/Tag: Thoro-Graph

Kaitlin Free’s Kentucky Oaks Rundown

2019-05-04T16:12:22-05:00May 2nd, 2019|

      Kaitlin Free   Past The Wire’s Kaitlin Free has done an annual preview of the Kentucky Oaks contenders for several years running. This year’s edition will feature each filly with their chances to run well and reasons they may come up short. Contenders will be [...]

Derek Simon Puts Beyers in Perspective

2018-02-22T10:08:35-05:00February 22nd, 2018|

Derek Simon wrote what I thought was a most interesting, informative and spot on article for US Racing giving a fresh modern day look to Beyer speed figures. I have always thought Beyers raw speed figures were a flawed system repeatedly showed up by Thoro-Graph and the Ragozins (sheets). True [...]

Getting Ready by Jonathan Stettin

2017-11-01T06:46:05-05:00October 31st, 2017|

  Jonathan Stettin and Past the Wire are proud supporters of The Jockeys' Guild     Past the Wire by Jonathan Stettin Getting Ready   For the past several weeks, most of us who play the horses have been getting ready for the Breeders' Cup. Interestingly enough, getting ready means [...]

Classic Empire, Fast or Slow?

2017-04-19T08:07:00-05:00April 19th, 2017|

Laura Pugh looks at Classic Empire's win in The Arkansas Derby from a speed figure standpoint. I think she brings out some good points, and this is the very reason raw speed figures don't measure up with Thror-Graph and other sheets which take into account trip and numerous other factors. [...]