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Mendelssohn impresses with Juvenile Turf victory; Question is will he try dirt at Churchill Downs?

Warren Eves | November 3, 2017

By Warren Eves One had to be impressed with Mendelssohn’s win in Saturday’s $1-M Juvenile Turf. Racing in blinkers for the second start he was away with the lead in the opening strides. Ryan Moore had him in the garden spot all the way and when he set him down [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Blueridge Traveler Won’t Be Maiden For Long at FGD

Warren Eves | December 4, 2016

By Warren Eves Trainer Ken McPeek has to be shaking his head. He’s got a coming three-year-old name Blueridge Traveler who has experienced nightmare trips in his only two trips to the gate. On Saturday, Dec., 3, in the 9th race at the Fairgrounds he was [...]

Bill Hartack book filled with plethura of great stories

Warren Eves | November 15, 2016

By Warren Eves Horse racing historians are sure to enjoy Bill Hartack the book. For those of us who have been on this earth longer than most, Bill Christine’s recount of thoroughbred racing’s past is a must. We lost the great Phil Georgeff recently, the voice [...]

The surreal story of jockey Ralph Neves revisited; ‘Portuguese Pepperpot’ comes to life in the morgue

Warren Eves | June 2, 2016

By Warren Eves The Portuguese Pepperpot revisited. A majority of today’s horse racing fans won’t connect when jockey Ralph Neves is mentioned. Jay Richards wrote a column about the famed jockey some time ago. It’s an unbelievable story. Here’s how Richards penned this [...]

Thirtysevenlives On Impressive in First Route Try; Carpe Diem Wins Claiborne Like He Could Be Special

Warren Eves | October 5, 2014

By Warren Eves You might want to monitor a juvenile named Thirtysevenliveson. Watched the re-run of Zayat Stable’s first try at two turning and it was a perfect example of grit and determination despite losing lots of ground at Keeneland on Oct., 4. The Dale Romans-trained [...]

Filly Ring for Maddie Playable Next Time She Goes; Strong After The Wire Gallop Out Noted at Woodbine

Warren Eves | August 28, 2014

By Warren Eves We found a nugget while reviewing the August 27th eight-race card at Woodbine. A maiden three-year-old filly named Run for Maddie is playable when she re-surfaces. Here’s why. It was a maiden special weight race at six furlongs on their all weather surface. [...]

Something Extra Special May Be Brewing at Woodbine; Juvenile Named Seffeara Wins Stake Playing Around

Warren Eves | July 12, 2014

By Warren Eves Ontario-bred Seffeara proved his debut was no fluke Saturday at Woodbine. Here’s what happened.  After Seffeara dumped jockey Gary Boulanger behind the starting gate prior to the $150,000 Clarendon Stakes, things went pretty good. The Steve Oewns-trained son of Old Forester took a [...]

‘Chrome Craze’ Keeping Former Racetrackers Upbeat; Bobby Rose: “It’s Helped My Health. I’m On A High’

Warren Eves | June 5, 2014

By Warren Eves ‘Chrome craze. Only true hardened racetrackers can relate to this story. California Chrome, an unassuming three-year-old thoroughbred, is having a surreal effect on people from near and far.  The chestnut colt some claim has an “inferior pedigree” has captured hearts and souls of [...]