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February 19, 2004 | BOB MIESZERSKI
After he completes his obligations at Santa Anita today, jockey Tyler Baze will head to Los Alamitos, where he'll ride Deal Buster in the first of two 870-yard trials for the Catalina Derby. Owned and trained by Laura Pinelli, Deal Buster is a 3-year-old daughter of the thoroughbred sire Grand Slam, which means she should relish 870 yards. She's winless in seven tries at 300 or 350 yards.
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October 14, 2012 | Eric Sondheimer
On Cal Cup Day at Santa Anita, jockey Tyler Baze earned his biggest win yet in his racing comeback, guiding Lucky Primo to a half-length victory over Got Even in the $175,000 Cal Cup Classic at 1 1/16 miles. Baze, 29, hadn't ridden since August of 2011 because of substance abuse problems. He had his first mount on Oct. 5, and he said he "couldn't be better" as he seeks to regain his place in the jockey colony. Trainer Joshua Litt said past success with Baze persuaded him to give him a shot.
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February 14, 2011 | Bill Dwyre
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.
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June 2, 2012 | Bill Dwyre
Not to be lost in the amazing story of an amazing horse and jockey is the story of Ivan Puhich. He is 85 and no longer "terrible," although tales of his youth that include fists through car windows and other guys ending up in garbage dumpsters hint that the nickname once fit. Trainer Gary Stute says Puhich is an insufferable San Francisco 49ers fan, who once argued with a friend for five hours after a game about a missed block and didn't...
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October 14, 2012 | Eric Sondheimer
On Cal Cup Day at Santa Anita, jockey Tyler Baze earned his biggest win yet in his racing comeback, guiding Lucky Primo to a half-length victory over Got Even in the $175,000 Cal Cup Classic at 1 1/16 miles. Baze, 29, hadn't ridden since August of 2011 because of substance abuse problems. He had his first mount on Oct. 5, and he said he "couldn't be better" as he seeks to regain his place in the jockey colony. Trainer Joshua Litt said past success with Baze persuaded him to give him a shot.
NEWS
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.
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December 22, 2000 | BILL CHRISTINE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
On any given day, at tracks from one end of this continent to the other, a jockey named Baze is eligible to win a race. On Tuesday at Tampa Bay Downs in Florida, Dale Baze brought two winners home. At 2:05 p.m. Thursday at Hollywood Park, Tyler Baze rode a winner. Fifteen minutes later, at Golden Gate Fields, Russell Baze was aboard a winner, his 400th this year.
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December 30, 2003 | Bill Christine, Times Staff Writer
Ending a 10-race losing streak, Icantgoforthat won Monday's $109,300 Monrovia Handicap by the slimmest of margins at Santa Anita. The 4-year-old filly beat Polygreen by inches, surprising her jockey, Tyler Baze. After Polygreen and Gary Stevens had edged ahead of Icantgoforthat in the stretch, Baze thought that his mount was beaten. But the winner came back. "I didn't think I actually won," Baze said. "My horse was all heart." Trained by Steve Knapp, whose father, Palmer Knapp, is co-owner, Icantgoforthat won for the sixth time in 25 starts and notched her first victory since Jan. 3. The 6 1/2-furlong Monrovia was Icantgoforthat's first win in seven tries on grass.
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January 13, 2005 | BOB MIESZERSKI
Through the first 13 days of Santa Anita's winter-spring meet, the race for leading jockey is tight. Tyler Baze leads the way with 14 victories, two more than Rene Douglas and three more than Jon Court. Baze, who often rides for leading trainer Doug O'Neill, has five mounts on today's card as he tries to maintain his advantage at a meet that will continue until April 18.
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July 9, 2004 | BOB MIESZERSKI
With eight days left in the Hollywood Park spring-summer meet, Tyler Baze is clinging to a lead over Corey Nakatani and Victor Espinoza in the jockey standings. Baze has 48 victories, two more than Nakatani and four up on Espinoza, who won twice Thursday. Looking for his first title at one of the major meets on the local circuit, Baze has only three opportunities to pad his lead tonight. He is named to ride Frosty Breeze in the third, Iron City Jack in the fourth and S.O.S.
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February 14, 2011 | Bill Dwyre
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.
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August 4, 2010 | By Bill Dwyre
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.
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July 13, 2008 | Bob Mieszerski, Times Staff Writer
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.
NEWS
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.
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November 5, 2007 | Larry Stewart, Times Staff Writer
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.
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November 24, 2006 | Robyn Norwood, Times Staff Writer
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.
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April 6, 2005 | BOB MIESZERSKI
With 11 days remaining in Santa Anita's winter-spring meet, the jockey race is still tight. Tyler Baze, who has never led here and who finished third behind Victor Espinoza and Alex Solis last year, leads with 53 wins, two more than Patrick Valenzuela, who last led at Santa Anita in 2002-03, and five more than Rene Douglas. Of the trio, Valenzuela will be the most active today. He is named to ride seven of the eight races. Baze has four mounts, and Douglas is scheduled to ride only three horses.
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July 13, 2008 | Bob Mieszerski, Times Staff Writer
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.
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April 6, 2005 | BOB MIESZERSKI
With 11 days remaining in Santa Anita's winter-spring meet, the jockey race is still tight. Tyler Baze, who has never led here and who finished third behind Victor Espinoza and Alex Solis last year, leads with 53 wins, two more than Patrick Valenzuela, who last led at Santa Anita in 2002-03, and five more than Rene Douglas. Of the trio, Valenzuela will be the most active today. He is named to ride seven of the eight races. Baze has four mounts, and Douglas is scheduled to ride only three horses.
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January 13, 2005 | BOB MIESZERSKI
Through the first 13 days of Santa Anita's winter-spring meet, the race for leading jockey is tight. Tyler Baze leads the way with 14 victories, two more than Rene Douglas and three more than Jon Court. Baze, who often rides for leading trainer Doug O'Neill, has five mounts on today's card as he tries to maintain his advantage at a meet that will continue until April 18.
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