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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...

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The Race of the Century

POSTED: September 21, 2021

Three horse of the year winners in the same race, yes it can happen Ray DeStefano joins us again on Past the Wire TV to...

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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 -...

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Racetrack tales and then some, meet Ray Destefano

POSTED: July 15, 2021

If there ever was a Zelig or Damon Runyon type character from the racetrack Ray Destefano fits the bill pretty good. You name it Ray...

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Racing’s Bargain Basement Champions

POSTED: March 9, 2021

Everyone dreams of owning a champion racehorse but for most of us such animals remain as untouchable as the mythical Pegasus. But horse racing isn’t...

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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....

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A Horse for World Course

POSTED: May 11, 2020

They embody the elements. Their eyes catch the light, encapsulating molten lava and smoke. Through their veins, the wind itself seemingly courses, effused from every...

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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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Secretariat Made 7-2 Favorite in Kentucky Derby: Triple Crown Showdown

POSTED: April 29, 2020

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Wednesday, April 29, 2020) – Secretariat, considered by many as the most talented and iconic Thoroughbred to have raced in America, has been...

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