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Bob Baffert Net Worth $35 Million

What Is Bob Baffert’s Net Worth?

Bob Baffert is an American thoroughbred racehorse trainer who has a net worth of $35 million. He trained the Triple Crown winners ”Justify” and ”American Pharoah.”

He was born on January 13, 1953, in Nogales, Arizona, USA.

During his youth, Baffert raced as a Quarter Horse jockey. He won his first official race at a legal track at age 17.

He earned a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Arizona’s Race Track Industry Program.

Bob moved to California in the 80s. There, he started to work at Los Alamitos Race Course.

Baffert won his first Breeder’s Cup race with Thirty Slews in 1992.

Bob trained the gray colt Silver Charm to win the Preakness Stakes and Kentucky Derby in 1997.

In 1998, he won the Kentucky Derby for the second time.

In 2002, Bob won the Derby for the third time with War Emblem. He nicknamed the colt ‘Hannibal Lecter’ for his habit of biting.

In 2007, Baffert was inducted into Lone Star Park’s Hall of Fame.

In 2009, Bob was inducted into the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame.

In 2014, he won his first Breeders’ Cup Classic with Bayern.

American Pharoah

In 2015, Baffert trained a two-year-old colt, American Pharoah, to win the Triple Crown, a title awarded to a three-year-old Thoroughbred horse who wins the Belmont Stakes, Preakness Stakes, and Kentucky Derby.

”It has been a privilege to train this horse,” Bob stated in an interview. He added: ”This is the greatest horse I’ll ever see.”

Bob Baffert Net Worth

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Note – American Pharoah retired with a record of nine wins in 11 starts. American Pharoah began his breeding career in 2016 at Ashford Stud, a division of Ireland’s Coolmore Stud. It costs $200k to breed a mare with ‘Pharoah.’ Within the first two months of his breeding career, ‘Pharoah’ had 80 mares in foal after 100 breeding sessions.

”Now, when I visit ‘American Pharoah’ at (Ashford Stud), it still makes me emotional,” Bob told Blood-Horse. ”All of the memories come back. All of those great memories.”

In 2016, Bob made a guest appearance on the TV series ”Undeniable with Joe Buck.”

Heart Attack

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In March 2012, he suffered a heart attack while in Dubai to supervise the preparation of Game On Dude for Saturday’s $10 million Dubai World Cup.

”We called 911, and the paramedics came right away,” said a co-owner of Game On Dude, Bernie Schiappa.

”I want to thank my wonderful wife Jill, who convinced me I was having a heart attack and called paramedics,” Bob later tweeted.

In 2018, he was inducted into the Kentucky Sports Hall of Fame. Also in 2018, Baffert appeared in the documentary ”7 Days Out.”


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He trained the 2018 Triple Crown Winner, Justify, a chestnut stallion with a large white blaze on his forehead.

Justify is only the second horse to win the American Triple Crown with an undefeated record.

In September 2018, it was reported that Justify would stand at Ashford Stud. His stud fee is around $150k.

On September 11, 2019, Justify tested positive for scopolamine, a banned medication, because it can improve horses’ heart-rate and breathing.

”I unequivocally reject any implication that scopolamine was ever intentionally administered to Justify or any of my horses,” Bob declared. He continued: ”Justify is one of the finest horses I’ve had the privilege of training and by any standard is one of the greatest of all time.”

”I intend to do everything possible to ensure I receive no further medication complaints,” Baffert later stated.

In December 2020, Baffert won Los Alamitos Futurity with Spielberg.


On December 28, 1984, Bob married Sherry Connell. They divorced in 2001.

On August 3, 2002, Bob Baffert married Jill Moss.

Bob Baffert with his wife Jill Baffert

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The two first met in 1998 when Moss was hosting a Louisville morning TV show.

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With his first wife, Baffert has four kids, named Savannah, Forest, Canyon, and Taylor.

With his second wife, Bob has a son, Bode (born in 2004). He was named after champion skier Bode Miller.


”I want my legacy to be one of making every effort to do right by the horse and the sport.”

”It’s important for every trainer to be in the Derby, and I’ve been lucky enough to have some good horses in it.”

”I want to have a positive influence on the sport of horse racing.”

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Net Worth 2024

So, how much is Bob Baffert worth? And, how much money does Bob Baffert make? Baffert earned most of his wealth from training racehorses. His horses have won more than $313 million. Therefore, American racehorse trainer Bob Baffert has an estimated net worth of $35 million.

Bob made guest appearances in the television series – Arli$$, Rome Is Burning, Undeniable with Joe Buck, and Take Home Chef.

He also makes money from sponsors. For instance, Burger King paid Baffert $200k to have a mascot stand next to him at Belmont Stakes.


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Friday 7th of May 2021

Bob, I have been watching the derby's since 1985..I bet for fun; and I almost never lose..I am one of your biggest fans and I hope that you continue to train for years to come..It was very special that Medina Spirit won this last Kentucky Derby because you said that your vehicle was close enough to get to and "You Won Again", I was almost in tears..I think that the horse is the most beautiful animal the God created and you get the chance and pleasure of training these creatures. I just love you hair..I bet people tell you that all the time.. I hope one day that I come to the derby and get your autograph..