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‘Derby Innovator’ is as good a book as it gets

Warren Eves | December 23, 2016

By Warren Eves Barry Irwin’s book Derby Innovator is as good as it gets. It’s a plethora of intriguing stories. Here’s one story involving Don “The Flamingo” Fleming, the editorial chief of the Daily Racing Form. Irwin tells story after story. Here’s an [...]

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? [...]

Here’s a Guy who should bring his calling to the states

Warren Eves | January 4, 2016

By Warren Eves
Gary Guy’s dulcet tones are pleasing to one’s ear.
It was during a slow day on TVG, better known as the horse racing channel. Kurt Hoover was chatting with someone named Guy from somewhere in Canada.
Guy, not meant to be a pun, got my attention. Here was someone doing a whale of [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Chronicle of Runaway Cobalt Chloride Epidemic: Aussie Trainer Darren Smith Appeals 15-Year Ban

Warren Eves | March 20, 2015

By Warren Eves This is a chronicle of a far reaching illegal substance epidemic. The Hong Kong Jockey Club has been ahead of the curve since 2006.  They were testing for cobalt levels.  HKJC researchers found that a urinary threshold of 75 nanograms per milliliter and plasma threshold of [...]

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 [...]

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. [...]

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 [...]

Might Have Found A ‘Nugget’ July 4th at Monmouth; Goldberg’s Hockey Pop Had Eventful Debut On Lawn

Warren Eves | July 8, 2013

By Warren Eves Nuggets are hard to find these days but we may have found one July 4th. Hockey Pop, making his first ever start in a pari-mutuel race for Alan Goldberg, figures to beat a band of similar maiden $20,000 runners next time he surfaces at Monmouth Park [...]