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Chronicle of Runaway Cobalt Chloride Epidemic: Aussie Trainer Darren Smith Appeals 15-Year Ban

Warren Eves | March 20, 2015

By Warren Eves This is a chronicle of a far reaching illegal substance epidemic. The Hong Kong Jockey Club has been ahead of the curve since 2006.  They were testing for cobalt levels.  HKJC researchers found that a urinary threshold of 75 nanograms per milliliter and plasma threshold of [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

It’s Past Time To Hold Racetrack Stews Accountable; Non-Action By Parx & Oaklawn Judges Unacceptable!

Warren Eves | February 11, 2013

By Warren Eves Stewards need to be held accountable. There were two atrocious non actions on the part of judges in the past two weeks. 1.) Race eight at Parx on February 3rd found the judges doing nothing when Mad Magic was denied a fair start [...]

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 [...]

Presumptive Looks Like A Nugget We Can Play Back; Canani Claim In Spa Finale Also Worth Following

Warren Eves | July 20, 2012

By Warren Eves You never know where you may might a nugget in this tough game of horse racing. After watching the opening day re-reruns at Saratoga Racecourse Friday I drew some conclusions we might be able to capitalize on.  Two notable efforts were noted in race six.  There [...]

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 [...]

Apprentice Irad Ortiz Jr. Is Catching Our Attention; 19YO Puerto Rican Making Most Of Limited Chances

Warren Eves | September 16, 2011

By Warren Eves Rudy Rodriguez, one of the leading claiming trainers at Belmont Park, knows young talent when he sees it. He gave 19-year-old apprentice jockey Irad Ortiz, Jr. a leg up on Flying [...]

Maker May Have Made Claim Of Summer; Tapaway Breaks Mdn In Spectacular Fashion

Warren Eves | August 21, 2011

By Warren Eves           Chances are trainer Michael Maker won’t be risking Tapaway for $50,000 any time soon.          Kenneth and Sarah Ramsey put up the money to claim Tapit when dropping down to the maiden $40,000 claiming level at Churchill Downs.  He finished fourth on July 3rd and was not [...]

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 [...]