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Michael C. Baze

Michael Baze
Occupation Jockey
Birthplace Renton, Washington, U.S.
Birth date April 14, 1987
Career wins 500+ (ongoing)
Major racing wins, honours & awards
Major racing wins
Carleton F. Burke Handicap (2006)
Borderland Derby (2006)
Las Flores Handicap (2007)
Oak Tree Mile Stakes (2007)
American Invitational Handicap (2007)
Best Pal Stakes (2007)
Wilshire Handicap (2007)
San Diego Handicap (2007)
California Cup Matron (2007)
California Cup Classic (2008)
Borderland Derby (2009)
Potrero Grande Handicap(2009)
Sorrento Stakes (2009)
Significant horses
Mi Sueno

Michael C. Baze (born April 14, 1987 in Renton, Washington) is an American Thoroughbred horse racing jockey. He grew up in a family with an extensive history in the sport of Thoroughbred racing. His father was a jockey who rode primarily at tracks in the Pacific Northwest and his uncle Gary Baze is a member of the Washington Racing Hall of Fame. Michael Baze is also a cousin to jockey Tyler Baze and to U.S. Racing Hall of Fame inductee Russell Baze.

Michael Baze obtained his jockey's license in 2003 and began riding in California before heading to the East Coast of the United States later that year where he met with success at Monmouth Park Racetrack in New Jersey. In 2006, he returned to a base in Southern California and the following year was his breakout year when he was the leading rider at the Hollywood Park Racetrack spring/summer season and at Del Mar Racetrack.



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