Baze suspended for failing alcohol test

first_imgARCADIA — Jockey Tyler Baze was removed from his mounts on an important card at Santa Anita on Sunday after being suspended for failing a breath-alcohol test when he went to Indiana to ride on Saturday. Stewards at Hoosier Park said Baze exceeded the .05-percent limit in the breath test given daily to Indiana racing license-holders. They gave Baze a seven-day suspension that could be adjusted after a hearing. California honors suspensions handed down in other states. Baze’s agent said the 22-year-old had been recovering from the flu and drank so he could sleep on the flight to Indiana. “He had a Bloody Mary on the airplane, and I think he had a beer,” agent Ivan Puhich said. “(Fellow jockey) Felipe Martinez told his agent that Tyler wasn’t drunk. But I said, They have rules and Tyler broke them. You have to play by the rules.’ “ AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe top 10 theme park moments of 2019 Baze rode one winner in 10 races in the first three days of the Oak Tree meet at Santa Anita. He suffered through a terrible season at Del Mar while battling an eating disorder that Puhich said left the jockey weak. The suspension cost Baze the chance to ride Leprechaun Kid, who got second-place money with replacement David Flores in the $250,000 Clement L. Hirsch Handicap at Santa Anita on Sunday. — Kevin Modesti center_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img

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