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Conquest Twister tops Oaklawn Park’s highlight reel; The leggy Uncontested appears to have a bright future

Warren Eves | January 18, 2017

By Warren Eves The Canadian-bred Conquest Twister topped our highlight reel of Oaklawn Park’s first four days. Uncontested lived up to top billing in the featured Smarty Jones, but two races prior Conquest Twister was impressive in his own right. Our tedious process of video tape review [...]

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 [...]

Creator’s Arkansas win muddles Ky Derby picture; Here’s in depth video tape review of Oaklawn Derby

Warren Eves | April 16, 2016

By Warren Eves The Kentucky Derby became a bit muddled Saturday. Usually the Arkansas Derby brings a bit of clarity to the big dance. Not so on April 16 at Oaklawn Park. In the end a Win Star Farm split entry had a large say in [...]

P Val’s lack of respect for profession is appauling!

Warren Eves | November 19, 2015

By Warren Eves His respect for the profession is nowhere to be found. His smile that charmed oh so many over the years has worn thin. The ranks of those who gave him second, third and fourth chances has dwindled.  The late Mike Mitchell gave him [...]

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 [...]

Radiator Impressive Making U.S. Racing Debut at Kee; Eastern Belle’s 3rd in Same Race Was Also Noteworthy

Warren Eves | April 9, 2015

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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 [...]

Racetracks Cannot Survive on “Whale” Action Alone; Those 10-cent Superfectas Give “Greybeards” A Shot

Warren Eves | October 14, 2014

By Warren Eves The world that makes horse racing’s money wheel go around is not limited to whales. For those who are not familiar with the tag “whale.”  It’s a term Las Vegas places on a mega-buck gamblers. As the years have rolled by I have [...]

Thirtysevenlives On Impressive in First Route Try; Carpe Diem Wins Claiborne Like He Could Be Special

Warren Eves | October 5, 2014

By Warren Eves You might want to monitor a juvenile named Thirtysevenliveson. Watched the re-run of Zayat Stable’s first try at two turning and it was a perfect example of grit and determination despite losing lots of ground at Keeneland on Oct., 4. The Dale Romans-trained [...]

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. [...]