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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 [...]

We’re Confident Rickashea Graduates Next Time Out; Monitor Those Future Monmouth Park MSW Races

Warren Eves | July 28, 2013

By Warren Eves We blew it last week when failing to hit the publish button and Wired Bryan won a stake. We’re confident we have found a next out maiden special weight winner in Rickashea. Rickashea, making his second start on turf, could not have run [...]

Who Was That Jockey Riding Ardenhall At Oaklawn? Franklin Puts Up Rousing 3rd Place Ride In Opener

Warren Eves | January 20, 2013

By Warren Eves A rider caught the eye in race one Saturday at Oaklawn Park. It was the kind of effort we’ve heard famed jockey agent Vince DeGregory talk about over and over. Ardenal was so far out of it early in the stretch it’s hard [...]

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 [...]

Paulick Report Reveals Heart Warming Win Pic Story; Lukas Picks Lil’ Person Out Of Crown When He Wins

Warren Eves | August 21, 2012

By Warren Eves Let’s hope horse racing bigwigs read Tuesday’s Paulick Report. Each day Ray Paulick’s Headline News, sponsored by Spendthrift Farm, features horse racing issues on the internet. The sixth item down read on Tuesday was titled: “Lukas: Continuing winner’s circle tradition at the Spa.” [...]

Stronach’s River Rush Shows Promise In Canada Race; He’s Yet To Make Needed Changes In SoCal Race Office

Warren Eves | June 3, 2012

By Warren Eves Frank Stronach has to be wealthy beyond our wildest dreams. His thoroughbreds are racing on many venues at a great expense.  A talented three-year-old River Rush set a track record at Woodbine Sunday breaking his maiden.  And that’s the good news.  One thing is for sure, [...]

‘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 [...]

King Kid And Desert Storm Make Early impression; Unique All 2-Year-Old Churchill Program Lures 129

Warren Eves | November 26, 2011

By Warren Eves            It was the last race of the day at Churchill Downs but it could mean something next May.            One hundred twenty nine coming three-year-olds competed in 12 races at the track which will host the 2012 Kentucky Derby on Saturday.  We could only wonder why the [...]

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 [...]

First Time Starter Renegade Storm Wins at Keeneland; Filly’s Connections Had To Make a Score At Windows

Warren Eves | April 15, 2011

By Warren Eves           First time starter Renegade Band won the opener April 14h at Keeneland with authority–they had to cash a gamble.           If owner-breeder David Jacobs is a bettor we’d have to believe he cashed in big on his long striding three-year-old filly Renegade Storm.  She ran too good not [...]