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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.

Maximum Security Beats the Heat, Baffert in Haskell

2019-07-21T08:30:16-05:00July 21st, 2019|

Maximum Security was able to rate off the speed and sustain a strong rally to take the Win and You're in Haskell earning a guaranteed start in the Breeders' Cup Classic. Mucho Gusto, Bob Baffert's starter launched a strong rally and looked like he might take the whole thing under [...]

Del Mar Says No

2019-07-10T14:01:17-05:00July 10th, 2019|

Del Mar has decided to follow the lead set by the Stronach Group and Santa Anita racetrack and deny stalls and entries from hall of fame trainer Jerry Hollendorfer. Saratoga and  The NYRA had earlier announced they were backing away from their original position to allow Hollendorfer stalls and entries, [...]

Crystal Ocean Takes the Prince of Wales

2019-06-19T14:31:09-05:00June 19th, 2019|

  Crystal Ocean finally gained a deserved group 1 win with a strong staying performance in a bogged down running of the Prince of Wales's Stakes (Group 1). Frankie Dettori rode the Sir Michael Stoute trained 3-1 shot.  The Prince of Wales's is a Breeders' Cup Challenge race and Crystal [...]

Dashing Willoughby in Queen Vase

2019-06-19T14:19:33-05:00June 19th, 2019|

Off at odds of 6-1 in the Queen Vase at Royal Ascot after being available at 14-1 in the morning, Dashing Willoughby under Oisin Murphy tracked the pace and showed great grit and determination to fend off a tenacious duo Barbados and stubborn Nayef Road, who held on for second [...]

Bayern Gets First Winner

2019-06-19T14:10:07-05:00June 19th, 2019|

Bayern, the winner of a most controversial Breeders' Cup Classic got his first winner as a sire when the 2-year-old filly Bayerly Seen aired by 12 1/4 lengths in her debut at Indiana Grand Race Course. The Brad Cox trained filly led five rivals through opening fractions of :22.78 and [...]

Servis says Pegasus a Go for Maximum Security

2019-06-13T12:51:23-05:00June 13th, 2019|

Trainer Jason Servis says he is entering Maximum Security in the June 16 TVG.com Pegasus Stakes at Monmouth Park, a 1 1/16-mile race that will serve as the colt's first race since May 4 when he was disqualified from first to 17th in the Kentucky Derby Presented by Woodford Reserve [...]

Maximum Security Questionable for Pegasus

2019-06-12T09:31:34-05:00June 12th, 2019|

    Trainer Jason Servis is not committing to the Pegasus just yet as Maximum Security's next start. Three races in 69 days seems to be the concern with both the Haskell and Travers on the colts summer schedule.   "I'll make a decision (Thursday). I don't want to tell [...]

NBC Covers Royal Ascot

2019-06-12T09:23:41-05:00June 12th, 2019|

  On June 18 at 8:30 a.m. ET, NBC Sports will begin to present daily live coverage of the Royal Meeting at Ascot on NBCSN. Daily telecasts of the full five-day Royal Meeting will air on NBCSN through June 21, and the event culminates on NBC June 22, starting at [...]