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Time for house cleaning at the once great race place; Rick Hammerle’s ways have been mitigated disaster

Warren Eves | June 6, 2017

By Warren Eves It’s time for a house cleaning at the once great race place. Santa Anita Park could not muster enough horses to run on April 27. That spoke loud and clear as to how bleak things have been for some time. The lack of [...]

Keep Talking impresses day two as Fairgrounds opens

Warren Eves | November 23, 2016

By Warren Eves Day two of the winter Fairgrounds meet produced some notable runs. Bereton Jones‘ Keep Talking, favored when sixth as the favorite in his Keeneland debut, made amends in the maiden special weight sixth. Despite veering out at the start the Ghostzapper colt still led in the [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

‘Pharoah’s TC Was Lot More Special in Ohio Circles: Veteran handicapper David K. Ruth Has Lived It All

Warren Eves | June 11, 2015

By Warren Eves What was there not to like about American Pharoah? Longtime horse playing buddy David W. Ruth puts TC losing saga in perspective. “Talk about losing streaks,” Ruth begins, “being born, raised, and living in the greater Cleveland area the majority of my life, [...]

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 [...]

We’re Not Offering Excuse For Poor FG Runbacks; Make Note After Rain Inside And Front Speed Rule

Warren H. Eves | January 7, 2011

By Warren Eves This is not lobbying from the court of excuse. If you are going to cash more tickets than you rip up you must pay attention to the racing surface. Porto Bermuda was a “playback” off my Horses To Watch list in race four [...]