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Clifton’s Horse Racing Stories Were Radio Treasures; Seabiscuit Match Race, Wonder Boy Scam, Caliente5/10

Warren Eves | August 27, 2013

By Warren Eves Charlie Clifton was best storyteller of my time. His nightly radio show was the most popular thing going in Los Angeles, Ca., from July 15, 1937 until March 31, 1956. He put KRKD on the map.  His easy delivery found you always turning [...]

2YO First Timer Impressive On Turf With Bug In Irons; I Got That Memo May Be More Than Ordinary Juvenile

Warren Eves | August 6, 2013

By Warren Eves Ever watch a horse race and say wow! That’s what happened when I reviewed race five August 4th at Woodbine. A first time starter I Got That Memo swept from 8th to 1st losing gobs of ground on his way to airing. [...]

Napravnik’s Post Ky Derby Comments Are Duly Noted; Collmus’s Says It Was His Toughest Ever Race To Call

Warren Eves | May 6, 2013

By Warren Eves Rosie Napravnik’s post race Kentucky Derby comments caught our attention. Forget the fact we had the winner Orb who won like he laid over the field. The fifth place effort of Mylute may be worth noting.  Napravnik couldn’t hide obvious enthusiasm in post [...]

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 [...]

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. [...]

Maker May Have Made Claim Of Summer; Tapaway Breaks Mdn In Spectacular Fashion

Warren Eves | August 21, 2011

By Warren Eves           Chances are trainer Michael Maker won’t be risking Tapaway for $50,000 any time soon.          Kenneth and Sarah Ramsey put up the money to claim Tapit when dropping down to the maiden $40,000 claiming level at Churchill Downs.  He finished fourth on July 3rd and was not [...]

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 [...]

Agent Anderson and Jockey Garcia Ice So Far At Spa; Duo Might Snap Out Of Their Doldrums Thursday

Warren Eves | July 27, 2011

By Warren Eves           Talk about bad karma?           We have to wonder what is going on behind the scenes in upstate New York?  Jockey Alan Garcia and new agent Ron Anderson are off to a horrible start at the summer Saratoga meet.           It might [...]

Amazing NY-bred Filly Steals Show On Opening Day; Weemissfrankie Wins, Acts Like Pro In Jammed Circle

Warren Eves | July 20, 2011

By Warren Eves           Did you ever dream you’d see a New York-bred first time starter win on opening day at Del Mar?           Mike Machowsky unveiled what looked like a stakes-quality filly when Weemissfrankie swept past 7 foes in the final furlong to win the fourth race as the seashore [...]