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Turning Claimers into Stakes Winners

POSTED: June 16, 2014

Well the lull expected in racing following California Chrome’s unsuccessful bid at the ever elusive Triple Crown seems to have missed us. Churchill Downs put...

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The Morning After the 2014 Belmont Stakes

POSTED: June 9, 2014

The 2014 Belmont Stakes day card did not disappoint on many levels. We were treated to a great day of competitive racing with primarily clean,...

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Of Wise Dan, Zenyatta, and Strategic Campaigns

POSTED: June 2, 2014

Arcadia, CA - Santa Anita - Zenyatta with Mike Smith aboard wins the $2 million Breeders' Cup Ladies' Classic for trainer John Shirreffs and owner...

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Betting Pays Off for Some

POSTED: May 26, 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. One...

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It's Time for California Chrome - Maybe

POSTED: May 19, 2014

To the pleasure of racing fans everywhere, we have gotten what we long for every spring, another chance at the ever elusive Triple Crown. I...

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Tonalist Takes Aim at 2014 Belmont Stakes

POSTED: May 12, 2014

Warning Shot Fired! There is a difference in buying into the hype on a horse and spotting what you think is going to be a...

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California Chrome: Your 2014 Kentucky Derby Winner

POSTED: May 5, 2014

Dylan and California Chrome After an exciting and eventful Derby weekend that did not disappoint, there is a lot to discuss so let’s get right...

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Kentucky Derby Talk

POSTED: April 28, 2014

By Jonathan Stettin For the most part the prep work is done and but for some potential late defections, the field for the 140th run...

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Basketballs Are Not the Only Things That Bounce

POSTED: April 21, 2014

By Jonathan Stettin A few weeks ago when we were discussing the array of handicapping tools available today, we spoke of the sheets and touched...

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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!