VI Mobile Scores and Betting OddsVI Mobile Scores and Betting Odds Be Social
Betting Tools

Jockey Baze allowed to resume riding

INGLEWOOD, Calif. (AP) - Jockey Tyler Baze will be allowed to resume riding in races Jan. 1 as long as he abides by several conditions set by the California Horse Racing Board.

Baze was able to exercise horses starting Saturday in his return to the saddle after being sidelined since June when his license was suspended after he failed a sobriety test at Betfair Hollywood Park.

The 31-year-old rider completed a required 60-day residency in a substance abuse program in early October, but was denied reinstatement because he had not undergone an evaluation by the Winner's Foundation, a group that offers help and counseling to racing industry members with alcohol and drug problems in Southern California.

The racing board ruled Friday that as long as he is licensed in California, Baze must abide by the terms of a contract with the Winner's Foundation that he signed in late October; participate in a sobriety monitoring program; appear in person before the CHRB investigative staff each day he is named to ride; and promptly report any interaction with law enforcement to the CHRB staff.

Among the requirements of Baze's contract with the Winner's Foundation is that he stay in a sober living house for at least a year and allow the foundation to test him with a field Breathalyzer at its discretion.

Baze won the 2000 Eclipse Award as the nation's top apprentice jockey. He is a cousin of Russell Baze, thoroughbred racing's career wins leader among jockeys. Another cousin, rider Michael Baze, died from an accidental overdose of cocaine and prescription pain medication in 2011 at age 24.

Copyright 2017 by STATS LLC and Associated Press.
Any commercial use or distribution without the express written
consent of STATS LLC and Associated Press is strictly prohibited.

News: 2018 Kentucky Derby Odds
Longtime horse figure Cella dies at 81
Veitch, Whitaker honored by HOF
Point Given heads to Kentucky Park
Late owner of Secretariat receives award
Rekindling wins 157th Melbourne Cup
Gun Runner scores BC Classic win
Good Magic puts himself in KD picture
Mike Dempsey Mike covers the New York racing circuit (Aqueduct, Belmont Park, and Saratoga) year round as well as Keeneland, Churchill Downs, the Triple Crown, and the Breeders' Cup.
The 2015 Triple Crown saw Mike correctly predict American Pharoah to win both the Preakness Stakes and Belmont Stakes. Mike nailed the Exacta and Trifecta in the Belmont Stakes.

Mike had a solid 2014 Triple Crown race season, correctly picking the winning horse in 2 of 3 races. He selected I'll Have another to win The Preakness, and nailed Union Rags to win the Belmont Stakes as his top pick.

Mike also had past succes in the Kentucky Derby, winning with Animal Kingdom in 2011 and rode his top picks, Super Saver and Street Sense, to the finish line in 2010 and 2007 respectively.

No handicapper in the industry works harder to bring you analysis that produces profits at the track!

Mike's Reports include his selections, detailed analysis, a fair odds line, and wagering recommendations for the entire card.

Join Mike daily with top picks from Aqueduct. Breeders' Cup-->. You can also get his Weekend Best Plays Report in his Multi-Track package or sit at the track with him for 30 Days with his Monthly Horse Package!
Jerry Sessa Jerry "Shots" Sessa has been involved in horse racing for over 30 years. He now brings his meticulous handicapping style to When Jerry posts picks you are getting his best bets...when you win, he wins.
Jerry opened the 2016 Triple Crown season by hitting his Derby Day best bet, Nyquist. He also nailed the Derby exacta for a $30.60 payout. On 4/16/16 at Keeneland, Jerry hit an $819 exacta that led to a $38k Trifecta & a $300k Super.

In the 2015 Belmont Stakes Jerry dominated races 8-11 by hitting a $4,400 Pick 4, 3 Daily Doubles, 2 Pick 3's and calling American Pharoah as the first Triple Crown winner in 36 years.

Jerry is always looking to repeat his 2012 Triple Crown success, when he selected the winning horses for The Preakness and The Belmont Stakes.

Jerry looks forward to working with everyone and making money for anyone who invests in his picks on a daily basis.

Join Jerry daily with picks from Aqueduct and Del Mar or choose a package that contains selections from Multiple Tracks for the LOW PRICE of $19.95! Or better yet, how about 30 Days of horse racing picks with his Monthly Racing Package for ONLY $99.95!
corner graphic
With a VI Gold Membership, you can SAVE 10% off a Live Odds subscription, SAVE 20% off Daily Pick packages, and receive access to up to 1,000 Member Plays each month!
VI Gold Membership