Robert A. Baffert, commonly known as “Bob Baffert” was born on January 13, 1953 in Nogales Arizona. He is a Bachelor’s degree graduate from the University of Arizona’s Race Track Industry Program. After graduating from school he began his life in building a good career in horse racing.
Bob Baffert the early years
Bob Baffert actually started his career as a Jockey. While being a jockey it became difficult for him to maintain his weight. When he couldn’t reach the required jockey weight he decided to switch his career to the training of American Quarter Horses.
He became a professional trainer through working very hard and studying anything he could on the subject. He is currently known as one of the best trainers in the current day and possibly history. With striving to be the best in his field he has won in many races and has been recognized 4-times as the leading money-winning trainer in the Unites States.
Bob Baffert 1992 Breeders Cup
All of his hard works as a trainer payed off when he got his big break on 1992. In 1992 he trained the horse Thirty Slews who went on to win the breeders cup giving him his first big win. Then just five years later in 1997 he won his first Kentucky Derby with Silver Charm and this horse also gave him a Preakness Stakes win for the very first time. In 1998 Baffert won in Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes with Real Quiet and within the horse racing history he is the only one Trainer with a record of winning two races in back-to-back years.
Bob Baffert in the Hall of Fame
Bob Baffert was then inducted on year 2007 into Lone Star Park’s Hall of Fame. Baffert was a finalist for induction into the Hall of Fame as a trainer announced by the National Museum of Racing’s Hall of Fame in Saratoga Springs on 25th of February, 2009. Look for him to be a strong force in the upcoming years because it appears he has no plans on slowing down anytime soon. He always has a contender in the biggest races in the United States and the horses he runs always have a good shot to win.Share on Facebook