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A 2014 Breeders' Cup Recap

POSTED: November 4, 2014

Thirty years ago the inaugural Breeders’ Cup Classic ended in dramatic fashion with three horses across the wire. Wild Again under Pat Day was the...

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The Tote Board Was Screaming

POSTED: October 20, 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. There...

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Juan Saez: A Perfect Storm Gone Wrong

POSTED: October 16, 2014

Suppose there was a job for you. A job dangerous enough that an ambulance would follow you around at work. Dangerous enough that you will...

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Monopoly Money

POSTED: October 13, 2014

So many horse players don’t get the betting aspect of the game. They just don’t grasp the nature of pari-mutual wagering. Many of them see...

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Wise Dan Knows When He Wins a Race

POSTED: October 6, 2014

People often ask whether a racehorse knows when it wins or loses. While I’m no horseman, and can’t speak for all horses, I have been...

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It Was All Good Racing at Parx Saturday

POSTED: September 25, 2014

After an exciting day of championship racing at Parx, we continue the road to the ultimate weekend in the Sport of Kings, The Breeders’ Cup....

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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

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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!