Which thoroughbred horse trainer holds the record for winning races in the most countries?
This question was send from a reader and I must say, it’s high of the list of questions broad enough in their scope to draw a bit of a blank. Our esteemed writer certainly found it to be a challenging one. His estimation was that it could be former Newmarket maestro Cilve Brittain, who turns 90 next year. Aside from Great Britain and Ireland, he definitely saddled winners in France, Germany, Italy, Hong Kong, Japan and the US and possibly elsewhere, too. Of course, there’s a whole raft of foreign trainers to consider, and no easy way to research them all, so, interesting though it would be to know, I think we’ll have to swerve this one.
Later he added that on reflection, Sir Michael Stoute has also had winners all over the place, including Canada and Dubai, and may have done better than ol’ Clive! and then ‘On reflection of my reflection, Aidan O’Brien has trained winners in eight countries apart from Great Britain and Ireland.’ As you can well see this isn’t an easy one to answer! Racing fan R Gibson suggests Top Norwegian trainer Wido Neuroth could be the winner.
For once we may throw this one open to readers. If anyone out there has any thought or feedback on this one, do feel free to email the site to let us know your take. Let’s make it a community effort :).