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Saratoga 8/21/2019 Full Card Analysis

2019-08-20T22:20:13-05:00August 20th, 2019|

Handicapper and Racing Analyst Anthony Fontaine makes his Past the Wire debut with his thoughts on the Wednesday card at Saratoga. Look for a lot more from Anthony in the near future on Past the Wire.       SARATOGA, August 21st, 2019 Race Two : Selections 5-1-2-4 #5 Smooth [...]

Nuggets For Simulcasting

2019-07-24T04:52:06-05:00July 23rd, 2019|

Cliff Notes for Simulcast Betting By Mike Valiante I am old enough to remember the days at the track that not only were pre-internet, but pre-simulcast. Betting was limited to the 9 or 10 live races.  The additional betting opportunities available today online or at a simulcast parlor are like [...]

The Beauty, Science, and Inconsistencies

2019-05-26T10:09:23-05:00May 26th, 2019|

    The Beauty, Science and Inconsistencies of Handicapping Thoroughbred Racing; By Geo Sette Last week's Preakness Stakes is officially in the books as we await the fabulous Belmont Stakes, the always intriguing 12-furlong marathon 3rd jewel of the Triple Crown. The Preakness was deservingly won by War of Will [...]

Preakness and Supporting Stakes Recap

2019-05-19T10:41:10-05:00May 18th, 2019|

  The weather cooperated and so did the Pimlico dirt and turf courses. The tracks played fair. The dirt was fast, but honest. While the facility appears dated, and even somewhat neglected, there is no denying the historic and electric atmosphere Pimlico and the Preakness produces. The first stake on [...]

Speed Holds: Pace Makes the Race

2019-05-11T09:17:39-05:00May 11th, 2019|

          In this week's column for AmWager I look at and talk about pace, and how it and the way speed flows has changed with the game. Speed Holds: Pace Makes the Race   We have all heard the saying:   “ Pace Makes the Race.” [...]

Smith, Baffert and More

2019-04-30T17:51:59-05:00April 30th, 2019|

  Get an edge in this year’s Kentucky Derby and the all stakes Pick 4. Join Past the Wire’s Kentucky Derby webinar. We will have analysis, selections, strategies, a question and answer session and more. Live and interactive or available on replay… Join or Learn more here……. Mike Smith talks Omaha Beach [...]

Midnight Bisou by a Nose

2019-04-15T16:38:02-05:00April 15th, 2019|

Midnight Bisou under Mike Smith nosed out Escape Clause in the Grade 1 Apple Blossom at Oaklawn Park on Sunday. Escape Clause ridden by Tyler Baze ran a dead game race and fought hard on the inside all the way to the wire. Elate was farther back in third. Most [...]