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Stallion Dynasties: Nureyev

October 23rd, 2018|Tags: |

    Stallion Dynasties: Nureyev By Kaitlin Free Every son of Northern Dancer has a certain quality that is unique to them. Nijinsky was a large, striking colt that was extremely gifted on the track, while Lyphard was a spitting image of Northern Dancer and seemed as if he would live forever. In every family, there always is someone who is dealt a tougher hand than the rest. Our next entry in the Northern Dancer dynasty was a horse that often fell down on his luck, but will always be fondly remembered for his accomplishments as a stallion and as a racehorse. Bred by the legendary Claiborne Farm, a bay colt with a white blaze and a single white sock was given life on May 2, 1977. He was a beautiful foal that came from a rich lineage. Sired by Northern Dancer out of the Forli mare Special, he had highly sought after blood running through his veins. He descended from a female family that produced the champions Thatch, Moccasin, Gamely, and Ridan. The dam Special was already well known in [...]

Breeders’ Cup Classic “Getting In”

October 23rd, 2018|

  Getting In The Breeders' Cup Classic By John DaSilva In a few days, the world will focus their attention to Louisville, Kentucky as the Breeders’ Cup comes to town.  Now in it’s 35th year, the Breeders' Cup will be held on November 2nd and 3rd. The featured race of the Breeders' Cup is the Classic, run at a mile and a quarter for a purse of $6,000,000. This year, it is the opinion of many that the Classic is a wide open affair, with no horse that is good enough to scare off others. Chances are the race will oversubscribe. In that case, there is a system in place to fill out the 14 spots in the Classic. The system ranks horses in order of preference based upon (i) wins in Breeders' Cup Challenge Races, (ii) a point system, and (iii) the judgment of a panel of racing experts. The first two criteria will assign a maximum of 7 horses for fields limited to 14 starters. The field selection system will be implemented as necessary following the taking of pre-entries on October [...]

Timing Is Everything

October 17th, 2018|Tags: , |

  In this week's column for AmWager I look at timing of races and the new GPS system from equibase. Read Timing Is Everything 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     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 Wire's discount on Formulator. Get the most out of your past performances with customizable features, see what [...]

Gino on Woodbine

October 12th, 2018|Tags: , |

Gino goes over the stakes action from Woodbine: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yU5Bb9B2vo4   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         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 your past performances with customizable features, see what you want to see and need to see, search statistics and improve your game. Use our Promo Code PTWF10 for a 10% discount on any Formulator package, whether you are a new or existing customer. Jonathan Stettin, The Pick 6 King uses Formulator. Learn more here:     Get your edge with Thoro-Graph. You need an edge in [...]

The Transatlantic Pick 4

October 6th, 2018|Tags: , , , , |

  The Transatlantic Pick 4 By John DaSilva   The New York Racing Association has been aggressive this fall meet with a new bet, a cross country Pick Four with another track.  After successful runs with tracks like Parx and Santa Anita, NYRA tries something new with the bet this weekend, going international to offer an all Grade/Group 1 Trans-Atlantic Pick Four, combining the Group 1 Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe and the Group 1 Prix de l’Opera Longines from Longchamp with the Grade 1 Frizette and the Grade 1 Flower Bowl from Belmont Park. The 50 cent wager with the 24% takeout (standard NYRA Pick Four takeout) is available for wagering beginning on Saturday. The races from France will be shown on Fox Sports. The 90 minute broadcast will air at 9:30 am EST on Sunday with host Greg Wolf, NYRA analyst Maggie Wolfendale and trainer Christophe Clement, a native of France. While Yonkers Raceway has regularly partnered with French harness racing consortium to offer simulcasts of their races to France, this is the first that we know of NYRA [...]

Keeneland Stakes Saturday Preview

October 5th, 2018|Tags: |

  Gino takes a look at some of the stakes action Saturday at Keeneland: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JMkeHzR2rJQ&t=110s 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     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 your past performances with customizable features, see what you want to see and need to see, search statistics and improve your game. Use our Promo Code PTWF10 for a 10% discount on any Formulator package, whether you are a new or existing customer. Jonathan Stettin, The Pick 6 King uses Formulator. Learn more here:     Get your edge with Thoro-Graph. [...]

The Little Guy Wins

October 4th, 2018|Tags: , , |

  The Little Guy Wins: Uriah St. Lewis By Nick D'Agostino The little guy in racing with a huge shot The Sport of Kings, as well as any major sport, needs a Cinderella or a Hero to make it all that much more special. The story lines full of emotion, hard work, dedication and struggle; then there’s that moment of triumph when the underdog makes his or her mark on a sport that they dreamed of as a child and it captivates the masses and hits us right in the heart. This is about all of us really, for those that have dreams or aspirations. Uriah St. Lewis is no different than you or I, in fact, he is us. On September 29th  we witnessed Discreet Lover blow up the tote board at 45-1 in the Grade 1 Jockey Gold Cup at Belmont Park, trained and owned by St Lewis. Born in Trinadad-Tobago, Uriah used to watch the races with his sister as a young kid. He explained to me that he loved the movement of the horses and how they [...]

Kaitlin Talks Arc de Triomphe

October 1st, 2018|Tags: , , , , |

  The historic Arc de Triomphe returns to Longchamp this weekend and Kaitlin Free takes you Past the Wire: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lF7IvAzWj8Y   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     For the BEST TRIP NOTES in the game use TRACKING TRIPS at Past the Wire. You can't afford not to be a #member.  Receive our Clubhouse Notes, Track Bias Information and of course our Spot Plays  all as a bonus. 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 your past performances with customizable features, see what you want to see and need to see, search statistics and improve your game. Use our Promo Code PTWF10 for a 10% discount on any Formulator package, whether you are a new [...]

Super Saturday of Stakes Breakdown by Gino

September 28th, 2018|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

  Gino Buccola breaks down some of the big stakes from both Belmont and Santa Anita: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EV7D5MLrRTo&t=5s   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 For the BEST TRIP NOTES in the game use TRACKING TRIPS at Past the Wire. You can't afford not to be a #member.  Receive our Clubhouse Notes, Track Bias Information and of course our Spot Plays  all as a bonus. 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 your past performances with customizable features, see what you want to see and need to see, search statistics and improve your game. Use our Promo Code PTWF10 for a 10% discount on any Formulator package, whether you are a new or existing customer. Jonathan Stettin, The Pick [...]

Evolving

September 28th, 2018|Tags: , , , , , |

  In this week's column for AmWager we look at jackpot wagers and the evolution of the Pick 6; Read Evolving 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   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.  Receive our Clubhouse Notes, Track Bias Information and of course our Spot Plays  all as a bonus. 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 [...]

Let’s Review

September 26th, 2018|Tags: , , , , , , |

    Jonathan Stettin and Past The Wire recap some of last week's developments on and off the racetrack:   Parx put on their big day last Saturday and while the racing was good, it was not without controversy and possibly blunders. The cool million Pennsylvania Derby saw the return of McKinzie for Bob Baffert. While he did win rather easily, and was coming off a significant layoff, the win was not all that visually impressive. He appeared to duck in deep stretch and was just a smidge erratic looking late. He surely needed the race to get his legs back under him, and probably got plenty out of it. I expect him to go forward and point to the Breeders' Cup Classic. Hofburg added blinkers for this one and they did not seem to help. He never threatened. Instilled Regard racing first time for Chad Brown had little to offer. In the Cotillion things got more interesting. Monomoy Girl managed to get to the wire first, but she was disqualified for bearing both in and out under Florent Geroux through [...]

Keeneland Sales Recap Book 2 and 3

September 19th, 2018|Tags: |

        Keeneland Sales Recap Book 2 and 3 By Kaitlin Free   Session 5 The remaining books of the Keeneland September Yearling Sale moved to their original time after Book 1 started late. Usually after Book 1 the sale starts to lose its momentum, but Books 2 and 3 continued to exceed expectations. With 5 sessions left to go, the sale has already eclipsed the gross total from 2017. Session 5 saw Book 1 type prices continue and less RNA’s. There were also very few outs in Session 5. One yearling broke the seven figure mark in this session, an Uncle Mo colt purchased by China Horse Club and WinStar Farm. 284 horses were sold in Session 5, for a total of $51,059,700. The average price was $179,788. The top price of Session 5 was $1,000,000. Lanes End Farm was the day’s leading consignor.   Top 5 Buyers in Session 5 Ben Glass (agent for undisclosed clients) purchased 10 horses for a total of $2,490,000   The partnership of SF Bloodstock and Starlight West purchased 5 horses for [...]

House Rules: “Pay That Man His Money”

September 19th, 2018|Tags: , , |

  House Rules: "Pay That Man His Money" By Jonathan Stettin   In this week's column for AmWager we look at some of the ways bettors take it on the chin including an example right out of the current news. Read House Rules 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   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.  Receive our Clubhouse Notes, Track Bias Information and of course our Spot Plays  all as a bonus. There is no service like it in the game, and you can raise your game to a whole new level. [...]

Kentucky Downs Does It Right

September 17th, 2018|Tags: , , , |

  Kentucky Downs Does It Right   By John DaSilva   In a time when you hear constant complaints of lack of interest for various reasons, the recently concluded Kentucky Downs meet is proof that if done right, racing can still thrive.   With a low takeout and purses fueled from historical racing offered on the grounds, the five day meet at Kentucky Downs resulted in multiple daily and meet records being broken. Kentucky Downs doesn't charge admission so no attendance numbers were available but from all indications, a record amount of people came to watch live racing at the Franklin, Kentucky track.   With the end of the meet on Thursday, September 13, an all time record of $36,421,722 was wagered on Kentucky Downs, smashing the record from the previous year of $30,246,888. Unlike some other tracks that have handle increases because of extra dates or extra races being run, 5 days or racing with a total of 50 races were run each year. In 2018 the only advantage Kentucky Downs may have had was that they ran on two [...]

Collected Returns

September 17th, 2018|Tags: , |

After spending most of the spring and summer off, Collected is on his way back to the races. Last seen finishing 7th to Gun Runner in the Pegasus World Cup, he rejoined Bob Baffert’s barn at the beginning of August. Collected spent a short time galloping before posting six workouts in total - at distances of 3, 5, 6, and 7 furlongs.   Collected will make his seasonal return in the Derby Champion Stakes on Pennsylvania Derby Day at Parx. He will be making the journey east with fellow Baffert trainee McKinzie, who will be contesting the Pennsylvania Derby. Both Collected and McKinzie are coming off the layoff but are expected to be ready to run. The Pennsylvania Derby and Derby Champion Stakes are on Saturday September 22.