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Trap Days

March 8th, 2019|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

    In this week's column for AmWager we talk about "Trap Days." Trap Days   By Jonathan Stettin   Those who follow football in the NFL know what a trap game is. That is [...]

Fish Oil and Omega 3

March 5th, 2019|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

    Why fish oil is a superior source of Omega-3’s By Jennifer Weir The advantages of using fat in the horse diet has been spotlighted in recent years. Most notably are the essential fatty [...]

Bourbon and the Deacon

March 4th, 2019|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

    Bourbon and the Deacon at the Derby Bar By Kate Richards          There must be something in the country air, limestone soil and the bluegrass carpet of Kentucky to produce [...]

Stallion Dynasties: Sovereign Dancer

March 2nd, 2019|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

    Stallion Dynasties: Sovereign Dancer By Kaitlin Free The Northern Dancer Dynasty has so far provided us with a wealth of stories. We have reached a point in the family tree where we will [...]

Fountain of Youth 2019

March 1st, 2019|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

  Geo Sette   400,000 Grade 2 Fountain Of Youth Stakes,  Gulfstream Park Race # 13,   Mile & 1/16th EST Post Time 5:32 pm I have always been intrigued with this race. I [...]

The Two M’s

March 1st, 2019|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

        The Two M's.....this week's Past the Wire column for AmWager: The Two M’s   By Jonathan Stettin   When you play the horses today you have a plethora of opportunities to [...]

Not on Cruise

March 1st, 2019|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

  Not on Cruise Control By Michael Valiante Young Trainer Jesse Cruz Looks to Build a Future in the Game Jesse Cruz                     "Brick [...]

Back in Action

February 28th, 2019|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

    Fincher has Runaway Ghost Back in Action By Mary Dixon Reynolds   Trainer Todd Fincher has once promising colt back from injury and thriving.   The early morning sun was only a promise [...]

Driven and Relentless

February 27th, 2019|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

      Zac Purton, Driven and Relentless By: Peter Monaco   I'm lucky to be friends with a very patient and driven young man, named Zac Purton. Zac is an Australian jockey, and an [...]

Great Too Early

February 24th, 2019|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

    Great Too Early: Five 2-Year-Olds Who Failed as 3-Year-Olds By: Peter Lee   In the book American Pharoah, author Joe Drape recounts an incident in which Vinery Farm manager Frances Relihan, impressed with [...]

A Jewel of a Duel by Nick Costa

February 24th, 2019|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

  A Jewel of a Duel By Nick Costa   This is not the first time Past the Wire featured what was perhaps the best running of the Preakness, and one of the best Triple [...]

10 Years Since Rachel’s Oaks by Mary Dixon Reynolds

February 23rd, 2019|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

        Celebrating Rachel by Mary Dixon Reynolds   Celebrating the 10th anniversary of Rachel Alexandra's breathtaking Kentucky Oaks which unwittingly began her campaign for Horse of the Year The exquisite looking bay [...]

Sports Betting by Michael Valiante

February 21st, 2019|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

    SPORTS BETTING Is it Good or Bad for Horse Racing? Editorial by Michael Valiante There is one advantage of being old. If you live long enough you truly will “have seen it all”. [...]

Hidden Scroll on Target

February 19th, 2019|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

  Hidden Scroll on Target for possible Kentucky Derby Run.... Many of us were particularly taken with the debut performance of Bill Mott’s Hidden Scroll on the Pegasus World Cup undercard at Gulfstream Park in [...]

With Heart and Determination Victor Espinoza Returns by Kaitlin Free

February 18th, 2019|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

  The Return of Victor Espinoza By Kaitlin Free The human soul is an entity that cannot sit idle while business remains unfinished. It has nothing left to prove to anyone, except to one’s self. [...]