Baze Removed From Mounts Due to ‘Sobriety Setback’
Rider Tyler Baze was removed from his Thursday mounts at Betfair Hollywood Park by officials following a violation of his contract with the California Horse Racing Board. Stewards told the Daily Racing Form that the violation stemmed from substance abuse testing.
“He's had a setback pertaining to sobriety,” said track steward Scott Chaney.
Baze missed over a year of riding between 2011 and 2012 due to issues with alcohol and was given a conditional license last fall which requires frequent testing for banned substances, and also requires that he check in daily with racing board investigators.
Since his reinstatement, Baze has ridden 100 winners and finished the most recent Santa Anita meet fifth in the jockey standings.
Read more at the Daily Racing Form