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Welcome to the PastTheWire editorial where you will find articles with tons of insight written by Jonathan Stettin. Jonathan shares his many years of experience as a player, owner and agent in the sport of horse racing with you. Jonathan has a unique approach on the game as we know it today coupled with a keen sense of what is going on in the Sport Of Kings on the daily.

Jonathan has been around the sport of horse racing his entire life. You will find candid interviews with owners, trainers and jockeys as well as his uncensored views on the state of horse racing, betting syndicates, opinion pieces and more. Read more from Jonathan Stettin here and allow him to take you Past The Wire!

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The Glue in Horse Racing

POSTED: November 26, 2019

With all the negative publicity and piling on the sport of horse racing has had to withstand of late, it is refreshing for those of...

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Michael Dickinson on Tapeta, Injuries and More

POSTED: November 23, 2019

In addition to inventing, developing, honing, and perfecting the Tapeta surface, Michael Dickinson has won more than a fair share of significant races as a...

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Who Yields the Power in Horse Racing

POSTED: November 20, 2019

I always say coincidences are for romance novels. About a week ago I wrote an article about some of the sports woes and needs for...

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"We Have Met the Enemy and It Is Us"

POSTED: November 16, 2019

Hollywood Park I've said for a long time racing, specifically horse racing's shot callers and racetrack managers, don't know who their customer is. They don't,...

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Belvoir Bay, The Best of Breeders' Cup 2019

POSTED: November 13, 2019

Peter Miller With Belvoir Bay At a time when troublesome news fills what few mainstream media pages devote any attention to the Sport of Kings,...

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Past the Wire Talks Breeders' Cup and Racing With John Velazquez

POSTED: October 28, 2019

Jockey John Velazquez Photo Credit: Chris Rahayel By any legitimate standard John Velazquez is not only one of the best riders around, he is arguably...

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Judging the Three Year Old Crop After the Kentucky Derby and Before the Breeders' Cup

POSTED: October 27, 2019

Photo Credit: Courtney Snow A few years ago I had a conversation with Mike Smith about judging and comparing horses from different eras. Different years...

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It's Not a Santa Anita Problem

POSTED: October 21, 2019

Unfortunately for the thoroughbred industry, and more unfortunately for Santa Anita and the Stronach Group, the political and media climate in California is such that...

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A Pre Breeders' Cup Chat with Oisin Murphy

POSTED: October 16, 2019

When you look at what Oisin Murphy has achieved in his young career as a jockey, it doesn't begin to do him justice, calling him...

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