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Fast FF(final fraction) can be key to ‘live’ playbacks

Warren Eves | November 30, 2016

By Warren Eves The fifth race November 27 at the Fairgrounds my wind up a ‘key’ race. Several factors bring us to this conclusion. First. The final fraction in the $25,000 claiming race on the lawn was a rapid 5.91. Over a long period of years we have found [...]

Bill Hartack book filled with plethura of great stories

Warren Eves | November 15, 2016

By Warren Eves Horse racing historians are sure to enjoy Bill Hartack the book. For those of us who have been on this earth longer than most, Bill Christine’s recount of thoroughbred racing’s past is a must. We lost the great Phil Georgeff recently, the voice [...]

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 [...]

You Dancing Demon’s Graduation Was Exceptional: Valid Trip Notes Should Always Be Part of Process

Warren Eves | March 25, 2012

By Warren Eves You Dancing Demon’s maiden graduation stirred my trip note enthusiasm March 24. It took place in Hawthorne’s sixth race while most pundits were watching Turfway Park’s Spiral. The four-year-old gelding trained by Christine Janks overcame adversity to win large.  In the process the [...]

Amazing NY-bred Filly Steals Show On Opening Day; Weemissfrankie Wins, Acts Like Pro In Jammed Circle

Warren Eves | July 20, 2011

By Warren Eves           Did you ever dream you’d see a New York-bred first time starter win on opening day at Del Mar?           Mike Machowsky unveiled what looked like a stakes-quality filly when Weemissfrankie swept past 7 foes in the final furlong to win the fourth race as the seashore [...]

Mo’s Exposure No Shock Due To Mini-Management: Retirement Announcement May Be Only Hours Away

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 [...]

Price Horse Central – 3/5/11 – Comments and Suggestions

Mark Geiger | March 5, 2011

Yesterday’s Wes Ward claimer was bet down to an unplayable 5/2 and ran out without a single cent of my coin on its nose.  No price means no play. They actually have a nice card at SA today and one caught my eye.  No, it’s not in the Big Cap or some [...]

Why Run Scrappy Roo On Anything But The Grass? Gangbuster’s Rally In No-Tempo Race Overlooked?

Warren H. Eves | January 4, 2011

By Warren Eves Why would a trainer run Scrappy Roo on anything but turf? The eight-year-old gelding won the featured 1-1/8 mile turf race at the Fair Gounds on January 3.  To say he was enjoying himself on the sod is an understatement. Scrappy Roo was [...]

What If They Had Left Quality Road With Jerkens?

Warren Eves | November 13, 2010

By Warren Eves We still have to wonder how the Quality Road story might have ended if his owners had stayed the course with trainer Jim Jerkens. They took Quality Road from Jerkens when the trainer was waiting for a foot problem to heal.  It appeared, at least from [...]

Here We Go Again

Mark Geiger | July 22, 2010

I couldn’t find it on the chrb web site, but I do trust DRF’s editorial.  So, it looks like the man with a 1000 lives, the one, the only, P. Val has been granted a provisional license.  I know this will make many people cringe and frankly, I’m not so sure what my reaction is.  [...]