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Who’s Going Where

2019-05-20T18:07:29-05:00May 20th, 2019|

  Past the Wire takes a look ahead at who might be going where in the future months leading up to the Breeders' Cup. Of course nothing is official, and this is horse racing so everything is subject to change in a flash. These are some of projections based on [...]

Freeze Frame

2019-05-16T11:12:50-05:00May 16th, 2019|

    Freeze Frame   By Mike Valiante   The camera quality in everyone’s cell phone has made amateur photographers out of many of us with the emphasis on amateur. Professional photographers understand there is a lot more to the skill than the ability to point and click, especially when [...]

More Kentucky Derby Aftermath

2019-05-06T18:08:51-05:00May 6th, 2019|

    The aftermath of the 145th Kentucky Derby mirrors the quote "and the hits just keep on coming." The discussions on social media, radio shows, and even on the news, shows people including industry insiders and experienced horsemen, as well as bettors and fans as divided over the disqualification [...]

The Road to Glory

2019-04-10T11:17:27-05:00April 10th, 2019|

  The Road to Glory: The Triple Crown Trail in 1919 By Jennifer Kelly   The road to the Kentucky Derby is paved with points: if you want to make it into the gate, your horse must win the right races to get there. That massive gate has space for [...]

Thunder Snow Again

2019-03-30T21:20:43-05:00March 30th, 2019|

  It was a thrilling stretch drive in the Group 1, $12 million Dubai World Cup at Meydan Racecourse on Saturday, as Thunder Snow nailed Gronkowski on the wire by a whisker in the ten-furlong event. While guiding Thunder Snow to a hard-fought nose victory, jockey Christope Soumillion also put the 5-yr.-old son of Helmut into the history books, [...]

Blazes

2019-03-29T08:06:08-05:00March 28th, 2019|

    1920 – Paul Jones - Blazes By Nick Costa and Mary Dixon Reynolds     When perusing over the names of horses that participated in the 1920 Kentucky Derby, one will not see Man O’ War listed among the entrants. The absence of the original ‘Big Red’, who [...]

Sir Barton

2019-03-23T18:18:18-05:00March 23rd, 2019|

  1919 – Sir Barton – Billy Kelly By Nick Costa and Mary Dixon Reynolds     Much like the first Kentucky Derby in 1875, an owner’s pre-race strategy failed to materialize in this 45th renewal. Owner J.K.L. Ross, a Canadian businessman and naval commander, had a passion for equines [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]