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Ky Derby winner may not be coming out of the west; Pletcher appears to have best colt in Always Dreaming

Warren Eves | April 9, 2017

By Warren Eves It was great to see class act John Shirreffs win the Santa Anita Derby with Gormley. Looking at the Ky Derby picture for the first time this year–it’s safe to say this year’s winner probably won’t be Gormley. And…….you probably won’t find the winner of that [...]

Creator’s Arkansas win muddles Ky Derby picture; Here’s in depth video tape review of Oaklawn Derby

Warren Eves | April 16, 2016

By Warren Eves The Kentucky Derby became a bit muddled Saturday. Usually the Arkansas Derby brings a bit of clarity to the big dance. Not so on April 16 at Oaklawn Park. In the end a Win Star Farm split entry had a large say in [...]

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

Warren Eves | 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……. [...]

Here’s a Guy who should bring his calling to the states

Warren Eves | January 4, 2016

By Warren Eves
Gary Guy’s dulcet tones are pleasing to one’s ear.
It was during a slow day on TVG, better known as the horse racing channel. Kurt Hoover was chatting with someone named Guy from somewhere in Canada.
Guy, not meant to be a pun, got my attention. Here was someone doing a whale of [...]

Our Double Play Graduates Impressively at Oaklawn; McPeek’s Grand Slam Colt Could Have Bright Future

Warren Eves | January 11, 2013

By Warren Eves A new star in the making? Ken McPeek had to be elated with a colt named Our Double Play opening day at Oaklawn. It was the seventh race on the day.  It was only a maiden special weight race but McPeek’s colt graduated [...]

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 [...]

Colt Baffert Tried To Buy Blows San Felipe Foes Away; Touted Colts Stub Toes, Clmg Mdn Wins Huge At Tampa

Warren Eves | March 12, 2011

By Warren Eves                      And now the story can be told.            Going into Saturday’s $250,000 San Felipe at Santa Anita Park a close friend had more than a betting interest in Premier Pegasus.  Alonso Quinonez and his Hall of Fame agent Vince DeGregory were mired in the worst slump since they teamed up.  Early in [...]

E.T. Baird Impacts 6 Of 8 Rivals In Gulfstream Race; Will Stewards Crack Down Or Look The Other Way?

Warren Eves | March 3, 2011

By Warren Eves For more than four decades I’ve been writing about the inaction of racetrack stewards. They’re well paid.  Far too often they don’t do the job they are supposed to. Take the sixth race at Gulfstream Park on March 2nd as an example. E. T. Baird would have a profound effect [...]

Fort Larned Exited ‘Key Race’ To Impress Breaking Mdn; The Hunt For Live Ky Derby Colts Is Underway

Warren H. Eves | January 9, 2011

By Warren Eves Fort Larned is a name we suggest you follow. He’s among a legion of newly turned three-year-old who will not be found on most Kentucky Derby chase radar screens. Saturday January 8th many new sophomores were in action across the country.  Determinato won the six [...]