Posted: May 24, 2020

Paul Jones: Victory in the Shadow of an Immortal

The 1920 Kentucky Derby was always going to be known for the name that didn’t appear on its nomination list. The name that was absent from the past performances. The most famous name in racing that didn’t grace the Kentucky Derby winner’s circle until 1929 long after he had stepped off the racetrack. No, the 1920 winner had the potential to elide attention for running in the shadow of the greatest racehorse the 20th century saw, but Paul Jones remains a name we know nevertheless. Even if his notability is...

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Posted: May 22, 2020

THREE YEAR OLDS TO FOLLOW FOR THE UPCOMING IRISH 2020 SEASON

The world of Irish horse racing is scheduled to return on June 8, following its hiatus owing to the Coronavirus Pandemic. Racing has been stood down here since March 24 and now there is a glimpse of hope that the Flat season can begin in earnest. Horse Racing Ireland have been given the green light by the Irish government to allow racing to be restaged in what is more than welcome news to the entire Irish horse racing industry. In my first ever column for Pastthewire.com, I have listed ten...

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Posted: May 22, 2020

Living the Dream: From being broke to riding in the Kentucky Derby

It was something he would’ve never envisioned growing up in Venezuela.  And even though horses have always been a part of his life, the thought of riding in the Kentucky Derby was not even remotely considered by jockey Samy Camacho.  But life’s vagaries show us how rapidly our fortunes can change. On March 7, 2020, Camacho’s life would never be the same. That day, he rode a son of Uncle Mo to a stirring 4 ¾ length victory in the 1 1/16 mile Lambholm South Tampa Bay Derby Grade 2...

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Conditioner Clement Bustling Stable Eyeing Stakes At Belmont

ELMONT, N.Y. - Trainer Christophe Clement boasts a bustling stable at Belmont Park, including a number of promising stakes contenders for the upcoming spring meet led by a pair of turf sophomores by Declaration of War...

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