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Medal of Courage’s run leaves scribe in quandary; Diodoro making mink out of possum at Oaklawn

Warren Eves | January 25, 2017

By Warren Eves Sometimes it’s simply impossible to evaluate a good looking equine performance. Here’s what I was asking after watching Medal of Courage win a starter allowance Jan., 20 at Oaklawn Park. Did this newly claimed gelding have anyone behind him? Should I downgrade the race due to [...]

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 [...]

California Chrome Posts 1st of Five Works for Gold Cup: Dubai-UAE Expert Cummings Says It’s Right Decision

Warren Eves | February 21, 2015

By Warren H. Eves California Chrome recorded his first of five workouts for the Dubai World Cup on Saturday at Los Alamitos Race Course in California. Victor Espinoza was up as Art Sherman’s charge covered 4-1/2 furlongs and got an official half-mile clocking of 48 seconds.  It was his [...]

We’re Confident Rickashea Graduates Next Time Out; Monitor Those Future Monmouth Park MSW Races

Warren Eves | July 28, 2013

By Warren Eves We blew it last week when failing to hit the publish button and Wired Bryan won a stake. We’re confident we have found a next out maiden special weight winner in Rickashea. Rickashea, making his second start on turf, could not have run [...]

El Padrino Scores Nicely On Gulfstream Under Card; Pletcher’s 3-Yr-Old Win-Binge Continues In Holy Bull

Warren Eves | January 29, 2012

By Warren Eves El Padrino won impressively on the Holy Bull undercard Saturday at wet Gulfstream Park. Algorithms banked the $240,000 winner’s share of the one-turn Holy Bull and got most of the attention. The big pot will allow his red-hot conditioner to take his time if the Kentucky [...]

What Could Be Untold Story Regarding Demure Halo?; Maker’s $25K Claim Leaves Observers Shaking Heads

Warren Eves | October 22, 2011

By Warren Eves           We’d like to know what prompted Michael Maker to claim Demure Halo?           We watched the fifth race at Keeneland October 21st over and over.  This couldn’t be a $20,000 claiming race we said to ourselves.  No way!   Ken and Sarah Ramsey claimed the three-year-old filly from [...]

How Soon Horse Racing Forgets True Great Stars; Marion Van Berg, Hartack and R.H. “Red” McDaniel

Warren Eves | October 21, 2011

By Warren Eves How soon we forget. Bill Shoemaker’s ability to get a horse to win without much use of his crop. Greatness under the shedrow of Charlie Whittingham’s barn in the good old days. Those great final race puzzles when horses [...]

Tiz Flirtatious Swoops To Impressive Debut Score; Marty Jones May Be Changing Public’s Perception

Warren Eves | October 2, 2011

By Warren Eves Marty Jones may be changing his early on reputation as a trainer. Sunday at Santa Anita Park he sent out a first time starter who appears to have a bright future.  As a rule Jones-trained first time starters need an outing or two.  That was not [...]