Jockey Tyler Baze, who missed mounts last week at Del Mar due to what stewards described as “personal matters,” was unable to make his planned return on Thursday when a test revealed traces of a temporarily-prescribed blood pressure medication, according to the Daily Racing Form.
Agent Jack Carava told DRF that Baze sought treatment on Monday this week when his blood pressure spiked.
Though Carava said Baze only took the medication on Monday, the agent added: “the stewards said he can’t ride until he’s clean, even if the medication was prescribed by a doctor.”
Baze rides under an agreement with the California Horse Racing Board which requires regular testing, and he did pass a test last Friday after failing to appear for his mounts at Del Mar on Thursday.
Read more at the Daily Racing Form.