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):
1997 — Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes
1998 — Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes
2001 — Preakness Stakes and Belmont Stakes
2002 — Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes
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2010 — Preakness Stakes
2015 — Kentucky Derby, Preakness Stakes and Belmont Stakes
2018 — Kentucky Derby, Preakness Stakes and Belmont Stakes
2020 — Kentucky Derby
Bob Baffert's Triple Crown In-The-Money FinishesArizona 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|
|1996||Cavonnier||2nd||1997||Silver Charm||1st||1997||Silver Charm||2nd|
|1997||Silver Charm||1st||1998||Real Quiet||1st||1998||Real Quiet||2nd|
|1998||Real Quiet||1st||2001||Point Given||1st||2001||Point Given||1st|
|2001||Congaree||3rd||2002||War Emblem||1st||2015||American Pharoah||1st*|
|2002||War Emblem||1st||2010||Lookin At Lucky||1st||2018||Justify||1st*|
|2009||Pioneer of The Nile||2nd||2012||Bodemeister||2nd|
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