Keyword: Russell Baze

  • Mario Pino

    Pino Delivers 6,000th Win

    Mario Pino became the 15th jockey in North America to earn 6,000 wins Nov. 7 when he piloted Pass Play to victory in the seventh race at Laurel Park.

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    Bold Chieftain Conquers Cal Cup Classic; Lava Man 6th Again

    A change in strategy by trainer William Morey Jr. and jockey Russell Baze helped propel the 4-year-old Bold Chieftain to the biggest win of his career in Oak Tree's $250,000 California Cup Classic at Santa Anita Nov. 3. It was another disappointing outcome for favored Lava Man, who faded in the stretch to finish off the board.

  • Russell Baze

    Baze Faces Disciplinary Inquiry in Bay Meadows Incident

    Hall of Fame jockey Russell Baze, North America's all-time leading rider, faces a stewards' disciplinary hearing at Bay Meadows after his horse broke down Aug. 23 in the first race nearing the wire as the jockey whipped him. Trainers Art and Steve Sherman support Baze and voiced outrage over the possible disciplinary action.

  • Bonfante Repeats in California Turf Sprint

    The tough veteran Bonfante successfully defended his title in the $100,000 California Turf Sprint Championship at Bay Meadows Saturday despite encountering some traffic troubles in the stretch.

  • Baze Claims 11th Isaac Murphy Award

    Racing Hall of Fame jockey Russell Baze, who became Thoroughbred racing's all-time leading jockey by victories in 2006, will receive his 11th overall Isaac Murphy Award from the National Turf Writers Association for finishing last season with the highest winning percentage of any North American jockey. Baze will receive his honor from the NTWA later this year.

  • Baze Cracks Rib in Chain Reaction Spill

    Hall of Fame jockey Russell Baze, all-time leading rider by victories, sustained a cracked rib when he went down at Golden Gate Fields a race prior to the California Derby.

  • Bwana Bull Charges Home in California Derby

    The stalking Bwana Bull circled the pacesetters coming off the final turn of Sunday's $150,000 California Derby and was long gone at the end under substitute rider David Lopez at Golden Gate Fields.

  • Bay Meadows Cancels After Breakdowns

    After two fatal breakdowns, jockeys at Bay Meadows refused to ride following the second race Thursday, citing unsafe conditions caused by steady rainfall at the Bay Area track the past week.

  • Ray Paulick<br>Editor-in-Chief

    Winning Rider

    <em>By Ray Paulick</em> - Russell Baze, unlike former Major League baseball star Rickey Henderson, knows his place in history.

  • Baze Collects Two Wins in Rain Sunday

    Jockey Russell Baze won the first two races on the Bay Meadows program Nov. 26 but missed out with four mounts on the back end of the card and remained three wins shy of setting the all-time record for career riding victories.

  • Baze Snaps Streak, Draws to Within 4 of Pincay

    Jockey Russell Baze broke out of a personal 11-race losing streak when Lainies Lion won the fifth race at Bay Meadows Saturday. When he won the following race as well, Baze drew within four of the all-time record for riding victories held by Laffit Pincay Jr.

  • Baze Blanked in Three Mounts Friday

    Jockey Russell Baze failed to add to his victory total with three mounts at Bay Meadows Nov. 24 and remains six behind in his pursuit of Laffit Pincay Jr.'s all-time record of 9,530 victories.

  • Baze Teams With Hollendorfer for Triple

    Jockey Russell Baze and trainer Jerry Hollendorfer, a dominating duo in Bay Area horseracing for two decades, teamed for three winners at Bay Meadows Sunday as Baze zeroes in on the Laffitt Pincay Jr.'s all-time victory mark of 9,530.

  • Russell Baze stretches between races at Bay Meadows as he closes in on the record for most career wins by a jockey.

    Baze Rides Somethinaboutlaura to Stakes Win

    Russell Baze's lone win in six mounts Saturday at Bay Meadows came aboard favored Somethinaboutlaura in the $68,763 Autumn Leaves Handicap, leaving the veteran jockey 14 behind the all-time record for riding victories of 9,530 held by Laffit Pincay Jr.

  • Victorina Grabs Azalea BC for Aleo, Gilchrist

    Favored Victorina, stablemate of Lost in the Fog, made the trip to Florida from California worthwhile with a late rally to win the $295,500 Azalea Breeders' Cup (gr. III) for 3-year-old fillies Saturday at Calder Race Course.

  • 'Fog' Warning at Churchill in Aristides BC

    If there's to be a return to the TVG Breeders' Cup Sprint (gr. I) in 2006 for champion sprinter Lost in the Fog, trainer Greg Gilchrist knows one thing for sure -- his star should handle the track.

  • Bonfante Dominates California Turf Sprint

    Bonfante, making his first start since finishing second in the 2005 California Turf Sprint Championship last Sept. 24, won the 2006 edition of the $100,000 grass stakes for California-bred horses in convincing fashion Saturday at Bay Meadows.

  • Trickey Trevor wins the Churchill Downs Handicap.

    Trickey Trevor Starts Derby Stakes Program

    Trainer Jerry Hollendorfer and jockey Russell Baze have won a lot of races together, mostly in northern California. But Saturday they began the stakes program on Kentucky Derby day with a win in the $229,000 Churchill Downs Handicap (gr. II).

  • Hot Apprentice Martin Garcia Breaks Wrist

    Apprentice Martin Garcia, the leading jockey at Golden Gate Fields, broke a bone in his left wrist and sustained a contusion on his right forehead when he went down in the stretch run of Friday's fourth race.

  • Still More Cause to Believe in California Derby

    Launching an impressive bid on the turn for home, odds-on choice Cause to Believe rallied from last to register an easy victory over his four rivals in Saturday's $100,000 California Derby for 3-year-olds at Golden Gate Fields.

  • Point Determined Wins One for Lewises

    The 3-year-old colt Point Determined, whose prominent owner, Bob Lewis, died earlier in the day, gave an indication of his value as a $750,000 investment with a victory in the feature race at Golden Gate Fields Friday.

  • Baze, Garcia Tie in Bay Meadows Jockey Race

    Hall of Fame jockey Russell Baze gained a share of his 35th riding title at Bay Meadows when he and apprentice Martin Garcia both won two races on Sunday's closing-day program at the 2005-06 holiday meeting.

  • Jockey Russell Baze winningest rider of 2005.

    Baze, Asmussen Top Nation in Wins in 2005

    Hall of Fame jockey Russell Baze and Texas-based trainer Steven Asmussen wrapped up the 2005 season as North America's leading jockey and trainer by wins.