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The Lasix Ban Reaction

2019-04-27T09:34:14-05:00April 27th, 2019|

  The Lasix Ban Industry Reaction: By Mary Dixon Reynolds   The day after Battle of Midway won the Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile at Del Mar, I walked to the Jerry Hollendorfer barn to keep my appointment with Dan Ward, Hollendorfer's assistant trainer, for an interview about Unique Bella. While [...]

The History and Future of Synthetics

2019-04-06T16:55:11-05:00April 6th, 2019|

  The History and Future of Synthetics By Peter Lee   After a 23rd horse died at Santa Anita Park on March 31, the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals urged horse racing officials to replace all racetracks in California to "the known-safest racing surface—a synthetic track."   Horse [...]

Louisiana Derby Preview

2019-03-22T11:43:50-05:00March 22nd, 2019|

  Once again George Sette has taken his considerable talent to Past the Wire to preview the Louisiana Derby for us.   Our Geo at work   Fair Grounds Race # 13  The Grade 2  $1,000.000 The Louisiana Derby One Mile & 1/8          It's [...]

An Epic Distaff

2019-03-13T19:53:17-05:00March 13th, 2019|

    An Epic Distaff   By Jonathan Stettin       There have been many great horse races that turned into epic battles of heart and will. The 2016 Breeders’ Cup Distaff definitely falls into that category by any standards. This race just was not a test of heart, [...]

Catching Up On the Sport of Kings

2018-08-14T14:06:15-05:00August 14th, 2018|

  Jonathan Stettin gets you caught up on the latest in the Sport of Kings and takes you Past the Wire in thoroughbred racing:     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 [...]

Del Mar Increases Wagering Menu

2018-06-30T07:45:33-05:00June 30th, 2018|

Del Mar adding an early Pick 4, and a late Pick 5 as well as a parlay wager are all welcomed as far as I am concerned. I see the Pick 6 pool taking a hit, but Pick 6's have changed so much over the past 10 years or so [...]

Looking Ahead

2018-06-13T19:37:50-05:00June 13th, 2018|

    In this week's column for AmWager we take a little look back but a bigger look ahead. Read Looking Ahead here.....     Jonathan Stettin and Past the Wire are proud supporters of The Jockeys' Guild     Take advantage of Past the Wire's discount on DRF FORMULATOR. Get the most out [...]

Maragh Heading West

2017-12-17T16:20:20-05:00December 17th, 2017|

Nelson at work at the Richard Baltas barn After being contacted by agent Nelson Arroyo jockey Rajiv Maragh, the current comeback jockey of the year has decided to move his tack to Southern California for the opening of Santa Anita the day after Christmas. Rajiv is a Breeders' [...]

More Holiday Weekend Stakes News

2017-11-23T08:23:53-05:00November 23rd, 2017|

There are stakes coast to coast this Holiday weekend. There should be opportunities galore, and some competitive exciting racing to watch. Here is a look at some of it. Check out the Golden Rod at Churchill Downs Take a look at the Hollywood Derby and Jimmy Durante at Del Mar..... [...]