Birthdate: 3-16-55, Hartford, Connecticut
Family: Wife, Clare
Residence: Anaheim, California
Top Career Moments:
- Won the Los Alamitos Derby with Newmont in 1980.
- Saddled MyStartime to a second place finish in the 1982 Champion of Champions, which was won by Sgt Pepper Feature.
- Finished 2nd in the Ed Burke Futurity with Jetuino in 1987.
- Finished 2nd in the Golden State Futurity with Sir Austin Duncan in 1991.
- Won the Golden State Futurity with Time For Royal Cash in 1993.
- Won the Golden State Derby and Quarter Horse Breeders Classic with Time For Royal Cash in 1994.
Career Profile: Tom Bazley has been a loyal participant of Quarter Horse at Los Alamitos, as he has kept a string of horses here for over 20 years. A native of Connecticut, he was introduced to the world of horse racing by his brother,Bob, who encouraged him to come out to California to give life at the racetrack a try. At the time Bob trained horses at Los Alamitos, so the 20-year-old Bazley followed his brother's advice. Soon after, Tom took a job as assistant to Richard McArthur, the brother-in-law of current Los Alamitos trainer Donna McArthur. "My brother taught me a lot about working with horses but my career really took off when I met Richard. We worked at the Daley's Rancho Jamul in San Diego. When Richard left California, I inherited a few solid runners and started training for the Daleys."
Over the year, Bazley has worked for some of the most respected horsemen in the sport. "It has been a privilege to train for people like Dr. Ed Allred, Abigail Kawananakoa, Lenny Stein, Dr. Gary Gordon, and Wendy Wilsey-Magers and J. Garvan Kelly & Nancy Yearsley. I was fortunate to train some nice horses for Wendy, including Trips Time, our first stakes winner." Bazley ranks his success with Time For Royal Cash as the highlight of his career. One of his biggest moments came when his charge, My Star Time, ran second to World Champion Sgt Pepper Feature in the 1982 Champion of Champions. My Startime would go on to be named champion 3-year-old gelding. Tom is currently on the board of the PCQHRA and is a member of the Arabian Racing Association. He is also a lifetime member of AQHA and member of AQHA Professional Horseman. Bazley met his wife, Claire,in the early 1980s at Bay Meadows. "The love of horses and being around the track is what keeps my wife and I going in this sport."