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Welcome to the Past The Wire features page. We deliver the most compelling feature articles, stallion news, horse breeding and racing content in the industry. Our feature page is derived from industry related contributors. You will find expertly written articles based on the latest happenings in the industry by people in the know. This section encompasses articles on everything from the road to Triple Crown trail as well as stallion, breeding and industry related content. Allow Past The Wire to become your ultimate source of thoroughbred industry related features and all things equine related.

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Katie and Grumeti – A life after racing

POSTED: September 20, 2020

By Abbeigh Harris The 5th July 2017, at an evening meeting at Kempton Park Racecourse, Katie watched the bay gelding, Grumeti, run in one of...

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The Rocky Road of the Preakness

POSTED: September 18, 2020

By Peter Lee When the horses break from the starting gate at Pimlico October 3 for the 145th running of the Preakness Stakes, it will...

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Despite Racing’s Upheaval Irish-bred Success Remains Constant

POSTED: September 14, 2020

2020 has been an unusual year. It has changed our lives and the way we live – not necessarily for the better. It has seen...

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Saratoga and Del Mar Race Meets: What the Numbers Tell Us

POSTED: September 14, 2020

By: Steve Zorn The Saratoga and Del Mar summer meets traditionally mark a bright spot on racing’s long annual calendar. The summer boutique meets have...

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Stories Abound in 2020 Queen’s Plate

POSTED: September 10, 2020

It’s hard to see past the two favorites in the 2020 Queen’s Plate, with both morning line choice Clayton and star filly Curlin’s Voyage formidable...

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An introduction to Staton Flurry, Kentucky Oaks winning owner of Shesdaresthedevil

POSTED: September 6, 2020

Nikki Samolovitch introduces us to Staton Flurry Now that Shedaresthedevil is a household name after winning Friday’s Grade 1 Kentucky Oaks, I want to introduce...

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Return of the Derby: Perspectives

POSTED: September 4, 2020

The last time we saw the Kentucky Derby run there was a massive crowd huddled with the hope of staving off a late developing rainstorm....

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How Technology Has Changed Horse Racing

POSTED: August 31, 2020

Technology has affected many areas of our lives. In recent times, the way we work, commute, cook, clean, communicate and entertain ourselves has all changed....

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The 2020 Kentucky Derby: An Expensive Group of Blue Bloods

POSTED: August 27, 2020

The Kentucky Derby is famous for having horses that come from “anywhere,” such as when it only cost California Chrome’s owners $1,500 to breed him,...

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