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Gal jockey Sasha Risenhoover moves tack to SoCal; Veteran Vince DeGregory to handle his first lady rider

Warren Eves | August 13, 2017

By Warren Eves I’ve been rooting for jockey agent Vince DeGregory for a long time. His faith may have been rewarded last week. Jockey Sasha Risenhoover has moved her tack to Southern California. DeGregory will be her agent. “A few months ago Donna [...]

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 [...]

Cobalt Epidemic Has Horse Race Industry In A Flux: Will Regulators Ever Assert Their Definitive Authority?

Warren Eves | May 27, 2015

By Warren Eves Runaway cobalt use in horse racing is a dichotomy. There is absolutely no doubt “a division contrast between two things that are represented as being opposed” exists.  If you’re willing to delve into this complex issue it’s likely you will conclude neither side on this issue [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Clifton’s Horse Racing Stories Were Radio Treasures; Seabiscuit Match Race, Wonder Boy Scam, Caliente5/10

Warren Eves | August 27, 2013

By Warren Eves Charlie Clifton was best storyteller of my time. His nightly radio show was the most popular thing going in Los Angeles, Ca., from July 15, 1937 until March 31, 1956. He put KRKD on the map.  His easy delivery found you always turning [...]

Big Brown’s Get Sure To Impact Saratoga Race Meet; Tiger Bourbon, Always Curious Have The Makings

Warren Eves | July 16, 2013

By Warren Eves Tiger Bourbon and Always Curious could impact the famed Saratoga meet. Remember when Big Brown was 6 for 6 in 2008 and looked unbeatable going into the Belmont?  Most of the experts felt he would surely become the 12th Triple Crown champion in history. Affirmed was the [...]

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 [...]

Tizracer Surfaces In Very First Race of Belmont Meet; Tiznow Colt’s 1-Turn Mile Romp Sure Was Impressive

Warren Eves | September 21, 2012

By Warren Eves The 37-day Fall Championship meet at Belmont Park started off with a bang. In the first race of the day on September 8 a colt named Tizracer improved eons–taking a one-turn mile by 10-1/2 while well in hand. Reports have it the Tiznow [...]

Talented Filly Executiveprivilege Worthy of Accolades; Bob Baffert Reportedly Loaded For Del Mar Meeting

Warren Eves | July 14, 2012

By Warren Eves Superlatives are thrown around far too often in horse racing. Saturday at Hollywood Park we saw something special. A two-year-old filly named Executiveprivilege won like a budding superstar. And yes, she’s trained by none other than Bob Baffert. [...]