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Someone made a score when Arrogate ran his clunker; Betting trend shows what produced unusual payoffs

Warren Eves | July 24, 2017

By Warren Eves “Somebody made a score.” One astute horse player made that statement after 1-to-20 favorite Arrogate ran a clunker finishing a badly beaten fourth in the San Diego Handicap Saturday at Del Mar. “I wasn’t paying attention to betting trends in that race because [...]

Osterman’s ‘Sick Of The Whip’ Column Stirs Debate; Former Trainer-Gallop Boy Rose Makes His Case

Warren Eves | March 22, 2013

By Warren Eves Former trainer Bobby Rose takes issue with one of horse racing’s best turf writers Tim Osterman. Osterman wrote in his “Sick of the Whip” column for Today’s Racing Digest: “In a sport that is in dire need of more folks in the seats, racing continues to [...]

Baffert Is At It Again At Santa Anita Winter Meet; Princess Arabella Wins Mdn Race In Absolute Romp

Warren Eves | December 31, 2011

By Warren Eves Bob Baffert unveiled another budding star Saturday at Santa Anita Park. Peachtree Stables Princess Arabella could not have won her pari-mutuel racing debut any easier. She departed post numer four tardily and went in behind rivals who were away alertly.  Sixth early jockey [...]

Valdivia To Ride Pomona; Repole’s ‘Thirsty Says ‘Yes’; Uncle Mo A ‘No’; Will Shackleford Or Coil Run Again?

Warren Eves | August 27, 2011

By Warren Eves           Jose Valdivia is returning to California and will ride at Fairplex Park.           Veteran jockey agent Vince DeGregory made the announcement.  DeGregory will continue to handle the business of  jockey Alonso Quinonez.  Valdivia won the Belmont Stakes with Ruler On Ice.  He called DeGregory and asked him [...]

Agent Anderson and Jockey Garcia Ice So Far At Spa; Duo Might Snap Out Of Their Doldrums Thursday

Warren Eves | July 27, 2011

By Warren Eves           Talk about bad karma?           We have to wonder what is going on behind the scenes in upstate New York?  Jockey Alan Garcia and new agent Ron Anderson are off to a horrible start at the summer Saratoga meet.           It might [...]

Amazing NY-bred Filly Steals Show On Opening Day; Weemissfrankie Wins, Acts Like Pro In Jammed Circle

Warren Eves | July 20, 2011

By Warren Eves           Did you ever dream you’d see a New York-bred first time starter win on opening day at Del Mar?           Mike Machowsky unveiled what looked like a stakes-quality filly when Weemissfrankie swept past 7 foes in the final furlong to win the fourth race as the seashore [...]

Young Riders Like Lebron Need Tutor Like DeGregory; Iowa Proof Licensing Process Needs To Be Tougher

Warren Eves | June 10, 2011

  By Warren Eves           Where have all the good teachers gone?           For months now I have watched a young rider named Victor Lebron.           He’s like so many jockeys out there these days.  He’s what I catergorize as a right-handed rider.  There-in [...]

The “They’re They Go” Staple Belongs To Joe Hernandez; Our Closer Look At Derby’s Final Fractions Reveal Clues

Warren Eves | May 12, 2011

By Warren Eves           It amazes me how soon we forget.           Larry Collmus did a great job first time out of the box for the network on Kentucky Derby Day.  Take it from someone who once had race calling aspirations–it ain’t as easy as it appears.  And…..close examination of [...]

What Were Gulf Stews Looking After Race 1 March 20?; More Fodder For Central Judgment Center Off Track

Warren Eves | March 22, 2011

By Warren Eves What in the world are these high paid stewards looking at? Day after day we see clear cut evidence that those hired to enforce the rules of race riding are failing to do so. Take the first race at Gulfstream Park Saturday, March [...]

Price Horse Central – 1/20/11 – Comments and Suggestions

Mark Geiger | January 20, 2011

I am actually going to listen to the CHRB meeting that is supposed to occur later today.   As has been noted in some of Warren’s columns, there should be some fireworks as the word is that the Thoroughbred Owners of California have been accepting funds for international exchange wagering from Betfair, the huge McDonald’s [...]