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There’s reason why the biggest bettors flock to HKJC; Nearly $19 MILLION was bet PER RACE in Hong Kong

Warren Eves | July 20, 2017

By Warren Eves “Any wonder why the world’s biggest horse bettors have flocked to Hong Kong?” That statement that came our way from Jay Richards, former turf editor of the Las Vegas Review Journal. Richards knows the Hong Kong Jockey Club circuit about as well as anyone. He’s done [...]

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 [...]

Hong Kong Jockey Club to offer innovative new wager; As CDI stands firm on no dime supers on Oaks & Derby

Warren Eves | September 8, 2015

By Warren Eves Here we go again. The Hong Kong Jockey Club, a unique model for all horse racing, has done it again. An innovative ‘compositve (win) bet is to be introduced. The bet will allow fans to have a new and simplified way to pick [...]

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 [...]

Chronicle of Runaway Cobalt Chloride Epidemic: Aussie Trainer Darren Smith Appeals 15-Year Ban

Warren Eves | March 20, 2015

By Warren Eves This is a chronicle of a far reaching illegal substance epidemic. The Hong Kong Jockey Club has been ahead of the curve since 2006.  They were testing for cobalt levels.  HKJC researchers found that a urinary threshold of 75 nanograms per milliliter and plasma threshold of [...]

Last Minute Lucy and Daniel O’Callaghan Catch Eye; Bhawansigh Another Trainer To Monitor At Woodbine

Warren Eves | May 1, 2014

By Warren Eves I’m baffled. After watching the replay of race one at Woodbine on April 25 I realized this race could be telling. A filly named Last Minute Lucy, 2-to-1 on the morning line, wired the field.  She had exhibited speed in all four starts [...]

What’s Really Behind USTA Leaving the RMTC Circle?; Is Clenbuterol Time Frame Statute Really THE Issue?

Warren Eves | September 29, 2013

By Warren Eves On Septemter 26 the United State Trotting Association rejected RCI’s proposed national model rules on medical standards. Seeking reaction we contacted three respected veterinarians: Dr. Sheila Lyons, who testified before Congress in 2012, Brian Stewart of Australia’s Racing Victoria and Peter Curl of the Hong Kong [...]

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 [...]

Here Comes Baffert With Another Juvenile Prospect; Executiveprivilege Wins Debut In Awesome Fashion

Warren Eves | June 29, 2012

By Warren Eves Every summer stakes prospects debut at Hollywood Park Executiveprivilege won her debut in awesome fashion June 28 and never took a deep breath. The leggy First Samurai filly, bought for $650,000 in April at Ocala, appears to have figured things out in a [...]

Bad Trip Cost Team Calabrese-Canani in Ninth at GP; Famed Hong Kong Jockey Club’s Monopoly At Risk

Warren H. Eves | February 16, 2011

By Warren Eves           Owner Frank Calabrese had to be steaming after the last race at Gulfstream Park Wednesday.           Far away in Hong Kong the richest gambling mecca is under siege via the internet.           Calabrese’s Stage Deli, making his first start off the claim, ran second [...]