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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 [...]

Leggy Smooth Stone Had Grow Up Run at Woodbine; Sam-Son Farm’s Ontario-bred 4YOC Is The Real Deal

Warren Eves | May 12, 2014

By Warren Eves It takes a lot to impress this hardened turf writer. A leggy newly turned four-year-old colt named Smooth Stone sure caught the eye on May 11 at Woodbine. Front wraps and all Sam-Son Farm’s Ontario-bred son of Giant’s Causeway has a number of [...]

Famed Agent Hacek Says It’s Time For A Revolution

Warren Eves | February 15, 2013

By Harry “The Hat” Hacek Get a rope. Start a revolution. After 31 days of racing this winter at Santa Anita(December 26-February 14) I took the time to do an in-depth study of the disparaging and awful program put forth by that administration. [...]

Linemaker Terry Turrell Hates Splitting of Entries; Claims Uncoupling Same Owner Entries Is Bad Policy

Warren Eves | January 8, 2013

By Warren Eves When Goldencents won the Sham at Santa Anita it spiked opinion. For once, when Bob Baffert had two of the five horses entered in the race, his tandem failed to get the money. “We thought that with Baffert having two horses in the [...]

‘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 [...]

How Good Might Harrington’s 2YO Creative Cause Be? We’re Getting Tougher On Impressive Mdn Winners

Warren Eves | July 16, 2011

By Warren Eves           Creative Cause may be a colt of substance.           Subscribers to this site’s “Horses To Watch” list have reason to be skeptical these days.  Impressive maiden winners, simply stated, have not done well when they have made our list this season.           Saturday a [...]

Pilotti Claims Royally-bred Afleet Pegasus for $10,000: Frankel Once Made Mockery Of Claim Game In SoCal

Warren Eves | April 1, 2011

By Warren Eves           Trainer Larry Pilotti has been active at the claim box down in Florida.           It would be great if Pilotti could have met the late Bobby Frankel to talk about claiming horses.  One summer at Hollywood Park I got Bobby to sit down and talk.  [...]

Hacek Urges Stronach To Stand Tall And Clean House To Bring Order Back To The Once Great Race Place

Warren H. Eves | February 6, 2011

By Harry Hacek To begin I must acknowledge my appreciation for radio host Roger Stein. Much of my information is garnered from his show. His shows can be found on his archives radio page. It is through Stein I stay current with the happenings of California racing. I appreciate him for giving [...]

Zito May Be Coming To Dinner in Louisville in 2011; Nobody’s Talking About J W Blue At Oaklawn Park

Warren H. Eves | February 1, 2011

By Warren Eves           Guess who may be coming to dinner in Louisville May 7–96 days from now?           Nick Zito that’s who.  He assuredly has hopes to be bringing his top sophomore grade earner Dialed In.           Even though I am not putting myself through the rigors of rating the [...]

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 [...]