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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 [...]

Bill Hartack book filled with plethura of great stories

Warren Eves | November 15, 2016

By Warren Eves Horse racing historians are sure to enjoy Bill Hartack the book. For those of us who have been on this earth longer than most, Bill Christine’s recount of thoroughbred racing’s past is a must. We lost the great Phil Georgeff recently, the voice [...]

How Soon Horse Racing Forgets True Great Stars; Marion Van Berg, Hartack and R.H. “Red” McDaniel

Warren Eves | October 21, 2011

By Warren Eves How soon we forget. Bill Shoemaker’s ability to get a horse to win without much use of his crop. Greatness under the shedrow of Charlie Whittingham’s barn in the good old days. Those great final race puzzles when horses [...]

First Time Starter Renegade Storm Wins at Keeneland; Filly’s Connections Had To Make a Score At Windows

Warren Eves | April 15, 2011

By Warren Eves           First time starter Renegade Band won the opener April 14h at Keeneland with authority–they had to cash a gamble.           If owner-breeder David Jacobs is a bettor we’d have to believe he cashed in big on his long striding three-year-old filly Renegade Storm.  She ran too good not [...]

Off Track Bettors Screwed Again With Late Gelding Info: Punter Won “Key Race” At Gulfstream on Friday

Warren Eves | March 6, 2011

By Warren Eves           Sunday’s last race at Santa Anita Park is focus No. 1.  The bettor be damned!            Friday’s third race at Gulfstream and a horse named Punter is focus No. 2.           Just when Santa Anita publicity man Mike Wellman was bragging about how the first time [...]

We’re Not Offering Excuse For Poor FG Runbacks; Make Note After Rain Inside And Front Speed Rule

Warren H. Eves | January 7, 2011

By Warren Eves This is not lobbying from the court of excuse. If you are going to cash more tickets than you rip up you must pay attention to the racing surface. Porto Bermuda was a “playback” off my Horses To Watch list in race four [...]

Apprentice Alex Gonzalez Coming To Hollypark At Close Of Golden Gate Meet and Veteran Agent Vince DeGregory Is Going To Handle Him

Warren Eves | May 28, 2010

By Warren Eves Golden Gate’s leading apprentice rider is coming to Hollywood Park at the close of the meet. Veteran jockey agent Vince DeGregory, who was to have handled his business many months ago, will begin naming him on calls at Hollywood Park on June 16th. DeGregory, who also handles [...]

Running Line of Forgotten Dynasty In Dixie Surely Won’t Get Proper Speed Adjustment In Their Numbers For Being Pinned To Rail Every Step Of The Way

Warren Eves | May 25, 2010

By Warren Eves Forgotten Dynasty is a lightly raced four-year-old colt the sheets won’t pick up on. Pricehorsecentral editor Mark Geiger is always looking for angles we can pass along to prospective horseplayers. This came to mind while reviewing the 109th running of The Dixie at [...]