After riding 2 winners yesterday at Bay Meadows taking him to 2 short of Pincay’s record he has 6 rides on both Wednesday and Thursday and should have the record by Thursday evening.
But is Pincay’s mark still the world record? I knew there was this Brazilian jockey Jorge Ricardo-I think he rode in the Arc in 1994- who I believe was close to 9000 wins a couple of years ago (think he’s younger than Baze but i’m not sure) but today I found something from the Thoroughbred Times that said he was on 9303 wins as at March 30 this year.
Does anyone have an updated figure? Has he passed Pincay’s figure or is Pincay’s total only wins recorded in the US and not elsewhere?
Baze is quite a long way ahead of Ricardo – about 70-80 if memory serves.
The figure of Pincay (9,530) is a world record, no jockey anywhere under the sun has ridden more. Ricardo will pass Pincay but he may never catch Baze, who will probably ride 350 winners a year for the next four or five years.
Ricardo is 45, three years younger than Baze. The gap between them is approximately 30 (I’ve looked it up) and he is riding in Argentina this year, where he has had just over 100 winners. Not enough to trouble RB, but he rides Grade 1 winners left, right and centre, which is something Baze doesn’t do.