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Time for house cleaning at the once great race place; Rick Hammerle’s ways have been mitigated disaster

Warren Eves | June 6, 2017

By Warren Eves It’s time for a house cleaning at the once great race place. Santa Anita Park could not muster enough horses to run on April 27. That spoke loud and clear as to how bleak things have been for some time. The lack of [...]

Colt Named ‘Kash’ Has A Man Living Out His Dream: Former Jockey Danny Sorenson is his Tutor in Texas

Warren Eves | December 17, 2014

By Warren Eves Joseph Gadoury is living a dream. Trust me!  You’re not going to believe his story. “When I was a teenager I watched the Derby, the Preakness and the Triple Crown,” says 57-year-old Joseph Gadoury whose claim to fame is building 16 schools all [...]

Handicapper, Former Horse Owner David Ruth Vents; ‘No Way He Stays Up in New York, Florida or Kentucky’

Warren Eves | November 5, 2014

By Warren Eves David Ruth has done it all in horse racing. The one-time owner now living in Ohio was still fuming several days after the Breeders Cup Classic fiasco. “I intentionally waited until Sunday to send Santa Anita an e-mail,” says Ruth who frequented Las [...]

Pilotti Claims Royally-bred Afleet Pegasus for $10,000: Frankel Once Made Mockery Of Claim Game In SoCal

Warren Eves | April 1, 2011

By Warren Eves           Trainer Larry Pilotti has been active at the claim box down in Florida.           It would be great if Pilotti could have met the late Bobby Frankel to talk about claiming horses.  One summer at Hollywood Park I got Bobby to sit down and talk.  [...]

Ritvo Takes Hood Off ‘Macho Man To Win Risen Star; Napravnik And Gaines Make It Huge Ladies Race Day

Warren H. Eves | February 19, 2011

By Warren Eves           The racetracks are no longer dominated by males.          Saturday three females made a big splashes.           Kathy Ritvo sent out Mucho Macho Man to score a significant win in the Risen Star at the Fair Grounds.           Earlier [...]

Baffert’s The Factor To Stretch Out To Seven Panels; His Barn Is Loaded With Ky Derby Aspirants This Year

Warren H. Eves | February 7, 2011

By Warren Eves           Odds are pretty good Bob Baffert will have a say in this year’s Kentucky Derby.           Nobody knows how good The Factor is.  He’s going to stretch out February 20th at Santa Anita in the seven-furlong San Vicente.  He won opening day in sparkling fashion by 8-1/4 [...]

Shankopotamus Left Grizzled Handicapper Bit Puzzled; Soldat Impresses Despite Racing Over Big A Slop

Warren H. Eves | January 22, 2011

By Warren Eves What kind of a future does the maiden winner named Shankopotamus have? On Friday, January 21 the next day a colt named Soldat impressed in New York.  It’s that time of the year.  That’s what makes each day interesting. It had been [...]