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Someone made a score when Arrogate ran his clunker; Betting trend shows what produced unusual payoffs

Warren Eves | July 24, 2017

By Warren Eves “Somebody made a score.” One astute horse player made that statement after 1-to-20 favorite Arrogate ran a clunker finishing a badly beaten fourth in the San Diego Handicap Saturday at Del Mar. “I wasn’t paying attention to betting trends in that race because [...]

‘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 [...]

A story about the ‘Ant Man’ and Porter named Melvin; Harry ‘The Hat” takes look back at jockey Chris Antley

Warren Eves | August 12, 2015

By Warren Eves The “Ant Man” and a porter named Melvin. My infatuation of a racetrack’s inner circle has always been spurred by the myriad of human interest stories. It never seems to amaze me how many story lines are out there. That’s [...]

Thirtysevenlives On Impressive in First Route Try; Carpe Diem Wins Claiborne Like He Could Be Special

Warren Eves | October 5, 2014

By Warren Eves You might want to monitor a juvenile named Thirtysevenliveson. Watched the re-run of Zayat Stable’s first try at two turning and it was a perfect example of grit and determination despite losing lots of ground at Keeneland on Oct., 4. The Dale Romans-trained [...]

We’re Confident Rickashea Graduates Next Time Out; Monitor Those Future Monmouth Park MSW Races

Warren Eves | July 28, 2013

By Warren Eves We blew it last week when failing to hit the publish button and Wired Bryan won a stake. We’re confident we have found a next out maiden special weight winner in Rickashea. Rickashea, making his second start on turf, could not have run [...]

Attitude/Approach Separate Baze From The Others; Longtime Agent Ray Harris Belongs In Hall Of Fame

Warren Eves | May 23, 2013

By Harry “The Hat” Hacek Do you know what separates Russell Baze from others? Attitude and approach! For more than 39 years the soon to be 55-year young Baze, born in Vancouver, British Columbia, has performed his trade with remarkable unmatched consistency. He [...]

Bern Identity My Do Even Better With Outside Trip; Youngster Not Deterred Pinned Inside In Sanford

Warren Eves | July 22, 2012

By Warren Eves Ramon Dominguez won six but lady rider Rosie Napranik took the coveted $200K Sanford with Bern Identity on Sunday. It was a better than looked win at Saratoga Racecourse by Bern Identity.  Many two-year-olds are intimidated when forced to race down on the inside early on in [...]

Maybe So’s MSW Score Might Produce Future Winners; Identifying “Key Race” Early On Can Reap Dividends

Warren Eves | June 30, 2012

By Warren Eves On review the fourth race under lights will prove to be a “key” race. When one can identify what appears to be a strong maiden race it can be profitable. Maybe So was first to the line in the maiden special weight race [...]

Class President In Remarkable Late Surge To Graduate; We’ve Begun Compiling 2012 Ky Derby Prospect List

Warren Eves | December 6, 2011

By Warren Eves Don’t know what designs they have on 2012 but Class President is a colt to jot down and follow. The first few times I watched the replay of the sixth at the Fairgrounds on December 3rd nothing really caught the eye. The fifth time we [...]

Kindergarden Kid Looks Horse To Deal With In 2012; Tagg’s 4yo Gelding Roars Home To Win On Big A Lawn

Warren Eves | November 19, 2011

By Warren Eves           Trainer Barclay Tagg has a budding star in Kindergarden Kid.           We don’t know whether it was by design or not but the four-year-old gelding couldn’t have been more impressive on Saturday, November 19 at Aqueduct.  Kindergarden Kid rallied from seventh in a field of 10 [...]