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There’s reason why the biggest bettors flock to HKJC; Nearly $19 MILLION was bet PER RACE in Hong Kong

Warren Eves | July 20, 2017

By Warren Eves “Any wonder why the world’s biggest horse bettors have flocked to Hong Kong?” That statement that came our way from Jay Richards, former turf editor of the Las Vegas Review Journal. Richards knows the Hong Kong Jockey Club circuit about as well as anyone. He’s done [...]

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 [...]

Chronicle of Runaway Cobalt Chloride Epidemic: Aussie Trainer Darren Smith Appeals 15-Year Ban

Warren Eves | March 20, 2015

By Warren Eves This is a chronicle of a far reaching illegal substance epidemic. The Hong Kong Jockey Club has been ahead of the curve since 2006.  They were testing for cobalt levels.  HKJC researchers found that a urinary threshold of 75 nanograms per milliliter and plasma threshold of [...]

Racetracks Cannot Survive on “Whale” Action Alone; Those 10-cent Superfectas Give “Greybeards” A Shot

Warren Eves | October 14, 2014

By Warren Eves The world that makes horse racing’s money wheel go around is not limited to whales. For those who are not familiar with the tag “whale.”  It’s a term Las Vegas places on a mega-buck gamblers. As the years have rolled by I have [...]

Thirtysevenlives On Impressive in First Route Try; Carpe Diem Wins Claiborne Like He Could Be Special

Warren Eves | October 5, 2014

By Warren Eves You might want to monitor a juvenile named Thirtysevenliveson. Watched the re-run of Zayat Stable’s first try at two turning and it was a perfect example of grit and determination despite losing lots of ground at Keeneland on Oct., 4. The Dale Romans-trained [...]

Rally-Wide Types Dominate Oaklawn Park’s Day Three; Will Horses Stuck Inside Come Back To Bite The Player?

Warren Eves | January 13, 2014

By Warren Eves Oaklawn Park’s day three was the first day we did our video tape review. The oval was listed as “good” after two days of soupy racing surface. We no longer do video tape review when a racing surface is a sea of mud. [...]

What’s Really Behind USTA Leaving the RMTC Circle?; Is Clenbuterol Time Frame Statute Really THE Issue?

Warren Eves | September 29, 2013

By Warren Eves On Septemter 26 the United State Trotting Association rejected RCI’s proposed national model rules on medical standards. Seeking reaction we contacted three respected veterinarians: Dr. Sheila Lyons, who testified before Congress in 2012, Brian Stewart of Australia’s Racing Victoria and Peter Curl of the Hong Kong [...]

Is It Possible Solemnly Swear Is Triple Crown Worthy?; George Hall’s Colt Graduated Like More Distance A Plus

Warren Eves | August 14, 2013

By Warren Eves Without doubt the toughest puzzle in horse racing is prognosticating how romping maiden winners perform when they return. More times than one can count, impressive maiden special weight winners can’t be found next time around. All that being said, one has to conclude [...]

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. [...]

Attitude/Approach Separate Baze From The Others; Longtime Agent Ray Harris Belongs In Hall Of Fame

Warren Eves | May 23, 2013

By Harry “The Hat” Hacek Do you know what separates Russell Baze from others? Attitude and approach! For more than 39 years the soon to be 55-year young Baze, born in Vancouver, British Columbia, has performed his trade with remarkable unmatched consistency. He [...]