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A Chat With Rising Star Oisin Murphy by Jonathan Stettin

January 19th, 2019|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

  A Chat with Rising Star Oisin Murphy By Jonathan Stettin Although Oisin Murphy did not decide to become a jockey until he was 15 years old, you would be hard pressed to argue he was not born to be one. It is not just the excellent riding skills he has displayed so early in his career, nor the enormous success he's had, it is also his background. Oisin grew up on a farm, and he was riding a pony at only 4 years old. He owned his first pony at just 7 years of age. Racing was in his blood as well, being the nephew of Jim Culloty, a steeplechase jockey who won the Cheltenham Gold Cup three times in addition to the Irish and English Grand Nationals. Riding professionally since just 2013, Oisin Murphy has already put together quite the resume with major wins in races like The Eclipse Stakes, The Haydock Sprint Cup, The Juddmonte International, The Queen Elizabeth, The Sussex Stakes, The E. P. Taylor, The Dubai Turf, The Prix de la Foret, The Irish Champion Stakes [...]

Winx, The Wonder Mare

January 18th, 2019|Tags: , |

    WINX: The Wonder Mare By Mary Dixon Reynolds   So many of the indomitable Aussie mare’s races look alike. The stands are always packed with exhilarated Winx lovers waving their blue and white fans in appreciation of the spectacle they are about to witness.  Then the beautiful bay appears, not turning a hair, as she steps onto the track. Winx has long adjusted to the sheer hysteria and presence of her fans. It’s not only her star-studded presence that attracts her ardent supporters, it’s the way she deposes her competition. She always takes her position at the back of the pack, frequently last, then begins picking horses in a dazzling turn of foot to hit the wire first.  Like another mare by Street Cry, Winx just seems to know where the wire is.   Winx has been unbeatable for four years at different race courses and different distances {ranging from 1300 to 2200 meters}, winning a record shattering 21 Group 1 races and winning 29 consecutive races. Although she shows no signs of slowing down, The Street Cry mare [...]

It Wasn’t Broke

January 17th, 2019|Tags: , , |

In this week's column I look at some horse racing journalism and reporting issues. Read It Wasn't Broke here.........       The Arm, Be With Us, #MEMBERSHIP  Subscribe to our columns at PastTheWire.com Subscribe to our YouTube channel Past the Wire Like us on FaceBook @pastthewire Follow on Twitter @pastthewire Follow on Twitter @kaitlinefree Follow on Twitter @Nicky_DAgs Follow on Twitter @JohnDaSilva Follow on Twitter @jonathanstettin Follow on Twitter @ItsMeGinoB Follow on Twitter @SetteBetterDays Follow on Twitter @CourtneyNSnow   Experience one of the best and most state of the art wagering platforms in racing. Visit AmWager to bet on horse racing through their site and see what an ADW  can do with technology:      For the BEST TRIP NOTES in the game use TRACKING TRIPS at Past the Wire. You can't afford not to be a #member.  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 [...]

City to Light Up Pegasus World Cup by Gary Christie

January 17th, 2019|Tags: , , , , , , |

  City to Light Up the Pegasus World Cup  By Gary Christie   Gulfstream Park, Florida is primed for the upcoming third running of the Pegasus World Cup, North America’s richest horse race. The probable defection of McKinzie and the advent of a Pegasus World Cup Turf race taking its share of the purse, along with at least one of the contenders in the shape of Yoshida, means we may not get a full field of twelve this time around. The 1 1/8 mile distance brings together horses from both the mile-and-a-quarter classic distance in Accelerate and Audible among others, but also one major contender from the mile division with Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile winner City of Light en route to big things this year. There’s a little international flavor in this year’s event too with Mexico’s champion Kukulkan taking part with Europe’s best rider Frankie Dettori booked to take the mount on the recent Caribbean Classic winner at Gulfstream. It’s easy to see why Accelerate is the morning line favorite for this race, the six-year-old trained by John Sadler having [...]

A Winning Combination

January 11th, 2019|Tags: , , , |

  A Winning Combination By: Nick D’Agostino   The future of racing relies on the influx of new talent and it is not an easy business to automatically jump into and become successful overnight. Pick any job that has to do with the backside and rest assured you’re going to be challenged at every turn to become mildly successful.  I had the pleasure of talking with Jose Santos Jr. recently. I remember him as kid dressed to the nines in a suit standing by his father’s side, Hall of Fame jockey Jose Santos Sr, in the winner’s circle at Churchill Downs after he piloted Funnycide to win the Kentucky Derby in 2003. He’s all grown up now and just like his father he decided to pursue a career in horse racing but in a different role as an agent. Jose Jr. had the unique opportunity to grow up around so many greats in the sport those like his father- many of them Hall of Fame riders. Jose Jr. recalled “they were my influence”,” I learned a lot being around them”.  My first question [...]

THOSE WHO KNOW DON’T SAY

January 11th, 2019|Tags: , , |

  In this week's column we look at tips and information at the races. Is there such a thing? Read Those Who Know Don't Say Here.......   The Arm, Be With Us, #MEMBERSHIP  Subscribe to our columns at PastTheWire.com Subscribe to our YouTube channel Past the Wire Like us on FaceBook @pastthewire Follow on Twitter @pastthewire Follow on Twitter @kaitlinefree Follow on Twitter @Nicky_DAgs Follow on Twitter @JohnDaSilva Follow on Twitter @jonathanstettin Follow on Twitter @ItsMeGinoB Follow on Twitter @SetteBetterDays Follow on Twitter @CourtneyNSnow       Experience one of the best and most state of the art wagering platforms in racing. Visit AmWager to bet on horse racing through their site and see what an ADW  can do with technology:        For the BEST TRIP NOTES in the game use TRACKING TRIPS at Past the Wire. You can't afford not to be a #member.  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 [...]

Early Kentucky Derby and Oaks Point Leaders

January 6th, 2019|Tags: , , |

  Take a look at some of the early Kentucky Derby and Kentucky Oaks point leaders. Gino Buccola discusses the leaders and what the plans are going forward towards the run for the roses on the first Saturday in May. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kwUqh_60GBU         The Arm, Be With Us, #MEMBERSHIP  Subscribe to our columns at PastTheWire.com Subscribe to our YouTube channel Past the Wire Like us on FaceBook @pastthewire Follow on Twitter @pastthewire Follow on Twitter @kaitlinefree Follow on Twitter @Nicky_DAgs Follow on Twitter @JohnDaSilva Follow on Twitter @jonathanstettin Follow on Twitter @ItsMeGinoB Follow on Twitter @SetteBetterDays       Experience one of the best and most state of the art wagering platforms in racing. Visit AmWager to bet on horse racing through their site and see what an ADW  can do with technology:          For the BEST TRIP NOTES in the game use TRACKING TRIPS at Past the Wire. You can't afford not to be a #member.  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: [...]

Gino Reviews and Previews Some Three-Year Olds

January 4th, 2019|Tags: , , |

  The Kentucky Derby season is here. Gino Buccola jumps right into it reviewing and previewing some three-year olds that have made their way onto his radar screen. We have a long way to go until the first Saturday in May and so much can happen. That said it is never too early to begin clocking the top three-year olds as they begin the journey to the run for the roses. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xVb_qpempas       The Arm, Be With Us, #MEMBERSHIP  Subscribe to our columns at PastTheWire.com Subscribe to our YouTube channel Past the Wire Like us on FaceBook @pastthewire Follow on Twitter @pastthewire Follow on Twitter @kaitlinefree Follow on Twitter @Nicky_DAgs Follow on Twitter @JohnDaSilva Follow on Twitter @jonathanstettin Follow on Twitter @ItsMeGinoB Follow on Twitter @SetteBetterDays Follow on Twitter @CourtneyNSnow       Experience one of the best and most state of the art wagering platforms in racing. Visit AmWager to bet on horse racing through their site and see what an ADW  can do with technology:      For the BEST TRIP NOTES in the game use TRACKING TRIPS at Past the Wire. You can't [...]

End of Year Memorials

December 28th, 2018|Tags: , , |

      End Of Year Memorials By Kaitlin Free As each year passes in racing we marvel over the new foals that are born in the spring and share in the disappointment of our favorites retiring. We mourn the deaths of the most important people in the game, but how often at the year’s end do we take the time to remember our equine heroes? Year after year we lose very important equine stars and move on after reading a news article or two about their achievements. This year at Past the Wire we remember the horses we lost in 2018 with a special end of the year piece. Here are the stars we said good bye to in 2018.   Leavem In Malibu was euthanized at age 5 following a training accident while training up to the Pegasus World Cup. Lifetime Achievements : G3 Winner, Canadian Classic placed   Early Pioneer was euthanized at age 23 at Old Friends. He had fallen ill with chronic laminitis as well as suspected cancer. Lifetime Achievements : G1 Winner, earner of over [...]

Are You Talking To Me

December 28th, 2018|Tags: , |

  In this week's column for AmWager we look at some of the ridiculous coverage our industry gets and more. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-QWL-FwX4t4&t=67s   Read Are You Talking To Me here........   The Arm, Be With Us, #MEMBERSHIP  Subscribe to our columns at PastTheWire.com Subscribe to our YouTube channel Past the Wire Like us on FaceBook @pastthewire Follow on Twitter @pastthewire Follow on Twitter @kaitlinefree Follow on Twitter @Nicky_DAgs Follow on Twitter @JohnDaSilva Follow on Twitter @jonathanstettin Follow on Twitter @ItsMeGinoB Follow on Twitter @SetteBetterDays Follow on Twitter @CourtneyNSnow     Experience one of the best and most state of the art wagering platforms in racing. Visit AmWager to bet on horse racing through their site and see what an ADW  can do with technology:          For the BEST TRIP NOTES in the game use TRACKING TRIPS at Past the Wire. You can't afford not to be a #member.  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 [...]

Success or Failure

December 27th, 2018|Tags: , , , , , , , |

  In this week's column we look at the early history of The Pegasus. Read Success or Failure here......... The Arm, Be With Us, #MEMBERSHIP  Subscribe to our columns at PastTheWire.com Subscribe to our YouTube channel Past the Wire Like us on FaceBook @pastthewire Follow on Twitter @pastthewire Follow on Twitter @kaitlinefree Follow on Twitter @Nicky_DAgs Follow on Twitter @JohnDaSilva Follow on Twitter @jonathanstettin Follow on Twitter @ItsMeGinoB Follow on Twitter @SetteBetterDays   Experience one of the best and most state of the art wagering platforms in racing. Visit AmWager to bet on horse racing through their site and see what an ADW  can do with technology:        For the BEST TRIP NOTES in the game use TRACKING TRIPS at Past the Wire. You can't afford not to be a #member.  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 [...]

THE 12 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS By Nick D’Agostino

December 21st, 2018|Tags: , , , , , , , |

  The 12 Days of Christmas   By Nick D’Agostino   I was sitting around thinking to myself about all the good the bad and the down-right ugly things we have all endured this year in the Sport of Kings. Seeing how it’s the holidays, I decided to call this article “The 12 days of Christmas”. I had no intentions of angering anyone that doesn’t celebrate Christmas, and this is certainly no slight to our Jewish friends “Chag Urim Sameach!” and Happy Hanukkah. Now that we got Past the Wire on that first part of business,  let’s roll right into it here, shall we? First things first. I knew he was for real. I just knew it:      A Santa Claus sighting   I chose 12 things about this past racing year that I would like to recap and or re mention because well…in all honesty I think it’s worth it.      On the 1st day of Christmas horse racing gave to me-Dina Albarano who never filed a 501-C! I wanted to believe that there is good in [...]

The Feature Race, Horse of The Year, A New Wager…

December 16th, 2018|

  In this week's column for AmWager we look at The Feature race days of the past, the Horse of the Year discussion, and the new roulette wager at Santa Anita. Read The Feature Race here.......   The Arm, Be With Us, #MEMBERSHIP  Subscribe to our columns at PastTheWire.com Subscribe to our YouTube channel Past the Wire Like us on FaceBook @pastthewire Follow on Twitter @pastthewire Follow on Twitter @kaitlinefree Follow on Twitter @Nicky_DAgs Follow on Twitter @JohnDaSilva Follow on Twitter @jonathanstettin Follow on Twitter @ItsMeGinoB Follow on Twitter @SetteBetterDays     Experience one of the best and most state of the art wagering platforms in racing. Visit AmWager to bet on horse racing through their site and see what an ADW  can do with technology:        For the BEST TRIP NOTES in the game use TRACKING TRIPS at Past the Wire. You can't afford not to be a #member.  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 [...]

Nobody Is Listening

December 10th, 2018|Tags: , |

In this week's column for AmWager we look at the Global Symposium and the effect it has on the industry. Read the latest Past the Wire here.....         The Arm, Be With Us, #MEMBERSHIP  Subscribe to our columns at PastTheWire.com Subscribe to our YouTube channel Past the Wire Like us on FaceBook @pastthewire Follow on Twitter @pastthewire Follow on Twitter @kaitlinefree Follow on Twitter @Nicky_DAgs Follow on Twitter @JohnDaSilva Follow on Twitter @jonathanstettin Follow on Twitter @ItsMeGinoB Follow on Twitter @SetteBetterDays     Experience one of the best and most state of the art wagering platforms in racing. Visit AmWager to bet on horse racing through their site and see what an ADW  can do with technology:        For the BEST TRIP NOTES in the game use TRACKING TRIPS at Past the Wire. You can't afford not to be a #member.  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 [...]

Paradise Lost

November 27th, 2018|

  It's the end of a great year in horse racing as far as our equine athletes go. "They" say it has been a great year handle wise as well as it seems every big meet reports record breaking all sources handle. Is everything really as great as it appears? You tell me. Read our latest column for AmWager, Paradise Lost. It could have been a book, but we stuck with a column and accordingly had to skip over many issues which do in fact to be addressed. To be continued I guess. Read Paradise Lost here.........   The Arm, Be With Us, #MEMBERSHIP  Subscribe to our columns at PastTheWire.com Subscribe to our YouTube channel Past the Wire Like us on FaceBook @pastthewire Follow on Twitter @pastthewire Follow on Twitter @kaitlinefree Follow on Twitter @Nicky_DAgs Follow on Twitter @JohnDaSilva Follow on Twitter @jonathanstettin Follow on Twitter @ItsMeGinoB Follow on Twitter @SetteBetterDays       Experience one of the best and most state of the art wagering platforms in racing. Visit AmWager to bet on horse racing through their site and see [...]