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Baze’s Winning Streak Ends At Six Races
Jockey Russell Baze, who went 5-for-5 Friday, extended his winning streak to six races when he scored with his first mount Saturday at Golden Gate Fields.
Baze captured the six-furlong second race with What’s for Dinner ($5.80), who prevailed by three-quarters of a length over Maidens Justice. Baze’s winning streak came to an end in the third race when he finished third aboard Doc Can Dance.
The U.S. record for consecutive races won by a jockey is nine and Baze is one of a handful of riders to accomplish the feat. In 2006, Baze won nine straight races over two days during the San Mateo County Fair meeting at Bay Meadows. He won with his final two mounts on Aug. 17 and then went 7-for-7 on Aug. 18.
Jockeys Julien Couton and Pedro Terrero both had riding doubles Saturday. Couton won the fourth race with Katy’s Star ($13.00) and the eighth with Beautranda ($16.80). Terrero scored in back-to-back races, taking the fifth with Victoria’s On Fire ($14.00) and the sixth with Rathmoon ($30.40).
Trainer Lloyd Mason saddled a pair of winners. Mason won the fourth race with Katy’s Star and the sixth with Rathmoon.
Racing continues at Golden Gate Fields Sunday with Dollar Day specials. Post time is 12:45 p.m. and general parking, general admission, programs, hot dogs, beers, and sodas cost just $1 each.
Golden Gate Fields is a Stronach Group company, North America's leading Thoroughbred racetrack owner/operator. The Stronach Group racetracks include Santa Anita Park, Gulfstream Park & Casino, Golden Gate Fields, Portland Meadows, Laurel Park and Pimlico Race Course, home of the world-famous Preakness. The company is one of North America's top race horse breeders through its Adena Springs operation. The company owns and operates AmTote, a global leader in wagering technology, and XpressBet, an Internet and telephone account wagering service. The Stronach Group is also a major producer of televised horseracing programming through its HRTV cable and satellite network and is North America's premier supplier of virtual online horseracing games, as well as a leading producer of social media content for the horseracing industry.