(June 11, 2008) – Bernie Flint became the fourth trainer in Churchill Downs history to accumulate 400 victories under the historic Twin Spires when Saltgrass Trail won the second race on Wednesday’s card.
Owned by L.T.B. Inc. (Bernie and Terri Flint and Miles Childers), Saltgrass Trail gave Flint his fourth victory of the Spring Meet from 35 starters.
Flint, 68, has been the leading trainer at four meets at Churchill Downs, most recently in the Spring of 2001. He also has been leading trainer at nine other tracks in his career that began in 1976.
His 400 Churchill Downs victories trail only Bill Mott (588), D. Wayne Lukas (444) and Dale Romans (432).
Flint was not in attendance Wednesday. He underwent back surgery on Friday and was recovering at his Louisville home.