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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.

The Right Thing

2019-03-14T20:20:00-05:00March 14th, 2019|

The Right Thing By Chuck Simon Santa Anita being closed in March is something that few living humans have been around long enough to recall. It's been 85 years since the current Santa Anita Park opened in 1934. The inaugural Santa Anita Handicap with its then unheard of $100,000 purse [...]

Day 2 Sales Highlights

2019-03-13T22:35:44-05:00March 13th, 2019|

  OBS March Day 2 Highlights by Nicolle Neulist   The 2019 Ocala Breeders’ Sales March Two-Year-Olds in Training Sale drew to a close today.     Year-over-year results were mixed..  During the course of the two-day sale, 309 horses were sold for a total of $44,22,500, both figures up [...]

OBS Day 1 Highlights

2019-03-12T19:15:23-05:00March 12th, 2019|

  OBS March Day 1 Highlights by Nicolle Neulist   The first of two days of the Ocala Breeders' Sales March 2019 Two-Year-Olds in Training Sale has concluded.   144 hips actually sold on Day 1 of OBS March; 128 changed hands in the ring, and 16 did so post-sale. [...]

An o3 Testimonial

2019-03-12T17:31:46-05:00March 12th, 2019|

      We added Equine Omega Complete to Make Me Shine's feeding program right after we got him last summer because, even though he was at a good weight, his nutrition was severely lacking in quality.  His hair coat was dull and his mane was so brittle you would [...]

Introducing Emblem Stable

2019-03-10T18:51:56-05:00March 10th, 2019|

  Introducing Emblem Stable By Faisal Alatawi   Mr. Abdulrahman Albawardi is a new owner in the Sport of Kings from Saudi Arabia. He has just launched a racing operation titled Emblem Stable. Emblem Stable's filly, Mesquite, gave the barn their first winner in the Japan Cup (G3) in Saudi [...]

Tampa Bay Derby Recap

2019-03-10T11:22:44-05:00March 10th, 2019|

          Tacitus surged to a 1 1/4 length victory in the Grade 2, $400,000 Tampa Bay Derby on Saturday and secured his spot in the gate for the Kentucky Derby. Under Jose Ortiz, the son of Tapit split horses in deep stretch and found his way [...]

Gotham Stakes Recap

2019-03-10T11:07:34-05:00March 10th, 2019|

          Haikal, ridden by Rajiv Maragh, made a wide move on the three tiring leaders in deep stretch to win the Grade 2, $300,000 Gotham Stakes at Aqueduct on Saturday. Knicks Go broke well and got the lead, but Much Better also wanted to get to [...]

Jeff Ruby Stakes Recap

2019-03-10T10:54:35-05:00March 10th, 2019|

        Somelikeithotbrown didn't disappoint as the 3/5 favorite in the Grade 3, $200,000 Jeff Ruby Steaks at Turfway Park on Saturday. Under hustling rider Tyler Gaffalione, Somelikeithotbrown broke alertly and let Five Star General take the lead out of the gate but passed that rival entering the [...]

Jockey Agent Suspended

2019-03-08T13:10:37-05:00March 8th, 2019|

      Former jockey agent Manuel "Mike" Gonzalez will have to accept a $25,000 fine and a ten-year racing suspension that the New York State Gaming Commission handed down last year, a New York state appeals court ruled last Thursday. Gonzalez had argued that the NYSGC's regulator had overstepped their [...]