You can always tell when Bob Baffert is celebrating a win.
That’s because he’ll Tweet about where he’s eating.
So it must have ate him up inside to be in San Diego as his fellow horse trainers were powering through dinner down the Jersey shore.
For a guy with an estimated net worth in the paddock of $120 million — check that $120, 600,000 after his horse Paynter claimed the Haskell Invitational on Sunday in New Jersey – you’d expect Instagram pics from high-falutin restaurants.
Not Baffert, who Tweeted after the race from his home near San Diego:
Doug Oniel,Todd Pletcher ,Dale Romans just spotted at Max hot dogs
— Bob Baffert (@Midnightlute) July 29, 2012
The afore-Tweeted trio (including fellow University of Arizona alum, Todd Pletcher) were probably trying to rid their mouths of the Paynter’s dust, who galloped to an easy 3 3/4 length-win.
The score down the shore for Baffert is his third straight win at Monmouth (N.J.) Park and record sixth overall in the event.
He won the Haskell recently with Coil (2011) and Lookin’ at Lucky (2010).
Perhaps the dogs should be on Bodemeister’s stablemate Paynter. The colt eclipsed $1 million in career earnings with the win.
Baffert was on the opposite coast during the race. He was home in California after a March heart attack in Dubai limited his travel itinerary.
Just had Breakfast at the Cracker Barrel. Highlight of trip. Can’t beat it.
— Bob Baffert (@Midnightlute) November 6, 2011
PS – The above Tweet is an example of Baffert’s eating habits and not meant as a slant against Cracker Barrel. In fact, merely typing the last sentence has me pining for an “Uncle Herschel’s Favorite” with a “Wild Maine Blueberry Muffin” on the side.