12/08/2013 6:53PM

Hollywood Park: Millionaire Comma to the Top retired at 5

Shigeki Kikkawa
Comma to the Top retires with 14 wins from 33 starts and earnings of $1,349,406.

Comma to the Top, a millionaire who won nine stakes from 2010-13, has been retired and will be retrained as a stable pony for Peter Miller, the trainer told Betfair Hollywood Park publicity Sunday.

Comma to the Top won 14 of 33 starts and earned $1,349,406 while racing for Hollywood film executives Gary Barber, Roger Birnbaum, and Kevin Tsujihara.

A 5-year-old Florida-bred gelding by Bwana Charlie, Comma to the Top finished fifth in the Grade 1 Bing Crosby Stakes at Del Mar in July in his final start. His last win was the Grade 3 Los Angeles Handicap at Hollywood Park in May. Comma to the Top won the Grade 1 CashCall Futurity in 2010 and was 19th in the 2011 Kentucky Derby.

Comma to the Top was turned out following the Bing Crosby this year. At the time, Miller said Comma to the Top was battling a sore foot and could return to racing in 2014. A decision to end the horse's racing career was made recently.

Miller said Comma to the Top will need six months to be retrained as a stable pony.

Decision on Baze's return delayed

Jockey Tyler Baze must wait a few more days to learn whether he can return to riding in the near future from an alcohol-related suspension issued in June.

Baze met with Hollywood Park stewards Scott Chaney, Kim Sawyer, and Tom Ward on Saturday in an effort to regain his license. The stewards said Saturday that a decision could come over the weekend. On Sunday, Chaney said the stewards had postponed their decision until Thursday at the earliest.

Baze has not ridden since June after failing a breath test. He underwent 60 days of counseling at an in-patient rehabilitation facility in August and September and recently completed an evaluation by the Winners Foundation, which aids people in Southern California racing with substance-abuse problems.

The Winners Foundation required Baze to sign a contract with provisions that, in part, require him to reside in a sober-living residence and attend a minimum of five 12-step program meetings per week.

Baze told the stewards Saturday that he had a relapse with alcohol as recently as Nov. 20.

The 31-year-old Baze, who was suspended for failing to take a breath test in 2011, is seeking to resume riding before the end of the Hollywood Park meeting Dec. 22.