ESPN just posted a fantastic piece on esteemed trainer Bob Baffert, who has entered 10 horses in this weekend’s Breeders’ Cup Races. It may seem like an unorthodox move to enter such a large group, but maybe that’s just because no one else can pull it off. It seems like grandiose gestures such as this is an indicative snapshot of Baffert’s career as a whole.
You wouldn’t be able to take a quick glance at his past performances, as the list goes on for about 86 pages. But if you did, you might see that he was a nose away from winning three consecutive Kentucky Derbies. Or that he took home the prize in the world’s richest race in Dubai.
In a sport whose crux is money, Baffert still finds the fun in it all. With level head and a great attitude, he is a perfect example of what the sport of kings is all about.