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John “Mickey” Martin takes prized claim to Gulfstream; Filly Mended shooting for tenth consecutive victory

Warren Eves | December 1, 2017

By Warren Eves Quite some time ago I wrote an opinion that the Thoroughbred Racing Commentary site is the best anywhere! When they ran a story on trainer John Martin and I felt compelled to write something about one of the most productive trainers in my lifetime. [...]

Bellhop Turned Jockey Agent Had Betting Bug Early; Harry Hacek Should Have Been Nicknamed ‘The Actor’

Warren Eves | May 19, 2013

By Harry “The Hat” Hacek Being from Chicago and the old settlement known as “The Jungle” it was not uncommon for the youth of my neighborhood to go astray. I was no exception. Where I was born and raised it seemed you either grew up to [...]

Osterman’s Racing Digest Column Raises Questions; Richards Thinks Exchange Betting ‘Absolute Gusher’

Warren Eves | September 29, 2012

By Warren Eves Jay Richards, former turf editor of the Las Vegas Review Journal, has strong views when it comes to those who cheat in horse racing. Over the years we have exchanged views on illegal drug use in the world around us. For years I’ve documented the cheating [...]

Richards Blasts Kentucky Derby Qualifying Process; New Rating System Renders 2YO Racing Meaningless

Warren Eves | June 18, 2012

By Warren Eves Churchill Downs can’t get much of anything right these days. They refused to give the bettors the 10-cent superfecta bet on Derby Day.  And Churchill Downs continues to balk at going to available software that would offer far more “future” wagers on the Kentucky Derby than [...]

Lukas 2YO Optimizer Wins Not So Ordinary MSW Race; Forecast: Saratoga Turf Route To Be A Productive One

Warren Eves | August 6, 2011

By Warren Eves           D. Wayne Lukas ended a winless streak with a bang Saturday, August 6th.           The man who used to be in the Triple Crown forefront every year won with a promising juvenile named Optimizer.  Bluegrass Hall’s English Channel colt impressed.  He scored in a not so ordinary maiden special weight race [...]

Shankopotamus Left Grizzled Handicapper Bit Puzzled; Soldat Impresses Despite Racing Over Big A Slop

Warren H. Eves | January 22, 2011

By Warren Eves What kind of a future does the maiden winner named Shankopotamus have? On Friday, January 21 the next day a colt named Soldat impressed in New York.  It’s that time of the year.  That’s what makes each day interesting. It had been [...]