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Jonathan Stettin

About Jonathan Stettin

Jonathan and Past the Wire have a weekly segment on The It’s Post Time Radio show with JJ and Samm Graci. Jonathan has also been a guest on the Dave Johnson and Bill Finley radio show, Down the Stretch, and Pass the Buck with Buck Grottano. He’s also appeared on Racetrackers with Bill Gottimer, and was a regular handicapper and analyst on The Elite Racing Network. In addition to writing his weekly Past the Wire column, Jonathan also writes features for US Racing. Jon absorbed a lot in those early years at Saratoga, and it brought him up close and personal with some great horses, notably Ruffian, Secretariat, Seattle Slew, Slew O’ Gold, Forego, and many others. Jonathan has developed Past the Wire into a highly respected and leading column in The Sport of Kings. His Tracking Trips is a useful tool in the arsenal of many handicappers and horse players.

Churchill Downs Spotlights Two Year Olds

2019-09-15T14:47:57-05:00September 15th, 2019|

Churchill Downs ran the Grade 2 Pocahontas for two-year old fillies and the Grade 3 Iroquois for two-year olds colts and geldings on Saturday. The races are designed to hopefully give us a glimpse of horses who just may be competing in the Kentucky Oaks and Kentucky Derby this coming [...]


2019-09-15T09:56:29-05:00September 15th, 2019|

THE NYRA GRAND SLAM by Adam Dodge   Alex Rodriguez has more grand slams (25) than anyone in the history of baseball. As an Angels fan it feels like all but one or two of them were hit in Anaheim. In 1999, Fernando Tatis hit two grand slams in one [...]

Belmont Park Sunday 9/15/2019 Full Card Analysis

2019-09-15T08:41:27-05:00September 15th, 2019|

What is the sweetest thing for a handicapper? Hitting a nice pick 4 after carefully selecting horses and keeping the cost of the ticket down? Picking a horse on top that everyone thinks you are insane to and the horse wins at 20-1 or higher? Sheer luck that one backs [...]

Keeneland Fall Yearling Sale Book 2

2019-09-13T08:09:13-05:00September 13th, 2019|

Kaitlin Free again spotlights her thoughts on the Keeneland Fall Yearling sale focusing on book 2.   Session 4 HIP 828 FILLY (Tapit x Great Hot) As we saw in Book 1, Tapit yearlings are still very much in fashion. Speedy mares work well with Tapit's stamina, so this yearling [...]

Justify: A Triple Crown Tainted?

2019-09-13T12:56:02-05:00September 12th, 2019|

Justify: A Triple Crown Tainted? By Nick D'Agostino     In light of the recent developments or perhaps allegation being the more accurate word, The Triple Crown of Justify will likely be forever tainted. This is unfortunate for the Sport of Kings because at this point we do not know [...]


2019-09-12T07:46:04-05:00September 12th, 2019|

TO LISTEN OR NOT TO LISTEN, FOR UNITY!  If an impartial observer were to comment on the state of horse racing today, it is not inconceivable they would conclude the horse racing industry is intent on manufacturing its own demise. The tragic developments within racing in recent months have given [...]

The Personal Side of Randy Romero

2019-09-12T07:45:03-05:00September 12th, 2019|

The Personal Side of Randy Romero By: Rick Mocklin        I made the 2 1/2-hour drive to Erath, Louisiana this past Tuesday to attend the Memorial Mass for my friend Randy Paul Romero. I had a long time to reflect on my relationship with Randy. I've known Randy [...]

An Owners Rx to Combat Short Fields

2019-09-10T13:24:29-05:00September 10th, 2019|

An Owners Rx to Combat Short Fields By Michael Valiante   Nick and Delora Beaver started Bell Gable Stable in July of 2017. In a very short period of time it grew to be a mid-sized stable, racing to-date primarily at Delaware and Laurel. I reached out to Nick recently [...]