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Gary Baze

Gary Baze
Occupation Jockey
Birthplace Sunnyside, Washington
Birth date October 25, 1955
Career wins 3,200 +
Major racing wins, honours & awards
Major racing wins
Longacres Mile
(1980, 1981, 1985, 1987, 1993)
Canadian Derby (1985)
Malibu Stakes (1985)
Arlington Handicap (1987)
Las Cienegas Handicap (1987)
San Pasqual Handicap (1987)
San Simeon Handicap (1987)
Californian Stakes (1987)
British Columbia Derby (2000)
Washington Breeders' Cup Oaks
(2000, 2001, 2003, + 2 more)
Washington Racing Hall of Fame (2003)
Significant horses
Trooper Seven, Captain Condo

Gary Baze (born October 25, 1955 in Sunnyside, Washington) is an American Thoroughbred horse racing jockey. An inductee of the Washington State Racing Hall of Fame, his Hall of Fame profile says of him: "As much as anything, Baze is respected throughout the industry for his honesty, courtesy, sportsmanship and work ethic."

A member of the renowned Baze racing family, his father was a trainer in Washington State for many years. In 1972, Gary Baze embarked on his career, doing his apprencticeship at the Playfair Race Course in Spokane, Washington.

Washington State's all-time leading jockey, [1] during his career Gary Baze won a record six riding titles at Longacres Racetrack in Renton, Washington before the track closed in 1992. He retired from racing in 1996 to work for the Jockeys' Guild but returned to riding in 2000.

In 2009, Gary Baze was a finalist for the prestigious George Woolf Memorial Jockey Award. [2]

On April 1, 1999, Gary Baze married jockey Vicky Aragon, herself a winner of more than 1,500 races.



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