Thursday, December 18, 2008
BAZE RIDES FOUR WINNERS TO REACH 100-VICTORY MARK AT GGF FALL MEETING
ALBANY -- Russell Baze rode four winners Wednesday at Golden Gate Fields and the four-bagger powered the Hall of Famer to the 100-win mark at fall meeting.
The 67-day fall session concludes Sunday and Baze heads into the final\ four days of the season with a huge 100-56 advantage in the jockey standings over Frank Alvarado. Roberto Gonzalez is third with 54 wins.
Baze won the first race with Crafty Power ($5.00), the third with Hornung ($2.60), the fourth with Devil Cielo ($5.40) and the sixth with Islandhoppertopper ($5.00).
No other jockey has won 400 races in a year more than three times.
There will be a four-day break for the Christmas holiday following Sunday's program. Golden Gate Fields will open its 2008-2009 winter/spring meeting on Friday Dec. 26.
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