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Bill Hartack book filled with plethura of great stories

Warren Eves | November 15, 2016

By Warren Eves Horse racing historians are sure to enjoy Bill Hartack the book. For those of us who have been on this earth longer than most, Bill Christine’s recount of thoroughbred racing’s past is a must. We lost the great Phil Georgeff recently, the voice [...]

Ravin Rebel’s Debut Catches The Eye at Fairgrounds; Check Out Our ‘Notes’ for Other Horse Racing Tidbits

Warren Eves | December 30, 2013

By Warren Eves Sometimes a playback jumps off the page at you. I’m weaning myself off playing the usual horse racing menu for reasons I’ll explain. In reviewing the second race at the Fairgrounds on Dec., 20, a first time starter caught my attention. [...]

1st Time Starter Crazy About Him Impresses At P-Town

Warren Eves | June 21, 2012

By Warren Eves You’d have to believe the value of a filly named Crazy About Him went up opening day at P-town. The lanky two-year-old daughter of Memo broke fast, set the pace, and never looked back in race four.  The win margin was seventh lengths.  It was an [...]

If Good Tickled Is 2-Year Old Talent Of The Future What Does That Make Wesley Ward’s Undrafted?

Warren Eves | May 20, 2012

By Warren Eves In case you missed it there’s some new talent in town. Good Tickled broke his maiden at Churchill Downs on May 18 with aplomb. By chance we went back to see why such an impressive maiden winner got beat first time out of [...]

Bodemesister’s 11.97 FF Hard To Ignore In Ark Dby; Dullahan Roars Past Hansen To Win Blue Grass

Warren Eves | April 14, 2012

By Warren Eves Dullahan ran like I thought he might to win the Blue Grass. Bodememeister ran much better than we thought he might when romping in the Arkansas Derby. After the wire in Kentucky there were questions.  Why did Kent Desormeaux pull Dullahan up so [...]

There’s No Added Money Issue With Creative Cause; Goal In San Vicente Is To Get A Race Under His Belt

Warren Eves | February 16, 2012

By Warren Eves Creative Cause makes his sophomore debut Sunday. The big question is this.  Are those colts racing over the absurdly fast Santa Anita racing surface going to be able to be able to duplicate their runs on a normal dirt track?  So even a big run in [...]

Team Hollandorfer-Todaro Make Timely $20K Claim; Filly For You My Heart Wins Like She’s Worth More

Warren Eves | October 13, 2011

By Warren Eves           Leave it to Jerry Hollandorfer to make a timely claim.           As soon as we watched For You My Heart re-break to win the fourth at Santa Anita Thursday October 13 we went to the Daily Racing Form to check the chart for claims. [...]

Joe Woodard Claims Thabazimbi For $40,000 Off Mott; 6-Year-Old Wires ‘Em On Lawn With Fast Last Fraction

Warren Eves | July 4, 2011

By Warren Eves           Joe Woodard may have made one of the best claims of the young year July 3rd at Churchill Downs.           He put a $40,000 claim slip in for Thabazimbi.  He then watched as Thabazimbi posted an impressive final fraction when taking six rivals wire to wire on the turf.  Thabazimbi [...]

Santa Anita Pick-6 Syndicates Couldn’t Bet Oaklawn “Classix” Friday Because Nobody’s Paying Attention

Warren Eves | February 25, 2011

By Warren Eves           Is anyone paying attention at Santa Anita Park?           Almost everyone is aware the biggest pick six syndicates operate out of  California.  Only problem is when Oaklawn Park’s Classix went up for grabs Friday on track patrons at Santa Anita couldn’t put a ticket in [...]

Famed Jockey Agent Hacek Says Harlow-Hammerle Office Is Killing Once Great Santa Anita Race Meet

Warren H. Eves | January 21, 2011

By Harry “The Hat” Hacek (Part One of Two) This commentary will be uncomfortable to a handful of greedy, self-serving and/or incompetent(corrupt?) individuals. All of them play a major role in the destruction of California horse racing. The people I feel most sorry [...]