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‘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 [...]

Ky Derby ‘Futures’ Nuggets May Still Be Out There; Film Shot, Al’s Uncle & Scat Happy Worth Monitoring

Warren Eves | February 2, 2012

By Warren Eves Will the 9th race which was run at Gulfstream Park on February 1 have Kentucky Derby implications? Call it a malady.  Label it anything you wish.  We really believe that maiden special weights race on the lawn at a mile and a sixteenth might well be [...]

Santa Anita Pick-6 Syndicates Couldn’t Bet Oaklawn “Classix” Friday Because Nobody’s Paying Attention

Warren Eves | February 25, 2011

By Warren Eves           Is anyone paying attention at Santa Anita Park?           Almost everyone is aware the biggest pick six syndicates operate out of  California.  Only problem is when Oaklawn Park’s Classix went up for grabs Friday on track patrons at Santa Anita couldn’t put a ticket in [...]

Hacek Urges Stronach To Stand Tall And Clean House To Bring Order Back To The Once Great Race Place

Warren H. Eves | February 6, 2011

By Harry Hacek To begin I must acknowledge my appreciation for radio host Roger Stein. Much of my information is garnered from his show. His shows can be found on his archives radio page. It is through Stein I stay current with the happenings of California racing. I appreciate him for giving [...]

Famed Jockey Agent Hacek Says Harlow-Hammerle Office Is Killing Once Great Santa Anita Race Meet

Warren H. Eves | January 21, 2011

By Harry “The Hat” Hacek (Part One of Two) This commentary will be uncomfortable to a handful of greedy, self-serving and/or incompetent(corrupt?) individuals. All of them play a major role in the destruction of California horse racing. The people I feel most sorry [...]

Fort Larned Exited ‘Key Race’ To Impress Breaking Mdn; The Hunt For Live Ky Derby Colts Is Underway

Warren H. Eves | January 9, 2011

By Warren Eves Fort Larned is a name we suggest you follow. He’s among a legion of newly turned three-year-old who will not be found on most Kentucky Derby chase radar screens. Saturday January 8th many new sophomores were in action across the country.  Determinato won the six [...]

Lou-bred Royal Spokesman Wins Big On Fair Grounds Turf: Who Knows How Good This Coming 4yo May Be?

Warren H. Eves | December 28, 2010

By Waarren Eves Horse racing is like no other sport. While doing some video tape review on Monday afternoon we came across a nugget. A three-year-old Louisiana-bred named Royal Spokesman got my attention early on in a $25,000 maiden route race on the Fair Grounds lawn.  It [...]

“Walking Short” Column Re-visited: Impossible To Access Sizzling Speed Biased Surface On Santa Anita Day 1

Warren Eves | December 27, 2010