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    Old Westbury man loses $90K place wager on Big A

    Posted By Warren Eves on March 29, 2016

    This is a story that was posted by winky on the Chicago Barn To Wire site on Saturday, March 28, 2016. It read as follows: When a 1-9 shot named Constellation ran dead last in a 4 horse field Kevin Collson lost every dime he had in the bank……. It seemed he was listening to the hype on TVG when they said the horse would win by 15 lengths and layed over the other 3 horses….. No show wagering was allowed by NYRA and the race itself…just a (more…)

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    Rick’s Sign Tallies 62nd Lifetime Win at Pompano; Totally deaf Ricky Macomber Junior was in the bike

    Posted By Warren Eves on March 27, 2016

    By Jay Richards When Rick’s Sign, an 11-year-old gelded pacer, won Sunday night’s seventh race at Pompano Park, it marked his 62nd career victory. That’s right–SIXTY-TWO wins! Rick’s Sign was guided to victory by veteran driver Ricky Macomber, Jr., who is quite a story in his own right. Macomber has been totally deaf since birth.

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    There’s a new apprentice coming to Santa Anita Park; His name is Chad Lindsay and he’s highly regarded

    Posted By Warren Eves on March 7, 2016

    By Warren Eves A new apprentice is heading for Santa Anita Park this at the end of the week. His name is Chad Lindsay III. A one-time bull rider from Weathorford, Tex., Lindsay scored his first winner on New Year’s Day at Tampa Bay Downs. Riding in only his fourth race he took Invasion Power wire to wire for trainer Dennis Ward, the father of former jockey Wesley Ward. Veteran Jockey agent Vince DeGregory got a call from Dennis Ward who had nothing but positive things to say about this 22-year-old and a future in race riding. DeGregory’s prayers had been answered. Plans call for Lindsay to honor the calls he he has this weekend on the west coast in Florida. He plans to drive across country and will live with his agent until he gets situated. Reportedly perennial SoCal leading trainers Doug O’Neill and Peter Miller have expressed interest in riding Lindsay who will tack 108 pounds. “He hits well right-handed and (more…)

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    After race whip abuse stirs Los Alamitos complaint; Former trainer Bob Rose: ‘In our lives, horses rule!’

    Posted By Warren Eves on March 6, 2016

    By Bob Rose “In our lives, horses rule!” This is what former trainer Bob Rose wrote after watching Everyones Favorite finish second at Los Alamitos Saturday night. As I watched the poor horse try his heart out, only to get beat a whisker, on the gallop out as they entered the turn this horse drifted out ever so slightly, Carlos Marquez delivered punishment no horse ever deserves.  Overcoming his odds and running his heart out for certain. That jock, rather than trying to guide him back in, if that was his goal(the horse was wearing a bridle with a bit, honest). This bastard started flailing away with his whip in the flank.  I mean, raising the whip as high as he could before delivering each blow. Seeing one torture a horse actually nauseated me. I decided at all costs I had to be sure I wasn’t the only one who observed the disgraceful actions rendeered upon a helpless horse. Soooo…….while it took me maybe an hour to finally reach an operator.  I didn’t think she was aware of my ‘problem’ as I asked if there was any way I could talk to a steward, assuming I’d be denied, as I was, at first, until I said all the right things, like my love of animals, that struck her heart.  She asked me to hold while she transferred me. A woman answered, and I know there isn’t a female steward working at Los Alamitos currently.  She inquires as to the reason for my call…and at that point I explained my observations, she identified herself as a stewards’ aide and told me something I needed to hear. (more…)

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    Bob Rose salutes Zenyatta’s ill-fated exercise boy

    Posted By Warren Eves on February 27, 2016

    By Bob Rose As a lifelong exercise rider/trainer I tend to recognize the value of details. That’s what enabled Zenyatta to remain happy as she reached her full potential. Everyone involved on Team Zenyatta appeared Heaven sent to me, as they stood out accomplishing their chores and decisions that brought her happiness to the point where she enjoyed racing. That meant very much to me personally. It is the rare horse that truly loves racing, particularly filles and mares. God bless everyone involved with her. (more…)

    Yonkers moves closer to comingled bets with France

    Posted By Warren Eves on February 14, 2016

    (From Harness Racing Update) By Tom Pedulla Yonkers Raceway appears to be on the verge of a major breakthrough by establishing commingled wagering pools with Pari Mutuel Urbain(PMU) that would enhance the appeal of races simulcast from the half-mile oval to France. Joe Faraldo, president of the Standarbred Owners Association(SOA) of New York, said fans in France may begin wagering into North American pools as early as April or May. “Once we can do that, you change the whole dynamic of our game of harness racing,” Faraldo said, “because you (more…)

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    Bresnahan, Jr. responds to EPO positive

    Posted By Warren Eves on February 12, 2016

    (From the pages of Harness Racing Update) On Jan., 30, I was informed by the Meadowlands that my horse, Tag Up and Go tested positive for EPO when an out of competition test was done at my barn on Dec., 8(see HRU, Jan., 31).  This news was a complete shock to me and obviously very upsetting.  I did not administer EPO, nor did I authorize anyone else to do so. Brice Cote(the head of security at the Meadowlands) has been to my barn a couple of times to do out of competition testing on several of my horses and I’ve (more…)

    Awesome News From Ireland’s Anti Doping Force

    Posted By Warren Eves on February 10, 2016

    By Warren Eves Those who follow this site know we’ve been relentless on the subject of drug cheats in sport. You may have missed some awesome news out of Ireland last week due to all the Super Bowl fluff. The headline in the Sporting Post read: “Irish Clampdown On Cheats.” “Horses found to have been administered prohibitive substances, including anabolic steroids are set to be handed lifetime bans in Ireland.” This is the sort of action we’ve been hoping a myriad of horse racing factions in the (more…)

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    Racing experts amazed Joao Moreira Unscathed; ‘Magic Man” falls at Happy Valley but merely sore

    Posted By Warren Eves on February 4, 2016

    By Warren Eves “It’s unbelievable!” Those were the words of Jay Richards, longtime HKJC analyst, after watching video tape of the spill of jockey Joao Moreira at Happy Valley on Wednesday. “Miraculous, really–that he escaped with nothing more than body soreness after several horses ran over him when his horse clipped heels and unseated him entering the home straight in Wednesday night’s first race.  His mount was on the rail, right behind the leader, when it happened.” Richards, the former turf writer for the Las Vegas Review Journal, has been doing video tape review for around 25 years. He’s never been higher on a rider than “Magic Man” Moreira. “Thank God I’m talking to you right now,” Alan Aitken quoted him.  ”Former champion Douglas Whyte (more…)

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    Christine’s book about Bill Hartack to be released soon

    Posted By Warren Eves on January 30, 2016

    By Warren Eves It’s sub title is “The Bittersweet Life of a Hall of Fame Jockey.” We’re talking about Bill Christine’s book about Bill Hartack. Most sports fans associate Christine with the Los Angeles Times.  ”He’s always been kind to horse racing,” said famed jockey agent Harry “The Hat” Hacek Saturday when learning about the soon to be released book. Here’s a snippet of what the publisher says about the book: Bill Hartack won the Kentucky Derby five times, and seemed to hate every moment of it.  One (more…)

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