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Dance City, Sway Away, Santiva Worth Following; Interesting Review Of Arkansas Dby & Blue Grass

Warren Eves | April 19, 2011

By Warren Eves
          What did we learn from two major prep races April 16th for the Kentucky Derby?
          Nehro, like him or not, joined Dialed In as a major player for the May 7th classic.
         Dance City, if  he had been the focus of his trainer, is a colt that would have made the big dance.
          Sway Away’s fourth place finish in [...]

Game Plan Works As Dialed In Bucks Bias In Florida; Micro Managing Of Uncle Mo To Be His Undoing

Warren Eves | April 3, 2011

By Warren Eves           Things went according to the Zito-plan Sunday in the Florida Derby.           Julien Leparoux never asked Dialed In for serious run when he tried two turns for the first time at Gulfstream Park Jan., 30.  That race is what racetrackers refer to as a “gimmee.”   Yes, it’s true, this [...]

What Were Gulf Stews Looking After Race 1 March 20?; More Fodder For Central Judgment Center Off Track

Warren Eves | March 22, 2011

By Warren Eves What in the world are these high paid stewards looking at? Day after day we see clear cut evidence that those hired to enforce the rules of race riding are failing to do so. Take the first race at Gulfstream Park Saturday, March [...]

Soldat Win Earns Spot As Major Player For Ky Derby; 2011 Sophomore Class Has An Abundance Of Promise

Warren Eves | February 26, 2011

By Warren Eves           No doubt about it–this is the strongest sophomore class in many years.           Major players for the Kentucky Derby at this hour are Brethren, Dialed In, Mucho Macho Man, Sway Away, and Saturday’s Fountain of Youth winner Soldat.   And that group doesn’t even include the pre-Derby favorite–Breeders Cup [...]

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 [...]

Bad Trip Cost Team Calabrese-Canani in Ninth at GP; Famed Hong Kong Jockey Club’s Monopoly At Risk

Warren H. Eves | February 16, 2011

By Warren Eves           Owner Frank Calabrese had to be steaming after the last race at Gulfstream Park Wednesday.           Far away in Hong Kong the richest gambling mecca is under siege via the internet.           Calabrese’s Stage Deli, making his first start off the claim, ran second [...]

Baffert’s The Factor To Stretch Out To Seven Panels; His Barn Is Loaded With Ky Derby Aspirants This Year

Warren H. Eves | February 7, 2011

By Warren Eves           Odds are pretty good Bob Baffert will have a say in this year’s Kentucky Derby.           Nobody knows how good The Factor is.  He’s going to stretch out February 20th at Santa Anita in the seven-furlong San Vicente.  He won opening day in sparkling fashion by 8-1/4 [...]

Zito May Be Coming To Dinner in Louisville in 2011; Nobody’s Talking About J W Blue At Oaklawn Park

Warren H. Eves | February 1, 2011

By Warren Eves           Guess who may be coming to dinner in Louisville May 7–96 days from now?           Nick Zito that’s who.  He assuredly has hopes to be bringing his top sophomore grade earner Dialed In.           Even though I am not putting myself through the rigors of rating the [...]

“Walking Short” Column Re-visited: Impossible To Access Sizzling Speed Biased Surface On Santa Anita Day 1

Warren Eves | December 27, 2010