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Time for house cleaning at the once great race place; Rick Hammerle’s ways have been mitigated disaster

Warren Eves | June 6, 2017

By Warren Eves It’s time for a house cleaning at the once great race place. Santa Anita Park could not muster enough horses to run on April 27. That spoke loud and clear as to how bleak things have been for some time. The lack of [...]

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 [...]

Medal of Courage’s run leaves scribe in quandary; Diodoro making mink out of possum at Oaklawn

Warren Eves | January 25, 2017

By Warren Eves Sometimes it’s simply impossible to evaluate a good looking equine performance. Here’s what I was asking after watching Medal of Courage win a starter allowance Jan., 20 at Oaklawn Park. Did this newly claimed gelding have anyone behind him? Should I downgrade the race due to [...]

Conquest Twister tops Oaklawn Park’s highlight reel; The leggy Uncontested appears to have a bright future

Warren Eves | January 18, 2017

By Warren Eves The┬áCanadian-bred Conquest Twister topped our highlight reel of Oaklawn Park’s first four days. Uncontested lived up to top billing in the featured Smarty Jones, but two races prior Conquest Twister was impressive in his own right. Our tedious process of video tape review [...]

Was CHRB jimson weed news release a warning shot? Are the rumbles of a Breeders Cup drug positive true?

Warren Eves | November 18, 2016

By Warren Eves It was a warning shot. That’s my take on that news release from the dysfunctional California Horse Racing Board(CHRB) on November 14 regarding jimson weed. Why would the CHRB, with its long running apathetic history, go public with such miss information? [...]

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 [...]

Tim “Oddsman” Utley’s view on Vegas vs. offshore; Shops like betonline.ag offer players more ‘value’

Warren Eves | August 6, 2016

By Warren Eves Tim “Oddsman” Utley prefers off shore betting over the glittering betting factions in Las Vegas. During the four years he lived in Las Vegas, Nevada he would move from one gaming property to another seeking betting value and the best perks. Tim hosted the Station Casino’s [...]

P Val’s lack of respect for profession is appauling!

Warren Eves | November 19, 2015

By Warren Eves His respect for the profession is nowhere to be found. His smile that charmed oh so many over the years has worn thin. The ranks of those who gave him second, third and fourth chances has dwindled.  The late Mike Mitchell gave him [...]

DVM Sheila Lyons is nowhere to be found these days: Minimal progress since her testimony before Congress

Warren Eves | October 29, 2015

By Warren Eves I wish this wasn’t so. Quite some time ago one of my best sources disappeared from view. DVM Sheila Lyons, an expert on the subject of illegal drugs in horse racing, is nowhere to be found. For many, many months she did not [...]

‘Pharoah’s TC Was Lot More Special in Ohio Circles: Veteran handicapper David K. Ruth Has Lived It All

Warren Eves | June 11, 2015

By Warren Eves What was there not to like about American Pharoah? Longtime horse playing buddy David W. Ruth puts TC losing saga in perspective. “Talk about losing streaks,” Ruth begins, “being born, raised, and living in the greater Cleveland area the majority of my life, [...]