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  • Russell Baze

    Baze Escapes Serious Injury at Golden Gate

    Jockey Russell Baze, racing's all-time leader with 11,415 career victories, escaped serious injury at Golden Gate Fields Nov, 27 when his mount, Reinvent, crashed through the breakaway inner rail on the turf course.

  • Orchid's Silver Charges to Ballerina Upset

    Orchid's Silver, sent off at 26-1 odds, came from off the pace to nip favored Class Included in the $100,000 Ballerina Stakes (Can-III) on the closing day of the Hastings Racecourse season Oct. 2 in Vancouver, B.C.

  • Silver Medallion flies home under Russell Baze to win the El Camino Real Derby.

    Silver Medallion Finds Gold in El Camino Real

    After losing the Robert B. Lewis Stakes (gr. II) an hour earlier, trainer Steve Asmussen landed a nice consolation prize when Silver Medallion drove to an upset victory in the $200,000 El Camino Real Derby Feb. 12.

  • Gold Rush winner Positive Response faces 11 in the California Derby.

    Cal Derby Has 'Positive' Look

    Stakes winner Positive Response figures to have a slight edge on paper in the Jan. 15 California Derby. A field of 12 was drawn for the 1 1/16-mile race at Golden Gate Fields.

  • Baze Drives Lilacs and Lace to Cal Oaks Win

    Lilacs and Lace, under a vigorous ride by Russell Baze, collared front-running Cathy's Crunches past the 16th pole and drew off to a 1 1/2-length victory in the $92,000 California Oaks at Golden Gate Fields Jan. 1.

  • Smiling Tiger

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    Smiling Tiger Claws Out Ancient Title Win

    Smiling Tiger, reunited with jockey Russell Baze, earned his second grade I win of the season when he put away Cost of Freedom in the stretch and held on for a half-length victory in the $250,000 Ancient Title Stakes (gr. I).

  • Russell Baze is all smiles after win number 11,000.

    Baze Reaches New Heights With 11,000th Win

    Jockey Russell Baze, horse racing's ultimate blue collar warrior, reached new heights Aug. 14 with his unprecedented 11,000th career win. Appropriately, the victory came at the Sonoma County Fair in Santa Rosa, Calif.

  • Russell Baze

    Baze Needs Four Wins to Reach 11,000

    Hall of Fame jockey Russell Baze needs four more wins to be become the first rider to reach 11,000 in a career after odds-on choice Goggles McCoy captured the $100,000 Real Good Deal Stakes at Del Mar Aug. 11.

  • Final Mesa headlines a field of eight 2-year-old fillies entered for the Sorrento Stakes.

    Final Mesa Headlines Sorrento

    Wesley Ward's unbeaten filly figures to be the choice in the 6 1/2-furlong Sorrento Stakes (gr. III) at Del Mar; faces challenge from a pair of Bob Baffert-trained juveniles

  • Bold Chieftain Finally Makes Grade in SF Mile

    Millionaire Bold Chieftain scored the first graded stakes win of his 36-race career when he collared pacesetter Monterey Jazz in the $150,000 San Francisco Mile (gr. IIT) April 24 at Golden Gate Fields.

  • Connemara Completes Pletcher's Triple Play

    Trainer Todd Pletcher completed a 3-year-old stakes triple Feb. 20 when favored Connemara, ridden by Russell Baze, captured the $150,000 El Camino Real Derby (gr. III) at Golden Gate Fields.

  • Canterbury to Host Claiming Crown in 2010

    Canterbury Park will host this year's Claiming Crown on July 24. The Claiming Crown, which was patterned after the Breeders' Cup, will offer six races at varying distances on dirt and turf to claiming level horses.

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    'Chieftain Takes Cal Cup Classic; Grazen Hurt

    Bold Chieftain became the first two-time winner of the 20-year-old California Cup Classic and went over $1 million in career earnings in a bittersweet victory at Oak Tree's Santa Anita meeting Oct. 3. Grazen, the 4-5 favorite, led the $196,000 race by one length in the final furlong but pulled up in distress and was removed from the course by van.

  • Baze Makes Himself at Home in Claiming Crown

    Jockey Russell Baze ventured to suburban Minnesota to register a couple of wins for trainer Lloyd Mason and owners Theresa and Edward DeNike on the Claiming Crown undercard July 25 at Canterbury Park.

  • Jockey Russell Baze has five mounts on the Claiming Crown card.

    Calhoun, Baze Highlight 11th Claiming Crown

    Trainer Bret Calhoun will be on hand July 25 when Antrim County receives the 2008 National Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association "Claimer of the Year" award. A couple of hours later, he'll saddle the 6-year-old gelding for the $150,000 Claiming Crown Jewel at Canterbury Park in suburban Minneapolis.

  • Spring House Makes Self at Home in GG Turf

    Odds-on choice Spring House, guided off the rail in the homestretch by Russell Baze, wore down Yacht Spotter in the final sixteenth of a mile to win the $100,000 Golden Gate Fields Turf Stakes (gr. IIIT) May 30.

  • Chocolate Candy holds off Massone to win the El Camino Real Derby.

    No Melting Chocolate Candy in El Camino

    Chocolate Candy sweetened trainer Jerry Hollendorfer's Triple Crown hopes on Valentine's Day with the colt's first graded stakes win in the $200,000 El Camino Real Derby (gr. III) at Golden Gate Fields.

  • Will O Way Fights On in California Oaks

    Odds-On favorite Will O Way, responding to strong urging from jockey Russell Baze after being headed in the homestretch, held off the charging Point of Reference by a nose in the final stride, winning the $100,000 California Oaks at Golden Gate Fields Jan. 31.

  • Chocolate Candy wins the California Derby by 1 3/4 lengths

    Chocolate Candy Impressive in Cal Derby

    Odds-on favorite Chocolate Candy split horses as the field straightened away, struck the front nearing the eighth-pole and drew clear to post a 1 3/4-length victory in the $100,000 California Derby Jan. 17 at Golden Gate Fields.

  • Portland Meadows Wins Jockey Challenge

    Team Portland Meadows dominated its fellow riders from Golden Gate Fields in winning the first "XpressBet Jockey Challenge" at its home track Jan. 7.

  • Backbackbackgone Plates Golden Bear Win

    Odds-on choice Backbackbackgone earned the third stakes win of his five-race career when he held off a willing Free Action for a one-length victory in the $75,000 Golden Bear Stakes for 3-year-olds at Golden Gate Fields on New Year's Day.

  • Russell Baze

    Baze Tops Portland Meadows 'Challenge'

    Thoroughbred racing's all-time winning jockey Russell Baze and three of his colleagues will fly up from Northern California to take on four of the top riders at Portland Meadows Jan. 7 in the first Golden Gate versus Portland Meadows Jockey Challenge sponsored by XpressBet.

  • The gray filly Indyanne during the running of the La Brea.

    No Surgery Expected for Injured Indyanne

    Surgery for the brilliant filly Indyanne, who fractured a sesamoid in her left front ankle while leading in the stretch of the La Brea Stakes (gr. I) at Santa Anita Park Dec. 27, has been postponed, trainer Greg Gilchrist said the morning following the accident.

  • Frank Stronach's Stronach Stables has produced earnings of $6,645,034, giving him a $271,321 advantage over second-place Zayat Stables.

    Leading Owner Title Still Up in the Air

    With less than two weeks remaining in the Thoroughbred racing season, nearly all of the 2008 leaders have been decided. The lone category without a clear-cut winner is earnings by owner, and it might take until the final few days of the year to determine a victor.

  • Russell Baze

    Baze Banned for Whip Use at Ascot

    Russell Baze, North America's most winning jockey with more than 10,000 victories during his career, will long remember his first ride in Europe at Ascot, which cost him a four-day whip ban.

  • Morey Ends King Jerry's Golden Gate Run

    William E. Morey ended a string of 32 consecutive training titles won by Jerry Hollendorfer at Golden Gate Fields as the East Bay track's 30-day spring meeting came to a close June 22.

  • Gary Tanaka's Sudan looks for his first U.S. victory in the Golden Gate Fields Turf Stakes.

    Sudan Looks For Success on U.S. Soil

    A group I winner in Italy and group placed on several occasions in France, Gary Tanaka's Sudan will tackle seven rivals in the $100,000 Golden Gate Fields Turf Stakes (gr. IIIT) May 31. All of the older horses will carry 123 pounds.

  • Russell Baze

    Baze Wins His Final Race at Bay Meadows

    All-time leading jockey Russell Baze won his final race at Bay Meadows, known over the years as "Baze Meadows" due to his long record of success there, as the San Mateo track's last winter/spring meet came to an end May 11.

  • Russell Baze earned his unprecedented 12th overall Isaac Murphy Award from the National Turf Writers Association.

    Baze Earns 12th Isaac Murphy Award

    Racing Hall of Fame jockey Russell Baze, North America's all-time leading rider who passed the 10,000-win plateau Feb. 1, earned his unprecedented 12th overall Isaac Murphy Award from the National Turf Writers Association for finishing the 2007 season with the highest winning percentage of any North American jockey.

  • Bold Chieftain Chugs to Bay Meadows 'Cap

    Heavily favored Bold Chieftain, ridden by Russell Baze, took command with a furlong to go and edged away from pacesetting Our Partner for a driving two-length victory in the $124,000 Bay Meadows Breeders' Cup Handicap at the San Mateo track April 26.

  • Greg Gilchrist trained Vicarino broke the five-furlong track mark at Bay Meadows Feb. 21.

    Vicarino Breaks Bay Meadows Mark

    Heavy favorite Vicarino broke the five-furlong track mark at Bay Meadows Feb. 21 even though he spotted his rivals a head start in the $42,400 sprint feature.

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    Nashoba's Key Horse of Year in CA

    Multiple grade I winner Nashoba's Key was named California-bred Horse of the Year for 2007 during the Feb. 18 California Thoroughbred Breeders Association's (CTBA) annual meeting and awards dinner at the Langham Huntington Hotel and Spa in Pasadena, Calif.

  • Russell Baze celebrates his 10,000th win, Friday at Golden Gate Fields.

    Baze Muscles to 10,000th Victory

    Jockey Russell Baze became the first rider in North America to win 10,000 races Feb. 1 at Golden Gate Fields and said afterward that he's not planning to slow down any time soon.