March 27, 2023

Chad Brown – 2017 Outstanding Trainer

Trainer Chad Brown
Trainer Chad Brown (Coglianese Photos)

Chad Brown earned his first Eclipse Award in 2016 and on Thursday night added another trophy to his collection when honored as the outstanding trainer of 2017.

Bob Baffert   16
Steve Asmussen   13
Mark Casse   2
Todd Pletcher   2
Voter Abstentions   2

For the second straight year, Brown led all conditioners by earnings, with his starters accumulating $26,202,164.

Horses under Brown’s care made 820 starts in 2017, good for 213 wins, 162 seconds and 128 thirds. His win percentage stood at 25.97 percent for the year.

Among Brown’s best horses in 2017 were Beach Patrol, hero of the Arlington Million (G1) and Joe Hirsch Turf Classic (G1); Good Magic, victor of the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile (G1); multiple Grade 1-scoring millionaire Lady Eli; and Cloud Computing, a head winner of the Preakness Stakes (G1).