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Pick-4-ing Your Spots When Wagering

POSTED: September 11, 2014

The mutual window where Jonathan’s Dad worked for many years. Jon practically grew up hanging around that window as a young boy and teenager. I...

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Tom Durkin: Farewell to a Legendary Track Announcer

POSTED: September 2, 2014

Closing weekend at Saratoga not only brought the end of summer and the premier race meet in the country, but also the end of the...

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Bettors are the Lifeblood of Horse Racing

POSTED: August 29, 2014

The mutual window where Jonathan’s Dad worked for many years. Jon practically grew up hanging around that window as a young boy and teenager. This...

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The Secrets of Handicapping and Betting

POSTED: August 18, 2014

I’ve never read a book on handicapping but certainly think I could have written a few. It’s something that has been on my agenda for...

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Is it Time to Ban Race-Day Lasix?

POSTED: August 15, 2014

With all the criticism in the Sport of Kings lately, and facing the downward cycle the game seems to be perpetually on at times, it...

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How to Watch a Horse Race

POSTED: August 4, 2014

I remember, back in the day, when we’d occasionally go from the races at Aqueduct or Belmont for a nightcap doubleheader at the Meadowlands. It...

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Assessing the 2014 Racing Season

POSTED: July 28, 2014

It was exciting to introduce our readers to a young and talented apprentice rider going after his dreams and taking his tack to where the...

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Opening Week at Saratoga and Del Mar

POSTED: July 21, 2014

Opening week at both Saratoga and Del Mar were as electric as ever. Other than a few “rule” hiccups we’ll discuss later, both venues started...

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Michael Wilson Feeling at Home at Zayat Stables

POSTED: July 14, 2014

We have spoken a lot recently about the rewards of the Sport of Kings and how they originate in all forms of the game. From...

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Welcome to Past The Wire, home of Jonathan Stettin’s column on all that is horse racing, the Sport of Kings! We hope you enjoy  Past The Wire where you will find articles and 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!