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Someone made a score when Arrogate ran his clunker; Betting trend shows what produced unusual payoffs

Warren Eves | July 24, 2017

By Warren Eves “Somebody made a score.” One astute horse player made that statement after 1-to-20 favorite Arrogate ran a clunker finishing a badly beaten fourth in the San Diego Handicap Saturday at Del Mar. “I wasn’t paying attention to betting trends in that race because [...]

Ky Derby winner may not be coming out of the west; Pletcher appears to have best colt in Always Dreaming

Warren Eves | April 9, 2017

By Warren Eves It was great to see class act John Shirreffs win the Santa Anita Derby with Gormley. Looking at the Ky Derby picture for the first time this year–it’s safe to say this year’s winner probably won’t be Gormley. And…….you probably won’t find the winner of that [...]

Mirahmadi continues to amaze at Golden Gate mike; Chemo treatments have not affected gallant race caller

Warren Eves | March 24, 2017

By Warren Eves Courage is found in many places One venue you’ll find it is in the announcer’s booth at Golden Gate Fields. Race caller Frank Mirahmadi continues to amaze as he mans the microphone. Nobody could guess he’s being put to yet another ultimate test. [...]

Might Have Found A ‘Nugget’ July 4th at Monmouth; Goldberg’s Hockey Pop Had Eventful Debut On Lawn

Warren Eves | July 8, 2013

By Warren Eves Nuggets are hard to find these days but we may have found one July 4th. Hockey Pop, making his first ever start in a pari-mutuel race for Alan Goldberg, figures to beat a band of similar maiden $20,000 runners next time he surfaces at Monmouth Park [...]

Cook Study Maintains ‘Bitted Mouths’ Cause Bleeding; Pro Salix Clan Will Have Trouble Disputing Findings

Warren Eves | February 1, 2013

By Warren Eves Robert Cook, prompted by the long running Lasix debate, released the most extensive study on record this week. “Bleeding is only one sign of a larger problem,” PhD Cook begins.  ”Waterlogging(edema) of the lung, this in turn, is caused by asphyxia.  The most common cause of [...]

It May Pay to Follow Who Chased Emollient To Wire; Belmont MSW Race Should Produce Next Out Wins

Warren Eves | October 5, 2012

By Warren Eves Belmont’s 3rd race the last day of September is a “key” race. Identifying a “key race” early on can mean cashing tickets.  The race we reviewed over and over was a seven-furlong test for maiden two-year-old fillies.  After watching each and every one of the eight [...]

Baffert Credits Martin Garcia With Coil’s Haskell Win; Former Quarter Horse Trainer Is Ahead Of The Curve

Warren Eves | July 31, 2011

By Warren Eves           Bob Baffert seems to be ahead of the curve when it comes to horse racing.           May 11th, 2010.            Baffert takes Garrett Gomez off Lookin At Lucky.            He names a relative newcomer named Martin Garcia to ride him in the Preakness.   [...]

Doubt Jonathan Sheppard Knew How Good Filly Was: Powder Rock Blows Field Away by 13-1/2 At Delaware

Warren Eves | June 21, 2011

By Warren Eves           Trainer Jonathan Sheppard won’t be risking Powder Rock for $30,000 any time soon.           Forget the final time of 1:44.74.            Try not to overreact to the winning margin of 13-1/2 lengths.           Let’s just say jockey Rosie Napravnik will be [...]

What Were Gulf Stews Looking After Race 1 March 20?; More Fodder For Central Judgment Center Off Track

Warren Eves | March 22, 2011

By Warren Eves What in the world are these high paid stewards looking at? Day after day we see clear cut evidence that those hired to enforce the rules of race riding are failing to do so. Take the first race at Gulfstream Park Saturday, March [...]

If You’re Willing To Learn From Experienced Player Paddock Observations Can Pay Off At The Windows

Warren Eves | December 24, 2010

By Warren Eves           Time spent in the saddling paddock can pay dividends.           Thursday, Dec., 23, the day before a two-day Christmas break for thoroughbred racing in New Orleans, we made our way to the Fair Grounds.  I was in the paddock making my usual notations as the [...]