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The Greater Good

2018-02-13T14:06:04-05:00February 12th, 2018|

    Past the Wire By Jonathan Stettin The Greater Good   We have all heard the expression "The Greater Good" before. While you will find no formal definition of the greater good, it is generally intended to mean doing something that will not necessarily benefit you or a few, [...]

Gun Runner- Old School

2018-01-27T06:38:51-05:00January 26th, 2018|

Gun Runner is a special animal. Probably better than he gets credit for given the way racing has changed. He's danced a lot of big dances without ever really tailing off for a long time. He won the Breeders' Cup Classic against the bias, and his Dubai race last year [...]

A Day In The Life

2018-01-23T09:37:45-05:00January 23rd, 2018|

        Past The Wire By Jonathan Stettin A Day In The Life   Whichever way you choose to make a living in the Sport of Kings is going to rough, competitive, and much more than a job or running a business. It is a way of life [...]

More Safety News

2017-12-13T09:27:30-05:00December 13th, 2017|

Perhaps there is no more important safety issue facing riders than the frequency they suffer concussions and the long term residual effects of those. A while back I wrote an article on this very subject and the progress being made at that time. You can read that article here: Taking [...]

BCBC Not For Me

2017-11-15T10:44:34-05:00November 15th, 2017|

      Past The Wire  By Jonathan Stettin BCBC Not For Me   It was the Wednesday before the Breeders' Cup and I thought to myself why not? I would finally enter the Breeders' Cup Betting Challenge. I had always thought there was one, maybe even more with my [...]

Breeders’ Cup Results and Takeaways

2017-11-09T07:44:30-05:00November 5th, 2017|

      Past The Wire By Jonathan Stettin Breeders' Cup Results and Takeaways     The Breeders' Cup can always be counted on to produce two kinds of results over the two days; one, solidifying and validating results that are predictable and have champion confirming implications, and two, inexplicable [...]

Eclipse Ramifications “Lady Eli”

2017-11-01T19:27:23-05:00November 1st, 2017|

    Past the Wire By Jonathan Stettin Eclipse Ramifications "Lady Eli"   The Breeders' Cup almost always carries with it Eclipse Award ramifications. Although personally I think the Eclipse Awards lost some of the prestige once associated with the award for a variety of reasons, for now it's all [...]

Getting Ready by Jonathan Stettin

2017-11-01T06:46:05-05:00October 31st, 2017|

  Jonathan Stettin and Past the Wire are proud supporters of The Jockeys' Guild     Past the Wire by Jonathan Stettin Getting Ready   For the past several weeks, most of us who play the horses have been getting ready for the Breeders' Cup. Interestingly enough, getting ready means [...]