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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 [...]

There’s a new apprentice coming to Santa Anita Park; His name is Chad Lindsay and he’s highly regarded

Warren Eves | March 7, 2016

By Warren Eves A new apprentice is heading for Santa Anita Park this at the end of the week. His name is Chad Lindsay III. A one-time bull rider from Weathorford, Tex., Lindsay scored his first winner on New Year’s Day at Tampa Bay Downs. Riding in [...]

Tucci-Gonzalez May Have Made Claim of Year in 2013; Puntrooskie Relished Woodbine Poly In Woodstock Win

Warren Eves | April 22, 2014

By Warren Eves Tucci Stables and trainer Nicholas Gonzalez may have made the top claim of 2013. Florida-bred Puntrooskie aired on April 20 winning $125,000 six furlong Woodstock at Woodbine. His last to first run was impressive to be sure! A gelded son [...]

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. [...]

Famed Agent Hacek Says It’s Time For A Revolution

Warren Eves | February 15, 2013

By Harry “The Hat” Hacek Get a rope. Start a revolution. After 31 days of racing this winter at Santa Anita(December 26-February 14) I took the time to do an in-depth study of the disparaging and awful program put forth by that administration. [...]

Linemaker Terry Turrell Hates Splitting of Entries; Claims Uncoupling Same Owner Entries Is Bad Policy

Warren Eves | January 8, 2013

By Warren Eves When Goldencents won the Sham at Santa Anita it spiked opinion. For once, when Bob Baffert had two of the five horses entered in the race, his tandem failed to get the money. “We thought that with Baffert having two horses in the [...]

Highestmaintenance Scores Huge GP Debut Win; Repole Has Yet Another Promising 2YO–A Filly

Warren Eves | December 22, 2012

By Warren Eves Mike Repole has another exciting youngster. His two-year-old filly Highestmaintenance was quick early and fast late winning her debut December 20 at Gulfstream Park. One race does not make a star.  Fast final fractions can be an early on indicator of possible talent. [...]

‘Anita Racing Dept Needs Radical Policy Changes Now!; New Exec Must Address Perception Of Once Great Place

Warren Eves | April 12, 2012

By Warren Eves We like the enthusiasm of Santa Anita Park’s newest exec Mark Verge. Problem is……..nothing will change until they start from scratch in the racing office. Watched Verge on a racing channel this week.  His ideas are: 1.) Aggressive promotion of [...]

Stews Fail To Act On Obvious Foul On Eve Of Rebel; Here’s Race By Race Report Of How Surface Played

Warren Eves | March 16, 2012

By Warren Eves Why can’t these stewards get it right? Carlos Marquez, Jr was cost a better placement in the eighth race at Oaklawn Park on Friday, March 16.  Head-on shots of the horses moving to the far turn proved beyond a doubt his mount Explain had been fouled. [...]

Ky Derby ‘Futures’ Nuggets May Still Be Out There; Film Shot, Al’s Uncle & Scat Happy Worth Monitoring

Warren Eves | February 2, 2012

By Warren Eves Will the 9th race which was run at Gulfstream Park on February 1 have Kentucky Derby implications? Call it a malady.  Label it anything you wish.  We really believe that maiden special weights race on the lawn at a mile and a sixteenth might well be [...]