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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 [...]

K J’s Sweetater Makes Her Sire Proud at Oaklawn Park; Fire Starter’s Fifth In Smarty Jones Was BTL’d Effort

Warren Eves | January 22, 2014

By Warren Eves K J’s Sweetater caught our attention in race two January 20th at Oaklawn Park. The sophomore filly ran better than looked when beaten by her half sister Pretty Suspect.  Both fillies are by 2005 Toboggan Handicap winner Primary Suspect. It was not an ordinary debut [...]

Rally-Wide Types Dominate Oaklawn Park’s Day Three; Will Horses Stuck Inside Come Back To Bite The Player?

Warren Eves | January 13, 2014

By Warren Eves Oaklawn Park’s day three was the first day we did our video tape review. The oval was listed as “good” after two days of soupy racing surface. We no longer do video tape review when a racing surface is a sea of mud. [...]

Ravin Rebel’s Debut Catches The Eye at Fairgrounds; Check Out Our ‘Notes’ for Other Horse Racing Tidbits

Warren Eves | December 30, 2013

By Warren Eves Sometimes a playback jumps off the page at you. I’m weaning myself off playing the usual horse racing menu for reasons I’ll explain. In reviewing the second race at the Fairgrounds on Dec., 20, a first time starter caught my attention. [...]

NHBPA’s Hanrahan Ripped for Out of Touch Stance; Lyons Asks Congress To Act on Drug Free Equine Bill

Warren Eves | November 26, 2013

By Warren Eves The testimony of the NHBPA representative in Congress November 21st was appalling. Philip Hanrahan may be a skilled lawyer but his priority was obviously agenda based beyond belief. “The NHBPA draws a clear distinction between illegal doping and lawful therapeutic medication that has [...]

Cagey George Arnold Always Been Worth Watching; Rusty Has Filly Miracle Run Primed For Graduation

Warren Eves | November 7, 2013

By Warren Eves Over the years Rusty Arnold has been a trainer worth following. This came to mind after a maiden special weight race for fillies at Churchill Downs. After watching replays of a November 1 route race many times I was convinced Arnold has Miracle [...]

83 Days Since Promised Baffert ‘Sudden Death’ Wrap; CHRB’s Vet Comes Across As Enabler Not An Enforcer

Warren Eves | September 12, 2013

By Warren Eves Sadly turf writers have faded from view. You cannot find many willing to tackle the Bob Baffert 7 “sudden death” issue. If it had been Jeff Mullins with similar multiple equine “death” issues?  The story would have eight legs and growing. [...]

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 [...]

Bellhop Turned Jockey Agent Had Betting Bug Early; Harry Hacek Should Have Been Nicknamed ‘The Actor’

Warren Eves | May 19, 2013

By Harry “The Hat” Hacek Being from Chicago and the old settlement known as “The Jungle” it was not uncommon for the youth of my neighborhood to go astray. I was no exception. Where I was born and raised it seemed you either grew up to [...]

Dby Hopefuls Send Mock Telegram to NCAA Champs; Writer Has Fun With ‘Racehorse Basketball’ Subject

Warren Eves | April 13, 2013

By Warren Eves The following mock telegram was written about the University of Louisville basketball team by California scribe Bob Jackson. “If any of y’all are plannin’ to come to town on the first Saturday in May, please tell us y’all are gonna be sittin’ in those fancy Churchill Downs [...]