Baze, Russell Avery

Baze, Russell Avery,

1958–, Canadian-American jockey, b. Vancouver, Canada. He rode primarily at tracks in N California. In 2006 he surpassed Laffit PincayPincay, Laffit Alejandro, Jr.
, 1946–, Panamanian jockey, b. Panama City. He began racing in Panama and came to the United States in 1965. Known as a strong finisher, Pincay was one of the top all-time money-winning jockeys and was inducted into racing's hall of fame at
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, Jr.'s record for career wins, and in 2008 reached the 10,000 win mark. He retired in 2016 with 12,842 wins, a record (now surpassed by Jorge Antonio RicardoRicardo, Jorge Antonio,
1961–, Brazilian jockey, b. Rio de Janeiro. Riding in Brazil and Argentina, he has won the prestigious Gran Premio Latinoamericano five times.
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; still a North American record), and career earnings of nearly $200 million. He had 13 years in which he won 400 or more races, with a career high of 448 wins in 1995. Among his notable mounts were Eclipse Award winners Lost in the Fog and Shared Belief.
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