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Authentic Adds to Bob Baffert’s Long List of Winners


University of Arizona graduate and Nogales native Bob Baffert has trained 15 horses that have finished in the money in the Triple Crown races — eight that have placed first. Authentic became the eighth Baffert horse to win one of the major races with his first-place finish today in the Kentucky Derby.

The following is a list of his winners with the year and the races the horses won (including Triple Crown winners American Pharoah and Justify):

SILVER CHARM

1997 — Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes

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REAL QUIET

1998 — Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes

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POINT GIVEN

2001 — Preakness Stakes and Belmont Stakes

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WAR EMBLEM

2002 — Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes

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LOOKIN AT LUCKY

2010 — Preakness Stakes

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AMERICAN PHAROAH

2015 — Kentucky Derby, Preakness Stakes and Belmont Stakes

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JUSTIFY

2018 — Kentucky Derby, Preakness Stakes and Belmont Stakes

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AUTHENTIC

2020 — Kentucky Derby

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Bob Baffert's Triple Crown In-The-Money Finishes

Arizona grad Bob Baffert's horses that finished in the top three in the Triple Crown races (*denotes Triple Crown winner):
 Kentucky Derby  Preakness Stakes  Belmont Stakes 
1996Cavonnier2nd1997Silver Charm1st1997Silver Charm2nd
1997Silver Charm1st1998Real Quiet1st1998Real Quiet2nd
1998Real Quiet1st2001Point Given1st2001Point Given1st
1998Indian Charlie3rd2001Congaree3rd2012Paynter2nd
2001Congaree3rd2002War Emblem1st2015American Pharoah1st*
2002War Emblem1st2010Lookin At Lucky1st2018Justify1st*
2009Pioneer of The Nile2nd2012Bodemeister2nd
2012Bodemeister2nd2015American Pharoah1st*
2015Dortmund3rd2018Justify1st*
2015American Pharoah1st*
2018Justify1st*
2020Authentic1st


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ALLSPORTSTUCSON.com publisher, writer and editor Javier Morales is a former Arizona Press Club award winner. He is a former Arizona Daily Star beat reporter for the Arizona basketball team, including when the Wildcats won the 1996-97 NCAA title. He has also written articles for CollegeAD.com, Bleacher Report, Lindy’s Sports, TucsonCitizen.com, The Arizona Republic, Sporting News and Baseball America, among many other publications. He has also authored the book “The Highest Form of Living”, which is available at Amazon.

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