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Santa Anita Park’s culture must change to stop slide; Hire racing sec, go after every top claimer in land

Warren Eves | August 20, 2017

By Warren Eves Santa Anita’s plunge from greatness can be fixed. I was among many who wrote Tim Ritvo in regard to this issue weeks ago. This week I felt compelled to follow it up. Here’s what I sent Ritvo. [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Last Minute Lucy and Daniel O’Callaghan Catch Eye; Bhawansigh Another Trainer To Monitor At Woodbine

Warren Eves | May 1, 2014

By Warren Eves I’m baffled. After watching the replay of race one at Woodbine on April 25 I realized this race could be telling. A filly named Last Minute Lucy, 2-to-1 on the morning line, wired the field.  She had exhibited speed in all four starts [...]

Santa Anita Pick-6 Syndicates Couldn’t Bet Oaklawn “Classix” Friday Because Nobody’s Paying Attention

Warren Eves | February 25, 2011

By Warren Eves           Is anyone paying attention at Santa Anita Park?           Almost everyone is aware the biggest pick six syndicates operate out of  California.  Only problem is when Oaklawn Park’s Classix went up for grabs Friday on track patrons at Santa Anita couldn’t put a ticket in [...]