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John “Mickey” Martin takes prized claim to Gulfstream; Filly Mended shooting for tenth consecutive victory

Warren Eves | December 1, 2017

By Warren Eves Quite some time ago I wrote an opinion that the Thoroughbred Racing Commentary site is the best anywhere! When they ran a story on trainer John Martin and I felt compelled to write something about one of the most productive trainers in my lifetime. [...]

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 [...]

DVM Sheila Lyons is nowhere to be found these days: Minimal progress since her testimony before Congress

Warren Eves | October 29, 2015

By Warren Eves I wish this wasn’t so. Quite some time ago one of my best sources disappeared from view. DVM Sheila Lyons, an expert on the subject of illegal drugs in horse racing, is nowhere to be found. For many, many months she did not [...]

Thirtysevenlives On Impressive in First Route Try; Carpe Diem Wins Claiborne Like He Could Be Special

Warren Eves | October 5, 2014

By Warren Eves You might want to monitor a juvenile named Thirtysevenliveson. Watched the re-run of Zayat Stable’s first try at two turning and it was a perfect example of grit and determination despite losing lots of ground at Keeneland on Oct., 4. The Dale Romans-trained [...]

Revolutionary’s Maiden Win At Big A Caught Eye; Wilkes’ Happy Fella Also Impresses At Gulfstream

Warren Eves | December 29, 2012

By Warren Eves Revolutionary has all the earmarks of a colt who will improve eons. The running line in the War Pass colt’s graduation run December 28 in New York will not tell the whole story.  Ramon Dominguez was riding the $285,000 Ocala purchase as he left the gate [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Pilotti Claims Royally-bred Afleet Pegasus for $10,000: Frankel Once Made Mockery Of Claim Game In SoCal

Warren Eves | April 1, 2011

By Warren Eves           Trainer Larry Pilotti has been active at the claim box down in Florida.           It would be great if Pilotti could have met the late Bobby Frankel to talk about claiming horses.  One summer at Hollywood Park I got Bobby to sit down and talk.  [...]

Price Horse Central – 3/11/11

Mark Geiger | March 11, 2011

Moving right along and right back in the fire.  At least I can say I played this Tsagalakis monster in the making when he paid  100 bucks, so there.  Cheap Thrills. Went through Aqueduct, Fair Grounds, Hawthorne, Oaklawn, Laurel, Gulfstream, Golden Gate, and one or two others vainly searching for a horse [...]