Braulio Baeza
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1940 Born March 26 in Panama City, Panama
1955 Rides first race at Hipodromo Juan Franco, outside Panama City
1957 Hooks up with Henry White, Sr.(Sr. Take Away), and begins to prosper.
1957 Aquires agent Barcelona. Wins first stake
1958 Wins first match race aboard Janina, Champion Two Year Old Filly, beating Champion Two Year Old Colt, Henco, ridden by H. Gustines.
1959 Wins on 36% of mounts at Hipodromo Presidente Remon. 309 races
1960 Goes on vacation in March to Miami. Works two horses for Fred Hooper and is offered to ride in U.S. on contract for Hooper
1960 Leaves Panama for Keeneland in March. Wins on first mount, filly Foolish Youth, in the first race of opening day Keeneland
1960 Wins Washington Park Futurity at Arlington aboard Crozier
1961 Wins the Bluegrass Stakes and the Belmont Stakes aboard Sherluck
1963 Wins the Bluegrass Stakes and the Kentucky Derby aboard Chateaugay
1964 Bold Lad wins Champion Two Year Old Colt
1964 Queen Empress wins Champion Two Year Old Filly
1965 Acquires Lenny Goodman as agent
1965 Hooper gets court order to stop Baeza from riding due to contract dispute
1965 Pays $100,000 to buy contract from Fred Hooper
1965 Goes to ride in NY for Darby Dan
1965 Begins riding Buckpasser and Graustark
1965 Roman Brother wins Champion Horse of the Year
1965 Buckpasser wins Champion Two Year Old Colt
1966 Wins first Travers aboard Buckpasser
1966 Buckpasser wins 13 straight to capture Horse of the Year honors
1966 Successor wins Champion Two Year Old Colt
‘66-’69 Leading money earning jockey (Eclipse Awards not yet instituted)
1967 Queen of the Stage wins Champion Two Year Old Filly
1967 What A Pleasure wins Champion Two Year Old Colt
1967 Dr. Fager sets world record mile at Arlington Park in Chicago
1968 Dr. Fager wins Horse of the Year, Sprint Champion, Grass Champion and Handicap Horse of the Year honors
1969 Wins third Belmont Stakes and second Travers with Arts and Letters
1969 Arts and Letters wins Horse of the Year
1969 Shuvee wins Champion Handicap Mare
1970 Reviewer wins Champion Two Year Old Colt
1971 Numbered Account wins Champion Two Year Old Filly
1972 Wins third Travers aboard Key to the Mint
1972 Rides Roberto to victory over previously undefeated Brigadier Gerard in the Benson and Hedges Gold Cup in York, England
1972 Wins first official Eclipse Award as outstanding jockey
‘73-’74 Weight problems begin to interfere with performance
1975 Gets weight under control again
1975 Rides Foolish Pleasure in the Match Race against Ruffian
1975 Wins fourth Travers aboard Wajima
1975 Wins second official Eclipse Award as outstanding jockey
1975 Optimistic Gal wins Champion Two Year Old Filly
1975 Honest Pleasure wins Champion Two Year Old Colt
1975 Wajima wins Champion Three Year Old Colt
1976 Inducted into the Racing Hall of Fame at Saratoga
1976 Retires due to weight problems with 3,140 wins
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