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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.

Higher Power Takes Pacific Classic

2019-08-20T11:03:59-05:00August 20th, 2019|

Trained by John Sadler for Hronis Racing, Higher Power notched a 5 1/4-length victory in the Grade 1 TVG Pacific Classic at Del Mar Aug. 17—his first stakes win in 13 career starts. That effort came against a field which included Grade 1 winners Seeking the Soul and Pavel. Higher [...]

Dunbar Road Splashes to Alabama Win

2019-08-17T17:26:32-05:00August 17th, 2019|

After a rain delay due to a storm that swept through Saratoga Springs Peter Brant's Dunbar Road splashed to a sloppy track win in the Alabama Stakes (Grade 1). Jose Ortiz broke sharp aboard the Chad Brown trainee from the rail . but was content to take back and let [...]

Doped Up Racing

2019-08-17T10:17:16-05:00August 16th, 2019|

Doped-Up Racing   By: Paige Galindo   There’s nothing like the disappointment of watching an esteemed athlete’s stellar abilities become instantly dismantled by the exposure of their use of steroids. It’s a level of cheating that deprives the sport itself of honor and rips away a fair chance at winning [...]

The Host With The Most

2019-08-16T16:29:01-05:00August 16th, 2019|

The Host With the Most By Michael Valiante Here is a question. In the last 33 years have you been either at Delaware Park or any OTB in the United States? If your answer is yes then you are probably familiar with the work of Rich Glazier. That is because [...]

Another Week of Summer Racing

2019-08-16T16:08:16-05:00August 16th, 2019|

The Travers stakes is almost here. Despite two defections we'll still see Code of Honor, Tax, Tacitus and some others battle it out in the mid-summer Derby. The defections were Maximum Security who is opting for the Pennsylvania Derby, and Game Winner who is reported to have a virus. Jason [...]

Delaware Park Owner-Trainer- Lifetime Ban

2019-08-08T13:45:52-05:00August 8th, 2019|

Delaware Park Owner-Trainer- Lifetime Ban By Nick D’Agostino   The Delaware Park Stewards have suspended Gary Scott Powell owner and trainer for life. He appeared telephonically represented by Gary Katz Attorney at Law in a hearing on July 26th 2019. The hearing was held in the matter finding him guilty [...]

Handicapping 108

2019-08-16T16:24:59-05:00August 7th, 2019|

Alex Cintron and Handicapping 108 By Michael Valiante When Alex Cintron won the Grade 2 Honorable Miss Handicap on July 24 at Saratoga producing a mutual of $43.40 it was considered a major upset.  For jockey Cintron it was his second graded stakes win in a month that also saw [...]

Whitney Stakes 2019 Analysis

2019-08-01T20:29:44-05:00August 1st, 2019|

Saratoga Race # 9, The 92nd Running of the Grade One Whitney Stakes,  Purse $1,000,000.00 9 Furlongs (One Mile & 1/8th) for horses 3 & up. Estimated Post Time: 5:46PM. Coverage Live on NBCSN FROM 5:00pm To 6:00pm EST.         Saratoga Whitney Stakes Analysis by Geo Sette.  [...]