As the days during which racing was suspended at Santa Anita mounted up last winter, taking a toll on all horsemen, Tyler Baze was faced with a dilemma. Ride out the storm of troubles in Southern California, his home and base of operations for most of his 20-year career. Or leave the work-less days and […]
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Jack Sisterson, the former University of Louisville soccer player turned horseman, could have his biggest day as a trainer on Thursday’s closing card of the RUNHAPPY Meet at Kentucky Downs. As private trainer for Calumet Farm, Sisterson is running Coachwhip in the $500,000 Ramsey Farm Stakes, followed by Lexitonian in the $500,000, Grade 3 Nevada […]
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The end of Ellis Park’s 2019 highly successful race meet — which saw wagering increase 21 percent over 2018 and purses paid to horsemen go up 30 percent — conjures bigger visions for 2020. Ken Mimmack, manager of new owner Ellis Entertainment LLC, was mesmerized by the huge crowd that turned out Sunday for Kids Day. “While Ellis […]
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Two storm surges pushed through Ellis Park late Sunday afternoon: Trainer Steve Asmussen and jockey Tyler Baze swept both 2-year-old stakes but in between a sudden burst of gale-force winds caused a 25-minute weather delay. With steel-gray clouds lurking in the distance, L and N Racing’s favored Rowdy Yates went wire to wire to capture […]
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Red Baron’s Barn’s multiple Grade II-winner Itsinthepost (FR) is ready to return to the races from a nearly 10-month layoff as the 5-1 co-morning line favorite in Saturday’s $250,000 Wise Dan (GII) at Churchill Downs. Trained by Jeff Mullins, the 7-year-old gelded son of American Post (GB) won the 2018 San Marcos (GII), San Luis […]
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Red Barron’s Barn multiple graded stakes-winning Itsinthepost (FR) is set to take on 13 rivals, including Admission Office, Siem Riep, and Bourbon Resolution in Saturday’s 3 Grade 2 Wise Dan. Itsinthepost, who has been on a layoff since August, is slated to return to action in the Wise Dan for trainer Jeff Mullins. The 7-year-old […]
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Florent Geroux, rider of 2018 champion filly Monomoy Girl and 2017 Horse of the Year Gun Runner, will stay in Kentucky this summer in another sign of the increasing quality of racing and enhanced purses offered at Ellis Park. Also new to the Ellis Park jockey colony: ✦ Tyler Baze, long a California mainstay and […]
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Calumet Farm’s Coachwhip drew clear in the final sixteenth of a mile to win the GIII Arlington Matron impressively on Saturday, the best in a field scratched down to six older fillies sent 1 1/8 miles over the Arlington synthetic main track. Jockey Tyler Baze made the trip to Chicago to ride the Calumet homebred […]
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A game runner-up effort behind Midnight Bisou in the G1 Apple Blossom at Oaklawn convinced trainer Don Schnell to give Escape Clause another crack at her three-time G1-winning multimillionaire rival in the G1, $700,000 Ogden Phipps on Belmont Stakes Day, June 8, at Belmont Park in Elmont, N.Y. Owned by Schnell in partnership with Barry Arnason and […]
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Hooties Racing, WSS Racing and 4G Racing’s Honey Bunny earned her first graded stakes victory on Saturday, tallying a fifth win in a row with a decisive two-length score in the Grade 3 Winning Colors Stakes. The 5-year-old daughter of Tapizar, ridden by Tyler Baze, completed six furlongs over Churchill Downs’ fast main track in […]
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