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Gal jockey Sasha Risenhoover moves tack to SoCal; Veteran Vince DeGregory to handle his first lady rider

Warren Eves | August 13, 2017

By Warren Eves I’ve been rooting for jockey agent Vince DeGregory for a long time. His faith may have been rewarded last week. Jockey Sasha Risenhoover has moved her tack to Southern California. DeGregory will be her agent. “A few months ago Donna [...]

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 [...]

Cobalt Epidemic Has Horse Race Industry In A Flux: Will Regulators Ever Assert Their Definitive Authority?

Warren Eves | May 27, 2015

By Warren Eves Runaway cobalt use in horse racing is a dichotomy. There is absolutely no doubt “a division contrast between two things that are represented as being opposed” exists.  If you’re willing to delve into this complex issue it’s likely you will conclude neither side on this issue [...]

Will Racing Commissioners Ever Put Bite In Rulebook? Cheaters Need To Fear Severe Penalties For PED Use

Warren Eves | April 23, 2015

By Warren Eves We’re all familiar with the “huff and puff and I’ll blow your house down” fairytale. That would be the level of skepticism this senior turf writer has when it comes to buying mega excuses we continue to hear.  Those factions, the ones who we hope have [...]

California Chrome Posts 1st of Five Works for Gold Cup: Dubai-UAE Expert Cummings Says It’s Right Decision

Warren Eves | February 21, 2015

By Warren H. Eves California Chrome recorded his first of five workouts for the Dubai World Cup on Saturday at Los Alamitos Race Course in California. Victor Espinoza was up as Art Sherman’s charge covered 4-1/2 furlongs and got an official half-mile clocking of 48 seconds.  It was his [...]

Harry ‘The Hat’ Hacek’s View On SoCal Rider Venue; Loss of Hollypark Purses Impact National Standings

Warren Eves | November 10, 2014

By Harry “The Hat” Hacek The top California jockey in national earnings is Mike Smith. That places him seventh on the list.  The first six are New York-based.  What a telltale sign. Does anyone remember the glory years of Shoemaker, Pincay, McCarron, Delahoussaye, Hawley, Stevens or [...]

Summer Solo’s Debut Triumph Better Than It Appears; Clement’s 2YO Roar Colt Surges Despite Slow Fractions

Warren Eves | November 18, 2013

By Warren Eves
Summer Solo may be special among New York-breds and beyond.
The Christophe Clement trained two-year-old won November 13 at Aqueduct on the turf.  It’s just one race but this colt looks like he could make a lot of noise against three-year-olds in 2014.
Here’s why the debut win of Summer Solo impressed this writer so [...]

Here’s A Strange Story On Day of Famed Match Race; Trainer Rose Takes Shot Naming Famed Jock And Wins

Warren Eves | January 23, 2013

By Warren Eves Here’s an unusual horse racing story. It came our way from former horse trainer Bobby Rose. Take it back to July 20, 1974 at the track of the Lakes and Flowers–famed Hollywood Park. Here’s trainer Rose’s recollection of the events [...]

Revolutionary’s Maiden Win At Big A Caught Eye; Wilkes’ Happy Fella Also Impresses At Gulfstream

Warren Eves | December 29, 2012

By Warren Eves Revolutionary has all the earmarks of a colt who will improve eons. The running line in the War Pass colt’s graduation run December 28 in New York will not tell the whole story.  Ramon Dominguez was riding the $285,000 Ocala purchase as he left the gate [...]

1st Time Starter Crazy About Him Impresses At P-Town

Warren Eves | June 21, 2012

By Warren Eves You’d have to believe the value of a filly named Crazy About Him went up opening day at P-town. The lanky two-year-old daughter of Memo broke fast, set the pace, and never looked back in race four.  The win margin was seventh lengths.  It was an [...]