Posted: February 25, 2021

Claiming game, good or bad for Thoroughbred Racing, How the IRS changed the sport from breeding to race to breeding to sell

On this Past the Wire TV show Jeff Metz and Jonathan Stettin talk about whether the long standing practice of running claiming races in the US is good or bad for the horse and the sport. They contrast it with how things are done in other parts of the world. Jeff and Jon take a look back at how the sport changed from a breeding to race game to a breeding to sell game and what it was that originally happened to drive the large powerhouse farms out of the...

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Posted: February 24, 2021

The Tantalizing True Tale of the Tenacious Thoroughbred

Every once in a while a horse comes along to disprove the adage that Thoroughbreds should retire at age six or seven. Grady is one of those horses. Redolent of horses of yesteryear, the compact bay gelding made 104 starts. Now, before you proclaim too much, too long, read Grady’s story. You will understand that he loved to run, he needed to run, even when he wasn’t hitting the board, but hit It he did, 56 times with 15 wins including stakes.  Grady would have been quite discontent to linger...

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Posted: February 20, 2021

Racehorse Claiming Partnerships, Yes or No

Get the straight scoop on racehorse claiming partnerships! Racehorse partnerships are one of the things in horse racing that have steadily grown over the past several years. There are an abundance of them and more and more keep sprouting up. They certainly minimize the risk for owners, but they also limit the involvement and decision making process. On this episode of Past the Wire's podcast, Gate to Wire brought to you by Spendthrift Farm hosts Jonathan Stettin and Michael Vale welcome Steve Zorn. Steve was a managing partner of the...

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