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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 [...]

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 [...]

‘Chrome Craze’ Keeping Former Racetrackers Upbeat; Bobby Rose: “It’s Helped My Health. I’m On A High’

Warren Eves | June 5, 2014

By Warren Eves ‘Chrome craze. Only true hardened racetrackers can relate to this story. California Chrome, an unassuming three-year-old thoroughbred, is having a surreal effect on people from near and far.  The chestnut colt some claim has an “inferior pedigree” has captured hearts and souls of [...]

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 [...]

Insights Into The Inner Workings of Tim Osterman; Reveals His Scores, Bad Beats, & Betting Approaches

Warren Eves | January 29, 2014

We just learned that Tim Osterman passed away.  He was a dear friend of Warren’s and I always enjoyed reading his work.  Condolences to his family and friends and I am honored to republish Warren’s interview of Tim that occurred in January. MG By Warren Eves [...]

K J’s Sweetater Makes Her Sire Proud at Oaklawn Park; Fire Starter’s Fifth In Smarty Jones Was BTL’d Effort

Warren Eves | January 22, 2014

By Warren Eves K J’s Sweetater caught our attention in race two January 20th at Oaklawn Park. The sophomore filly ran better than looked when beaten by her half sister Pretty Suspect.  Both fillies are by 2005 Toboggan Handicap winner Primary Suspect. It was not an ordinary debut [...]

83 Days Since Promised Baffert ‘Sudden Death’ Wrap; CHRB’s Vet Comes Across As Enabler Not An Enforcer

Warren Eves | September 12, 2013

By Warren Eves Sadly turf writers have faded from view. You cannot find many willing to tackle the Bob Baffert 7 “sudden death” issue. If it had been Jeff Mullins with similar multiple equine “death” issues?  The story would have eight legs and growing. [...]

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 [...]

Subtle Equipment Changes Can Produce Big Runs; Sims’ Lady Diva Ga Go Runs Large 2nd Time Hood

Warren Eves | January 18, 2013

By Warren Eves When all is said and done you might as well follow certain trainers. Phillip Sims name showed up day two on the Oaklawn Park program Thursday, Jan., 17th. He was saddling  W. Nelson McMackin’s Kentucky-bred Lady Diva Ga Ga for the second time [...]

Strait Of Dover Sets New TR Winning Queen’s Plate; Could Be Last Renewal Of Canada’s Famous Contest

Warren Eves | June 24, 2012

By Warren Eves Strait Of Dover made winning the $1-million Queen’s Plate look easy while breaking the track record Sunday. The question is will the oldest horse race be renewed in 2013?  If the Ontario government does not alter its position on cancelling racetrack slots there will be no [...]