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Thanksgiving Round Up 2015

2016-11-19T00:23:42-05:00November 25th, 2015|

By Jonathan Stettin With Thanksgiving upon us and the holiday season going into full swing, I thought it would be a good time to wrap up some issues, point out some take aways, look towards the future, and have some fun. For the most part we’ll leave the Eclipse Awards [...]

Skill Game, You Bet

2016-11-19T00:23:42-05:00October 13th, 2015|

By Jonathan Stettin It always amazes me how many people play the horses that believe they have no chance at winning. To a certain degree they may be right, in that “they” have no chance at winning, but to think that nobody has a chance at winning is just plain [...]

Do Stats Lie?

2016-11-19T00:23:42-05:00September 4th, 2015|

By Jonathan Stettin In many prior columns I’ve discussed the wide array of information available to today’s handicapper. We all look at the same information, but we come up with different opinions as to what it means. That’s part of what makes this game great and challenging. You can teach [...]

The Hits Just Keep on Comin

2016-11-19T00:23:42-05:00August 12th, 2015|

By Jonathan Stettin Between Saratoga and Del Mar the racing this summer has been nothing short of fantastic. If we are not treated to a historic performance, then we get to see competitive battles between horses, riders, and outfits all geared up to be at their best. It seems to [...]

Racing’s Not Dead

2016-11-19T00:23:42-05:00August 5th, 2015|

By Jonathan Stettin The rumors about the death of horseracing have been somewhat exaggerated. While it’s no secret we have our issues, and some easily identifiable areas that need improvement, the Sport of Kings is far from dead. In fact I’d argue these are some glorious times in this great [...]

He’s Comin’ Down

2016-11-19T00:23:42-05:00July 28th, 2015|

By Jonathan Stettin Four days into the 2015 Saratoga meet we have already been treated to some world class racing. There have been an abundance of opportunities for scores, some life changing, competitive races, horses and riders dueling to the finish, photo finishes separating victory from also ran by a [...]

ZJ Wins

2016-11-19T00:23:42-05:00July 22nd, 2015|

By Jonathan Stettin Today The Sport of Kings affords players more ways and means than ever to come up with selections. In this age of advanced technology you have several options for reviewing information, and a number of areas of information to consider. You have various sources of past performances, [...]

Not For The Faint of Heart

2016-11-19T00:23:42-05:00July 15th, 2015|

By Jonathan Stettin As in real life, things in The Sport of Kings can change fast. We have the highest highs and lowest lows, and you can go from one end of the spectrum to the other in a flash. Regardless of what position in the game you play, this [...]

Belmont Oaks

2016-11-19T00:23:42-05:00July 4th, 2015|

By Jonathan Stettin Lady Eli has been visually impressive every time she's been to the races. She dominated the two year old grass fillies last year emphasized with a nice victory in the Breeders' Cup. She's come back strong with two wins as a three year old, the second of [...]