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A story about the ‘Ant Man’ and Porter named Melvin; Harry ‘The Hat” takes look back at jockey Chris Antley

Warren Eves | August 12, 2015

By Warren Eves The “Ant Man” and a porter named Melvin. My infatuation of a racetrack’s inner circle has always been spurred by the myriad of human interest stories. It never seems to amaze me how many story lines are out there. That’s [...]

Apprentice Arny Fontanez May Have Magical Touch; Wins With Filly Who Had Not Been Competitive at CRC

Warren Eves | March 10, 2014

By Warren Eves Sometimes it’s impossible to explain why a horse suddenly becomes competitive. We mention this because of a horse named Run Gia Run. In her sixth start, after showing absolutely zip, Run Gia Run won the third at Calder Race Course on Feb., 21. [...]

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. [...]

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 [...]

Is It Possible Solemnly Swear Is Triple Crown Worthy?; George Hall’s Colt Graduated Like More Distance A Plus

Warren Eves | August 14, 2013

By Warren Eves Without doubt the toughest puzzle in horse racing is prognosticating how romping maiden winners perform when they return. More times than one can count, impressive maiden special weight winners can’t be found next time around. All that being said, one has to conclude [...]

We’re Confident Rickashea Graduates Next Time Out; Monitor Those Future Monmouth Park MSW Races

Warren Eves | July 28, 2013

By Warren Eves We blew it last week when failing to hit the publish button and Wired Bryan won a stake. We’re confident we have found a next out maiden special weight winner in Rickashea. Rickashea, making his second start on turf, could not have run [...]

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 [...]

What’s The Story Behind 4YOF Jan’s Perfect Star?; Oaklawn Park Filly May Put Sire Imperialism On Map

Warren Eves | February 8, 2013

By Warren Eves A maiden first time starter named Jan’s Perfect Star caught my attention on Thursday at Oaklawn. She breezed to the lead off the top of the turn and Alex Birzer had her wrapped up before the wire. Jan’s Perfect Star is by Imperialism, [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]