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Santa Anita Park’s culture must change to stop slide; Hire racing sec, go after every top claimer in land

Warren Eves | August 20, 2017

By Warren Eves Santa Anita’s plunge from greatness can be fixed. I was among many who wrote Tim Ritvo in regard to this issue weeks ago. This week I felt compelled to follow it up. Here’s what I sent Ritvo. [...]

Time for house cleaning at the once great race place; Rick Hammerle’s ways have been mitigated disaster

Warren Eves | June 6, 2017

By Warren Eves It’s time for a house cleaning at the once great race place. Santa Anita Park could not muster enough horses to run on April 27. That spoke loud and clear as to how bleak things have been for some time. The lack of [...]

Was CHRB jimson weed news release a warning shot? Are the rumbles of a Breeders Cup drug positive true?

Warren Eves | November 18, 2016

By Warren Eves It was a warning shot. That’s my take on that news release from the dysfunctional California Horse Racing Board(CHRB) on November 14 regarding jimson weed. Why would the CHRB, with its long running apathetic history, go public with such miss information? [...]

Where’s raves for Team-Sherman at Los Alamitos? California Chrome grabs place among equine greats

Warren Eves | August 22, 2016

By Warren Eves Where are the plaudits for trainer Art Sherman? I’m making reference to the raves that for years have been written about the likes of “Baffy” and “Smiley” Mandella? Seems to me the old timer who calls Los Alamitos Race Course his home base [...]

NOLA Fairgrounds may have seen last of Desormeaux: Ruth claims Nyquist’s ride among the all-time worst!

Warren Eves | May 21, 2016

By Warren Eves Two questions following Saturday’s Preakness. 1. Has the Fairgrounds seen the last of trainer Keith Desormeaux? 2. Were the riding decisions made by Mario Gutierrez to blame for Nyquist’s first defeat. We chatted with Keith several times in the Fairgrounds [...]

Awesome News From Ireland’s Anti Doping Force

Warren Eves | 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: [...]

Bobby Adair Worthy of Quarter Horse Iconic Status: Scott Wells Recants Fond Memories of Great Jockey

Warren Eves | July 2, 2015

By Warren Eves Los Alamitos will always be a staple for quarter horse racing. Bobby Adair, who died recently, will always be an iconic memory to that sport. “He was a great horseman,” says Scott Wells.  ”A great team roper, and a honky tonk legend, too, [...]

Cobalt Epidemic Has Horse Race Industry In A Flux: Will Regulators Ever Assert Their Definitive Authority?

Warren Eves | May 27, 2015

By Warren Eves Runaway cobalt use in horse racing is a dichotomy. There is absolutely no doubt “a division contrast between two things that are represented as being opposed” exists.  If you’re willing to delve into this complex issue it’s likely you will conclude neither side on this issue [...]

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 [...]

Filly Ring for Maddie Playable Next Time She Goes; Strong After The Wire Gallop Out Noted at Woodbine

Warren Eves | August 28, 2014

By Warren Eves We found a nugget while reviewing the August 27th eight-race card at Woodbine. A maiden three-year-old filly named Run for Maddie is playable when she re-surfaces. Here’s why. It was a maiden special weight race at six furlongs on their all weather surface. [...]