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One time deli worker Martin Garcia moves to New York; It’s a move the 33YO jockey should have made long ago

Warren Eves | November 9, 2017

By Warren Eves Martin Garcia’s move to New York should not shock anyone. For years I have been puzzled as to why so many top jockeys continue to fight the huge odds to ride on the much coveted Southern California horse racing circuit. Garcia, as competent [...]

Time for house cleaning at the once great race place; Rick Hammerle’s ways have been mitigated disaster

Warren Eves | June 6, 2017

By Warren Eves It’s time for a house cleaning at the once great race place. Santa Anita Park could not muster enough horses to run on April 27. That spoke loud and clear as to how bleak things have been for some time. The lack of [...]

Here’s a Guy who should bring his calling to the states

Warren Eves | January 4, 2016

By Warren Eves
Gary Guy’s dulcet tones are pleasing to one’s ear.
It was during a slow day on TVG, better known as the horse racing channel. Kurt Hoover was chatting with someone named Guy from somewhere in Canada.
Guy, not meant to be a pun, got my attention. Here was someone doing a whale of [...]

‘Pharoah’s TC Was Lot More Special in Ohio Circles: Veteran handicapper David K. Ruth Has Lived It All

Warren Eves | June 11, 2015

By Warren Eves What was there not to like about American Pharoah? Longtime horse playing buddy David W. Ruth puts TC losing saga in perspective. “Talk about losing streaks,” Ruth begins, “being born, raised, and living in the greater Cleveland area the majority of my life, [...]

Cobalt Epidemic Has Horse Race Industry In A Flux: Will Regulators Ever Assert Their Definitive Authority?

Warren Eves | May 27, 2015

By Warren Eves Runaway cobalt use in horse racing is a dichotomy. There is absolutely no doubt “a division contrast between two things that are represented as being opposed” exists.  If you’re willing to delve into this complex issue it’s likely you will conclude neither side on this issue [...]

Handicapper, Former Horse Owner David Ruth Vents; ‘No Way He Stays Up in New York, Florida or Kentucky’

Warren Eves | November 5, 2014

By Warren Eves David Ruth has done it all in horse racing. The one-time owner now living in Ohio was still fuming several days after the Breeders Cup Classic fiasco. “I intentionally waited until Sunday to send Santa Anita an e-mail,” says Ruth who frequented Las [...]

Clifton’s Horse Racing Stories Were Radio Treasures; Seabiscuit Match Race, Wonder Boy Scam, Caliente5/10

Warren Eves | August 27, 2013

By Warren Eves Charlie Clifton was best storyteller of my time. His nightly radio show was the most popular thing going in Los Angeles, Ca., from July 15, 1937 until March 31, 1956. He put KRKD on the map.  His easy delivery found you always turning [...]

Is It Possible Solemnly Swear Is Triple Crown Worthy?; George Hall’s Colt Graduated Like More Distance A Plus

Warren Eves | August 14, 2013

By Warren Eves Without doubt the toughest puzzle in horse racing is prognosticating how romping maiden winners perform when they return. More times than one can count, impressive maiden special weight winners can’t be found next time around. All that being said, one has to conclude [...]

We’re Confident Rickashea Graduates Next Time Out; Monitor Those Future Monmouth Park MSW Races

Warren Eves | July 28, 2013

By Warren Eves We blew it last week when failing to hit the publish button and Wired Bryan won a stake. We’re confident we have found a next out maiden special weight winner in Rickashea. Rickashea, making his second start on turf, could not have run [...]

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 [...]