July 19, 2004 |
While he was at Canterbury Park in Minnesota winning one of the Claiming Crown races Saturday, jockey Tyler Baze wrapped up his first local riding title. Victor Espinoza needed to win seven times at Hollywood Park to extend the race into closing day, but fell three short, clinching matters for Baze, 21. Baze won two more on Sunday, including a wire-to-wire win atop 3-1 second choice Star Over The Bay in the $150,000 Sunset Handicap.
July 9, 2004 |
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.
June 13, 2004 |
Winning a Grade I race on turf with a German-bred wasn't a dream trainer Bob Baffert had when he made the transition from quarter horses to thoroughbreds some 16 years ago. Nevertheless, the above scenario played out Saturday at Hollywood Park where, Sabiango, who was making his first start in California and first since Dec. 14, went wire to wire to win the $350,000 Charlie Whittingham Memorial Handicap.
February 19, 2004 |
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.
December 30, 2003 |
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.
July 19, 2001 |
Early in the day, Del Mar's renovated turf course was the cushion for a few heavy bounces from jockey Tyler Baze. By twilight, though, the 18-year-old rider got comfortable on the new greensward at the seaside track, riding Dr. Park to a near-record victory in the second division of the opening-day Oceanside Stakes. Coming from off the pace Wednesday, Dr. Park not only won by two lengths, but he also ran a mile in 1:34 2/5, missing the Oceanside record by a fifth of a second.
December 22, 2000 |
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.