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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 [...]

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 [...]

The surreal story of jockey Ralph Neves revisited; ‘Portuguese Pepperpot’ comes to life in the morgue

Warren Eves | June 2, 2016

By Warren Eves The Portuguese Pepperpot revisited. A majority of today’s horse racing fans won’t connect when jockey Ralph Neves is mentioned. Jay Richards wrote a column about the famed jockey some time ago. It’s an unbelievable story. Here’s how Richards penned this [...]

NOLA Fairgrounds may have seen last of Desormeaux: Ruth claims Nyquist’s ride among the all-time worst!

Warren Eves | May 21, 2016

By Warren Eves Two questions following Saturday’s Preakness. 1. Has the Fairgrounds seen the last of trainer Keith Desormeaux? 2. Were the riding decisions made by Mario Gutierrez to blame for Nyquist’s first defeat. We chatted with Keith several times in the Fairgrounds [...]

Rick’s Sign Tallies 62nd Lifetime Win at Pompano; Totally deaf Ricky Macomber Junior was in the bike

Warren Eves | March 27, 2016

By Jay Richards When Rick’s Sign, an 11-year-old gelded pacer, won Sunday night’s seventh race at Pompano Park, it marked his 62nd career victory. That’s right–SIXTY-TWO wins! Rick’s Sign was guided to victory by veteran driver Ricky Macomber, Jr., who is quite a story in his [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

DVM Sheila Lyons is nowhere to be found these days: Minimal progress since her testimony before Congress

Warren Eves | October 29, 2015

By Warren Eves I wish this wasn’t so. Quite some time ago one of my best sources disappeared from view. DVM Sheila Lyons, an expert on the subject of illegal drugs in horse racing, is nowhere to be found. For many, many months she did not [...]

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 [...]

A story about the ‘Ant Man’ and Porter named Melvin; Harry ‘The Hat” takes look back at jockey Chris Antley

Warren Eves | August 12, 2015

By Warren Eves The “Ant Man” and a porter named Melvin. My infatuation of a racetrack’s inner circle has always been spurred by the myriad of human interest stories. It never seems to amaze me how many story lines are out there. That’s [...]