Triple Crown

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Pioneer of the Nile Dies

2019-03-18T14:43:56-05:00March 18th, 2019|

  Pioneer of the Nile, the WinStar Farm stallion by Empire Maker out of Star of Goshen by Lord at War has died this morning following breeding a mare. Pioneer of the Nile was raced by Zayat Stables and was a Grade 1 winning millionaire who had hit the board [...]

The End

2019-03-18T15:21:36-05:00March 18th, 2019|

  No, you are not about to enter the Twilight Zone, you are about to read one of the most "Spot On" articles on the Sport of Kings. The End By Charles "Chuck" Simon   “This is the end, Beautiful friend This is the end, My only friend, the end” [...]

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 [...]

Bourbon and the Deacon

2019-03-04T13:21:17-05:00March 4th, 2019|

    Bourbon and the Deacon at the Derby Bar By Kate Richards          There must be something in the country air, limestone soil and the bluegrass carpet of Kentucky to produce the spirit of a whiskey that is historically all-American. Congress said so in 1964 designating [...]

Stallion Dynasties: Sovereign Dancer

2019-03-03T15:03:46-05:00March 2nd, 2019|

    Stallion Dynasties: Sovereign Dancer By Kaitlin Free The Northern Dancer Dynasty has so far provided us with a wealth of stories. We have reached a point in the family tree where we will soon be branching out into the extended grandsons and great-grandsons of Northern Dancer. For now, [...]

Great Too Early

2019-02-26T19:21:13-05:00February 24th, 2019|

    Great Too Early: Five 2-Year-Olds Who Failed as 3-Year-Olds By: Peter Lee   In the book American Pharoah, author Joe Drape recounts an incident in which Vinery Farm manager Frances Relihan, impressed with American Pharoah's smooth movements, appetite and maturity, called owner Ahmed Zayat about the colt. Even [...]

A Jewel of a Duel by Nick Costa

2019-02-24T09:25:17-05:00February 24th, 2019|

  A Jewel of a Duel By Nick Costa   This is not the first time Past the Wire featured what was perhaps the best running of the Preakness, and one of the best Triple Crown races ever. Our own Jonathan Stettin discussed this race at length with winning rider [...]

Hidden Scroll on Target

2019-02-19T11:28:54-05:00February 19th, 2019|

  Hidden Scroll on Target for possible Kentucky Derby Run.... Many of us were particularly taken with the debut performance of Bill Mott’s Hidden Scroll on the Pegasus World Cup undercard at Gulfstream Park in January and by all accounts, the Juddmonte-bred colt is firing on all cylinders ahead of [...]