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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 [...]

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 [...]

Silentio and Battle Force Second Race Runs Catch Eye; Creative Cause Makes Amends When Adding Blinkers

Warren Eves | October 1, 2011

By Warren Eves Silentio’s win in race two Saturday at Santa Anita was much more than ordinary. It’s true the winning run of Creative Cause made in the Norfolk three races later will get more press.  But one has to admit the fall race meet in Arcadia needs new [...]