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The surreal story of jockey Ralph Neves revisited; ‘Portuguese Pepperpot’ comes to life in the morgue

Warren Eves | June 2, 2016

By Warren Eves The Portuguese Pepperpot revisited. A majority of today’s horse racing fans won’t connect when jockey Ralph Neves is mentioned. Jay Richards wrote a column about the famed jockey some time ago. It’s an unbelievable story. Here’s how Richards penned this [...]

Attitude/Approach Separate Baze From The Others; Longtime Agent Ray Harris Belongs In Hall Of Fame

Warren Eves | May 23, 2013

By Harry “The Hat” Hacek Do you know what separates Russell Baze from others? Attitude and approach! For more than 39 years the soon to be 55-year young Baze, born in Vancouver, British Columbia, has performed his trade with remarkable unmatched consistency. He [...]

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 [...]

Ritvo Takes Hood Off ‘Macho Man To Win Risen Star; Napravnik And Gaines Make It Huge Ladies Race Day

Warren H. Eves | February 19, 2011

By Warren Eves           The racetracks are no longer dominated by males.          Saturday three females made a big splashes.           Kathy Ritvo sent out Mucho Macho Man to score a significant win in the Risen Star at the Fair Grounds.           Earlier [...]

Bad Trip Cost Team Calabrese-Canani in Ninth at GP; Famed Hong Kong Jockey Club’s Monopoly At Risk

Warren H. Eves | February 16, 2011

By Warren Eves           Owner Frank Calabrese had to be steaming after the last race at Gulfstream Park Wednesday.           Far away in Hong Kong the richest gambling mecca is under siege via the internet.           Calabrese’s Stage Deli, making his first start off the claim, ran second [...]

Hacek Urges Stronach To Stand Tall And Clean House To Bring Order Back To The Once Great Race Place

Warren H. Eves | February 6, 2011

By Harry Hacek To begin I must acknowledge my appreciation for radio host Roger Stein. Much of my information is garnered from his show. His shows can be found on his archives radio page. It is through Stein I stay current with the happenings of California racing. I appreciate him for giving [...]

Has State-side Racing Seen The Last Of Martin Garcia? Are Immigration Issues Bigger Than Ever Imagined?

Warren H. Eves | December 29, 2010

By Warren Eves Martin Garcia was the best jockey in the west in this writer’s opinion. He has not ridden since November 7th , 2010. Until now everyone figured he’d be back once immigration issues were ironed out. Price Horse Central has learned we could have [...]