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Lukas’ colt Strong Mandate ran huge 2nd in Southwest; Ride On Curlin and Walt also had trouble worth noting

Warren Eves | February 20, 2014

By Warren Eves Strong Mandate’s second place finish in the Southwest borders on remarkable. Tapiture won the 49th running of the 1-1/16th mile test for aspiring three-year-olds by a widening 4-1/4 length margin.  His ground saving trip from post one in a field of 12 was solid but on [...]

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 [...]

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. [...]

Linemaker Terry Turrell Hates Splitting of Entries; Claims Uncoupling Same Owner Entries Is Bad Policy

Warren Eves | January 8, 2013

By Warren Eves When Goldencents won the Sham at Santa Anita it spiked opinion. For once, when Bob Baffert had two of the five horses entered in the race, his tandem failed to get the money. “We thought that with Baffert having two horses in the [...]

Filly Seasoned Warrior Graduates In Awesome Style; Overshadows Spacious Precision’s Sar Special Romp

Warren Eves | August 12, 2012

By Warren Eves A filly won with awesome fashion on Sunday’s under card at Saratoga. Spacious Precision won the featured Saratoga Special but many were still talking about the filly who won earlier on the card. It happened in race six.  Live Oak Farm’s Seasoned Warrior [...]

Shankopotamus Left Grizzled Handicapper Bit Puzzled; Soldat Impresses Despite Racing Over Big A Slop

Warren H. Eves | January 22, 2011

By Warren Eves What kind of a future does the maiden winner named Shankopotamus have? On Friday, January 21 the next day a colt named Soldat impressed in New York.  It’s that time of the year.  That’s what makes each day interesting. It had been [...]

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 [...]

“Walking Short” Column Re-visited: Impossible To Access Sizzling Speed Biased Surface On Santa Anita Day 1

Warren Eves | December 27, 2010

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Gator Tiger Is Figuring Things Out And Has All His Conditions To Work With at Monmouth On The Turf

Warren Eves | July 9, 2010

By Warren Eves Sometimes the light comes on in a young horse. Gator Tiger may be figuring things out. The Tiger Ridge Florida-bred colt, who broke his maiden going long on Calder turf last November, recorded only his second win in eight tries on July 3 at [...]

It’s Runs Like Juvenile Filly Named Hollywood Affair Made At Hollywood Park Sunday That Stirs Interest

Warren Eves | May 2, 2010

By Warren Eves A two-year-old filly named Hollywood Affair is going to make a lot of noise. She did not win Hollywood Park’s third race Sunday but she certainly showed the kind of promise you are always looking for. These sorts of developments could become the [...]