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One time deli worker Martin Garcia moves to New York; It’s a move the 33YO jockey should have made long ago

Warren Eves | November 9, 2017

By Warren Eves Martin Garcia’s move to New York should not shock anyone. For years I have been puzzled as to why so many top jockeys continue to fight the huge odds to ride on the much coveted Southern California horse racing circuit. Garcia, as competent [...]

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 [...]

‘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. [...]