It's really a three-way partnership. The horse, trainer and jockey must all work together to win consistently at the race track.
It requires diligent planning and conditioning by the trainer to get a horse prepared to run his best race at the right time. Trainers rely on their knowledge of horses, instincts and discipline to do their job well.
It is often a tireless and thankless job for many trainers when they are in the early stages of their career. It requires long hours and attention to detail.
A good trainer will help his horse peak on race day. Here's a look at the 10 smartest trainers in horse racing today.