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Sam F. Davis Preview by Nick D’Agostino

February 8th, 2019|Tags: , , , , , , , |

  Sam F. Davis Stakes at Tampa Bay Downs   By: Nick D’Agostino   The path to the 2019 Kentucky Derby continues on Saturday at Tampa Bay Downs with the 39th edition of the Grade 3, $250,000 Sam F. Davis Stakes. This looks to be an interesting contest, as we have Still Dreaming, a 1/2 brother to 2016 Kentucky Derby winner, Nyquist, making his stakes debut and Knicks Go will headline the field, looking to rebound from a dismal effort in his last out and start his 3-yr.-old season with a bang.  This race offers Kentucky Derby points to the top four finishers on a 10-4-2-1 basis. Let's take a look at the field:   Race 11 Tampa Bay Downs The Sam F. Davis Stakes Grade 3, Distance: 1-1/16 Miles on the Dirt 3-year-olds Purse: $250,000 Post Time 5:25 ET   #1) COUNTER OFFER 12/1 Sire: Tapizar Trainer: Ian Wilkes Jockey: Antonio Gallardo Starts: 6: 1-1-0 Earnings: $54,689 This fellow was off the board in his first three starts but scored at a mile on the Churchill Turf on Oct. 28. He didn't [...]

2018 NHC Begins in Vegas

February 8th, 2019|Tags: , |

The 2018 NHC Tournament begins in Las Vegas today. There is a record number of participants topping 700 entries. There is no buy in to this tournament, you must qualify in a feeder tournament. It is the mythical $2 WP format. Read more about NHC 2018 here......

Saratoga Changes

February 8th, 2019|Tags: , |

What can we say. The meet is already not what it once was, and is watered down. You don't buy a vintage red Ferrari and pit an after market spoiler on it no matter how nice the after market spoiler may be. Read about the Saratoga changes here......

Kaitlin Free Takes You Past the Wire with the Latest in the Sport of Kings

February 6th, 2019|Tags: |

  Holy Bull winner Harvey Wallbanger will remain in Florida to contest the local preps. Is possible for the Fountain of Youth, but will definitely show up in the Florida Derby. Could have a rematch with Maximus Mischief. J.B. McKathan of the legendary McKathan Brothers unexpectedly passed away this past weekend. Australian Derby winner Levendi sustained a pelvic fracture in a trial at Warwick. Career is in obvious jeopardy but injury does not seem life threatening. GSWs Nature Strip, Ringerdingding, Fifty Stars, and Brave Smash have been removed from Darren Weir's stable. Darren Weir has been handed down a 4 year suspension so far that is expected to grow. Darley will not renew it's sponsorship for the Irish Oaks and the Yorkshire Oaks. G2 winner Cheekaboo sold at the Fasig Tipton Winter Mixed Sale for $300,000 to KR Japan.

The Super Bowl Everyone Got Wrong by George Sette

February 5th, 2019|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

  The Super Bowl Everyone Got Wrong By George Sette Geo....Game Time         There had been unrelenting hype for the better part of two weeks. Seasoned sports writers and prognosticators around the globe, panel after panel of network TV and cable analysts all got it wrong. Staffs consisting of ex-professional players and head coaches many already enshrined in the NFL Hall of Fame got it wrong too.  Add millions of office workers, business owners, college kids and old crusty bar patrons to the list. One way or another, Super Bowl 53, the biggest dance in professional sports was on everyone's mind, and everyone had something to say. As I offer my post-game analysis, keep in mind it has nothing to do with the Patriots once again winning it all and proudly hoisting the Lombardi Trophy. "It has everything to do with how the game was played."  The Los Angeles Rams and the New England Patriots collectively came off dynamically efficient offensive performances during their playoff runs.  The Patriots opened their games against the Chargers and Chiefs with long-lasting methodical [...]

The Super Bowl Smart Money

February 3rd, 2019|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

      Super Thoughts on Super Sunday   Super Bowl Sunday. I hope all watching enjoy the game. While I don't think I am betting, (I'd rather bask in the glory and profit of going two for two with the road dogs and money lines in the championship games) I lean to the Rams albeit it ever so slightly. I respect everything about Belichick, Brady, and the Patriots organization. That said, I think they are a bit of a false favorite. Vegas almost had to make them two to three point favorites. There is only one game today, and they want things even. Can you imagine if they made the Rams a two or three point favorite? The money would have literally poured in on the Patriots. That is not what they are looking for. The Rams have a good defense, and Wade Phillips knows the only way to beat Brady is to constantly pressure him and take risks giving up a big play or two. If you keep coming and hitting him he will get rattled. As great as [...]

Harvey Wallbanger Upsets Holy Bull Stakes by Mary Dixon Reynolds and Nick Costa

February 3rd, 2019|Tags: , , |

  Harvey Wallbanger Upsets the Holy Bull By Mary Dixon Reynolds and Nick Costa Harvey Wallbanger (by Congrats) ran a ‘bang’ up race, coming from last place and riding the the rail to spring a 29-1 upset in the $350,000 G2 Fastip Tipton Holy Bull Stakes at Gulfstream Park Saturday afternoon. The Kenny McPeek trainee was never worse than second in four previous races, breaking his maiden in his last start at Churchill Downs. Ridden by Brian Hernandez, Jr. Harvey Wallbanger dropped to the rear of the field as Epic Dreamer dictated the pace through sharp fractions of :23:18 and :46:76. On the far turn, Harvey Wallbanger began to advance along the inside while the unbeaten 3-5 favorite, Maximus Mischief, went after the pacesetter. Last seen winning the G2 Remsen Stakes  at Aqueduct in December, Maximus Mischief took over the lead heading into the final eighth, but Harvey Wallbanger was resolute along the inside and edged away to win by a length in a final time clocked 1:43:69. Everfast, the longest shot on the tote board at 129-1, nipped Maximus Mischief [...]

Catching Up On The Latest with Kaitlin Free

February 2nd, 2019|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

    Kaitlin Free shares some of the latest news in the Sport of Kings Dubai World Cup night nominations were released this week. 1,440 entries in total including Almond Eye, Roy H, Thunder Snow, Stormy Liberal and Gunnevera. Gronkowski has been confirmed for the Dubai World Cup. Arrived at Meydan this week. Mind Your Biscuits arrived at Shadai Stallion Station for stud duties this week. Bellafina has been nominated to the Triple Crown and Santa Anita Derby. Probably stays in the Oaks division but connections want to keep their options open. G1 winner Hi Happy has retired. Will stand in Argentina. 1992 Golden Slipper winner Bint Marscay passed away at Old Friends. She was euthanized at age 28 due to complications from arthritis. Morning Line died after arriving in New Mexico for stud duty. He became ill with "traveling pneumonia." Kukulkan and stablemate Jala Jala will remain at Gulfstream Park and target more races during the meet. Sunland Derby winner Runaway Ghost returned to the winner's circle after nearly a year off due to injury. Zenyatta's 2YO filly by Medaglia [...]

Beating The Syndicates with Jonathan Stettin

January 31st, 2019|Tags: , , , |

  Listen to how Jonathan Stettin deals with betting syndicates who pour big money into the pools late and cause past post odds changes. We have all seen this and come up against them. Get some additional insight here: https://youtu.be/q0lQkbTJGrU   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 Follow on Twitter @pastthewire Follow on Twitter @kaitlinefree Follow on Twitter @Nicky_DAgs Follow on Twitter @JohnDaSilva Follow on Twitter @jonathanstettin Follow on Twitter @ItsMeGinoB Follow on Twitter @SetteBetterDays Follow on Twitter @CourtneyNSnow Follow on Twitter @nchorseplayer           Experience one of the best and most state of the art wagering platforms in racing. Visit AmWager to bet on horse racing through their site and see what an ADW  can do with technology:              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 [...]

Things Do Happen by Jonathan Stettin

January 31st, 2019|Tags: , , , |

  In Past the Wire this week Jonathan Stettin takes a hard cold look at reality. Things happen. Read Things Do Happen here.........         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 Follow on Twitter @pastthewire Follow on Twitter @kaitlinefree Follow on Twitter @Nicky_DAgs Follow on Twitter @JohnDaSilva Follow on Twitter @jonathanstettin Follow on Twitter @ItsMeGinoB Follow on Twitter @SetteBetterDays Follow on Twitter @CourtneyNSnow Follow on Twitter @nchorseplayer Follow on Twitter @SadandSulk     Experience one of the best and most state of the art wagering platforms in racing. Visit AmWager to bet on horse racing through their site and see what an ADW  can do with technology:          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 [...]

Ghost Trophy by Nick D’Agostino

January 31st, 2019|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

  Ghost Trophy   By: Nick D’Agostino   It had come to my attention that one of the 13 Triple Crown trophies had shown up in of all places, a Las Vegas pawn shop. It wasn’t just your average pawn shop, it was none other than Rick Harrison’s Gold and Silver Pawn, also known as the hit show on the History channel “Pawn Stars”.   Affirmed was the 11th Triple Crown winner in history taking all three of the classic distance races that begin with the Kentucky Derby, and finish with the Preakness and Belmont Stakes.   It was 1978 and Grease the musical film was released starring a 24-year-old John Travolta. The New York Yankees won their 22nd World Series defeating the Los Angeles Dodgers. Jimmy Carter was our President. I mention these events from that year for a reason, they are part of history.   Affirmed bred in Florida by Louis Wolfson’s Harbor View Farms and trained by the great Laz Barrera. He was piloted by Steve Cauthen and had to face the likes of Alydar in all three [...]

Benefits of Fat Supplementation in Racehorses

January 29th, 2019|Tags: |

    The Benefits of Fat Supplementation in Racehorses Kathleen Downs, Director of Marketing O3 Animal Health LLC       O3 Animal Health wanted to share a few of the many benefits of supplementing racehorses with good healthy fat. It is important to note that some products on the market would be considered “bad” fats. Low in quality, chemically or heat processed or highly inflammatory. O3 Animal Health products, on the other hand, are all natural, non-GMO, all human grade ingredients and have anti- inflammatory properties.   O3 Animal Health has four different fat based supplements, each offering a variety of benefits for horses. You can learn more about those products on our website: http://www.o3animalhealth.com   Fat supplementation for racehorses have three distinct benefits in addition to the more general benefits of essential fatty acid supplementation.   The Glycogen Sparing Effect All equine athletes depend on the production of energy or ATP during a workout. The production of energy is reliant on the capacity of the muscle to employ body stores and this depends primarily on the availability of oxygen. [...]

A Lemon By Any Other Name: by Michael Valiante

January 29th, 2019|Tags: , , |

  A Lemon by Any Other Name   By Michael Valiante   "I was bred to be a horseplayer!"   That one sentence summarizes why I think I can contribute to “Past the Wire” from the perspective of the everyday fan. Let me share with you the circumstances of my life that have brought me to where I am today as a horseplayer.   My paternal grandfather immigrated to the United States from Sicily in the early 1900’s. He came here with two valuable things. His skills as a barber and the overwhelming desire to be accepted in his new homeland. He changed his surname to “Lemon” because he thought it sounded like an American name. He also developed a love of one of the major national sports of the time, horse racing. When you met Nick “Lemon” it was quite evident from his heavy accent that he was from Italy. Although the name wasn’t genuine, the love for his new home and racing was sincere. The rumor was that you could place a bet on a horse in the back [...]