Wednesday 21 February 2018

Jockey found dead in car

American jockey Michael Baze was found dead in his car in the stabling area at Churchill Downs racecourse on Tuesday afternoon. The 24-year-old came from a racing dynasty -- he was the son of former jockey Mike Baze and a second-cousin of record winning rider, Russell.

Baze's agent exchanged text messages with him on Monday night, but could not contact him on Tuesday morning. He was found by police in a vehicle that afternoon. Foul play is not suspected. Baze's biggest triumph came aboard Mi Sueno in the 2009 Darley Debutante Stakes.

Irish Independent

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