Posted: August 1, 2021

Essential Quality Looks to Target G1 Runhappy Travers

Essential Quality, the reigning Champion 2-Year-Old and Grade 1 Belmont Stakes presented by NYRA Bets winner, was a determined victor of Saturday’s Grade 2, $600,000 Jim Dandy at Saratoga Race Course and will now target the meet’s signature event, the Grade 1, $1.25 million Runhappy Travers on August 28. The Godolphin-owned son of Tapit, trained by Brad Cox, overcame a five-wide trip on both turns, rating at the rear of the compact field down the backstretch and fended off an inside rally from Keepmeinmind to finish off the nine furlongs...

Read More »
Posted: July 29, 2021

Ray on Pancho

Welcome to another episode of Past the Wire TV! Our friend Ray DeStefano joins us today for more Racetrack Tales and talks the great Frank Pancho Martin. Pancho made great contributions to horse racing on and off the racetrack. Hear some of Ray's stories about Pancho, how he felt about the Secretariat movie, Sham and many other things. You'll get to know a side of Pancho that was generous and kind! Thanks for tuning in and we hope you enjoy the show!

Read More »
Posted: July 30, 2021

2021 TVG Pacific Classic returns to $1M, Del Mar Derby boosted to $250K as Del Mar builds on its successes

DEL MAR, Calif.— Building on its pre-meet enhancements and the sparkling success of its current racing season, Del Mar Thoroughbred Club today announced a pair of major increases to key stakes races on its 2021 schedule. The Grade I TVG Pacific Classic, the shore track’s centerpiece since it was introduced in 1991, has been raised back to its original level of $1,000,000 for its August 21 renewal. Additionally, the track’s conclusion to its 3-year-old grass series – the Grade II Del Mar Derby slated for September 4 – has had...

Read More »
rinaldi the forbidden apple credit chelsea durand3
Upcoming Races

Bond's Rinaldi targets G1 Fourstardave

Racing Moment of the Week

Heavy favorite Essential Quality gets the job done in Grade 2 Jim Dandy

TV: TVG (ad) View

Thank you for visiting Past The Wire

This is where you will find the best in horse racing Articles, horse racing News, horse racing results, and so much more in the world of Thoroughbred Horse Racing. You’ll find feature articles on every aspect of horse racing. Not only do we cover major events like the Breeders Cup, Kentucky Derby, and Triple Crown but we cover all the happenings in horse racing news year round and all over the world.

We consistently bring you horse racing and all the Sport of Kings offers. Our roster of experienced writers are a mix of industry professionals that have first hand knowledge of the sport. We also feature several published writers that have a firm grasp on the history of the thoroughbred and an amazing wealth of historical knowledge of the sport.

If you are looking to attend a Fasig-Tipton sale or the Ocala Breeders sale you can find that information in our breeding/pedigree section. We also feature articles on sales toppers sold during these sales as well. If international racing is something that interests you please check out our articles from the racing insiders we have from the UK, Ireland and Dubai. Let Past The Wire be your official source for all your horse racing information. Be With Us! The best clan in the Sport of Kings! Special thank you to Coady Photography.