Baze's 9-Race Streak Ends at Bay Meadows
Updated: Sunday, August 20, 2006 6:10 PM
Posted: Saturday, August 19, 2006 6:20 PM
Jockey Russell Baze's nine-race winning streak at Bay Meadows' San Mateo County Fair came to end Saturday in the second race when 3-10 favorite Multiple ran fourth.
The 48-year-old native of British Columbia equaled the United States record for consecutive wins by a jockey reportedly set by Albert Adams in 1930 and matched by Tony Black in 1993.
Baze, the regular rider of Lost in the Fog, equaled his Northern California record for most wins on a single card Friday when he won with all seven of his mounts. He set the mark on April 16, 1992, at Golden Gate Fields when he went 7-for-9.
The nation's second all-time leading rider, Baze had reached the winner's circle with his last nine mounts after winning with his final two mounts on Thursday's card at the fair.
After hopping at the start and taking up in the 7 1/2-furlong turf allowance for fillies and mares, Multiple had to check twice while racing just behind the pacesetter and eventual winner Triola. She tired in the final furlong to lose by 3 3/4 lengths.
Baze's winners at the fair Friday were: Real Lift ($4.40) in the first race, Dons Champion ($3.60) in the second, Lemaire ($3.80) in the third, One of a Kind ($7.40) in the fourth, Tami's Gold Bar ($6.40) in the fifth, Gold Bankers Gold ($5.80) in the seventh, and Underhill ($6.40) in the eighth.
On Thursday, he closed out his day by winning the seventh with Flying Incognito ($5.80) and the ninth aboard Alley Fighter ($9.60).
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