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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 [...]

Bill Hartack book filled with plethura of great stories

Warren Eves | November 15, 2016

By Warren Eves Horse racing historians are sure to enjoy Bill Hartack the book. For those of us who have been on this earth longer than most, Bill Christine’s recount of thoroughbred racing’s past is a must. We lost the great Phil Georgeff recently, the voice [...]

The surreal story of jockey Ralph Neves revisited; ‘Portuguese Pepperpot’ comes to life in the morgue

Warren Eves | June 2, 2016

By Warren Eves The Portuguese Pepperpot revisited. A majority of today’s horse racing fans won’t connect when jockey Ralph Neves is mentioned. Jay Richards wrote a column about the famed jockey some time ago. It’s an unbelievable story. Here’s how Richards penned this [...]

Broberg’s Current Win Streak Is Difficult to Fathom; Jay Richards Cannot Believe Nobody Is On The Story

Warren Eves | June 14, 2015

By Warren Eves Why isn’t Karl Broberg in the headlines somewhere? Here’s what came from Jay Richards Sunday afternoon: “I am just a lonely voice in the wilderness crying out for an investigation of Midwest trainer Karl Broberg.  Am I the only turf writer(albeit a retired one) in America [...]

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. [...]

It’s Past Time To Hold Racetrack Stews Accountable; Non-Action By Parx & Oaklawn Judges Unacceptable!

Warren Eves | February 11, 2013

By Warren Eves Stewards need to be held accountable. There were two atrocious non actions on the part of judges in the past two weeks. 1.) Race eight at Parx on February 3rd found the judges doing nothing when Mad Magic was denied a fair start [...]

Maggie’s Up Close Paddock Comments Can Aid Player; NYRA’s New Face Is Best Since Carolyn Conley Left SA

Warren Eves | July 30, 2012

By Warren Eves Maggie Wolfendale brings something to the table. Wish we could say the same for other horse racing venues we pay attention to.  Not since Carolyn Conley did her Santa Anita paddock reporting has someone made such an impression. Unlike so many “talking heads” [...]

Team Hollandorfer-Todaro Make Timely $20K Claim; Filly For You My Heart Wins Like She’s Worth More

Warren Eves | October 13, 2011

By Warren Eves           Leave it to Jerry Hollandorfer to make a timely claim.           As soon as we watched For You My Heart re-break to win the fourth at Santa Anita Thursday October 13 we went to the Daily Racing Form to check the chart for claims. [...]

Winter Memories’ Garden City Run Was Awesome; Toner Says Queen Elizabeth Will Be Last Start In 2011

Warren Eves | September 19, 2011

By Warren Eves           If  you want to see an incredible run pull up Winter Memories’ win in the Garden City at Belmont Park.           The super talented filly was winning for the fourth time in five starts this year but her connections say she won’t be going in this year’s Breeders Cup.  She’s [...]

Tony Dutrow Saddles Quantum Miss For New Penn Track Record

Warren Eves | May 28, 2011

By Warren Eves Although brother Dick may be having difficulties with the Kentucky Commission, Tony Dutrow is still in business. Friday night May 27 Dutrow saddled Quantum Miss to win the $77,063 Wonders Delight Stakes at Penn National.  The three-year-old filly romped at 1-to-9.  Racing over a sealed racetrack Quantum Miss [...]