Russell Baze rides 50,000th race in Bay Area
ALBANY, Calif. -- Hall of Fame jockey Russell Baze has ridden the 50,000th thoroughbred race of his career.
The 54-year-old rider finished third in his historic race on Friday at Golden Gate Fields near San Francisco, although he was allowed in the winner's circle afterward to pose for a photo. He swept the first three races on the eight-race card.
Baze notched 11,839 victories from his 50,000 mounts, and both totals are North American racing records, according to Equibase.
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