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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 [...]

Majesto is the 30-to-1 boxcar “value” in Ky Derby

Warren Eves | May 5, 2016

By Warren Eves
Javier Castellano’s long race riding hiistory with Todd Pletcher takes him off a colt who has a huge chance at a boxcar price in the Kentucky Derby.
Majesto(18), opening at a lofty 30-1, offers enormous “value” coming off a much better than appears running line in the Florida Derby. The “leggy” son of Tiznow [...]

Leggy Smooth Stone Had Grow Up Run at Woodbine; Sam-Son Farm’s Ontario-bred 4YOC Is The Real Deal

Warren Eves | May 12, 2014

By Warren Eves It takes a lot to impress this hardened turf writer. A leggy newly turned four-year-old colt named Smooth Stone sure caught the eye on May 11 at Woodbine. Front wraps and all Sam-Son Farm’s Ontario-bred son of Giant’s Causeway has a number of [...]

2YO First Timer Impressive On Turf With Bug In Irons; I Got That Memo May Be More Than Ordinary Juvenile

Warren Eves | August 6, 2013

By Warren Eves Ever watch a horse race and say wow! That’s what happened when I reviewed race five August 4th at Woodbine. A first time starter I Got That Memo swept from 8th to 1st losing gobs of ground on his way to airing. [...]

Belmont Leaves Handicapper David Ruth Frustrated; Maintains Calder’s 10-cent Pick 6 Wager Is The Best

Warren Eves | June 10, 2013

By Warren Eves Sometimes a subtle equipment change is the key to picking the winner. David Ruth is a crack handicapper I spent many days with in Las Vegas betting arenas. No matter what your age may be, one can learn from guys like Ruth. [...]

Here’s A Strange Story On Day of Famed Match Race; Trainer Rose Takes Shot Naming Famed Jock And Wins

Warren Eves | January 23, 2013

By Warren Eves Here’s an unusual horse racing story. It came our way from former horse trainer Bobby Rose. Take it back to July 20, 1974 at the track of the Lakes and Flowers–famed Hollywood Park. Here’s trainer Rose’s recollection of the events [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]