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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...


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...


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...

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....


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...


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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