Bob Baffert Net Worth
Bob Baffert net worth: Bob Baffert is an American horse owner and horse trainer who has a net worth of $10 million dollars. Born January 13, 1953 in Nogales, Arizona, Bob Baffert's horses have won three Kentucky Derbies, five Preakness Stakes, one Belmont Stakes and two Kentucky Oaks. Baffert began his career as a jockey, but as he grew to be a larger man, he had difficulty maintaining the required jockey weight (100-108 lbs) and so he switched to become a trainer for American Quarter Horses (a breed of horse that excels at sprinting short distances). In 1991, he devoted himself to conditioning Thoroughbreds (a breed known for its speed, agility and spirit) for flat racing (a form of racing with a level track over a predetermined distance). He got his first big break when he won his first Breeder's Cup race with a horse named Thirty Slews. Between 1997 and 1999 he won the Eclipse Award as outstanding trainer three years in a row and was voted the 1997 Big Sport Turfdom Award. Baffert was inducted into Lone Star Park's Hall of Fame in 2007 and in 2009 the National Museum of Racing's Hall of Fame in Sarasota Springs, New York named Baffert a finalist for induction into the Hall of Fame as a trainer. That same year Baffert was elected into the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame alongside one of the best fillies he trained, Silverbulletday. Baffert has five children; four from his first marriage and one from his second marriage. He survived a heart attack in late March 2012 while in Dubai for a world-class race at Meydan.