Jockey Baird Fined $5,000 For Whip Use In Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf Sprint

Stewards in California issued a ruling on Nov. 6 against jockey E.T. Baird for violation of the state’s rules regarding whip use. The ruling states that Baird used his whip more than six times during the sixth race on Nov. 5, which was the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf Sprint.

Baird was aboard One Timer in that race, where he sat off early leader and eventual winner Twilight Gleaming before being overcome by closers in the stretch.

The offense is the first for Baird under California rules in the past 60 days, according to the stewards’ ruling.

Baird is not typically based in California and has spent most of this racing season in Illinois. According to Equibase, he has been riding since 1985 and has amassed 2,482 wins from 18,761 starts.

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