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Summer Solo’s Debut Triumph Better Than It Appears; Clement’s 2YO Roar Colt Surges Despite Slow Fractions

Warren Eves | November 18, 2013

By Warren Eves
Summer Solo may be special among New York-breds and beyond.
The Christophe Clement trained two-year-old won November 13 at Aqueduct on the turf.  It’s just one race but this colt looks like he could make a lot of noise against three-year-olds in 2014.
Here’s why the debut win of Summer Solo impressed this writer so [...]

Osterman’s Racing Digest Column Raises Questions; Richards Thinks Exchange Betting ‘Absolute Gusher’

Warren Eves | September 29, 2012

By Warren Eves Jay Richards, former turf editor of the Las Vegas Review Journal, has strong views when it comes to those who cheat in horse racing. Over the years we have exchanged views on illegal drug use in the world around us. For years I’ve documented the cheating [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

First Time Starter Renegade Storm Wins at Keeneland; Filly’s Connections Had To Make a Score At Windows

Warren Eves | April 15, 2011

By Warren Eves           First time starter Renegade Band won the opener April 14h at Keeneland with authority–they had to cash a gamble.           If owner-breeder David Jacobs is a bettor we’d have to believe he cashed in big on his long striding three-year-old filly Renegade Storm.  She ran too good not [...]

3-Year-Old Gelding Bad Debt Could Be Bargain $35K Claim Of The Meet For Michael Trombetta Barn

Warren Eves | June 24, 2010

By Warren Eves One has to believe good trainer Bruce Brown did not want to lose Bad Debt at the claim box. Michael Trombetta claimed the 3-year-old gelded son of Grand Reward for RFL Racing LLC June 18, and it could be one of the best investments of the [...]

Lots Of ‘What If’s’ To Go Around Rehashing Derby; Lookin’ at Lucky Is Bet Against If They Go In Preakness

Warren Eves | May 3, 2010

By Warren Eves This is the ‘what if’ column following the Kentucky Derby. What if Kent Desormeaux had stuck to the business at hand and ridden Paddy O’ Prado hard all the way to the wire? What if David Flores would have eased back and dropped in [...]