Robert A. Bob Baffert is a well known American professional racehorse trainer. The 66-year old is the man to have train the winner of the 2015 Trip Crown winner, American Pharoah, and the 2018 Triple Crown winner, Justify.
Bob Baffert horses have so far won Five Kentucky Derbies, three Belmont Stakes, seven Preakness Stakes, and three Kentucky Paks.
In 2019, Baffert is looking for his another Triple Crown at the Belmont Stakes in May 2019 and his winner Justify will be his ace this time again. Justify will race in the third leg of the competition.
In case Justify wins the competition, he will be the only second horse to claim Baffert’s coveted Triple Crown after American Pharoah.
As a successful professional racehorse trainer, Baffert has amassed a huge fortune counted in millions. Get to know more about his professional and personal life here.
Bob Baffert has been married twice. He was first married to Sherry Baffert. Bob and his first wife, Sherry got married during his teens. They got married while Baffert was during his high school years at the University of Arizona.
Baffert and his first wife are high school lovers and both were raised in Nogales. The pair dated each other for a few years before they decided to get married. Fro his marriage with Sherry, Bob has four children, three sons namely Taylor Baffert, Canyon Baffert, Forest Baffert, and a daughter named Savannah Baffert.
He was secondly married to Jill Baffert. They got married in 2002. The couple is still together and has been enjoying their blissful married life over all these years.
Baffert and Jill have a child together, a son named Bode Miller born in 2004. The couple named their son after the former American World Cup alpine skipper.
The father of four currently resides in California with his second wife and son from the second wife.
Bob Baffert was born on January 15, 1953. He is 66 years old at present.
Born and raised in Nogales, Arizona, his parents purchased him Quarter Horses while he was 10. During his teens, Baffert used to make $100 per day, working as a jockey at informal Quarter Horse races in Nogales.
At the age of 17, the trainer scored his first win in 1970. Baffert is a graduate of the Race Track Industry Program under the University of Arizona. He graduated in Bachelor of Science. After his graduation, he began to train quarter horses at a Prescott, Arizona farm.
During his 30s, Baffert moved to California, where he began working at Los Alamitos Race Course. During his time in California, he began training Thoroughbreds. Baffert got his professional break at the age of 39, in 1992. He won his the first Breeder’s Cup of his career with Thirty Slews.
Bob Baffert enjoys a colossal net worth of $10 million, as of 2019. Baffert earned his million dollar fortune over decades of his work as a professional horse trainer.
Horses trained by Baffert has won a whopping $276 million over the span of his professional career. Out of 12,689, his horses have finished first on 2,848 occasions.