February 14, 2011 |
There may be closer relationships in sports than jockey and agent, but you'd have to look hard. That's why the end of the business relationshipof Tyler Baze and Vic Stauffer is a story worth telling. While it lasted, it had the elements of an ongoing honeymoon. When the recent divorce came, it was sad and logical and understandable and accepted in the horse racing community as one of those things that happens frequently. Which it is. Neither Stauffer, 51, nor Baze, 28, is a household name, even in some racing households.
August 4, 2010 |
Zenyatta was shipped from her home at Hollywood Park to Del Mar in the early hours of Wednesday morning, and the likelihood remained that the unbeaten mare would take a shot at her third consecutive Clement Hirsch Stakes victory. That Grade I $300,000 race is Saturday. The only hesitation for the connections of the 17-0 Zenyatta, trainer John Shirreffs and owners Jerry and Ann Moss, is the synthetic surface at Del Mar. None of them like it, but then, they dislike synthetics in general, to varying degrees, at all of the Southern California tracks, even though it is where their star has made her fame and fortune.
July 13, 2008 |
Two Step Salsa got the better of 4-5 favorite Colonel John in the $355,495 Swaps on Saturday at Hollywood Park. Unfortunately for the 7-5 second choice, who was not helped by a stumbling start, all it got him in the Grade II was second money. Tres Borrachos, the longest shot in a field reduced to four after two scratches, got a rail-skimming ride from jockey Tyler Baze to earn his first graded stakes victory.
November 9, 2007
Horse racing: In Monday's Sports section, an article about the closing day of the Oak Tree meet at Santa Anita said that jockey Tyler Baze won the second race with Powerofvoodoo. Baze's winning mount in that race was Island Hop.
November 5, 2007 |
Garrett Gomez won his 69th stakes race of the year, one shy of the record Jerry Bailey set in 2003, Tyler Baze wrapped up the riding title and Nashoba's Key was selected horse of the meet as Oak Tree at Santa Anita came to a conclusion Sunday. Gomez rode Naissance Royale to a victory in the Grade II Las Palmas Handicap in a slight upset over 8-5 favorite Black Mamba, who was ridden by Baze. Naissance Royale, racing four wide into the stretch, took the lead in midstretch.
November 24, 2006 |
Laffit Pincay has heard the hoofbeats drawing closer for months, and now he will pack a bag and go to Bay Meadows in San Mateo to wait to pass the baton to jockey Russell Baze, just as Bill Shoemaker passed it to him in 1999. Baze, a mainstay of the Northern California racing scene whose reputation is built more on his workmanlike dedication than the names of famous horses he has ridden, is seven victories from breaking Pincay's record of 9,530 wins.