Baze was arrested in November 2010 after the police were investigating a series of complaints concerning narcotics and thefts from cars. He was in a car in a parking lot in the area with the lights off. Baze told the police that he had cocaine
in his vehicle.
Baze had purse earnings of over $32 million dollars during his time as a jockey. This year alone, he had purse winnings of $1,191,297. It is not clear at the time of this blog entry what the cause of his death was.