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Bob Baffert
Three-time Kentucky Derby winning trainer Bob Baffert talks about his horses with the media at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Kentucky, April 30, 2014. (UPI Photo/John Sommers II)
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{{Infobox horseracing personality |image= Bob baffert.jpg |name = Bob Baffert |caption = Bob Baffert at the Santa Anita Racetrack in Arcadia, California. |occupation = Trainer |birth_place = Nogales, Arizona, U.S. |birth_date = January 13, 1953 (1953-01-13) (age 58) |death_date = |career wins = 2,064 (ongoing) |race = American Classics / Breeders' Cup wins: Kentucky Derby (1997, 1998, 2002) Preakness Stakes (1997, 1998, 2001, 2002, 2010) Belmont Stakes (2001) Breeders' Cup Sprint (1992, 2007, 2008) Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies (1998, 2007) Breeders' Cup Juvenile (2002, 2008)

International race wins: Dubai World Cup (1998, 2001) |awards = Big Sport of Turfdom Award (1997) Eclipse Award for Outstanding Trainer (1997, 1998, 1999) United States Champion Trainer by earnings (1998, 1999, 2000, 2001) |honours = Lone Star Park Hall of Fame (2007) U.S. Racing Hall of Fame (2009) |horses = Behaving Badly, Bob and John, Captain Steve, Chilukki, Coil, Congaree,

Bob Baffert began his career as a jockey. As he grew bigger, he had difficulty maintaining the required jockey weight, (around 100-108 pounds), and he switched to the training of American Quarter Horses. In 1991, he began devoting himself to conditioning Thoroughbreds for flat racing. From a base in California, he became the United States' leading money-winning trainer four times. He got his first big break in 1992 when he won his first Breeder's Cup race with Thirty Slews.

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