Russell Baze Reaches 12,000-Win Milestone

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Russell Baze Reaches 12,000-Win Milestone

Jockey Russell Baze extended his all-time leading win total to 12,000 when he achieved the milestone aboard Handful of Pearls in the 11th race July 7 at the Alameda County Fair meet in Pleasanton, Calif. The 12,000th victory was the fourth of the day at the county fair meet for the 54-year-old Baze, who hails from a family of horsemen. After winning the fourth, eighth, and ninth races, Baze picked up his winning mount in the 11th for trainer Andy Matias after the listed jockey, Dennis Carr, became ill, according to SFGate.com, the San Francisco Chronicle's website.

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