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Chronicle of Runaway Cobalt Chloride Epidemic: Aussie Trainer Darren Smith Appeals 15-Year Ban

Warren Eves | March 20, 2015

By Warren Eves This is a chronicle of a far reaching illegal substance epidemic. The Hong Kong Jockey Club has been ahead of the curve since 2006.  They were testing for cobalt levels.  HKJC researchers found that a urinary threshold of 75 nanograms per milliliter and plasma threshold of [...]

Summer Solo’s Debut Triumph Better Than It Appears; Clement’s 2YO Roar Colt Surges Despite Slow Fractions

Warren Eves | November 18, 2013

By Warren Eves
Summer Solo may be special among New York-breds and beyond.
The Christophe Clement trained two-year-old won November 13 at Aqueduct on the turf.  It’s just one race but this colt looks like he could make a lot of noise against three-year-olds in 2014.
Here’s why the debut win of Summer Solo impressed this writer so [...]

Dby Hopefuls Send Mock Telegram to NCAA Champs; Writer Has Fun With ‘Racehorse Basketball’ Subject

Warren Eves | April 13, 2013

By Warren Eves The following mock telegram was written about the University of Louisville basketball team by California scribe Bob Jackson. “If any of y’all are plannin’ to come to town on the first Saturday in May, please tell us y’all are gonna be sittin’ in those fancy Churchill Downs [...]

Here’s A Strange Story On Day of Famed Match Race; Trainer Rose Takes Shot Naming Famed Jock And Wins

Warren Eves | January 23, 2013

By Warren Eves Here’s an unusual horse racing story. It came our way from former horse trainer Bobby Rose. Take it back to July 20, 1974 at the track of the Lakes and Flowers–famed Hollywood Park. Here’s trainer Rose’s recollection of the events [...]

Subtle Equipment Changes Can Produce Big Runs; Sims’ Lady Diva Ga Go Runs Large 2nd Time Hood

Warren Eves | January 18, 2013

By Warren Eves When all is said and done you might as well follow certain trainers. Phillip Sims name showed up day two on the Oaklawn Park program Thursday, Jan., 17th. He was saddling  W. Nelson McMackin’s Kentucky-bred Lady Diva Ga Ga for the second time [...]

Linemaker Terry Turrell Hates Splitting of Entries; Claims Uncoupling Same Owner Entries Is Bad Policy

Warren Eves | January 8, 2013

By Warren Eves When Goldencents won the Sham at Santa Anita it spiked opinion. For once, when Bob Baffert had two of the five horses entered in the race, his tandem failed to get the money. “We thought that with Baffert having two horses in the [...]

Stews Fail To Act On Obvious Foul On Eve Of Rebel; Here’s Race By Race Report Of How Surface Played

Warren Eves | March 16, 2012

By Warren Eves Why can’t these stewards get it right? Carlos Marquez, Jr was cost a better placement in the eighth race at Oaklawn Park on Friday, March 16.  Head-on shots of the horses moving to the far turn proved beyond a doubt his mount Explain had been fouled. [...]

Ky Derby ‘Futures’ Nuggets May Still Be Out There; Film Shot, Al’s Uncle & Scat Happy Worth Monitoring

Warren Eves | February 2, 2012

By Warren Eves Will the 9th race which was run at Gulfstream Park on February 1 have Kentucky Derby implications? Call it a malady.  Label it anything you wish.  We really believe that maiden special weights race on the lawn at a mile and a sixteenth might well be [...]

Stidham’s Flash Mash Relished Fairgrounds Turf; Horses To Watch Playback Keys $21,697.80 Super

Warren Eves | December 2, 2011

By Warren Eves           Michael Stidham is on fire at the young Fairgrounds race meet this winter.           After watching his filly Flash Mash win on the turf on December 2nd one could conclude Stidham should keep her on the green.  She won with absolute ease coming off a [...]

Kindergarden Kid Looks Horse To Deal With In 2012; Tagg’s 4yo Gelding Roars Home To Win On Big A Lawn

Warren Eves | November 19, 2011

By Warren Eves           Trainer Barclay Tagg has a budding star in Kindergarden Kid.           We don’t know whether it was by design or not but the four-year-old gelding couldn’t have been more impressive on Saturday, November 19 at Aqueduct.  Kindergarden Kid rallied from seventh in a field of 10 [...]