(Robert A. Baffert), commonly known as Bob Baffert, is a Native American horse trainer based in Arizona. He is widely recognized as one of the most accomplished horse racing trainers in American history. Baffert has worked as a special advisor to American Pharoah and Justify, both of which achieved the prestigious Triple Crown (victories in the Kentucky Derby, Preakness Stakes, and Belmont Stakes). Additionally, he holds the record for the highest number of Kentucky Derby wins, with seven victories to his name.
Bob Baffert Profile summary
|Real Name||Robert A. Baffert|
|Tag Name||Bob Baffert|
|Main Profession||American racehorse trainer|
|Born In||Nogales, Arizona, United States|
|Date of Birth||13-Jan-53|
|Age as in 2023||70 years old|
|Height(s) Feet||5 feet and 7 inches|
|Height(s) cm||171 cm|
|Weight in Pound||154 pounds|
|Spouse||Jill Baffert(m. 2002)|
|Son/Daughter||Yes (Savannah Baffert,Bode Baffert,Forest Baffert,Taylor Baffert,Canyon Baffert)|
|Net Worth||$35 million|
Bob Baffert Early Life & Biography
Bob Baffert, born as Robert A. Baffert on January 13, 1953, in Nogales, Arizona, USA, is the son of Ellie and Bill Baffert Sr. He spent his childhood on a ranch where they raised both cattle and chickens.
For his education, Baffert earned a Bachelor of Science degree after enrolling in the Race Track Industry program at the University of Arizona. His studies covered areas such as animal science and racetrack management.
His first wife was Sherry, with whom he has five children: Taylor, Forest, Canyon, and Savannah Baffert. In 2002, he married his second and current wife, Jill, who is a retired television reporter. The couple has a son named Bode Baffert. They reside in California.
In 2012, while participating in a prestigious race in Meydan, Dubai, Bob Baffert suffered a heart attack but thankfully survived.
Bob Baffert Age, Height, and Weight
Born on January 13, 1953, Bob Baffert is 70 years old as of 2023. He stands at a height of 1.71 meters and weighs approximately 70 kilograms.
Bob Baffert Career
Initially, Bob Baffert aspired to become a professional jockey. However, this dream was cut short as his weight began to increase, exceeding the recommended range of 100 to 108 pounds. This led to his decision to transition into training American Quarter Horses. Later, in 1991, he shifted his focus to another breed, Thoroughbreds, which he would condition for flat racing.
The turning point in his career came when he won a Breeder’s Cup race with the horse Thirty Slews, marking the first of numerous awards and successes he would achieve.
In 2007, Bob Baffert was honored with an induction into the Lone Star Park Hall of Fame. Two years later, he received not only a nomination but also an induction into the National Museum of Racing’s Hall of Fame. He has been a two-time recipient of the Eclipse Award and has earned the prestigious Big Sport of Turfdom Award. Throughout his career, Baffert has trained horses that achieved victory in major competitions such as the American Classic Races, Pegasus World Cup, and Del Mar Futurity, among others.
Bob Baffert Net Worth
Bob Baffert’s estimated wealth exceeds $35 million.