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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 [...]

Harry ‘The Hat’ Hacek’s View On SoCal Rider Venue; Loss of Hollypark Purses Impact National Standings

Warren Eves | November 10, 2014

By Harry “The Hat” Hacek The top California jockey in national earnings is Mike Smith. That places him seventh on the list.  The first six are New York-based.  What a telltale sign. Does anyone remember the glory years of Shoemaker, Pincay, McCarron, Delahoussaye, Hawley, Stevens or [...]

Shadwell Has Promising Filly Prospect In Mufajaah; She Romps In First Two Turn Try at Oaklawn Park

Warren Eves | March 27, 2014

By Warren Eves Shadwell Stable’s Mufajaah is one of the big developments at the Oaklawn Park meet. Purchased for $375,000 the three-year-old Tapit filly literally toyed with a field of seven on a drying out track March 23. She was bounced around between foes after the [...]

Bellhop Turned Jockey Agent Had Betting Bug Early; Harry Hacek Should Have Been Nicknamed ‘The Actor’

Warren Eves | May 19, 2013

By Harry “The Hat” Hacek Being from Chicago and the old settlement known as “The Jungle” it was not uncommon for the youth of my neighborhood to go astray. I was no exception. Where I was born and raised it seemed you either grew up to [...]

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 [...]

Maybe So’s MSW Score Might Produce Future Winners; Identifying “Key Race” Early On Can Reap Dividends

Warren Eves | June 30, 2012

By Warren Eves On review the fourth race under lights will prove to be a “key” race. When one can identify what appears to be a strong maiden race it can be profitable. Maybe So was first to the line in the maiden special weight race [...]

Bode Could Have Won If Kept Away From Inner Lane; Writer Doubts If Today’s Sophs Can Get Classic 1-1/4

Warren Eves | May 11, 2012

By Warren Eves After the Kentucky Derby was run I was left in puzzling state. Despite the fact I love horses who prep for the Derby at Oaklawn Park I did not think Bodemeister would hit the board. After watching the tape of the Kentucky Derby [...]

Is Macho Macho A 3yo Comer In Asmussen Barn?; Skyring Is Example Of Poly To Dirt Turn Around

Warren Eves | May 7, 2012

By Warren Eves Story lines galore. That was the end result after doing several days of reviewing the May 5th Kentucky Derby card at Churchill Downs. Will Macho Macho become the budding sophomore in Steve Asmussen’s barn? Where will D. Wayne Lukas’ Skyring [...]

Peery’s $30K Claim Magic Middleton Exhibits Promise; Coming 3yo Posts Much BTL’d 3rd On Gulfstream Grass

Warren Eves | December 26, 2011

By Warren Eves
         Magic Middleton appears to be a claim to follow at Gulfstream Park.
         Trainer Chuck Peery, who used to base in northern California, claimed the two-year-old for $30.000 at Churchill Downs off Ken McPeek.  He ran fourth that day.  He brought him back at Gulfstream Park Monday, December 26th.
          Monday Peery tried Magic Middleton [...]

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 [...]