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Oklahoma-bred Plum Gorgeous could be special; Snickerboxer’s number could be misleading at Oak

Warren Eves | February 2, 2017

By Warren Eves Sometimes a performance jumps off the page at you. That would be the case of a maiden $40,000 six-furlong dash January 26 at Oaklawn Park. Plum Gorgeous wired a field of eight impressively for red-hot trainer Federico Villafranco. Who knows [...]

Conquest Twister tops Oaklawn Park’s highlight reel; The leggy Uncontested appears to have a bright future

Warren Eves | January 18, 2017

By Warren Eves The Canadian-bred Conquest Twister topped our highlight reel of Oaklawn Park’s first four days. Uncontested lived up to top billing in the featured Smarty Jones, but two races prior Conquest Twister was impressive in his own right. Our tedious process of video tape review [...]

Creator’s Arkansas win muddles Ky Derby picture; Here’s in depth video tape review of Oaklawn Derby

Warren Eves | April 16, 2016

By Warren Eves The Kentucky Derby became a bit muddled Saturday. Usually the Arkansas Derby brings a bit of clarity to the big dance. Not so on April 16 at Oaklawn Park. In the end a Win Star Farm split entry had a large say in [...]

Harry “The Hat” Hacek Ready To Compete Yet Again; Escaped Chicago’s Shady Side For Unmatched Run

Warren Eves | January 17, 2015

By Warren H. Eves “I am ready to compete at the major league level again and will await a worthy rider.” Those are the words of someone born and raised on the outskirts of the Chicago loop.  We’re talking about days when a young man could easily aspire to [...]

Last Minute Lucy and Daniel O’Callaghan Catch Eye; Bhawansigh Another Trainer To Monitor At Woodbine

Warren Eves | May 1, 2014

By Warren Eves I’m baffled. After watching the replay of race one at Woodbine on April 25 I realized this race could be telling. A filly named Last Minute Lucy, 2-to-1 on the morning line, wired the field.  She had exhibited speed in all four starts [...]

Apprentice Arny Fontanez May Have Magical Touch; Wins With Filly Who Had Not Been Competitive at CRC

Warren Eves | March 10, 2014

By Warren Eves Sometimes it’s impossible to explain why a horse suddenly becomes competitive. We mention this because of a horse named Run Gia Run. In her sixth start, after showing absolutely zip, Run Gia Run won the third at Calder Race Course on Feb., 21. [...]

Lukas’ colt Strong Mandate ran huge 2nd in Southwest; Ride On Curlin and Walt also had trouble worth noting

Warren Eves | February 20, 2014

By Warren Eves Strong Mandate’s second place finish in the Southwest borders on remarkable. Tapiture won the 49th running of the 1-1/16th mile test for aspiring three-year-olds by a widening 4-1/4 length margin.  His ground saving trip from post one in a field of 12 was solid but on [...]

To Follow Or Not To Follow A Horse The Question; Pagets Added To Playback List Despite Key Factors

Warren Eves | February 5, 2014

By Warren Eves Sometimes even hardened handicappers are left scratching their heads. That would be the case after I reviewed the graduation run of Steve Asmussen’s Pagets.  He won on Feb., 1 at the Fairgrounds. Basic handicapping rule No #1 says statistics have proven beyond a [...]

K J’s Sweetater Makes Her Sire Proud at Oaklawn Park; Fire Starter’s Fifth In Smarty Jones Was BTL’d Effort

Warren Eves | January 22, 2014

By Warren Eves K J’s Sweetater caught our attention in race two January 20th at Oaklawn Park. The sophomore filly ran better than looked when beaten by her half sister Pretty Suspect.  Both fillies are by 2005 Toboggan Handicap winner Primary Suspect. It was not an ordinary debut [...]

Here’s A Strange Story On Day of Famed Match Race; Trainer Rose Takes Shot Naming Famed Jock And Wins

Warren Eves | January 23, 2013

By Warren Eves Here’s an unusual horse racing story. It came our way from former horse trainer Bobby Rose. Take it back to July 20, 1974 at the track of the Lakes and Flowers–famed Hollywood Park. Here’s trainer Rose’s recollection of the events [...]