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NBC’s Breeders Cup production ranks among the best; Del Mar gets highest grade for flawless day long venue

Warren Eves | November 8, 2017

By Warren Eves That may have been the best Breeders Cup show ever. Unquestionably it ranks as the best produced horse racing extravaganza in this senior turf writer’s memory. It’s hard to take issue with the entire television presentation. Bravo! If the Breeders Cup doesn’t bring [...]

Was CHRB jimson weed news release a warning shot? Are the rumbles of a Breeders Cup drug positive true?

Warren Eves | November 18, 2016

By Warren Eves It was a warning shot. That’s my take on that news release from the dysfunctional California Horse Racing Board(CHRB) on November 14 regarding jimson weed. Why would the CHRB, with its long running apathetic history, go public with such miss information? [...]

DVM Sheila Lyons is nowhere to be found these days: Minimal progress since her testimony before Congress

Warren Eves | October 29, 2015

By Warren Eves I wish this wasn’t so. Quite some time ago one of my best sources disappeared from view. DVM Sheila Lyons, an expert on the subject of illegal drugs in horse racing, is nowhere to be found. For many, many months she did not [...]

Handicapper, Former Horse Owner David Ruth Vents; ‘No Way He Stays Up in New York, Florida or Kentucky’

Warren Eves | November 5, 2014

By Warren Eves David Ruth has done it all in horse racing. The one-time owner now living in Ohio was still fuming several days after the Breeders Cup Classic fiasco. “I intentionally waited until Sunday to send Santa Anita an e-mail,” says Ruth who frequented Las [...]

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 [...]

Osterman’s ‘Sick Of The Whip’ Column Stirs Debate; Former Trainer-Gallop Boy Rose Makes His Case

Warren Eves | March 22, 2013

By Warren Eves Former trainer Bobby Rose takes issue with one of horse racing’s best turf writers Tim Osterman. Osterman wrote in his “Sick of the Whip” column for Today’s Racing Digest: “In a sport that is in dire need of more folks in the seats, racing continues to [...]

Oak Tree Derby Winner Was On Our Watch List; Ultimate Eagle($70.40) Rewards Subscribers

Warren Eves | October 15, 2011

By Warren Eves           Ultimate Eagle rewarded Horses To Watch subscribers Saturday          Martin Pedroza steered Michael Pender’s colt to a $70.40 wire to wire win in the Oak Tree Derby at Santa Anita.  It was the third of four playbacks off the list to win on the day.  [...]

Team Hollandorfer-Todaro Make Timely $20K Claim; Filly For You My Heart Wins Like She’s Worth More

Warren Eves | October 13, 2011

By Warren Eves           Leave it to Jerry Hollandorfer to make a timely claim.           As soon as we watched For You My Heart re-break to win the fourth at Santa Anita Thursday October 13 we went to the Daily Racing Form to check the chart for claims. [...]

Doubt Jonathan Sheppard Knew How Good Filly Was: Powder Rock Blows Field Away by 13-1/2 At Delaware

Warren Eves | June 21, 2011

By Warren Eves           Trainer Jonathan Sheppard won’t be risking Powder Rock for $30,000 any time soon.           Forget the final time of 1:44.74.            Try not to overreact to the winning margin of 13-1/2 lengths.           Let’s just say jockey Rosie Napravnik will be [...]

Baffert’s The Factor To Stretch Out To Seven Panels; His Barn Is Loaded With Ky Derby Aspirants This Year

Warren H. Eves | February 7, 2011

By Warren Eves           Odds are pretty good Bob Baffert will have a say in this year’s Kentucky Derby.           Nobody knows how good The Factor is.  He’s going to stretch out February 20th at Santa Anita in the seven-furlong San Vicente.  He won opening day in sparkling fashion by 8-1/4 [...]