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Get Caught up on Thoroughbred Horse Racing, The Sport of Kings with Jonathan Stettin’s Take on The Latest Racing News.

Catching Up On the Sport of Kings

August 14th, 2018|Tags: , , , , , , , |

  Jonathan Stettin gets you caught up on the latest in the Sport of Kings and takes you Past the Wire in thoroughbred racing: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SlpbjAFkCVs     For the BEST TRIP NOTES in the game use TRACKING TRIPS at Past the Wire. You can't afford not to be a #member.  Receive our Clubhouse Notes, Track Bias Information and of course our Spot Plays  all as a bonus. There is no service like it in the game, and you can raise your game to a whole new level. Become a #member or learn more here:     Take advantage of Past the Wire's discount on Formulator. Get the most out of your past performances with customizable features, see what you want to see and need to see, search statistics and improve your game. Use our Promo Code PTWF10 for a 10% discount on any Formulator package, whether you are a new or existing customer. Jonathan Stettin, The Pick 6 King uses Formulator. Learn more here:   Subscribe to our columns at PastTheWire.com Follow on Twitter @kaitlinefree Follow on Twitter @pastthewire Follow on Twitter @Nicky_DAgs Follow on Twitter @jonathanstettin Subscribe to our YouTube channel Past the Wire Like us on FaceBook @pastthewire  

Inexcusable

August 11th, 2018|Tags: |

    Past the Wire By Jonathan Stettin Inexcusable     We see fractions we know cannot be accurate. We see run ups we question. We see chicklet technology based on GPS show horses where they aren’t. Handicapping is a science. An art based on accurate information. If our fractions are not flawless then all the other information derived from them is flawed. This included all speed figures and everything else. We have accepted big fluctuations in odds after the race. It’s normal because sometimes they go up as well as down they will tell you. While this is true real time technology exists. If Amazon can tell you the last of 2,875,426 pairs of sneakers were sold a second before you ordered, we should be able to have accurate real time odds within a second of the gate opening.   I go back much further than the day the wrong horse was disqualified at Saratoga. Allemuese some of you will remember. An inexcusable one-time mistake. I wish. Yesterday at the premiere meet in the country if not the world, albeit [...]

The Fourstardave…

August 11th, 2018|Tags: , |

      The FourStarDave By Nick D'agostino This Saturday on August 11 th Saratoga will play host to the annual FourStarDave Grade One Mile on the turf formerly known as the Daryl’s Joy Handicap. As an honor to the affectionately nicknamed “Sultan of Saratoga” in 1996, this race was renamed after one of my favorite horses as I was growing up, FourstarDave. Fans would come out to Saratoga in droves to watch him run as he was a local favorite of many. FourStarDave won at least 1 race every summer at Saratoga from 1987 to 1994 and at one point you couldn’t even mention Saratoga without thinking about this horse. Ridden by Hall of Fame riders such as Randy Romero, Angel Cordero Jr., Mike Smith, and Jose Santos I am sure they all have fond memories of this fan favorite. Sadly, FourStarDave passed away from a heart attack in October of 2002 at the age of 17. He is one of only three horses buried at Clare Court at Saratoga Race Course. FourStarDave a New York bred gelding was bred [...]

Read, Watch & Enjoy Past the Wire

August 11th, 2018|

We hope you all enjoy this little Past the Wire video we put together. It is filled with old friends and new, all of whom enjoy our columns, videos and more. A special thanks to all who participated: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T_0ulpQp06I&t=15s   Subscribe to our columns at PastTheWire.com Follow on Twitter @kaitlinefree Follow on Twitter @pastthewire Follow on Twitter @Nicky_DAgs Follow on Twitter @jonathanstettin Subscribe to our YouTube channel Past the Wire Like us on FaceBook @pastthewire  

Sports Betting Opens New Doors for Horseplayers

August 10th, 2018|Tags: , , |

    Although sports betting is in the early stages since being de-regulated by the Federal Government and left to the individual states, we are already seeing some new and interesting wagering opportunities. One such opportunity occurred on Haskell Day at Monmouth where sports wagering is underway. In a column for US Racing I talk about a chance that just looked too easy and was. There will be more to come for sure. Read about a unique wagering opportunity at Monmouth here......    For great rebates, a sign up bonus, and to wager on Horse-racing from all 50 states check out US Racing and all they have to offer:     For the best Trip Notes in the game and a second set of experienced trained eyes become a member of Tracking Trips, there is no service like it:   Jonathan Stettin, The Pick 6 King uses DRF FORMULATOR. The best past performances on the market, customizable with the info you want and need in a format you recognize and is easy to follow. Use PROMO CODE PTWF10 for any new [...]

Stallion Dynasties: Northern Dancer

August 8th, 2018|Tags: |

    Stallion Dynasties: A new series from Past the Wire by Kaitlin Free:   Northern Dancer:   Past the Wire is proud to introduce to you our newest column, Stallion Dynasties. Stallion Dynasties is an in depth look at some of racing’s greatest stallions and their successful sons that have carried on their legacy. This series will be a long term project with many installments and will follow US and international sire lines. Our first entry will start out with perhaps the greatest stallion of them all, Northern Dancer. In the summer of 1962, the small and unassuming bay colt was offered for a reserve of $25,000 Northern Dancer with Horatio Luro (around $600,000 in today’s market) at a yearling sale but there were no takers. He stayed with his breeder E.P. Taylor, owner of Winfields Farm. Ten years prior Taylor had bred the stallion Nearctic after purchasing his dam in foal to the great Nearco. He paired Nearctic with the Native Dancer mare Natalma and produced what he thought would be one of his best crosses yet. [...]

Kaitlin Free talks the Whitney 2018

August 4th, 2018|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

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Nobody Was Better

August 3rd, 2018|

  When it came to race riding at Saratoga nobody was better than Angel Cordero Jr. In this week's column for AmWager we take a look back at Angel's 11 straight Saratoga riding titles. It is a streak likely to stand for a long time. Read Nobody Was Better here......   Subscribe to our columns at PastTheWire.com Follow on Twitter @kaitlinefree Follow on Twitter @pastthewire Follow on Twitter @Nicky_DAgs Follow on Twitter @jonathanstettin Subscribe to our YouTube channel Past the Wire Like us on FaceBook @pastthewire  

Whitney 2018 Preview

August 3rd, 2018|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

The Whitney 2018 Preview By Georgio Sette It's the 91st running of the Grade 1 Whitney stakes, now with a purse of $1,200,000.00. There's no doubt it's one of the best races at the Saratoga meet, and one of the best for older horses in the country. This 2018 field of 8 is packed with four & five-year-old's who have exhibited flashes of brilliance, and now are collectively entered to extend their championship ways, with a Breeders Cup dream coming soon enough this autumn. It's sure to be another 9-furlong thriller, and here's how I see it, offering my best order of finish while providing information I know you will find useful for you to make an informed decision at the betting windows. # 4 Mind Your Biscuits    He's arguably the best NY Bred in training, a true hard hitter & relentless closer, who recently added yet another dynamic performance to his resume; albeit in defeat (by a nose) in the Grade 1 Metropolitan Mile.  He ran a monster race that day at the one-turn mile & now he'll have to demonstrate [...]

Weekend Stakes Recap 7/30/2018

July 30th, 2018|Tags: , , , , , , |

     For great rebates, a sign up bonus, and to wager on Sports or Horse-racing from all 50 states check out US Racing and all they have to offer:           For the best Past Performances in the game, try DRF FORMULATOR. Customizable, the info you want and need in a format you are comfortable with. Jonathan Stettin, The Pick 6 King uses DRF FORMULATOR. For a 10% discount on any DRF FORMULATOR package or renewal use Promo Code PTWF10;   Kaitlin Free and Jonathan Stettin talk about their takes on the Haskell, Curlin and Jim Dandy stakes and more: https://youtu.be/hxWOVaGbSBI Subscribe to our columns at PastTheWire.com Follow on Twitter @kaitlinefree Follow on Twitter @pastthewire Follow on Twitter @Nicky_DAgs Follow on Twitter @jonathanstettin Subscribe to our YouTube channel Past the Wire Like us on FaceBook @pastthewire    

David Mussad Gets First Win by Kaitlin Free

July 29th, 2018|Tags: |

We would like to send our congratulations to California apprentice jockey David Mussad on his first victory! David scored his first win on Daddy Duke in a 5 1/2 furlong claiming race at Sacramento. The pair won with ease in a final time of 1:05.01 for owner Scott Leon and trainer Isidro Tamayo. David has two mounts today at Sacramento, race 2 aboard Kiss Stealin and race 8 aboard Flir Power. We wish him continued success in his career and hope to see him on the big stage soon!

Haskell 2018 Preview by Georgio Sette

July 28th, 2018|Tags: , , , , |

The 2018  Haskell Invitational Grade 1:  Purse $1,000.000.00   By Georgio Sette                                                                       The winner of this race will be entitled to an automatic entry to the 2018 Breeders Cup Classic this autumn. We have reached the 50th year since it inauguratedback in 1968,  This 9 furlong classic has hosted numerous champions who went on to have fabulous racing careers, and it is still one of the more anticipated races. Yes, for certain the race has lost some of it's luster due to the announcement of Triple Crown winner Justify's retirement, but it will, as always exhibit some of the very best three-year-old's in training. It's the Monmouth Park seasonal headliner, with seven colts entered to take their shot at history. I have completed a very detailed handicapping process, including a lifetime past performance statistical breakdown, video analysis of specific moves and strides, behavioral patterns, workout willingness and performance, and good [...]

Kaitlin Free Goes Past the Wire

July 28th, 2018|Tags: , , , |

  Kaitlin Free makes her webcast debut for Past the Wire talking about some of the latest happenings in The Sport of Kings. We have a lot of webcasts including some great guests and insight planned for the future. Thank you for watching and subscribing and we hope you enjoy Kaitlin's debut.   There is no better time to try DRF FORMULATOR with Saratoga and Del Mar in full swing. Use PROMO CODE PTWF10 for a 10% discount on any DRF FORMULATOR package or renewal.                                        For wagering on sports or thoroughbred racing and more, check out US Racing. Members are accepted from all states:        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OZjpOez-hkE&t=7s   Subscribe to our columns at PastTheWire.com Follow on Twitter @kaitlinefree Follow on Twitter @pastthewire Follow on Twitter @Nicky_DAgs Follow on Twitter @jonathanstettin Subscribe to our YouTube channel Past the Wire Like us on FaceBook @pastthewire  

A Better Way

July 26th, 2018|Tags: , , |

      In this week's column for AmWager I consider and weigh in on "the other way" of handling inquiries, fouls, and disqualifications. Feel free to weigh in yourselves. Read A Better Way here.......       Subscribe to our columns at PastTheWire.com Follow on Twitter @kaitlinefree Follow on Twitter @pastthewire Follow on Twitter @Nicky_DAgs Follow on Twitter @jonathanstettin Subscribe to our YouTube channel Past the Wire Like us on FaceBook @pastthewire      

The Ugly Side of Horse Racing

July 26th, 2018|Tags: |

    The Ugly Side of Horse Racing By Nick D'Agostino     Horse racing…… the sport of kings, the glitz, the glamour and all the pomp and circumstance you can handle. I never really gave much thought initially to all the behind the scenes issues that exist in horse racing when I first started out. On the outside it seems so regal and classy, but beneath the esthetics there’s another side. The one nobody wants to talk about in the industry.  Horse Slaughter- The issue of horse slaughter is as broad and vast as a wildfire raging through dry brush. The topic is equally hot if you bring it up to anyone in the business.  Ask anyone in the business what they think of horse slaughter and most of them want to run for the exit because it’s so politically charged that one wrong word in the wrong direction could have ripple effects on future business amongst a host of other unknown ramifications. Thoroughbred horse slaughter is a direct result of over breeding and the claiming portion of racing. This [...]