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The Arsenal

2016-11-19T00:23:42-05:00February 3rd, 2016|

By Jonathan Stettin We’ve all heard the saying you don’t bring a knife to a gun fight. Not if you expect to win anyway. A day at the races is a battle, one we enjoy fighting, but if you are a professional or truly playing to win, it’s a battle [...]

Decisions Decisions

2016-11-19T00:23:42-05:00January 27th, 2016|

By Jonathan Stettin The serious horse player is faced with as many decisions as any business man you’ll find during a day at the office. Actually, I’d say more than most. Knowing when to zig instead of zag can be the difference not only between a profitable day or a [...]

The Book, The Horse, The Aftermath

2016-11-19T00:23:42-05:00January 21st, 2016|

By Jonathan Stettin There are some things that may be quite the accomplishment, but you can never put them on a resume. There are some stories that should never be told, or even can’t be told, and yet some that almost have to be told. This one probably fits into [...]

It’s That Time Again

2016-11-19T00:23:42-05:00January 13th, 2016|

By Jonathan Stettin Two things happen in the Sport of Kings every January, The Eclipse Awards, and the focus on three year olds earning their spots on the Kentucky Derby trail. We all know a Derby winner can come from almost anywhere, and the royals of racing have watched many [...]

Hosed Again

2016-11-19T00:23:42-05:00January 5th, 2016|

By Jonathan Stettin When talking about the wagering participants in the Sport of Kings, the term “hosed again” has become way too familiar. It’s like we’ve come not only to expect it, but to accept it. Nobody has more respect than I do for people who devote their lives to [...]

Is Elite Really Elite?

2016-11-19T00:23:42-05:00December 30th, 2015|

By Jonathan Stettin If you are a fan of the Sport of Kings, or a passionate participant in any way, then I would think anytime something new and innovative happens, you should be both curious and excited. This past Saturday marked the debut of the Elite Racing Network. As a [...]

Just About a Wrap

2016-11-19T00:23:42-05:00December 23rd, 2015|

By Jonathan Stettin As the 2015 racing year winds down, I think there are some positive signs to focus on, instead of the usual negativity and problems. Now make no mistake, we still have our issues to resolve, many of them. I surely would like to have seen some get [...]

Pace Makes the Race

2016-11-19T00:23:42-05:00December 8th, 2015|

By Jonathan Stettin We’ve all heard it countless times before, “pace makes the race.” There is little question the pace of a thoroughbred horse race has a significant impact on the outcome and winner. So the question becomes as handicappers, how do we deal with and decipher pace. There is [...]