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Rest in Peace Mary Lou Whitney

July 20th, 2019|Tags: , , , , |

  What more can be said about Mary Lou Whitney? The patriarch of Saratoga racing passed away yesterday at her Saratoga Springs home Cady Hill off Geyser Road. Mary Lou elegantly represented all that is Saratoga and the Sport of Kings. She will be mossed by the racing community but never forgotten.           Always check with Past the Wire for the latest horse racing news and more…..         The Arm, Be With Us, #MEMBERSHIP  Subscribe to our columns at PastTheWire.com Subscribe to our YouTube channel Past the Wire Like us on FaceBook @pastthewire OUR TEAM ON TWITTER Follow on Twitter @pastthewire Follow on Twitter @kaitlinefree Follow on Twitter @Nicky_DAgs Follow on Twitter @jonathanstettin Follow on Twitter @SetteBetterDays Follow on Twitter @CourtneyNSnow Follow on Twitter @SadandSulk Follow on Twitter @MargaratDammit Follow on Twitter @cannonshell Follow on Twitter @hOrsebackwriter       For the BEST TRIP NOTES in the game use TRACKING TRIPS at Past the Wire. You can't afford not to be a #member.  There is no service like it in the game, and you can raise your game to a whole new level. [...]

Hollendorfer Files Complaint Against Del Mar

July 18th, 2019|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Hall of Fame trainer Jerry Hollendorfer has filed a complaint against Del Mar after the track announced they would not accept entries from him nor allot him any stalls for the summer meet which kicked off yesterday. The only publicly given reason given to Hollendorfer was to avoid public relation issues. Hollendorfer was also recently banned by Stronach Group tracks and NYRA tracks with no publicly given reasons provided or reported. It is widely speculated it is a direct result of Hollendorfer having had his stable suffer four fatal breakdowns at the recently concluded and also marred Santa Anita meet. There were a large number of equine fatalities at that meet which garnered the attention of mainstream media, politics, and PETA. Hollendorfer has the support of the California Trainers Association and is represented by attorney Drew Cuoto. The complaint alleges Del Mar did not follow procedures and denied Hollendorfer due process before instituting the ban. Arbitration is required prior to banning a trainer who is licensed in California and in good standing. Hollendorfer is both licensed and in good standing with [...]

Saratoga Opens to Rain

July 12th, 2019|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

    The extended meet at Saratoga opened Thursday and saw an anticipated rainstorm which caused the last race to be taken off the turf. This resulted in the race being declared an "all" in the pick 4,5, and 6 sequences. The race was changed to the main track after those sequences began and was left with only three runners. The new 1863 Club opened just past the finish line. Joel Rosario had the hot hand opening day winning three races including the Quick Call with California invader Listing. The Schuylerville went to Doug O' Neil's Comical under Javier Castellano. Always check with Past the Wire for the latest horse racing news and more…..     The Arm, Be With Us, #MEMBERSHIP  Subscribe to our columns at PastTheWire.com Subscribe to our YouTube channel Past the Wire Like us on FaceBook @pastthewire OUR TEAM ON TWITTER Follow on Twitter @pastthewire Follow on Twitter @kaitlinefree Follow on Twitter @Nicky_DAgs Follow on Twitter @jonathanstettin Follow on Twitter @SetteBetterDays Follow on Twitter @CourtneyNSnow Follow on Twitter @SadandSulk Follow on Twitter @MargaratDammit Follow on Twitter @cannonshell Follow on [...]

Del Mar Says No

July 10th, 2019|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

Del Mar has decided to follow the lead set by the Stronach Group and Santa Anita racetrack and deny stalls and entries from hall of fame trainer Jerry Hollendorfer. Saratoga and  The NYRA had earlier announced they were backing away from their original position to allow Hollendorfer stalls and entries, and would not be. No specific reason has been given by anyone in an authoritative position as to exactly why Jerry Hollendorfer is banned. He is currently racing a string at Los Alamitos who has not gone along with the ban. Always check with Past the Wire for the latest horse racing news and more…..  

Rain Almost Washes Away Racing at Chester

July 10th, 2019|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

  Rain Almost Washes Away Racing at Chester Racecourse       Photo by Smurrayinchester   Rain is a fact of life in Britain. With changing weather conditions that can create what the British call “four seasons in a day”, the risk of rain affecting a day at the races is always significant. Since racecourses are surfaced with grass, rain can have a significant impact, creating boggy conditions and even flooding.   On the other hand, British fans, used to the high probability of rain showers no matter the season, are hardy folk. Turning up in their suits and summer dresses whatever the weather, looking for a fun day out at the races.   So, despite a torrential downpour for almost an entire week of June, the organizers at Chester Racecourse were determined that the show must go on. Huge areas of the Roman city of Chester were flooded on Thursday 13th and Friday 14th June, putting into question the race day planned for the Saturday.   However, the rain didn’t put off the Chester race goers who instead braved the [...]

Qatar Goodwood Festival

July 7th, 2019|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

  Qatar Goodwood Festival – History, Betting Tips, and More It’s that time of the year again when the iconic Qatar Goodwood Festival takes place on the idyllic West Sussex racecourse. This year, the event will take place between Tuesday, July 30 and Saturday, August 3. And if you are one of those punters hoping to see what the possibilities could be, then you have come to the right place. Here is everything you need to know about betting on 2019 Qatar Goodwood Festival. Betting on the 2019 Qatar Goodwood Festival In case you did not know, the British Horseracing Authority explains that declarations to run and/or of rides is expected to happen two days before the official race begins. As such, you can expect bookmakers like Coral Betting and William Hill to open in advance in order to cater to betting enthusiasts. Besides, since the Qatar Goodwood Festival is known to be one of the biggest horse racing events across the world, it only makes sense for the entire market to jump into it months before the official start. As [...]

She’s Back! Enable

July 6th, 2019|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

  Enable sent a loud and clear message she has not lost a step coming back at 5 years old to take the Group 1 Eclipse at Sandown. Under Frankie Dettori, who confidently handled the champion mare, she was able to hold off Magical under Ryan Moore in the stretch of the mile and a quarter test. In her first race back since winning the Breeders' Cup Turf Enable showed she might be ready for another championship season with repeat tries in the Prix de Arc de Triomphe and possibly the Breeders' Cup again.     Always check with Past the Wire for the latest horse racing news and more…..       The Arm, Be With Us, #MEMBERSHIP  Subscribe to our columns at PastTheWire.com Subscribe to our YouTube channel Past the Wire Like us on FaceBook @pastthewire OUR TEAM ON TWITTER Follow on Twitter @pastthewire Follow on Twitter @kaitlinefree Follow on Twitter @Nicky_DAgs Follow on Twitter @jonathanstettin Follow on Twitter @SetteBetterDays Follow on Twitter @CourtneyNSnow Follow on Twitter @SadandSulk Follow on Twitter @MargaratDammit Follow on Twitter @cannonshell Follow on Twitter @hOrsebackwriter   [...]

Migliore to Represent Chris Landeros

July 5th, 2019|Tags: , , , |

  Former jockey and current racing analyst Richard Migliore is making the move to be a jockey agent. Migliore will be booking mounts for jockey Chris Landeros at the upcoming Saratoga meet.       Always check with Past the Wire for the latest horse racing news and more…..       The Arm, Be With Us, #MEMBERSHIP  Subscribe to our columns at PastTheWire.com Subscribe to our YouTube channel Past the Wire Like us on FaceBook @pastthewire OUR TEAM ON TWITTER Follow on Twitter @pastthewire Follow on Twitter @kaitlinefree Follow on Twitter @Nicky_DAgs Follow on Twitter @jonathanstettin Follow on Twitter @SetteBetterDays Follow on Twitter @CourtneyNSnow Follow on Twitter @SadandSulk Follow on Twitter @MargaratDammit Follow on Twitter @cannonshell Follow on Twitter @hOrsebackwriter       For the BEST TRIP NOTES in the game use TRACKING TRIPS at Past the Wire. You can't afford not to be a #member.  There is no service like it in the game, and you can raise your game to a whole new level. Become a #member or learn more here:           Take advantage of Past the Wire's discount on Formulator. Get the most out of [...]

Prat Gets a Big Double

June 30th, 2019|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

    Flavien Prat has had a good run of late. Although the 2019 Kentucky Derby was awarded to him via the disqualification of first place finisher Maximum Security, the record books still list Country House and Prat as the winners. Prat did not need any assistance from the stewards at Woodbine to add the prestigious Queens Plate to his resume. Prat put One Bad Boy on the lead in the mile and a quarter race run over Tapeta track and were able to turn back Avie's Flatter who stalked the pace and came abreast of the winner in the stretch. Prat gets the rare Kentucky Derby-Queens Plate double.   Always check with Past the Wire for the latest horse racing news and more…..       The Arm, Be With Us, #MEMBERSHIP  Subscribe to our columns at PastTheWire.com Subscribe to our YouTube channel Past the Wire Like us on FaceBook @pastthewire OUR TEAM ON TWITTER Follow on Twitter @pastthewire Follow on Twitter @kaitlinefree Follow on Twitter @Nicky_DAgs Follow on Twitter @jonathanstettin Follow on Twitter @SetteBetterDays Follow on Twitter @CourtneyNSnow Follow on Twitter [...]

NYRA Reverses Hollendorfer Decision

June 30th, 2019|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

  With little to no explanation, NYRA has reversed their earlier decision to give stalls and allow entries from Hall of Fame trainer Jerry Hollendorfer. Hollendorfer was banned without any formal explanation by the Stronach Group tracks, reportedly as a result of him having 4 of the 30 fatal breakdowns at the recently concluded Santa Anita meet. Banning without any due process is rare  but does happen on occasion. Banning with no explanation provided is rarer still. Los Alamitos is accepting entries from Hollendorfer and has provided him stalls at the facility. Del Mar has not taken an "official" position yet. Hollendorfer has a string in New York with assistant trainer Don Chatlos, a Breeders' Cup winning trainer with Singletary in the turf mile back at Lone Star Park. Don is assuming lead role with Hollendorfer's New York string and will be allowed to race and maintain stalls. Tye barn will have stalls and be racing at the upcoming Saratoga meet.       Always check with Past the Wire for the latest horse racing news and more…..       The Arm, [...]

Sovereign Denies Anthony Van Dyck Derby Double

June 29th, 2019|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

  When you have as many nice horses as Aidan O'Brien this is bound to happen, often. Sovereign, under J.P. Beggy upset his stablemate Anthony Van Dyck under Ryan Moore in the Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby at the Curragh. Anthony Van Dyck, was favored off his fresh victory in the Investec Derby (English) but his stablemate was virtually ignored by bettors and paid $88.60 while denying the favorite the rare and prestigious Derby Double.   Always check with Past the Wire for the latest horse racing news and more…..       The Arm, Be With Us, #MEMBERSHIP  Subscribe to our columns at PastTheWire.com Subscribe to our YouTube channel Past the Wire Like us on FaceBook @pastthewire OUR TEAM ON TWITTER Follow on Twitter @pastthewire Follow on Twitter @kaitlinefree Follow on Twitter @Nicky_DAgs Follow on Twitter @jonathanstettin Follow on Twitter @SetteBetterDays Follow on Twitter @CourtneyNSnow Follow on Twitter @SadandSulk Follow on Twitter @MargaratDammit Follow on Twitter @cannonshell Follow on Twitter @hOrsebackwriter     For the BEST TRIP NOTES in the game use TRACKING TRIPS at Past the Wire. You can't afford not to be a #member.  There is no [...]

Santa Anita to Keep 2019 Breeders’ Cup

June 27th, 2019|Tags: , , , , |

  In what turned out to be a unanimous vote, the Breeders' Cup committee voted to keep the 2019 event at Santa Anita. There was widespread speculation they might move the Breeders' Cup to Churchill Downs, or even Del Mar in response to the rash of fatal breakdowns at the recently concluded Santa Anita meet. In a display of support to the reforms Santa Anita instituted in response to the unfortunate and tragic loss of 30 horses during the meet, the Breeders' Cup committee members all voted to keep the event at the Arcadia track. It would be a contractual and logistical nightmare to move the event at this point had they voted that way.   Always check with Past the Wire for the latest horse racing news and more…..       The Arm, Be With Us, #MEMBERSHIP  Subscribe to our columns at PastTheWire.com Subscribe to our YouTube channel Past the Wire Like us on FaceBook @pastthewire OUR TEAM ON TWITTER Follow on Twitter @pastthewire Follow on Twitter @kaitlinefree Follow on Twitter @Nicky_DAgs Follow on Twitter @jonathanstettin Follow on Twitter @SetteBetterDays Follow [...]

NYRA Late Pick 5 Now Available to All

June 26th, 2019|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

  Until now the late NYRA Pick 5, with a 15% takeout was only available on track and to NYRA Bets account holders. This obviously hurt the handle of the wager in an attempt to lure more customers to the NYRA Bets platform. Effective July 3rd and through the end of 2019 the wager will be available to all ADW's that take NYRA bets. Handle should increase significantly especially at the upcoming Saratoga meet.     Always check with Past the Wire for the latest horse racing news and more…..         The Arm, Be With Us, #MEMBERSHIP  Subscribe to our columns at PastTheWire.com Subscribe to our YouTube channel Past the Wire Like us on FaceBook @pastthewire OUR TEAM ON TWITTER Follow on Twitter @pastthewire Follow on Twitter @kaitlinefree Follow on Twitter @Nicky_DAgs Follow on Twitter @jonathanstettin Follow on Twitter @SetteBetterDays Follow on Twitter @CourtneyNSnow Follow on Twitter @SadandSulk Follow on Twitter @MargaratDammit Follow on Twitter @cannonshell Follow on Twitter @hOrsebackwriter         For the BEST TRIP NOTES in the game use TRACKING TRIPS at Past the Wire. You can't afford not to be a #member. [...]

Stronach Group Bans Hollendorfer

June 23rd, 2019|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

  In a ban that encompasses all Stronach Group tracks, Hall of Fame trainer Jerry Hollendorfer was given 72 hours on Saturday to vacate the Santa Anita premises and remove the horses under his care. Hollendorfer also has a size-able string at Golden Gate, another Stronach owned track. The somewhat unprecedented move comes following two recent events. The CNN network ran a story on horse racing and Hollendorfer's name was brought up in a questionable light. The following day, Saturday, American Currency, trained by Hollendorfer suffered fractured sesamoids in his left front ankle at the beginning of a breeze on the infield training track at Santa Anita. This became the 30th fatal injury at the current Santa Anita meet. Of the 30, 4 horses were trained by Hollendorfer. The three previous Santa Anita deaths were Psychedelicat on Dec. 30, Battle of Midway on Feb. 23 and Kochees on May 26. Battle of Midway had previously won the Breeders' Cup Mile. Hollendorfer is no stranger to top class horses but also maintains a very active claiming stable. So far Los Alamitos has [...]

Ascot Wraps Up

June 23rd, 2019|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

    Royal Ascot wrapped up Saturday and you'd be hard pressed to argue Frankie Dettori and Blue Point were not the stars of the meet. Blue Point took his second Group 1 of the short 5 day meet when he easily won the Diamond Jubilee Stakes under James Doyle. Just 4 days earlier he took the Group 1 Kings Stand Stakes. Trainer Charles Appleby had this to say about his star and the feat he performed: “We wanted to see how he was after the King's Stand but it was always in the back of our minds that if he won on Tuesday we would look at the Diamond Jubilee. The first signs were encouraging when he came out of the race as well as we could hope. On Wednesday morning he had a jog and on Thursday and Friday easy hacks. He got his weight back up as well. His racing weight was 536kg on Tuesday and it was 536kg when he left this morning. So I couldn't have been happier with the way we had the horse. Blue [...]