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Meadowlands’ crack handicapping crew aces full!; Brower, Prewitt, Heyden, Warkentin & Horowitz

Warren Eves | August 4, 2017

By Warren Eves The Meadowlands pre-race similcast commentary team is absolute! Every racetrack exec should be required to watch the best thought provoking wagering format show on the planet. Dave Brower and four others bring it! Sound reasoning backs up every opinion they might suggest. To [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Here Comes Baffert With Another Juvenile Prospect; Executiveprivilege Wins Debut In Awesome Fashion

Warren Eves | June 29, 2012

By Warren Eves Every summer stakes prospects debut at Hollywood Park Executiveprivilege won her debut in awesome fashion June 28 and never took a deep breath. The leggy First Samurai filly, bought for $650,000 in April at Ocala, appears to have figured things out in a [...]

‘Anita Racing Dept Needs Radical Policy Changes Now!; New Exec Must Address Perception Of Once Great Place

Warren Eves | April 12, 2012

By Warren Eves We like the enthusiasm of Santa Anita Park’s newest exec Mark Verge. Problem is……..nothing will change until they start from scratch in the racing office. Watched Verge on a racing channel this week.  His ideas are: 1.) Aggressive promotion of [...]

Fernando Jara Resurfaces At Aqueduct Aboard Winner; Frazil Wins In BTL’d Fashion For Linda Rice

Warren H. Eves | February 9, 2011

By Warren Eves           Remember the 18-year-old kid named Fernando Jara who won the Breeders Cup Classic with Invasor way back when?           Jara resurfaced Wednesday at the Big A and won wire to wire with his only mount–Number One Cherry in the day’s sixth race.           The [...]

Hacek Urges Stronach To Stand Tall And Clean House To Bring Order Back To The Once Great Race Place

Warren H. Eves | February 6, 2011

By Harry Hacek To begin I must acknowledge my appreciation for radio host Roger Stein. Much of my information is garnered from his show. His shows can be found on his archives radio page. It is through Stein I stay current with the happenings of California racing. I appreciate him for giving [...]

Shankopotamus Left Grizzled Handicapper Bit Puzzled; Soldat Impresses Despite Racing Over Big A Slop

Warren H. Eves | January 22, 2011

By Warren Eves What kind of a future does the maiden winner named Shankopotamus have? On Friday, January 21 the next day a colt named Soldat impressed in New York.  It’s that time of the year.  That’s what makes each day interesting. It had been [...]

‘The Hat’ Hacek’s Bombshell Column To Name Those Responsible For Santa Anita’s Free Fall This Friday

Warren H. Eves | January 18, 2011

By Warren Eves           Make sure to check this website space Friday.           Famed retired jockey agent Harry “The Hat” Hacek is putting the finishing touches on a blockbuster column.             Hacek and I talk shop from time to time.  We share similar frustrations with the California thoroughbred horse [...]