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Marin-Baeza continued

Baeza had an interesting 1962. His purse earnings were totaled at $2,048,428, and he was second only to Bill Shoemaker in that division. In fact, they were only two riders to break the $2millon mark. Manuel Ycaza was third on the list, with just over $1.9 million. Baeza scored 250 victories, 242 seconds and 206 thirds, from 1.443 mounts. This placed him fifth on the national standings for victories won, three behind Shoemaker, who was second on the list behind the first place finisher Ronald Ferraro. Though he enjoyed a banner year, winning numerous stakes events, he also lost some important ones as well. His loss in the Santa Anita Derby was by a half a length, the Hollywood Derby by a neck, and the Belmont Stakes by a nose.

After almost five successful years together, Marin and Baeza parted ways in June of 1964, but not before winning the 1963 Kentucky Derby and their second Belmont in three years. Baeza's win in the Kentucky Derby marked the first time that the historic event was won by a foreign jockey. There were also third place finishes in the Travers and the Preakness. The split between the two was over a misunderstanding with Fred Hooper, who held Baeza's contract, and who wanted Baeza to ride in Kentucky, but the rider insisted on going to New York. The subsequent result was for Baeza to give Mr. Hooper $100,000 and for Hooper to give Baeza his contract.

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1962 Stakes Victories

The Essex Stakes-Aqueduct (Photo)
Chateaugay
The Astorita Stakes-Aqueduct
Main Swap
The Astoria Stakes-Aqueduct
Affectionately
The Comely Stakes-Aqueduct
Unswept
The Fashion Stakes-Aqueduct
Affectionately
The Flash Stakes-Saratoga
Cattallus
The Gazelle Handicap-Aqueduct
Bramalea
The Jasmine Stakes-Hialeah
Bramalea
The Jerome Handicap-Belmont Park
Black Beard
The Juvenile Stakes-Aqueduct
Cattullus
The Kentucky Jockey Club Stakes-CD
Sky Gem
The Los Feliz Stakes-Santa Anita
Admiral's Voyage
The Manhattan Handicap-Belmont Park (Photo)
Tutankhamen
The Molly Pitcher-Monmouth
Primonetta
The National Stallion Stakes-Belmont (Photo)
Affectionately
The Regret Handicap-Monmouth
Primonetta
The San Miguel Stakes-Santa Anita
Admiral's Voyage
The Santa Barbara Handicap-SA
Cat Call
The Test Stakes-Saratoga
Polylady
The Wood Memorial-Aqueduct
Admiral's Voyage
The Aqueduct Stakes-Aqueduct (Photo)
Crozier

1963 Stakes Victories

The Comely Stakes- Aqueduct
Lamb Chop
The Gazelle Stakes-Aqueduct
Lamb Chop
The Jerome Handicap-Aqueduct (Photo)
Chateaugay
The Las Flores Stakes-Santa Anita
Chop House
The San Bernardino Handicap-Santa Anita
Crozier
The San Carlos Stakes-Santa Anita
Crozier
The Sanford Stakes-Saratoga
Delirium
The San Marino Stakes-Div.1-Santa Anita
Juanro
The San Marino Stakes-Div.2-Santa Anita
Pardao
The Santa Anita Handicap-Santa Anita (Photo)
Crozier
The Saranac-Aqueduct
Outing Class
The Saratoga Special-Saratoga
Duel
The Stymie-Belmont Park
Endymion
The Vosbourgh Handicap-Belmont Park
Ornamento
The Withers Stakes-Belmont Park
Get Around
The Bluegrass Stakes-Keenland
Chateaugay
The Kentucky Derby-Churchill Downs (Photo)
Chateaugay
The Belmont Stakes-Belmont at Aqueduct (Photo)
Chateaugay
The Pardo-Withers Mile-Aqueduct
Get Around
The Thunderer-Aqueduct
Admirals Voyage

1964 Stakes Victories

The San Carlos Handicap
Admiral's Voyage
The Santa Monica Handicap
Chop House
The Fashion Stakes
Queen Empress