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Unfulfilled Potential

2019-03-11T10:50:34-05:00March 11th, 2019|

  Unfilled potential: 7 horses who were injured before greatness By Peter Lee   The latest controversy surrounding the deaths of 21 horses at Santa Anita reminds us how fragile horses can be.   A typical Thoroughbred weighs about 1,100 pounds, and running at 40 miles per hour, a horse [...]

Jockey Agent Suspended

2019-03-08T13:10:37-05:00March 8th, 2019|

      Former jockey agent Manuel "Mike" Gonzalez will have to accept a $25,000 fine and a ten-year racing suspension that the New York State Gaming Commission handed down last year, a New York state appeals court ruled last Thursday. Gonzalez had argued that the NYSGC's regulator had overstepped their [...]

Stallion Dynasties: Sovereign Dancer

2019-03-03T15:03:46-05:00March 2nd, 2019|

    Stallion Dynasties: Sovereign Dancer By Kaitlin Free The Northern Dancer Dynasty has so far provided us with a wealth of stories. We have reached a point in the family tree where we will soon be branching out into the extended grandsons and great-grandsons of Northern Dancer. For now, [...]

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 [...]

Prince Lucky Cruises to Victory

2019-02-24T10:13:20-05:00February 24th, 2019|

  Prince Lucky and John Velazquez Cruise To Victory   Prince Lucky cruised to an easy victory in the 28th running of the Grade 3, $100,000 Hal's Hope Stakes at Gulfstream Park on Saturday. Last seen at Belmont Park in June, Prince Lucky showed no signs of rust, as he [...]

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 [...]

Uncertain Futures

2019-02-16T12:14:23-05:00February 16th, 2019|

  Maybe the uncertain future of the Sport of Kings is even more uncertain than we realize. Read Uncertain Futures, this week's Past the Wire 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 [...]

The Transatlantic Pick 4

2018-10-06T11:33:18-05:00October 6th, 2018|

  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 [...]