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Been Tough Sledding for Our Oaklawn HTW Playbacks; We’re Betting Texas-bred Mdn-Claimer Tree Top Society

Warren Eves | April 9, 2014

By Warren Eves It has not been business as usual for us at Oaklawn Park this year. We may have found a nugget while doing replay review of races April 3. A Texas-bred gelding, with ordinary drills, figures to graduate soon after his clear cut second [...]

Asmussen Reaches In To Take Maiden Claimer Carve; First Samurai Colt Posts Rapid 6.08 FF Winning Debut

Warren Eves | January 28, 2013

By Warren Eves After watching first time starter Carve kick home to win at first out I went to Oaklawn Park’s third race chart on Jan., 25. Sure enough Carve had been claimed out of  the maiden $30,000 1-mile and a sixteenth.  Dropping the claim slip in the box [...]

Control Tower, Bold Front, At The Point Appear Live; It’s Early But The Search For Derby Future Bets Is On

Warren Eves | November 13, 2011

By Warren Eves           Let the hunt for Derby future bets begin.           The 10th race at Churchill Downs on Sunday, September 13 could produce a sophomore star or two for 2012.           Colts finishing 1-2-3 might be worth monitoring from this point forward.  [...]

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 [...]

Jockey Tyler Baze’s Riding Career May Be In Jeopardy

Warren Eves | December 10, 2010

By Warren Eves Reportedly jockey Tyler Baze’s race riding career could be in serious jeopardy. On July 24 at Del Mar Racetrack prior to the fifth race Baze was dumped by a horse named Night Justice.  He was kicked in the face and suffered serious facial fractures.  He’s not been seen [...]