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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 [...]

The surreal story of jockey Ralph Neves revisited; ‘Portuguese Pepperpot’ comes to life in the morgue

Warren Eves | June 2, 2016

By Warren Eves The Portuguese Pepperpot revisited. A majority of today’s horse racing fans won’t connect when jockey Ralph Neves is mentioned. Jay Richards wrote a column about the famed jockey some time ago. It’s an unbelievable story. Here’s how Richards penned this [...]

Harry “The Hat” Hacek Ready To Compete Yet Again; Escaped Chicago’s Shady Side For Unmatched Run

Warren Eves | January 17, 2015

By Warren H. Eves “I am ready to compete at the major league level again and will await a worthy rider.” Those are the words of someone born and raised on the outskirts of the Chicago loop.  We’re talking about days when a young man could easily aspire to [...]

Leggy Smooth Stone Had Grow Up Run at Woodbine; Sam-Son Farm’s Ontario-bred 4YOC Is The Real Deal

Warren Eves | May 12, 2014

By Warren Eves It takes a lot to impress this hardened turf writer. A leggy newly turned four-year-old colt named Smooth Stone sure caught the eye on May 11 at Woodbine. Front wraps and all Sam-Son Farm’s Ontario-bred son of Giant’s Causeway has a number of [...]

Insights Into The Inner Workings of Tim Osterman; Reveals His Scores, Bad Beats, & Betting Approaches

Warren Eves | January 29, 2014

We just learned that Tim Osterman passed away.  He was a dear friend of Warren’s and I always enjoyed reading his work.  Condolences to his family and friends and I am honored to republish Warren’s interview of Tim that occurred in January. MG By Warren Eves [...]

2YO First Timer Impressive On Turf With Bug In Irons; I Got That Memo May Be More Than Ordinary Juvenile

Warren Eves | August 6, 2013

By Warren Eves Ever watch a horse race and say wow! That’s what happened when I reviewed race five August 4th at Woodbine. A first time starter I Got That Memo swept from 8th to 1st losing gobs of ground on his way to airing. [...]

Maker’s Claim Of Animal Style Has Reaped Rewards; Spanish Steps 3YO Shows 2-1-1-2-1 Runs Since Taken

Warren Eves | April 20, 2013

By Warren Eves Michael Maker may not get enough credit for his training prowess. His acquisition of Animal Style out of a maiden $30,000 race last November may rank as one of the best claims in eons.  The three-year-old colt brushed fifth to first in the final eighth of [...]

Strait Of Dover Sets New TR Winning Queen’s Plate; Could Be Last Renewal Of Canada’s Famous Contest

Warren Eves | June 24, 2012

By Warren Eves Strait Of Dover made winning the $1-million Queen’s Plate look easy while breaking the track record Sunday. The question is will the oldest horse race be renewed in 2013?  If the Ontario government does not alter its position on cancelling racetrack slots there will be no [...]

‘Anita Racing Dept Needs Radical Policy Changes Now!; New Exec Must Address Perception Of Once Great Place

Warren Eves | April 12, 2012

By Warren Eves We like the enthusiasm of Santa Anita Park’s newest exec Mark Verge. Problem is……..nothing will change until they start from scratch in the racing office. Watched Verge on a racing channel this week.  His ideas are: 1.) Aggressive promotion of [...]

Ky Derby ‘Futures’ Nuggets May Still Be Out There; Film Shot, Al’s Uncle & Scat Happy Worth Monitoring

Warren Eves | February 2, 2012

By Warren Eves Will the 9th race which was run at Gulfstream Park on February 1 have Kentucky Derby implications? Call it a malady.  Label it anything you wish.  We really believe that maiden special weights race on the lawn at a mile and a sixteenth might well be [...]