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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 Canadian-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 [...]

Keep Talking impresses day two as Fairgrounds opens

Warren Eves | November 23, 2016

By Warren Eves Day two of the winter Fairgrounds meet produced some notable runs. Bereton Jones‘ Keep Talking, favored when sixth as the favorite in his Keeneland debut, made amends in the maiden special weight sixth. Despite veering out at the start the Ghostzapper colt still led in the [...]

Creator’s Arkansas win muddles Ky Derby picture; Here’s in depth video tape review of Oaklawn Derby

Warren Eves | April 16, 2016

By Warren Eves The Kentucky Derby became a bit muddled Saturday. Usually the Arkansas Derby brings a bit of clarity to the big dance. Not so on April 16 at Oaklawn Park. In the end a Win Star Farm split entry had a large say in [...]

Old Westbury man loses $90K place wager on Big A

Warren Eves | March 29, 2016

This is a story that was posted by winky on the Chicago Barn To Wire site on Saturday, March 28, 2016. It read as follows: When a 1-9 shot named Constellation ran dead last in a 4 horse field Kevin Collson lost every dime he had in the bank……. [...]

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 [...]

Apprentice Arny Fontanez May Have Magical Touch; Wins With Filly Who Had Not Been Competitive at CRC

Warren Eves | March 10, 2014

By Warren Eves Sometimes it’s impossible to explain why a horse suddenly becomes competitive. We mention this because of a horse named Run Gia Run. In her sixth start, after showing absolutely zip, Run Gia Run won the third at Calder Race Course on Feb., 21. [...]

To Follow Or Not To Follow A Horse The Question; Pagets Added To Playback List Despite Key Factors

Warren Eves | February 5, 2014

By Warren Eves Sometimes even hardened handicappers are left scratching their heads. That would be the case after I reviewed the graduation run of Steve Asmussen’s Pagets.  He won on Feb., 1 at the Fairgrounds. Basic handicapping rule No #1 says statistics have proven beyond a [...]

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 [...]

NHBPA’s Hanrahan Ripped for Out of Touch Stance; Lyons Asks Congress To Act on Drug Free Equine Bill

Warren Eves | November 26, 2013

By Warren Eves The testimony of the NHBPA representative in Congress November 21st was appalling. Philip Hanrahan may be a skilled lawyer but his priority was obviously agenda based beyond belief. “The NHBPA draws a clear distinction between illegal doping and lawful therapeutic medication that has [...]

Summer Solo’s Debut Triumph Better Than It Appears; Clement’s 2YO Roar Colt Surges Despite Slow Fractions

Warren Eves | November 18, 2013

By Warren Eves
Summer Solo may be special among New York-breds and beyond.
The Christophe Clement trained two-year-old won November 13 at Aqueduct on the turf.  It’s just one race but this colt looks like he could make a lot of noise against three-year-olds in 2014.
Here’s why the debut win of Summer Solo impressed this writer so [...]