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Mirahmadi continues to amaze at Golden Gate mike; Chemo treatments have not affected gallant race caller

Warren Eves | March 24, 2017

By Warren Eves Courage is found in many places One venue you’ll find it is in the announcer’s booth at Golden Gate Fields. Race caller Frank Mirahmadi continues to amaze as he mans the microphone. Nobody could guess he’s being put to yet another ultimate test. [...]

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 [...]

P Val’s lack of respect for profession is appauling!

Warren Eves | November 19, 2015

By Warren Eves His respect for the profession is nowhere to be found. His smile that charmed oh so many over the years has worn thin. The ranks of those who gave him second, third and fourth chances has dwindled.  The late Mike Mitchell gave him [...]

Legend’s Forever Overcomes Tons of Trouble In Debut; Prayer On a Wing Catches Eye In ‘Key’ CD MSW Race

Warren Eves | October 7, 2013

By Warren Eves Churchill Downs’ sixth race on September 29th is worth noting. On review we believe the six furlong maiden special weight race will produce multiple winners. Steve Mongerson’s Legend Forever was visually impressive.  The way this son of Street Boss won we’d like to [...]

Big Brown’s Get Sure To Impact Saratoga Race Meet; Tiger Bourbon, Always Curious Have The Makings

Warren Eves | July 16, 2013

By Warren Eves Tiger Bourbon and Always Curious could impact the famed Saratoga meet. Remember when Big Brown was 6 for 6 in 2008 and looked unbeatable going into the Belmont?  Most of the experts felt he would surely become the 12th Triple Crown champion in history. Affirmed was the [...]

Might Have Found A ‘Nugget’ July 4th at Monmouth; Goldberg’s Hockey Pop Had Eventful Debut On Lawn

Warren Eves | July 8, 2013

By Warren Eves Nuggets are hard to find these days but we may have found one July 4th. Hockey Pop, making his first ever start in a pari-mutuel race for Alan Goldberg, figures to beat a band of similar maiden $20,000 runners next time he surfaces at Monmouth Park [...]

2nd Crop Sire With Distinction Has Top Prospect; O’Connell’s In Luv With Willie Worth Monitoring

Warren Eves | June 22, 2013

By Warren Eves Second crop sire With Distinction has another top prospect. When Sweetmarys Success wired ‘em in the $100,000 J J’s Dream at Calder we doubt many paid attention to the second place finisher. In Luv With Willie, by Florida’s 2nd ranking sire, ran better [...]

Belmont Leaves Handicapper David Ruth Frustrated; Maintains Calder’s 10-cent Pick 6 Wager Is The Best

Warren Eves | June 10, 2013

By Warren Eves Sometimes a subtle equipment change is the key to picking the winner. David Ruth is a crack handicapper I spent many days with in Las Vegas betting arenas. No matter what your age may be, one can learn from guys like Ruth. [...]

Veteran Trainer Ray Odom, Sr. Lauds Owner Cluer; Former Turf Paradise Head Was Hands On Operator

Warren Eves | March 9, 2013

By Warren Eves Owners like Walter Cluer are badly missed in horse racing. “He was the best,” says Ray Odom, Sr., who is in his 55th year as a thoroughbred trainer at Turf Paradise. Cluer, a millwork founder and manufacturer from Phoenix, bought 1400 acres of [...]

It May Pay to Follow Who Chased Emollient To Wire; Belmont MSW Race Should Produce Next Out Wins

Warren Eves | October 5, 2012

By Warren Eves Belmont’s 3rd race the last day of September is a “key” race. Identifying a “key race” early on can mean cashing tickets.  The race we reviewed over and over was a seven-furlong test for maiden two-year-old fillies.  After watching each and every one of the eight [...]