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Stars of Tomorrow by Kaitlin Free

July 15th, 2018|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

  Jonathan Stettin and Past the Wire are proud supporters of The Jockeys' Guild     Kaitlin Free writes her first article for Past the Wire and it is more than just a good one. You'll need your notebooks, IPads, or stable mail for this one. Enjoy all !   Stars of Tomorrow By Kaitlin Free   The summer months are sacred to horse racing. With July in full swing and the Triple Crown over, everyone is looking toward the future. The future is fast at work  on the track. The 2YO stars of tomorrow have begun to race and show their early talent. Thus far, we have seen several to be very excited about, and there are more intriguing ones that have yet to start. Let’s take an in depth look at 5 highly anticipated juveniles from 5 of the top American trainers. Shang Shang Shang Trainer : Wesley Ward Shang Shang Shang is the lone filly on this list as well as the most experienced of the bunch. She traveled to Royal Ascot and defeated the colts in the [...]

Mott Gives Up Fight But Didn’t Lose

July 4th, 2018|Tags: |

Bill Mott conceded to a one week suspension and a $1000 fine for a 2014 overage but he did get the testing protocol changed. Sometimes you just have to make a cost effective decision based on what is best all around and Bill fought a good fight for a long time and it got something done. It helped having Drew Mollica in his corner. Read more about the Mott case here.....

Gulfstream Posts Positive Numbers

July 4th, 2018|Tags: |

Gulfstream Park, essentially racing year-round posted some good numbers for the spring. That is a good sign for everything except the battle worn turf course heading into the summer. Check out Gulfstream's numbers.....

Wake Forest Added to Fasig Tipton

July 4th, 2018|Tags: |

Wake Forest has been added to the Fasig Tipton sale. The classy Grade 1 winner certainly appears to have lost a step, and improving off Chad Brown would appear at best unlikely so I would venture any buyer would be looking towards a stallion career. Read more about Wake Forest here.....

Girvin Retired

July 4th, 2018|Tags: , , |

Haskell winner and one time Kentucky Derby hopeful Girvin has been retired. He fought issues on the Derby trail and I am surprised he stuck around in training this long. Read more about Girvin here....

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July 4th, 2018|Tags: |

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Del Mar Increases Wagering Menu

June 30th, 2018|Tags: |

Del Mar adding an early Pick 4, and a late Pick 5 as well as a parlay wager are all welcomed as far as I am concerned. I see the Pick 6 pool taking a hit, but Pick 6's have changed so much over the past 10 years or so it is nit as important to me as it once would have been. Read about Del Mar and the new wagers here....

Evangeline Training Center Closes by Nick D’agostino

June 30th, 2018|Tags: |

Evangeline Downs Training Center will be closing its gates for good. Notices went out to all trainers stabled there on June 29th stating they can remain there until August 15th but by that point all horses must be off the premises. An unnamed source explained "the cost of repair and the fines are too much and basically management gave up." "Management promised a ton of money that was unfortunately denied." It is interesting Delta Downs has received state breeding money this year allowing them to increase purses 12-15%. Delta Downs is constantly faced with issues of horse who have raced there recently winding up in kill lots. "They didn't want to invest in becoming compliant with EPA any longer." Some horsemen expressed the feeling that they were being cut out. It is always unfortunate when any racetrack or training center closes and as always it is difficult for the horsemen to scramble to find other arrangements. Below is a copy of the letter that went out:


June 27th, 2018|Tags: , , |

  Good fundamentals are essential to solid handicapping especially over a period of time. In an article for US Racing I discuss developing sound handicapping methods which can help players at any level of the game. Read "Fundamentals" here.......