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Baze Caps Big Weekend With Riding Triple
Leading jockey Russell Baze capped off a very successful weekend at Golden Gate Fields by riding three winners Sunday.
Baze, who began the racing week by getting blanked on Thursday, rebounded in a big way by riding four winners Friday, three winners Saturday, and three more Sunday.
Baze recorded his Cinco de Mayo hat trick with victories aboard Zip the Bag ($6.80) in the second race, Heroically ($5.20) in the third, and Romance Is Sosa ($4.00) in the sixth.
Baze tops the rider standings with 123 victories and he’ll be looking to add to that win total Thursday when racing resumes at Golden Gate Fields. Post time is 12:45 p.m. and Baze is scheduled to ride five horses on the seven-race program, including morning-line favorites Lovely Daughter (the 7-5 choice in the first race), Premium Quality (8-5 in the second), and Exotic Slew (2-1) in the sixth.
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.