Past the Wire is the Horse Racing column where Professional Handicapper Jonathan Stettin shares his knowledge, experience and passion for The Sport of Kings. This is where you will find Horse Racing’s most interesting and well informed columns and articles on every aspect of the game. Jonathan tackles everything in the sport unbiased, with a unique insight that stems from his vast experience in so many areas of Thoroughbred Racing. It is truly Horse Racing Uncensored.
Tracking Trips is a valuable tool to add to your handicapping Arsenal at any level. Watching horse races with an emphasis on spotting troubled trips is a learned art that comes with experience. The horses on our list generally fall into three categories: Horses who ran into trouble or had rough trips and/or received a less than perfect ride, or the rider made a mistake, horses who ran against or sometimes with a true bias.
That was a phenomenal article Jonathan. Thank you for writing it and sharing it. Ruffian was my second love (after Man O' War) and I simply cannot stop the tears from falling every time I read about this magnificent black beauty.
LeeAnne Deardorff Goen
thanks for posting
Darren Rybka (@RybkaDarren)
@jonathanstettin major bias play, thanks j man!!!! Lol
Michael R. Snow (@theWynnDough)
Another one from the "black and white marble like notebook." Fish Trappe Road $8.70. UFC pay per view $. Thanks Jon!
Great writing my man, awesome, thank you so much. Well done.
Chris LaPort (@alloutdrive)
Props to the Pick 6 King @jonathanstettin Your pool was the only one I bought into, and with good reason. Thank you sir! Great ‘capping!
@jonathanstettin anytime chief, you always giving back so its only right!!
Gary A. Wernett (@SenorTrifecta)
@jonathanstettin Thank you for your effort on the pick 6 at Gulfstream. I played it w/you for the first time today and you hit it twice!!!!
Terri Martin (@GolfGirlTexas)
Congrats @jonathanstettin ! That’s why ur the king!
Could not be more happy for @jonathanstettin . Like I said a few weeks ago: he is the best in the game!
Mary Rampellini (@DRFRampellini)
@jonathanstettin, Thank you so much! You are all class!
@jonathanstettin congrats on a great hit. Very nice job!!!
John Ball (@P3Tacco)
@jonathanstettin What a surprise….thank you—- thank you….I can say I was part of history.
Marcus Vitali is banned from Florida tracks. This is especially disappointing considering the success he had with the Kieran McLaughlin horses he had a few years back. I don't like to see the negative images this sort of thing conjures up.
Brilliant as always. Agree with everything you said. Thank you! ! 🙂
Michael R. Snow (@theWynnDough)
Nice score King! @jonathanstettin Well played with the 4 singled on one ticket. 2 times! Big congrats.
Bombsaway Bob Grant (@BombsawayBob)
@jonathanstettin @EliteRacingNet Way To Go, outstanding Handicapping!
@jonathanstettin Another great look back by Jonathan at the king of the claimers Oscar Barrera.
@jonathanstettin Your article re reading when a horse dead on board made me some $ just now. Untapable was, IMO, odds-on, but dead. TY!
Thnx to @jonathanstettin I made being right about Channel Maker count! Didn’t play him in under at all, cashed dbls, exs,tri, super and p4.
@PastTheWire take that story & others you have and write a book. I would buy it. Any good ones out there that are pure stories?
@jonathanstettin Well done per usual. A true horseplayer who can articulate nicely #keepitup.
Good stuff buddy! RT @jonathanstettin: Racing’s not Dead.
@jonathanstettin Wonderful article! You’re a great ambassador for the game! We’ve been spoiled with elite equine athletes in recent memory.
@jonathanstettin Great article!
@jonathanstettin great read as always!
@jonathanstettin Jon just wanted to say thx for the info you provide.
@jonathanstettin is there a any better at writing thoroghbred articles that are ” relevant” to the horseplayer and fan alike ? I think not.
Jon Parr (@JonParr21)
I admit I’m a history nerd, love learning stories of the past. Thank you for a great and insightful read twitter.com/PastTheWire/st…
Del Mar is doing the right thing in paying out the 5 of 6 consolation in the aftermath of the confusion following the mandatory clawing day pay out of their jackpot pick 6. I agree with what they are doing, with a minor exception. If you bet through an ADW [...]
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