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Blueridge Traveler Won’t Be Maiden For Long at FGD

Warren Eves | December 4, 2016

By Warren Eves Trainer Ken McPeek has to be shaking his head. He’s got a coming three-year-old name Blueridge Traveler who has experienced nightmare trips in his only two trips to the gate. On Saturday, Dec., 3, in the 9th race at the Fairgrounds he was [...]

Fairgrounds stewards better send a message & soon!

Warren Eves | December 3, 2016

By Warren Eves The Fairgrounds stewards better send a message. After watching the Dec., 2nd race three at the New Orleans oval many times, it must be stated many in the small field of eight were compromised. I spend tireless hours looking at the head on. [...]

Fast FF(final fraction) can be key to ‘live’ playbacks

Warren Eves | November 30, 2016

By Warren Eves The fifth race November 27 at the Fairgrounds my wind up a ‘key’ race. Several factors bring us to this conclusion. First. The final fraction in the $25,000 claiming race on the lawn was a rapid 5.91. Over a long period of years we have found [...]

Keep Talking impresses day two as Fairgrounds opens

Warren Eves | November 23, 2016

By Warren Eves Day two of the winter Fairgrounds meet produced some notable runs. Bereton Jones‘ Keep Talking, favored when sixth as the favorite in his Keeneland debut, made amends in the maiden special weight sixth. Despite veering out at the start the Ghostzapper colt still led in the [...]

Mo Tom’s Win in Lecomte Better Than It Appears?

Warren Eves | January 16, 2016

By Warren Eves Mo Tom’s stretch surge at the Fairgrounds Saturday was better than appears. Replay review of the Uncle Mo colt’s win has to leave you a bit impresed with the winning run in the Grade III Lecomte at a mile and 70 yards. Off [...]

Here’s a Guy who should bring his calling to the states

Warren Eves | January 4, 2016

By Warren Eves
Gary Guy’s dulcet tones are pleasing to one’s ear.
It was during a slow day on TVG, better known as the horse racing channel. Kurt Hoover was chatting with someone named Guy from somewhere in Canada.
Guy, not meant to be a pun, got my attention. Here was someone doing a whale of [...]

P Val’s lack of respect for profession is appauling!

Warren Eves | November 19, 2015

By Warren Eves His respect for the profession is nowhere to be found. His smile that charmed oh so many over the years has worn thin. The ranks of those who gave him second, third and fourth chances has dwindled.  The late Mike Mitchell gave him [...]

Apprentice Arny Fontanez May Have Magical Touch; Wins With Filly Who Had Not Been Competitive at CRC

Warren Eves | March 10, 2014

By Warren Eves Sometimes it’s impossible to explain why a horse suddenly becomes competitive. We mention this because of a horse named Run Gia Run. In her sixth start, after showing absolutely zip, Run Gia Run won the third at Calder Race Course on Feb., 21. [...]

Lukas’ colt Strong Mandate ran huge 2nd in Southwest; Ride On Curlin and Walt also had trouble worth noting

Warren Eves | February 20, 2014

By Warren Eves Strong Mandate’s second place finish in the Southwest borders on remarkable. Tapiture won the 49th running of the 1-1/16th mile test for aspiring three-year-olds by a widening 4-1/4 length margin.  His ground saving trip from post one in a field of 12 was solid but on [...]

To Follow Or Not To Follow A Horse The Question; Pagets Added To Playback List Despite Key Factors

Warren Eves | February 5, 2014

By Warren Eves Sometimes even hardened handicappers are left scratching their heads. That would be the case after I reviewed the graduation run of Steve Asmussen’s Pagets.  He won on Feb., 1 at the Fairgrounds. Basic handicapping rule No #1 says statistics have proven beyond a [...]