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Mendelssohn impresses with Juvenile Turf victory; Question is will he try dirt at Churchill Downs?

Warren Eves | November 3, 2017

By Warren Eves One had to be impressed with Mendelssohn’s win in Saturday’s $1-M Juvenile Turf. Racing in blinkers for the second start he was away with the lead in the opening strides. Ryan Moore had him in the garden spot all the way and when he set him down [...]

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. [...]

Conquest Twister tops Oaklawn Park’s highlight reel; The leggy Uncontested appears to have a bright future

Warren Eves | January 18, 2017

By Warren Eves The Canadian-bred Conquest Twister topped our highlight reel of Oaklawn Park’s first four days. Uncontested lived up to top billing in the featured Smarty Jones, but two races prior Conquest Twister was impressive in his own right. Our tedious process of video tape review [...]

Racing experts amazed Joao Moreira Unscathed; ‘Magic Man” falls at Happy Valley but merely sore

Warren Eves | February 4, 2016

By Warren Eves “It’s unbelievable!” Those were the words of Jay Richards, longtime HKJC analyst, after watching video tape of the spill of jockey Joao Moreira at Happy Valley on Wednesday. “Miraculous, really–that he escaped with nothing more than body soreness after several horses ran over [...]

Bobby Adair Worthy of Quarter Horse Iconic Status: Scott Wells Recants Fond Memories of Great Jockey

Warren Eves | July 2, 2015

By Warren Eves Los Alamitos will always be a staple for quarter horse racing. Bobby Adair, who died recently, will always be an iconic memory to that sport. “He was a great horseman,” says Scott Wells.  ”A great team roper, and a honky tonk legend, too, [...]

‘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 [...]

Bodemeister’s Run Surely Changes Opinion In West: Thunder Moccasin Wins Hutcheson But No Derby

Warren Eves | February 11, 2012

By Warren Eves How soon things change. When Fed Biz won off and hid there were those who were giddy of the colt’s romp at Santa Anita. The date when all the accolades were being tossed around was February 9th.  The place?  It was famed Santa [...]

Gomez May Ride Harder For Minor Awards In 2012; Mdn Lottawampum On ‘Watch’ List Off 6th to 2nd Run

Warren Eves | December 29, 2011

By Warren Eves           The knock on Garrett Gomez over the years has been his lack of effort riding for secondary placements when riding in lower classification races.           Thursday at Santa Anita Gomez rode Lottawampum to a second place finish when she made her debut  around one turn.  The effort may not draw a lot [...]

Mucho Macho Man and Rogue Romance In Derby Race; Crimson China To Test Chances In March 26 Spiral

Warren H. Eves | February 22, 2011

By Warren Eves           Mucho Macho Man and Rogue Romance exit the Risen Star as major players on the Kentucky Derby trail.           Team Valor has announced a game plan for their import Crimson China.           Here are some thoughts we gathered after review of three-year-old fixtures the [...]

What If They Had Left Quality Road With Jerkens?

Warren Eves | November 13, 2010

By Warren Eves We still have to wonder how the Quality Road story might have ended if his owners had stayed the course with trainer Jim Jerkens. They took Quality Road from Jerkens when the trainer was waiting for a foot problem to heal.  It appeared, at least from [...]