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John “Mickey” Martin takes prized claim to Gulfstream; Filly Mended shooting for tenth consecutive victory

Warren Eves | December 1, 2017

By Warren Eves Quite some time ago I wrote an opinion that the Thoroughbred Racing Commentary site is the best anywhere! When they ran a story on trainer John Martin and I felt compelled to write something about one of the most productive trainers in my lifetime. [...]

Kindergarden Kid Looks Horse To Deal With In 2012; Tagg’s 4yo Gelding Roars Home To Win On Big A Lawn

Warren Eves | November 19, 2011

By Warren Eves           Trainer Barclay Tagg has a budding star in Kindergarden Kid.           We don’t know whether it was by design or not but the four-year-old gelding couldn’t have been more impressive on Saturday, November 19 at Aqueduct.  Kindergarden Kid rallied from seventh in a field of 10 [...]

Silentio and Battle Force Second Race Runs Catch Eye; Creative Cause Makes Amends When Adding Blinkers

Warren Eves | October 1, 2011

By Warren Eves Silentio’s win in race two Saturday at Santa Anita was much more than ordinary. It’s true the winning run of Creative Cause made in the Norfolk three races later will get more press.  But one has to admit the fall race meet in Arcadia needs new [...]

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 [...]

Joe Woodard Claims Thabazimbi For $40,000 Off Mott; 6-Year-Old Wires ‘Em On Lawn With Fast Last Fraction

Warren Eves | July 4, 2011

By Warren Eves           Joe Woodard may have made one of the best claims of the young year July 3rd at Churchill Downs.           He put a $40,000 claim slip in for Thabazimbi.  He then watched as Thabazimbi posted an impressive final fraction when taking six rivals wire to wire on the turf.  Thabazimbi [...]