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Volume 23 No. 17
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Bob Baffert, Trainer

Photo: Courtesy of Santa Anita Park
Photo: Courtesy of Santa Anita Park
Photo: Courtesy of Santa Anita Park

Bob Baffert is the most famous horse trainer in America, having won four Kentucky Derby races, six Preakness Stakes and two Belmont Stakes, as well as the first Triple Crown in 37 years with American Pharoah. A genuinely original personality, Baffert is known for his white hair, sunglasses and quirky, witty comments, as well as his superb racehorses. He is arguably the face of horse racing for many in the sport. This May at Churchill Downs, he is sending Justify, a big chestnut colt with a white blaze who is expected to be the favorite in the 20-horse race, as well as Solomini.