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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. [...]

Blueridge Traveler Won’t Be Maiden For Long at FGD

Warren Eves | December 4, 2016

By Warren Eves Trainer Ken McPeek has to be shaking his head. He’s got a coming three-year-old name Blueridge Traveler who has experienced nightmare trips in his only two trips to the gate. On Saturday, Dec., 3, in the 9th race at the Fairgrounds he was [...]

Here’s a Guy who should bring his calling to the states

Warren Eves | January 4, 2016

By Warren Eves
Gary Guy’s dulcet tones are pleasing to one’s ear.
It was during a slow day on TVG, better known as the horse racing channel. Kurt Hoover was chatting with someone named Guy from somewhere in Canada.
Guy, not meant to be a pun, got my attention. Here was someone doing a whale of [...]

Been Tough Sledding for Our Oaklawn HTW Playbacks; We’re Betting Texas-bred Mdn-Claimer Tree Top Society

Warren Eves | April 9, 2014

By Warren Eves It has not been business as usual for us at Oaklawn Park this year. We may have found a nugget while doing replay review of races April 3. A Texas-bred gelding, with ordinary drills, figures to graduate soon after his clear cut second [...]

Apprentice Arny Fontanez May Have Magical Touch; Wins With Filly Who Had Not Been Competitive at CRC

Warren Eves | March 10, 2014

By Warren Eves Sometimes it’s impossible to explain why a horse suddenly becomes competitive. We mention this because of a horse named Run Gia Run. In her sixth start, after showing absolutely zip, Run Gia Run won the third at Calder Race Course on Feb., 21. [...]

To Follow Or Not To Follow A Horse The Question; Pagets Added To Playback List Despite Key Factors

Warren Eves | February 5, 2014

By Warren Eves Sometimes even hardened handicappers are left scratching their heads. That would be the case after I reviewed the graduation run of Steve Asmussen’s Pagets.  He won on Feb., 1 at the Fairgrounds. Basic handicapping rule No #1 says statistics have proven beyond a [...]

Rally-Wide Types Dominate Oaklawn Park’s Day Three; Will Horses Stuck Inside Come Back To Bite The Player?

Warren Eves | January 13, 2014

By Warren Eves Oaklawn Park’s day three was the first day we did our video tape review. The oval was listed as “good” after two days of soupy racing surface. We no longer do video tape review when a racing surface is a sea of mud. [...]

Bellhop Turned Jockey Agent Had Betting Bug Early; Harry Hacek Should Have Been Nicknamed ‘The Actor’

Warren Eves | May 19, 2013

By Harry “The Hat” Hacek Being from Chicago and the old settlement known as “The Jungle” it was not uncommon for the youth of my neighborhood to go astray. I was no exception. Where I was born and raised it seemed you either grew up to [...]

What’s The Story Behind 4YOF Jan’s Perfect Star?; Oaklawn Park Filly May Put Sire Imperialism On Map

Warren Eves | February 8, 2013

By Warren Eves A maiden first time starter named Jan’s Perfect Star caught my attention on Thursday at Oaklawn. She breezed to the lead off the top of the turn and Alex Birzer had her wrapped up before the wire. Jan’s Perfect Star is by Imperialism, [...]

Who Was That Jockey Riding Ardenhall At Oaklawn? Franklin Puts Up Rousing 3rd Place Ride In Opener

Warren Eves | January 20, 2013

By Warren Eves A rider caught the eye in race one Saturday at Oaklawn Park. It was the kind of effort we’ve heard famed jockey agent Vince DeGregory talk about over and over. Ardenal was so far out of it early in the stretch it’s hard [...]