01/12/2017 10:40AM

Baze elected to Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame

Barbara D. Livingston
Former jockey Russell Baze

Russell Baze, the winningest jockey in horse-racing history, will enter another Hall of Fame in April when he is enshrined in the Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame in San Francisco.

Baze, 58, retired from racing last June with 12,842 victories.

Baze has been inducted into both the U.S. and Canadian racing halls of fame. He was awarded a special Eclipse Award in 1995 after winning 400 races for the fourth straight year. He also was honored with Santa Anita's George Woolf Memorial Jockey Award as voted on by fellow jockeys.