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Horse Sense Making

2019-03-25T11:52:48-05:00March 25th, 2019|

    Horse Sense-Making with Kerry and Pete   By Kate Richards                                                                 What is the common question that fans and bettors ask when we are looking at the composition of the Derby field? Does this horse have what it takes to be a champion on the first Saturday [...]

A Closer Look: Pioneerof the Nile

2019-03-18T15:40:23-05:00March 18th, 2019|

    A Closer Look: Top Stallion Pioneerof the Nile Dead at 13 by Nicolle Neulist   Leading stallion Pioneerof the Nile has passed away suddenly at age 13, WinStar Farm announced this morning.   Born in 2006, he was a homebred for Zayat Stables, by Empire Maker through their [...]

Pioneer of the Nile Dies

2019-03-18T14:43:56-05:00March 18th, 2019|

  Pioneer of the Nile, the WinStar Farm stallion by Empire Maker out of Star of Goshen by Lord at War has died this morning following breeding a mare. Pioneer of the Nile was raced by Zayat Stables and was a Grade 1 winning millionaire who had hit the board [...]

Day 2 Sales Highlights

2019-03-13T22:35:44-05:00March 13th, 2019|

  OBS March Day 2 Highlights by Nicolle Neulist   The 2019 Ocala Breeders’ Sales March Two-Year-Olds in Training Sale drew to a close today.     Year-over-year results were mixed..  During the course of the two-day sale, 309 horses were sold for a total of $44,22,500, both figures up [...]

Bourbon and the Deacon

2019-03-04T13:21:17-05:00March 4th, 2019|

    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 the spirit of a whiskey that is historically all-American. Congress said so in 1964 designating [...]

Great Too Early

2019-02-26T19:21:13-05:00February 24th, 2019|

    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 American Pharoah's smooth movements, appetite and maturity, called owner Ahmed Zayat about the colt. Even [...]

A Jewel of a Duel by Nick Costa

2019-02-24T09:25:17-05:00February 24th, 2019|

  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 Crown races ever. Our own Jonathan Stettin discussed this race at length with winning rider [...]

Reputations and Radiographs by Kate Richards

2019-02-14T12:18:27-05:00February 14th, 2019|

  Reputations and Radiographs by Kate Richards When reading about a contentious issue or a tragedy, it is easy to think of racing’s worst-case scenarios. And about the impact of deception and the inevitable pageant of the blame. Investors model risk purchases as a normative, while sales attendees may believe [...]