User ID
Password
  Forgot User ID
or Register Today!
VegasInsider.com
Follow Us on Facebook Follow Us on Twitter Follow Us on Google+ VI Mobile Scores and Betting Odds
Home
NFL
NBA
NHL
MLB
NCAA FB
NCAA BK
Golf
Auto Racing
Horses
More
Betting Tools

 
Jockey Baze allowed to resume riding

New Sportsbook.ag customers: Make your 1st bet, get your 2nd bet free, 100%, winnings paid in cash.
Join Now

Already have an account? Click here to view new Exclusive Rewards!

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.

Advertisement
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.

AP NEWS
The Associated Press News Service

Copyright 2014
The Associated Press
All Rights Reserved

  
HEADLINES
Dempsey: At the Gate - Wednesday
Bayern is favorite for Travers Stakes
I Spent It wins Saratoga Special
Moulin de Mougin wins Mabee Stakes
Seek Again wins Fourstardave
Enterprising wins La Jolla Handicap
Cassatt easily wins Monmouth Oaks
Chrome returns to work tab after break
Master the Blues wins Daisycutter
MORE HEADLINES
 
  HORSE RACING EXPERT
  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.
Last Year Mike had a solid Triple Crown, 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 has 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 each day with daily picks from Aqueduct or you can 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!
  HORSE RACING EXPERT
  Jerry Sessa
Jerry "Shots" Sessa has been involved in horse racing for over 30 years. He now brings his meticulous handicapping style to VegasInsider.com. When Jerry posts picks you are getting his best bets...when you win, he wins.

Jerry's is 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 everyday with daily picks from Aqueduct and Santa Anita or choose a package that contains selections from Multiple Tracks for the LOW PRICE of $14.95! 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!