|Championship Finishing Position||Trainer||Championship Points Won||No of Pattern Race Placings|
|1||A P O’Brien||553||73|
|2||Chad C Brown||299||40|
It was a stunning performance from Aidan O’Brien who retains the title won in 2016 (477 points, 2016). A world record twenty-eight G1’s was accompanied by twenty-four runner-up spots and twenty-one third place finishes.
Chad Brown retains second place (301, 2016). He had fifteen G1 winners and filled the runners-up spot on twelve occasions and registered thirteen third place finishes.
Bob Baffert improved a place from fourth in 2016 (194 points, 2016) to third. He also had fifteen G1 winners and filled the runner-up spot sixteen times and registered five third place finishes.