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California Chrome: A Fluke in Breeding?

POSTED: January 13, 2015

Dylan and California Chrome Do you think Perry Martin, and Steve Coburn, aka Dumbass Partners and owners and breeders of California Chrome, would have bred...

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I Was In A Slump

POSTED: January 9, 2015

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. The...

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Dortmund: Worth the Hype

POSTED: December 23, 2014

Bob Baffert, hot walker, #teameffort In a game that involves animals that check in just over a thousand pounds, running around a track being controlled...

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Bring on Exchange Wagering - Please

POSTED: December 16, 2014

I have often said there is no bigger advantage in horse racing than knowing a short priced horse that won’t win. With the wagering menus...

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A New, Improved Gulfstream Park

POSTED: December 9, 2014

Courtesy Gulfstream Park One of the most magnificent and beautiful racing venues in the world opened their winter championship meet this past Saturday, with all...

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Against the Track Bias

POSTED: December 2, 2014

Aqueduct, along with The New York Racing Association, with some help from the weather, did their very best to create a track bias on Saturday,...

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Betting Against Yourself

POSTED: November 25, 2014

By Jonathan Stettin Some weeks back I wrote a column talking about money management and structuring super-fecta tickets. Since that column I must have gotten...

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Comeback: The Gary Stevens Interview

POSTED: November 17, 2014

Comebacks have always been one of the most exciting aspects of sports. They defy the odds and accomplish what we think can’t happen. Sports have...

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The Future of Horse Racing: Where do we go from Here?

POSTED: November 11, 2014

There was a time when every Saturday felt like a holiday walking into the racetrack. There was that buzz and electricity in the air that...

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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!