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Santa Anita Park’s culture must change to stop slide; Hire racing sec, go after every top claimer in land

Warren Eves | August 20, 2017

By Warren Eves Santa Anita’s plunge from greatness can be fixed. I was among many who wrote Tim Ritvo in regard to this issue weeks ago. This week I felt compelled to follow it up. Here’s what I sent Ritvo. [...]

It’s Past Time To Hold Racetrack Stews Accountable; Non-Action By Parx & Oaklawn Judges Unacceptable!

Warren Eves | February 11, 2013

By Warren Eves Stewards need to be held accountable. There were two atrocious non actions on the part of judges in the past two weeks. 1.) Race eight at Parx on February 3rd found the judges doing nothing when Mad Magic was denied a fair start [...]

Linemaker Terry Turrell Hates Splitting of Entries; Claims Uncoupling Same Owner Entries Is Bad Policy

Warren Eves | January 8, 2013

By Warren Eves When Goldencents won the Sham at Santa Anita it spiked opinion. For once, when Bob Baffert had two of the five horses entered in the race, his tandem failed to get the money. “We thought that with Baffert having two horses in the [...]

You Dancing Demon’s Graduation Was Exceptional: Valid Trip Notes Should Always Be Part of Process

Warren Eves | March 25, 2012

By Warren Eves You Dancing Demon’s maiden graduation stirred my trip note enthusiasm March 24. It took place in Hawthorne’s sixth race while most pundits were watching Turfway Park’s Spiral. The four-year-old gelding trained by Christine Janks overcame adversity to win large.  In the process the [...]

Grand Characters And Nicknames Go Hand In Hand When You’re Talking About Life On The Racetracks

Warren Eves | February 22, 2012

By Warren Eves We’re currently working on my book,  It includes a myriad of character names. Tuesday retired jockey agent Harry “The Hat” Hacek submitted ‘Grand Characters.’ In a matter of minutes Harry Hacek recalls many monikers associated with horse racing circles. Here’s [...]

Mucho Macho Man and Rogue Romance In Derby Race; Crimson China To Test Chances In March 26 Spiral

Warren H. Eves | February 22, 2011

By Warren Eves           Mucho Macho Man and Rogue Romance exit the Risen Star as major players on the Kentucky Derby trail.           Team Valor has announced a game plan for their import Crimson China.           Here are some thoughts we gathered after review of three-year-old fixtures the [...]

A Trip Note Dilemma For Those Who Noted Gold for Cash’s Better-Than-Looked Second to Razmataz

Warren H. Eves | January 13, 2011

By Warren Eves           Where will Gold for Cash show up next time out in Florida?           He’s a three-year-old colt with a quarter horse name.  He’s shown improvement in each of his last three starts.  That’s a handicapping angle more than often produces a winning run.           Wednesday(January [...]

It’s Runs Like Juvenile Filly Named Hollywood Affair Made At Hollywood Park Sunday That Stirs Interest

Warren Eves | May 2, 2010

By Warren Eves A two-year-old filly named Hollywood Affair is going to make a lot of noise. She did not win Hollywood Park’s third race Sunday but she certainly showed the kind of promise you are always looking for. These sorts of developments could become the [...]

Richards, Feld, Turrell, Charles, and Hernandez Offer Bet Approaches To Ky Derby

Warren Eves | April 30, 2010

By Warren Eves Opinions run the gamut when it comes to the Kentucky Derby. You’re going to find a plethora of views on the most talked about horse race of the year.  So…… we go! Jay Richards, former turf writer for the Las Vegas Review, says: “I liked [...]