Russell Baze is the all-time leading North American rider by victories with more than 12,000 and his mounts have earned more than $188 million.
Baze was inducted into the Racing Hall of Fame in 1999 and was honored with a special Eclipse Award in 1995 for being the first jockey ever to win 400 or more races in a year for four consecutive years.
He set a Northern California record for most victories on a single card when he won with seven of his nine mounts at Golden Gate Fields on April 16, 1992.
Baze comes from a family of horsemen, including his father, Joe, who won riding championships at Bay Meadows, Golden Gate Fields and Longacres before becoming a trainer. His younger brother Dale was a jockey but has retired and is now an exercise rider. Cousin Gary Baze is a Washington (State) Hall of Fame jockey.