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 [...]
Warren Eves | July 11, 2011
By Warren Eves Trainer Ron Glorioso has to be on cloud nine at Parx. He saddled the five-year-old mare Calamari he claimed back for $5,000. She went out and won for fun at the elevated claiming level of $16,000 Saturday. Glorioso lost Calamari at the claim box [...]
Warren Eves | April 19, 2011
By Warren Eves
What did we learn from two major prep races April 16th for the Kentucky Derby?
Nehro, like him or not, joined Dialed In as a major player for the May 7th classic.
Dance City, if he had been the focus of his trainer, is a colt that would have made the big dance.
Sway Away’s fourth place finish in [...]
Warren Eves | April 9, 2011
By Warren Eves Todd Pletcher’s micro-managing caught up with Uncle Mo Saturday at Aqueduct. When two colts beat the 1-to-10 shot to the wire in the Wood Memorial it should not have been a shock. What’s puzzling is why more trainers failed to recognize Uncle Mo couldn’t [...]
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. [...]
Warren Eves | March 12, 2011
By Warren Eves And now the story can be told. Going into Saturday’s $250,000 San Felipe at Santa Anita Park a close friend had more than a betting interest in Premier Pegasus. Alonso Quinonez and his Hall of Fame agent Vince DeGregory were mired in the worst slump since they teamed up. Early in [...]
Warren Eves | March 3, 2011
By Warren Eves You never know where a nugget is going to surface. We went to the ninth race on the Tampa Bay Downs card Thursday afternoon. We wanted to see how Extraextraordinary made out. He’s another one of those Giant’s Causeway colts who was second in his debut last [...]
Warren H. Eves | February 19, 2011
By Warren Eves The racetracks are no longer dominated by males. Saturday three females made a big splashes. Kathy Ritvo sent out Mucho Macho Man to score a significant win in the Risen Star at the Fair Grounds. Earlier [...]
Warren H. Eves | February 13, 2011
By Warren Eves Apprentice Brian Pedroza has been watching his peers in the east. Kyle Frey is drawing attention in the west. While reviewing the head-on of the stretch run in the second race at Aqueduct on Friday, February 11 we noticed something. Apprentice Pedroza, who [...]
Warren H. Eves | February 7, 2011
By Warren Eves Odds are pretty good Bob Baffert will have a say in this year’s Kentucky Derby. Nobody knows how good The Factor is. He’s going to stretch out February 20th at Santa Anita in the seven-furlong San Vicente. He won opening day in sparkling fashion by 8-1/4 [...]