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There’s reason why the biggest bettors flock to HKJC; Nearly $19 MILLION was bet PER RACE in Hong Kong

Warren Eves | July 20, 2017

By Warren Eves “Any wonder why the world’s biggest horse bettors have flocked to Hong Kong?” That statement that came our way from Jay Richards, former turf editor of the Las Vegas Review Journal. Richards knows the Hong Kong Jockey Club circuit about as well as anyone. He’s done [...]

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 [...]

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? [...]

Where’s raves for Team-Sherman at Los Alamitos? California Chrome grabs place among equine greats

Warren Eves | August 22, 2016

By Warren Eves Where are the plaudits for trainer Art Sherman? I’m making reference to the raves that for years have been written about the likes of “Baffy” and “Smiley” Mandella? Seems to me the old timer who calls Los Alamitos Race Course his home base [...]

Awesome News From Ireland’s Anti Doping Force

Warren Eves | February 10, 2016

By Warren Eves Those who follow this site know we’ve been relentless on the subject of drug cheats in sport. You may have missed some awesome news out of Ireland last week due to all the Super Bowl fluff. The headline in the Sporting Post read: [...]

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 [...]

Bobby Adair Worthy of Quarter Horse Iconic Status: Scott Wells Recants Fond Memories of Great Jockey

Warren Eves | July 2, 2015

By Warren Eves Los Alamitos will always be a staple for quarter horse racing. Bobby Adair, who died recently, will always be an iconic memory to that sport. “He was a great horseman,” says Scott Wells.  ”A great team roper, and a honky tonk legend, too, [...]

Will Racing Commissioners Ever Put Bite In Rulebook? Cheaters Need To Fear Severe Penalties For PED Use

Warren Eves | April 23, 2015

By Warren Eves We’re all familiar with the “huff and puff and I’ll blow your house down” fairytale. That would be the level of skepticism this senior turf writer has when it comes to buying mega excuses we continue to hear.  Those factions, the ones who we hope have [...]

Harry ‘The Hat’ Hacek’s View On SoCal Rider Venue; Loss of Hollypark Purses Impact National Standings

Warren Eves | November 10, 2014

By Harry “The Hat” Hacek The top California jockey in national earnings is Mike Smith. That places him seventh on the list.  The first six are New York-based.  What a telltale sign. Does anyone remember the glory years of Shoemaker, Pincay, McCarron, Delahoussaye, Hawley, Stevens or [...]

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 [...]