05/12/2011 3:43PM

Michael Baze career highlights and race replays


Jockey Michael Baze's first career victory - Hollywood Park - May 3, 2003

Michael Baze, the leading jockey at Arlington Park last summer and a member of the famed Baze riding family, was found dead Tuesday afternoon in his vehicle in the stable area of Churchill Downs.

A memorial tribute honoring Baze, 24, has been scheduled for between races Friday at Churchill Downs. The brief service is scheduled for after the fourth race at about 4:30 p.m. Eastern. Baze hailed from the Seattle area, where a memorial service is tentatively planned for May 24 at Emerald Downs.

Michael Baze biography and career highlights

Born: April 14, 1987 in Renton, Wash.

Meet titles: Hollywood Park, 2007; Del Mar, 2007; Arlington Park, 2010

Career record: 6,969 mounts, 918 wins, 918 seconds, 817 thirds; purse earnings of 32,462,572

Highlights: 20 graded stakes wins topped by Grade 1 Darley Debutante in 2009 aboard Mi Sueno

Stakes replays

Baze wins his first Grade 1 stakes in the 2009 Darley Debutante.

Baze wins the Grade 3 Sixty Sails at Hawthorne in April 2010.

Baze rides Nehro to a second-place finish in the 2011 Louisiana Derby.