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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.

Enable to Target Ascot

2019-05-16T12:22:10-05:00May 16th, 2019|

  Enable takes Breeders' Cup Turf   Two time and back to back Qatar Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe (Grade 1) and Breeders' Cup Turf (Grade 1)winner Enable has been taken out of the May 31 Investec Coronation Cup (Grade 1) at Epsom, with John Gosden and Juddmonte [...]

Sir Dragonet Takes Chester Vase

2019-05-09T16:34:56-05:00May 9th, 2019|

  Sir Dragonet was impressive in taking the Chester Vase for Aidan O'Brien. Whether Sir Dragonet will be supplemented for the Investec Derby at Epsom on June 1 has yet to be determined. Sir Dragonet scored at 14-1 in a Tipperary maiden in his debut last month before storming to [...]

Bourbon War Probable for Preakness

2019-05-08T09:05:04-05:00May 8th, 2019|

    Always check with Past the Wire for the latest horse racing news…..   When Bourbon War ran fourth in the Xpressbet Florida Derby (Grade 1) at Gulfstream Park, trainer Mark Hennig did not enter the Bourbon Lane Stable and Lake Star Stable's colt in the Kentucky Derby, opting instead to [...]

Godolphin Ready for Battle with O’Brien

2019-05-08T08:42:51-05:00May 8th, 2019|

Charlie Appleby, one of Godolphin's main trainers is poised to battle with Aidan O'brien and put a wrench in Coolmore's classic domination. O'Brien had a double at Newmarket this past weekend with Magna Grecia and Hermosa.   Appleby said: "We want to be competitive in the big races and at [...]

Rojas Sentenced to Prison

2019-05-07T17:57:09-05:00May 7th, 2019|

    Murray Rojas has been sentenced to 27 months in a federal prison after the former trainer was found guilty of misbranding drugs and illegally administering race day medication to horses at Penn National Race Course back in 2013. In 2017, Rojas, 53, was found guilty in a U.S. [...]

Picks to Ponder

2019-05-03T09:08:35-05:00May 3rd, 2019|

  A few of the Past The Wire contributors wanted to weigh in with their Oaks and Derby favorites and longshot picks. They are listed below for entertainment purposes only. Your choice. You can treat them like gold or use them in the same manner that Richard Dreyfuss did when [...]

Limousine Liberal Injured and Retired

2019-05-02T10:35:02-05:00May 2nd, 2019|

  Limousine Liberal, winner of the past two Churchill Downs Stakes on Derby Day who was set to try for a third Saturday, fractured a bone in his front ankle Wednesday while galloping at Keeneland, trainer Ben Colebrook said. The injury is career ending but fortunately not fatal. A 7-year-old [...]

Haikal Questionable for Derby

2019-05-02T09:38:35-05:00May 2nd, 2019|

Trainer Kiaran McLaughlin is reporting his Kentucky Derby prospect Haikal is battling a foot abscess and is questionable for the Derby. Should Haikal come out it probably won't affect the Derby pace much as he is a deep closer. Always check with Past the Wire for the latest horse racing news…..