Report: Suspended jockey Tyler Baze hospitalized with ‘alcohol-related illness’

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Jockey Tyler Baze, suspended last year after failing to submit to a California Horse Racing Board mandated Breathalyzer test, has been admitted into a Southern California hospital for what Daily Racing Form, citing an unnamed family friend, reports as an “alcohol-related illness.” Baze, 29, has a history of suspensions due to problems related to alcohol. His former agent, Ivan Puhich, told Daily Racing Form the jockey is going to be taken to a rehabilitation facility for treatment following his release from the hospital.

Darrell Haire, western regional manager for the Jockeys’ Guild and board member of the Winners Foundation, a Southern California racetrack counseling program, told the Form he has had “numerous” meetings with Baze.  “He’s not been listening to people who love and care for him,” Haire said. “We’ve spent a lot of time with him. We’re all there for him. We don’t know what to do. Everyone is doing what they can to help him.”

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  • Concerned

    Why no hospital details as to where he is?

  • RayPaulick

     Federal HIPAA laws protect the medical privacy of patients. DRF reported the hospitalization of Tyler Baze on the information provided by a family friend.

  • GTony63

    Forget about being a jockey Tyler…save your life before it is too late.  Truly a blessing to have Ivan and Darrell and those that care for him, reaching out to help him.  God speed young man.

  • stillriledup

    God Bless Tyler, get well soon, you have a lot of people rooting for you!

  • Ernie

    Get well soon Tyler please!

  • WILLIAM L. ANTON

    Tyler is a good kid. He need not follow in the foot steps of his cousin Mike Baze. The family does not need another tragedy. I only hope Ivan can get through to him.  It is time for tough love and alot of caring from all that are in the South (Cal).  We all need a little help on different situations now and then, so fellas and gals down in So.Cal. Give him a hand, I know he isn’t listening right now but push him too, and get him straight.  This young man is well worth saving.  Good luck Tyler, and fight this as hard as you ride.

  • JC

    Thoughts and prayers for healing and recovery.  Would that someone like the accomplished Garrett Gomez could get through to Mr. Baze.  

  • Rachel

    God bless you, Tyler. ♥

  • http://twitter.com/warrenthebull Warren Eves

    Question is.  Will the useless CHRB come down on Pat V. when he tries to return, or will they find a way as usual, to give him more rope?  This guy should have never been allowed to return to riding in California, or anywhere else for that much, and yet the pathetic CHRB gave me yet another chance.  

  • Ida

    I pray that we don’t have another tragedy in the Baze family. To lose a member of the family so young to drugs and now this wonderful jockey to be playing with his life this way. It’s just heartbreaking especially for someone so young and talented.

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  • Meckel7

    Tyler
    Please don’t go the way of Michael and Chris (Antley). You have value and worth and are loved. I can’t imagine how hard it was to lose your cousin. If this business is not what you want to do, although you are a brilliant rider, do what makes you happy.

    Just please don’t check out…<3

  • Meckel7

    Tyler
    Please don’t go the way of Michael and Chris (Antley). You have value and worth and are loved. I can’t imagine how hard it was to lose your cousin. If this business is not what you want to do, although you are a brilliant rider, do what makes you happy.

    Just please don’t check out…<3

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