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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 [...]

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 [...]

Very Few Details Is Primed To Graduate in Maryland; Richard Small’s Filly Ran BTL’d 2nd on Millions Card

Warren Eves | October 24, 2013

By Warren Eves If you’re looking for a horse to key we found one on Maryland Millions Day. Richard Small sent out the sophomore filly Very Few Details in a maiden special early on the card. The daughter of Great Notion made a notable late run [...]

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 [...]

Dby Hopefuls Send Mock Telegram to NCAA Champs; Writer Has Fun With ‘Racehorse Basketball’ Subject

Warren Eves | April 13, 2013

By Warren Eves The following mock telegram was written about the University of Louisville basketball team by California scribe Bob Jackson. “If any of y’all are plannin’ to come to town on the first Saturday in May, please tell us y’all are gonna be sittin’ in those fancy Churchill Downs [...]

Veteran Trainer Ray Odom, Sr. Lauds Owner Cluer; Former Turf Paradise Head Was Hands On Operator

Warren Eves | March 9, 2013

By Warren Eves Owners like Walter Cluer are badly missed in horse racing. “He was the best,” says Ray Odom, Sr., who is in his 55th year as a thoroughbred trainer at Turf Paradise. Cluer, a millwork founder and manufacturer from Phoenix, bought 1400 acres of [...]

Valdivia To Ride Pomona; Repole’s ‘Thirsty Says ‘Yes’; Uncle Mo A ‘No’; Will Shackleford Or Coil Run Again?

Warren Eves | August 27, 2011

By Warren Eves           Jose Valdivia is returning to California and will ride at Fairplex Park.           Veteran jockey agent Vince DeGregory made the announcement.  DeGregory will continue to handle the business of  jockey Alonso Quinonez.  Valdivia won the Belmont Stakes with Ruler On Ice.  He called DeGregory and asked him [...]

Fernando Jara Resurfaces At Aqueduct Aboard Winner; Frazil Wins In BTL’d Fashion For Linda Rice

Warren H. Eves | February 9, 2011

By Warren Eves           Remember the 18-year-old kid named Fernando Jara who won the Breeders Cup Classic with Invasor way back when?           Jara resurfaced Wednesday at the Big A and won wire to wire with his only mount–Number One Cherry in the day’s sixth race.           The [...]

Handicapping Angle: Follow Trainer Joseph M. Jennings and Filly First Acquital At Monmouth Park

Warren Eves | June 8, 2010

By Warren Eves It might be a good idea to follow Joseph M. Jennings at Monmouth Park the rest of the summer. Here’s why. On June 5, the seventh day of the summer meet, Jennings saddled the ninth race winner–a four-year-old filly named First Acquital. [...]