Tough Work for Jockey’s

Jockeys have the toughest physical job of anyone involved in the training and racing of thoroughbreds. Top jockeys have five or more mounts a day, every day, with very little time off. Active jockeys have hundreds of mounts each year, but winning races is a different story.

No jockey has had the kind of success that Russell Baze has experienced. On Saturday, Baze had his 11,000th career win. This victory puts him well over 1,000 wins ahead of the nation’s second-most winning thoroughbred jockey, Laffit Pincay, Jr.

Baze is 52 years old, and notched win number 11,000 at the Sonoma County Fair’s 4th race on Saturday.