Robert A. Baffert is professionally known as Bob Baffert. He is the most famous racehorse trainer in America who trained American Pharoah, who won the Triple Crown in 2015, and trained Justify in 2018. His horses have won Belmont Stakes, Preakness Stakes, Kentucky Oaks, and Kentucky Derbies. His training skills are excellent in that he won more than six Kentucky Derbies and became the only trained who won most Kentucky Derby.
Bob Baffert took birth in 1953 on 13th January in Nogales. The main work of his family was to raise chickens and cattle. Because he grew up on a ranch, he was quite fond of horses and learned some techniques and skills from his father. At the age of ten, his father bought him a few Quarter Horses, and at that time, he used to practice racing them. In his teenage, he worked for Quarter Horse races as a jockey.
At the age of 17, he made his first move by moving from informal races to legalized tracks. To attain a Bachelor of Science degree, he joined the Race Track Industry Program at the University of Arizona. After completing his degree, he got married and then started training horses at an Arizona farm. Before his age of 20, he gained prominence as a trainer, and some horse owners started hiring him to train their horses.
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In 1996, Bob started participating in classic American races, and there he trained a colt Cavonnier who came second in Kentucky Derby. He also trained Silver Charm to win the races and earn Preakness Stakes and Kentucky Derby in 1997. He again returned to Derby and strained two colts named Indian Charlie and Real Quiet. Indian Charlie came at third position, and Real Quiet came at the first position and won Preakness.
Bob trained a horse, Lookin At Lucky, of his longtime client named Mile Pegram and made him win Preakness Stakes. He then trained a colt named American Pharoah and won the Triple Crown. Bob then won Kentucky Derby and earned plenty ofprizes. Bob earned the Eclipse Award for being an outstanding trainer and was also nominated for the Big Sport of Turfdom Award in 1997. He has trained plenty of owners, including Mike Pegram, Golden Eagle Farm, The Thoroughbred Corporation, Robert and Janice Mcnair, Bob Lewis, Silverbulletday, Midnight Lute, Kaleem Shah many more.
Bob Baffert married Sherry, and the couple has four children named Savannah, Canyon, Taylor, and Forest. He then married Jill again, his second wife, in 2002 and has a Bode Miller son. Bob and his family live in California. He got the opportunity to appear on a TV show titled Take Home Chef. While being in Dubai, Bob had a heart attack in 2012.
After winning in 2015 Belmont, Bob, along with her wife Jill, supported many charities.
The estimated net worth of Bob Baffert, a horse trainer, is approximately $30 million. He earns his salary by training horses of well-renowned horse owners, and his training course is very expensive.