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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 [...]

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 [...]

K J’s Sweetater Makes Her Sire Proud at Oaklawn Park; Fire Starter’s Fifth In Smarty Jones Was BTL’d Effort

Warren Eves | January 22, 2014

By Warren Eves K J’s Sweetater caught our attention in race two January 20th at Oaklawn Park. The sophomore filly ran better than looked when beaten by her half sister Pretty Suspect.  Both fillies are by 2005 Toboggan Handicap winner Primary Suspect. It was not an ordinary debut [...]

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. [...]