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Handicapper, Former Horse Owner David Ruth Vents; ‘No Way He Stays Up in New York, Florida or Kentucky’

Warren Eves | November 5, 2014

By Warren Eves David Ruth has done it all in horse racing. The one-time owner now living in Ohio was still fuming several days after the Breeders Cup Classic fiasco. “I intentionally waited until Sunday to send Santa Anita an e-mail,” says Ruth who frequented Las [...]

Clifton’s Horse Racing Stories Were Radio Treasures; Seabiscuit Match Race, Wonder Boy Scam, Caliente5/10

Warren Eves | August 27, 2013

By Warren Eves Charlie Clifton was best storyteller of my time. His nightly radio show was the most popular thing going in Los Angeles, Ca., from July 15, 1937 until March 31, 1956. He put KRKD on the map.  His easy delivery found you always turning [...]

Maker’s Claim Of Animal Style Has Reaped Rewards; Spanish Steps 3YO Shows 2-1-1-2-1 Runs Since Taken

Warren Eves | April 20, 2013

By Warren Eves Michael Maker may not get enough credit for his training prowess. His acquisition of Animal Style out of a maiden $30,000 race last November may rank as one of the best claims in eons.  The three-year-old colt brushed fifth to first in the final eighth of [...]

Dby Hopefuls Send Mock Telegram to NCAA Champs; Writer Has Fun With ‘Racehorse Basketball’ Subject

Warren Eves | April 13, 2013

By Warren Eves The following mock telegram was written about the University of Louisville basketball team by California scribe Bob Jackson. “If any of y’all are plannin’ to come to town on the first Saturday in May, please tell us y’all are gonna be sittin’ in those fancy Churchill Downs [...]

HGH Not As Big A Concern In Horse Racing Says Vet; Lyons Says NYRA Med Director Must Have Full Clout

Warren Eves | February 21, 2013

By Warren Eves DVM Sheila Lyons doesn’t mince words. “Frog juice, Prialt, etc. are in a whole different league for performance enhancement, so why piddle around with lowly HGH?,” was her response to “Organized Crime and Drugs in Sports.”  She was making reference to Project Aperio, a most revealing [...]

Leggy War Dancer’s Debut Surge Catches The Eye; Wonder What Future Price Avello Would Give You

Warren Eves | January 12, 2013

By Warren Eves If I were still living in Las Vegas I’d make a future Derby wager on War Dancer. Yeah, I’m still having these foolish thoughts about cashing in bigtime on one of the most difficult bets of mankind.  That would be a futures wager where one attempts [...]

Our Double Play Graduates Impressively at Oaklawn; McPeek’s Grand Slam Colt Could Have Bright Future

Warren Eves | January 11, 2013

By Warren Eves A new star in the making? Ken McPeek had to be elated with a colt named Our Double Play opening day at Oaklawn. It was the seventh race on the day.  It was only a maiden special weight race but McPeek’s colt graduated [...]

Paulick Report Reveals Heart Warming Win Pic Story; Lukas Picks Lil’ Person Out Of Crown When He Wins

Warren Eves | August 21, 2012

By Warren Eves Let’s hope horse racing bigwigs read Tuesday’s Paulick Report. Each day Ray Paulick’s Headline News, sponsored by Spendthrift Farm, features horse racing issues on the internet. The sixth item down read on Tuesday was titled: “Lukas: Continuing winner’s circle tradition at the Spa.” [...]

Indyniable Wins Special MSW Race at Keeneland; “Key” Contest Might Produce Some Winning Runs

Warren Eves | October 28, 2011

By Warren Eves           They carded what might be a special maiden special weight race for juvenile fillies October 27th.           Christophe Clement sent out a leggy filly named Indyniable.  She gave every impression she’ll be facing stakes rivals soon.           Indyniable, a $250,000 Keeneland purchase [...]

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 [...]