Jockey Tyler Baze, sidelined since being injured last July, is scheduled to return to action at Hollywood Park April 28, new agent Craig O’Bryan said.
Baze will begin his comeback at Turf Paradise April 25. He has a call on Only Grace in the third race at the Arizona track for trainer Kevin Lewis. He also has the mount on Yougottabekiddinme for trainer Justin Treasure in the second race at Turf Paradise April 26.
“He has three calls for Thursday,’’ said O’Bryan April 24 in reference to his Baze's return at Hollywood. “He has been getting on horses for about a month at Turf Paradise.”
Baze, 28, suffered broken facial bones and lingering vision problems after his mount (Night Justice) acted up approaching the starting gate prior to the fifth race last July 24 at Del Mar.
He won his first riding title at the Hollywood Park 2004 spring/summer meet and won the 2008 Hollywood Gold Cup (gr. I) with Mast Track .
O’Bryan said he will also continue to represent jockey David Flores.
Baze's three mounts on the April 28 card are Southern Sugah in the third, Joyful Success in the sixth and Krasavitsa in the eighth.