I ON EXCEPTIONAL LIVING – Bob Baffert
Baffert has been around horses virtually his whole life. Growing up on a ranch he would practice racing Quarter Horses as early as age 10. A few years later he would work as a jockey near Nogales, Arizona close to the family ranch.
He began training Quarter Horses in his late teens and quickly developed a reputation and got more work. He switched to training thoroughbreds in the 1980’s after moving to California and in 1992 he won his first Breeders Cup race with Thirty Slews.
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