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Skinner Heads Field of Six in $100K Affirmed

POSTED: June 1, 2023

Skinner gallops May 26 at Santa Anita (Ernie Belmonte/Past The Wire) Santa Anita Press Box ARCADIA, Calif.— A close third in the Santa Anita Derby,...


Is Spectacular Bid One of the Greatest Ever?

POSTED: December 13, 2021

Next up on Past The Wire’s “Author’s Corner” is Peter Lee’s fabulous book about Hall of Famer Spectacular Bid. The Bid won two-thirds of the...


Coming Full Circle

POSTED: November 2, 2021

Fuller's passion produces powerful partnerships. It was love at first sight for Abby Fuller.  Her story wouldn’t be all that unusual, a young girl is...


Whatever Happened to the Marlboro Cup?

POSTED: September 12, 2021

It was the race that was created for a superstar, featured the first ever matchup between Triple Crown winners, and was synonymous with September -...

Podcasts & Videos

One on One with Laffit Pincay

POSTED: August 23, 2021

Do you want to know what really happened when Affirmed was disqualified in the Travers? In any reasonable discussion of the greatest jockeys of all...

Podcasts & Videos

Saratoga Today 2021 day 26 on the meet

POSTED: August 19, 2021

Thank you for checking out another episode of Saratoga Today here on Past the Wire TV! Do you know a true track bias from a...


Ten Greatest Preakness Moments

POSTED: October 2, 2020

By Peter Lee For much of its history, the Preakness Stakes has been anticlimactic, with the victor romping by large margins. The first winner, Survivor,...

Past The Wire

A Few of The Greatest Losses in Horse Racing

POSTED: September 17, 2020

If you read Past the Wire regularly you'll know there are two things I like to do in my column. I love using great quotes....


The Race of the Century - According to the Computers

POSTED: May 3, 2020

Photo Credit: NBC Sports Saturday afternoon. NBC punished us with pre-race coverage of a horse race we'd already seen (Really, NBC? That cost  you less...



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