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  • Pincay Says Baze Worthy of Record Book

    Laffit Pincay Jr., the all-time leader in victories by a jockey, discounts complaints from some that fellow Hall of Fame rider Russell Baze is undeserving of the record if he breaks it because Baze mostly competes on the Northern California circuit.

  • Baze Suffers Mild Concussion at Golden Gate

    Hall of Fame jockey Russell Baze suffered a mild concussion and abrasions to his forehead and nose when he was unseated at the start of the fourth race Wednesday at Golden Gate Fields.

  • On-Track Figures Improve at Bay Meadows

    Bay Meadows concluded its 2004 55-day spring meeting with increases in both on-track attendance and on-track handle, but overall handle declined by 4%.

  • Baze Wins Five Races at Bay Meadows

    Hall of Fame jockey Russell Baze capped a five-win afternoon by guiding heavy favorite Point Dume to a front-running victory in Sunday's $33,047 feature at Bay Meadows.

  • Jockey Robby Albarado honored by Santa Anita Park.

    Albarado Honored With Woolf Award

    Robby Albarado, the regular rider on Horse of the Year favorite Mineshaft, is the winner of the 2004 George Woolf Memorial Jockey Award, Santa Anita Park announced Thursday.

  • Mellow Fellow Wins Sixth Straight, For Sale Tuesday

    Mrs. Barton D. Heller and William J. Morey Jr.'s Mellow Fellow closed for a 1 1/2-length victory in Saturday's $198,750 Bay Meadows Breeders' Cup Sprint Handicap (gr. III) to notch his sixth consecutive win. The 7-year-old gelding completed the six furlongs in 1:08.35 on the fast track.

  • U S S Tinosa Works at Bay Meadows

    Sham Stakes winner U S S Tinosa worked six furlongs in 1:14 3/5 at Bay Meadows Friday and will ship to Louisville Saturday ahead of a possible start in the Kentucky Derby.

  • Eight Battle in California Derby

    Lusty Latin earned a trip to the Kentucky Derby (gr. I) with his third-place finish in the Santa Anita Derby (gr. I) last week. Saturday his stablemate, Captain Squire, will attempt to join him on the Derby trail when he competes in the $150,000 California Derby at Golden Gate Fields.

  • Rusell Baze is surrounded by fellow riders as he receives the Woolf Award.

    Baze Picks Up Woolf Award and Santa Anita Victory

    Hall of Fame jockey Russell Baze received the George Woolf Memorial Jockey Award Friday at Santa Anita. While at Santa Anita, Northern California's leading jockey also visited the winners' circle following the second race, when he and Sempai won in front-running style.

  • Decarchy Earns First Graded Stakes Win in Tanforan Handicap

    Decarchy became the third graded stakes winner produced by his dam when he won Saturday's Tanforan Handicap (gr. IIIT) at Golden Gate Fields. The half-brother of grade I winners Chester House and Honest Lady completed the 1 1/16-mile turf race in 1:44.25 on a course labeled "good."

  • Russell Baze, right, along with trainer D. Wayne Lukas during induction into racing's Hall of Fame.

    Baze Wins 2001 Isaac Murphy Award

    Jockey Russell Baze has won the Isaac Murphy Award presented by the National Turf Writers Association for the seventh consecutive year.

  • Yougottawanna Faces Five in Golden Gate Derby

    Jerry Hollendorfer-trained Yougottawanna, who upset Officer in the restricted California Cup Juvenile Stakes, will attempt to rebound from a sixth-place finish in the Hollywood Futurity (gr. I) when he faces five rivals in Saturday's $125,000 Golden Gate Derby (gr. III) at Golden Gate Fields.

  • Dominguez Adds Two Winners to Nail Down Riding Title

    Ramon Dominguez rode two winners on Monday to clinch his first national jockey title, ending 2001 with 431 victories. The 25-year old, who finished third in last year's standings with 361 victories, defeated Russell Baze, a six-time national leader by wins.

  • Jockey Rusell Baze shared the podium with trainer D. Wayne Lukas when both were inducted into the Hall of Fame.

    Baze Notches 400th Win -- For the 9th Time

    Jockey Russell Baze captured his 400th victory of the year Thursday, marking the ninth time he has reached that milestone. To put the achievement in perspective, no other rider has won 400 races more than three times in a career. Baze received a Special Eclipse Award after the fourth time he reached 400, in 1995.

  • Task Force Finds Emerald Downs Deaths Unrelated

    After seven horses died in a 19-day period this spring at Emerald Downs, the racetrack opted to create a task force to evaluate the deaths, and to see if similar injuries could be prevented in the future. Detailed soil and track assessments, as well as input from industry members and groups, indicated the track itself is in good shape, and the injuries were unrelated.

  • Baze Moves to Fourth on Jockeys' Career Win List; Smith Earns 4,000th

    Russell Baze moved into fourth place on the career victory list for jockeys Saturday. On Sunday, two-time Eclipse Award-winning jockey Mike Smith earned his 4,000th career victory by guiding Lift Off to victory in the last race on the card Sunday at Hollywood Park.

  • Persianlux, ridden by Tyler Baze, cruises to win the $200,000 San Luis Obispo Handicap Saturday.

    Persianlux Survives Inquiry, Wins San Luis Obispo Handicap

    Persianlux, the longest shot in the race at 27-1, led every step of the way and rolled to a five-length victory Saturday in the grade II, $200,000 San Luis Obispo Handicap at Santa Anita Park. Ridden by Tyler Baze at 113 pounds, Persianlux ran 1-1/2 miles on a firm turf course in 2:27.70 and paid $57.20, $22.20 and $10.60. It was the first graded stakes victory for Baze, winner of the 2000 Eclipse Award as the nation's outstanding apprentice jockey. The 18-year- old rider became the youngest jockey to win a graded stakes race at Santa Anita since Steve Cauthen, who was also 18, rode J.O. Tobin to victory in the 1978 Malibu Stakes.

  • Jockey Russell Baze stands on the podium with D. Wayne Lukas at the National Thoroughbred Hall of Fame's annual induction ceremony in Saratoga Springs, N.Y., Aug. 9, 1999. Baze has been awarded the Issac Murphy Award for the sixth straight year.

    Baze Wins Sixth Issac Murphy Award

    Northern California-based jockey Russell Baze won the National Turf Writers Association's Issac Murphy Award for the sixth straight year, remaining the only recipient of the award.

  • Baze Wins Sixth Issac Murphy Award

    Northern California-based jockey Russell Baze won the National Turf Writers Association's Issac Murphy Award for the sixth straight year, remaining the only recipient of the award.

  • Baze Earns 400th Win

    Jockey Russell Baze earned his 400th win on the year in Thursday's fourth race at Golden Gate Fields. With the win Baze reached the 400-win mark for the eighth time in nine years.

  • Lexicon Wins Bay Meadows Sprint

    Lexicon tracked Bay Runner through opening fractions of :21.94 and :44.26, before pulling away to a two-length win over Men's Exclusive in the $177,500 Bay Meadows Breeders' Cup Sprint (gr. III) Saturday at Bay Meadows. Under jockey Russell Baze, Mr. and Mrs. Jerome S. Moss's 5-year-old homebred completed the six-furlong race in 1:09.19 on a fast track.