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Mirahmadi continues to amaze at Golden Gate mike; Chemo treatments have not affected gallant race caller

Warren Eves | March 24, 2017

By Warren Eves Courage is found in many places One venue you’ll find it is in the announcer’s booth at Golden Gate Fields. Race caller Frank Mirahmadi continues to amaze as he mans the microphone. Nobody could guess he’s being put to yet another ultimate test. [...]

Attitude/Approach Separate Baze From The Others; Longtime Agent Ray Harris Belongs In Hall Of Fame

Warren Eves | May 23, 2013

By Harry “The Hat” Hacek Do you know what separates Russell Baze from others? Attitude and approach! For more than 39 years the soon to be 55-year young Baze, born in Vancouver, British Columbia, has performed his trade with remarkable unmatched consistency. He [...]

There’s No Added Money Issue With Creative Cause; Goal In San Vicente Is To Get A Race Under His Belt

Warren Eves | February 16, 2012

By Warren Eves Creative Cause makes his sophomore debut Sunday. The big question is this.  Are those colts racing over the absurdly fast Santa Anita racing surface going to be able to be able to duplicate their runs on a normal dirt track?  So even a big run in [...]

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 [...]

Silentio and Battle Force Second Race Runs Catch Eye; Creative Cause Makes Amends When Adding Blinkers

Warren Eves | October 1, 2011

By Warren Eves Silentio’s win in race two Saturday at Santa Anita was much more than ordinary. It’s true the winning run of Creative Cause made in the Norfolk three races later will get more press.  But one has to admit the fall race meet in Arcadia needs new [...]

Lama Chant’s Lengths-Beaten Line Is Misleading; Rhoden-Slewball’s Stable Claim Worth Following

Warren Eves | September 23, 2011

By Warren Eves           Sometimes those running lines in the Racing Form don’t tell you what really took place.           On review of the ninth race on September 18th at Golden Gate I liked the fading third place effort of Lama Chant.           When I pulled the chart [...]

Apprentice Irad Ortiz Jr. Is Catching Our Attention; 19YO Puerto Rican Making Most Of Limited Chances

Warren Eves | September 16, 2011

By Warren Eves Rudy Rodriguez, one of the leading claiming trainers at Belmont Park, knows young talent when he sees it. He gave 19-year-old apprentice jockey Irad Ortiz, Jr. a leg up on Flying [...]

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 [...]

Price Horse Central – 1/17/10 – Comments and Suggestions

Mark Geiger | January 17, 2011

I paid not one second of attention to the early racing yesterday and missed an “Oh, poop” 20 buck Walder horse in GP’s second.  I still have a big grin on my ugly puss and am still hoarse from cheering on my beloved “Da Bears” to their “over easy” win. I can [...]

Mike Martinez Returns Home

Mark Geiger | November 24, 2010

I was remiss in not posting this earlier.  I heard Mike Wrona announce the news on Sunday.  Here’s the DRF posting. Mike was riding great before his accident and it was just a question of time before more lucrative opportunities came his way.  If you are in position to help out, they are accepting donations [...]