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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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The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner

POSTED: July 6, 2020

Would Shortening the Belmont Stakes Lead to more Triple Crown Winners? In the wake of the drama and glory of this year’s shortened Belmont Stakes,...

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The 2020 Investec Derby – O’Brien’s Stranglehold on UK Classics

POSTED: June 29, 2020

When Santiago crossed the finish line first in the Irish Derby (G1), he led a sweep of the first four spots for trainer Aidan O’Brien,...

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The rise and untimely fall of Fred ‘the Tin Man’ Archer

POSTED: June 29, 2020

Emma Hayward and William Archer welcomed their second son, Fred Archer into the world on the 11th January 1857. Born in Cheltenham, it was not...

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It's Not Too Late to Own a Piece of Secretariat

POSTED: June 27, 2020

Yes you read that correctly. It is not too late to own a piece of arguably one of the greatest horses of all time, and...

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Donna Brothers, A Candid Conversation

POSTED: June 26, 2020

I was fortunate to set up a phone interview with Donna Barton Brothers that I had looked forward to for a long time. I hoped...

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Gate To Wire Podcast Season 1 Episode 1

POSTED: June 26, 2020

Thank you for checking out the very first edition of the Gate To Wire Podcast with our hosts Jonathan Stettin and Michael Vale. Tune in...

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Levamisole Metabolizes To Appear As A Performance Enhancer, Is It? What Does It Do?

POSTED: June 25, 2020

By: Leila Elliott It was in early February that news of horse trainer Joe Sharp having eight of his winning equine charges disqualified to last...

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A Triple Crown With An Asterisk?

POSTED: June 24, 2020

Tiz the Law captured a much-shortened Belmont Stakes with ease on June 20, starting talk of a unique Triple Crown in which the first race...

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Roses Bloom Even in the Gray: Hoop. Jr. and the Delayed Derby

POSTED: June 21, 2020

When the skies opened up during the week before the 1945 Kentucky Derby, the rain was perhaps a fitting commentary on the shortened Triple Crown...

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