07/09/2004 12:00AM

Baze among Washington nominees


Jockey Russell Baze, trainer Charlie Whittingham, and Saratoga Passage, the only Washington-bred to have won Grade 1 stakes on both dirt and turf, are among the nominees for the second round of inductions into the Washington Thoroughbred Racing Hall of Fame, which was created last year.

Five jockeys, five trainers, five horses, and three breeders have been nominated. To be eligible, humans must have been born in Washington or have competed in the state for at least three seasons, while horses must have raced at least twice in Washington.

The inductees will be announced Sept. 1.