/Tag: Dortmund

Omaha Beach, Derby Favorite Scratches

2019-05-02T08:07:33-05:00May 1st, 2019|

Likely Kentucky Derby favorite Omaha Beach has been scratched and will not make a Run for the Roses on Saturday at Churchill Downs. Trainer Richard Mandella noticed a slight cough and upon determining the cause it was found the colt had an entrapped epiglottis. He will undergo surgery to correct [...]


2019-03-03T10:19:25-05:00March 3rd, 2019|

  Some backside blurbs to get caught up on the Sport of Kings: Code of Honor redeemed himself with a nice win in the Fountain of Youth. (Nice colt) Hidden Scroll set a fast pace in the Fountain of Youth but did not appear to appreciate being thrown to the [...]

It Wasn’t Broke

2019-01-17T21:41:09-05:00January 17th, 2019|

In this week's column I look at some horse racing journalism and reporting issues. Read It Wasn't Broke here.........       The Arm, Be With Us, #MEMBERSHIP  Subscribe to our columns at Subscribe to our YouTube channel Past the Wire Like us on FaceBook @pastthewire Follow on Twitter [...]

Dortmund Back in Training

2017-07-14T11:42:28-05:00July 14th, 2017|

With no reported breeding deal in place, the once highly regarded Dortmund is back in training with Art Sherman. No target race has been picked out yet and Dortmund is in the early stages of his comeback. Read more about Dortmund here.....

Pick 6 King’s Derby Radar Pt. 2

2016-11-19T00:23:43-05:00April 2nd, 2015|

Here you have The Pick 6 King's Kentucky Derby Radar. With Animal Kingdom and I'll Have Another recent top choices it pays to pay attention. Dortmund: While tops on most lists this big strapping son of Big Brown made tops on ours back in November following his debut. He's done [...]

A Matter of Time

2016-11-19T00:23:43-05:00February 18th, 2015|

By Jonathan Stettin Timing is everything I always say. So much of The Sport of Kings involves time and timing. It seemed like a lot longer than 14 days, for Gary Stevens to add another chapter to his Encore, of what is one of the greatest comeback feats in professional [...]

No Wrong Coast

2016-11-19T00:23:43-05:00February 4th, 2015|

By Jonathan Stettin There is no wrong coast to be on this weekend in The Sport of Kings. Both coasts offer championship caliber horse racing with some of our best and most popular equine stars competing. We’ll see last year’s Kentucky Derby winner, this year’s early Kentucky Derby favorite, and [...]

The Pick 6 King’s Derby Radar

2016-11-19T00:23:44-05:00January 31st, 2015|

Everyone knows I am not a fan of the Kentucky Derby future wager. The odds for making a bet now seldom justify it, in my opinion. There is plenty of value come race day when we know who's in the gate, post positions, track conditions, pace set up and all [...]

All That Glitters

2016-11-19T00:23:44-05:00December 23rd, 2014|

By Jonathan Stettin In a game that involves animals that check in just over a thousand pounds, running around a track being controlled by riders that check in slightly over a hundred pounds, it stands to reason there will be a lot of subjectivity and intangibles. At face value you [...]