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Cobalt Epidemic Has Horse Race Industry In A Flux: Will Regulators Ever Assert Their Definitive Authority?

Warren Eves | May 27, 2015

By Warren Eves Runaway cobalt use in horse racing is a dichotomy. There is absolutely no doubt “a division contrast between two things that are represented as being opposed” exists.  If you’re willing to delve into this complex issue it’s likely you will conclude neither side on this issue [...]

Will Racing Commissioners Ever Put Bite In Rulebook? Cheaters Need To Fear Severe Penalties For PED Use

Warren Eves | April 23, 2015

By Warren Eves We’re all familiar with the “huff and puff and I’ll blow your house down” fairytale. That would be the level of skepticism this senior turf writer has when it comes to buying mega excuses we continue to hear.  Those factions, the ones who we hope have [...]

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. [...]

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 [...]

Belmont Leaves Handicapper David Ruth Frustrated; Maintains Calder’s 10-cent Pick 6 Wager Is The Best

Warren Eves | June 10, 2013

By Warren Eves Sometimes a subtle equipment change is the key to picking the winner. David Ruth is a crack handicapper I spent many days with in Las Vegas betting arenas. No matter what your age may be, one can learn from guys like Ruth. [...]

Subtle Equipment Changes Can Produce Big Runs; Sims’ Lady Diva Ga Go Runs Large 2nd Time Hood

Warren Eves | January 18, 2013

By Warren Eves When all is said and done you might as well follow certain trainers. Phillip Sims name showed up day two on the Oaklawn Park program Thursday, Jan., 17th. He was saddling  W. Nelson McMackin’s Kentucky-bred Lady Diva Ga Ga for the second time [...]