Aidan 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. Horses he has trained have won the St Leger Stakes three times in the 2000s – Milan in 2001, Brian Boru in 2003 and Scorpion in 2005.

John Gosden

St Leger top trainer John Gosden has trained two St Leger winners – Shantou in 1996 and Lucarno in 2007. Other British Classic race wins by Gosden-trained horses include the 1997 Epsom Derby, with Benny The Dip, and the 1000 Guineas in 2000, with Lahan.

In addition, Gosden’s Royal Heroine won the inaugural Breeders’ Cup Mile in 1984 in the United States. His Nannina won the 2005 Fillies’ Mile and the 2006 Coronation Stakes.

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 famous Godolphin stables in 1995. Suroor-trained horses have won the St Leger Stakes a total of four times, in 1995, 1998, 1999 and 2004.

Other top trainers to back include the likes of Jeremy Noseda, who won the St Leger Stakes with Sixties Icon in 2006, and champion trainer Sir Michael Stoute – who has yet to win at St Leger but is the only trainer in modern times to have won a British Classic race in five consecutive seasons.

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