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Gate to Wire is a horse racing podcast brought to you by Past the Wire. Get ready to listen to our hosts Jonathan Stettin and Michael Vale as they discuss a multitude of topics involving the sport of kings. Gate To Wire will deliver exciting special guest interviews from industry movers and shakers as well as the latest in horse racing news and handicapping segments. If you're interested in learning more about every facet of horse racing tune in. You'll also get special handicapping tips from our very own "Pick 6 King", Jonathan Stettin. We'll take you where no podcast can. Gate to Wire!

Gate to Wire Michael Vale & Jon Stettin

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    • 5.0 • 11 Ratings

Gate to Wire is a horse racing podcast brought to you by Past the Wire. Get ready to listen to our hosts Jonathan Stettin and Michael Vale as they discuss a multitude of topics involving the sport of kings. Gate To Wire will deliver exciting special guest interviews from industry movers and shakers as well as the latest in horse racing news and handicapping segments. If you're interested in learning more about every facet of horse racing tune in. You'll also get special handicapping tips from our very own "Pick 6 King", Jonathan Stettin. We'll take you where no podcast can. Gate to Wire!

    Setting the record straight with Jockey Chantal Sutherland

    Setting the record straight with Jockey Chantal Sutherland

    Chantal Sutherland recently was on the receiving end of a backlash of criticism on horse racing social media for two separate incidents. The first involved a horse she rode named Barbara who decided to bear out turning for home leaving Chantal with nothing to say or do about it. The second incident was the result of a comment Chantal Sutherland made on a racing podcast where she talked about giving Tyler Gaffalione room to get out when his mount was loaded and hers was finished.
    Instead of discussing the two incidents here we'll let Chantal and the show do the talking. We will say the backlash directed at her was hard, and we think she was most courteous to come on Past the Wire TV along with our Gate to Wire podcast and set the record straight. Jonathan Stettin will offer his perspective as a long time professional player and handicapper and Jeff Metz will offer his as a trainer and horseman. 
    The following is courtesy of the Daily Racing Form chart on the Barbara race from Gulfstream Park:
    BARBARA set the pace for six furlongs in the two-path, bore out badly carrying out MIA CAMILA coming off the far turn, and ran on near the outside rail to hold the show spot. MIA CAMILA got bumped by SCHOOL DANCE at the start, raced four wide to the far turn, got carried out to near the outside rail by BARBARA at the top of the stretch, and was cautiously handled near that rival after straightening away.
    FOLLOWING A STEWARDS INQUIRY, BARBARA WAS DISQUALIFIED FROM THIRD POSITION AND PLACED FOURTH BEHIND MIA CAMILA FOR INTERFERENCE LEAVING THE FAR TURN AND INTO THE STRETCH.

    • 46 min
    One on One with Matthew O' Connor

    One on One with Matthew O' Connor

    Fresh off his first graded stakes win with Clear Vision in the Grade 3 Tropical Turf at Gulfstream Park, up and coming young trainer Matthew O' Connor sits down with Jonathan Stettin on Past the Wire TV and our Gate to Wire podcast. 

    Not only did this sharp, young, and dedicated trainer get his first graded stakes win, he did it with a horse he claimed just two starts back for $25,000. Matthew ran Clear Vision off the claim in the Claiming Crown Emerald, and the six year old Artie Schiller gelding ran a good second. Matthew stayed aggressive with the new acquisition, and ran back in the Tropical Turf and got a graded stakes win for himself and his owners, MEB Stables LLC.
    Jon and Matt talk about Matt's career, what he saw in Clear Vision, his philosophies on training and the concerns we all share about the current state of our sport as well as its future. Matthew brings a lot of enthusiasm and hope to the table which is something the sport needs. he also brings a pretty solid background and has worked his way up the ladder from hot-walking to ultimately training. Matthew is not only active claiming, he is at the sales and scouting and making purchases. Matthew has worked for Dominick Schettino, Robert Falcone, and Hall of Famer and two time (should have been three) Kentucky Derby winner Nick Zito.
    We think you will enjoy meeting Matthew O' Connor and it is probably a good idea to put him on the radar screen. He can have a very bright and positive future in horse racing!

    • 42 min
    The Bob Baffert Kentucky Derby ban, legit or not

    The Bob Baffert Kentucky Derby ban, legit or not

    Not voting for Bob Baffert trained horses legit or not?
    Is the effort to ban trainer Bob Baffert from the Kentucky Derby legit and in the best interests of racing, or is it another targeted scapegoat scenario? 

    Attorney Bill Gotimer joins Jonathan Stettin on Past the Wire TV to explore these possibilities along with the legitimacy or lack thereof in excluding horses like Corniche from an Eclipse Award vote. 
    Complicated issues with both legal and moral implications. 
    Suffice to say Jon and Bill do not agree on everything, but they, as many can't nowadays remain civil and cordial despite differing views. 
    Bill provides more of a legal perspective while Jon is a little more from the shall we say street school of thought. However you feel this is an interesting conversation between two passionate and experienced individuals in the Sport of Kings. 
    Thank you for watching Past the Wire TV. 
    We appreciate all of you and welcome your comments, agree or disagree.

    • 58 min
    Meet Naomi Tukker

    Meet Naomi Tukker

    Talented, insightful, enthusiastic and fresh off an Eclipse Award team win, Naomi Tukker joins Jonathan Stettin on Past the Wire TV and our Gate to Wire podcast for a one on one chat.

    Naomi and Jon discuss a wide array of topics and where racing is and needs to be to keep up with mainstream sports.

    Hear about Naomi's work ethic and desire and how it brought her to experience and contribute to horse racing literally all over the world. Naomi explains how she entered and all she gained from the Godolphin Flying Start program and how she first got into horse racing at 18.

    We think you will enjoy getting to know Naomi and we're pretty confident you'll be hearing a lot more from her in the Sport of Kings, and Queens of course.

    As always, thank you for tuning into Past the Wire TV and our Gate to Wire podcast and we hope you enjoy the show!

    • 57 min
    Handicapping the Gulfstream Park Championship Meet

    Handicapping the Gulfstream Park Championship Meet

    On this episode of Past the Wire's podcast, Gate to Wire our hosts Michael Vale and Jonathan Stettin talk betting the Gulfstream Park Championship meet. They go over some angles they like, and don't like and some things to watch for during the popular winter meet.
    Thank you for tuning in to Gate to Wire, and for more and all you want in the Sport of Kings visit Past the Wire.
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    • 49 min
    Meet Racing Author Sasscer Hill

    Meet Racing Author Sasscer Hill

    On this episode of Past the Wire TV  and our podcast  Gate to Wire Jonathan Stettin sits down and talks with author Sasscer Hill.
    Sasscer has a unique and interesting background in the thoroughbred industry and actually won a race as a steeplechase rider. She’s ridden, owned and bred horses including foaling. All this led her to become a novelist writing about the Sport of Kings.
    I think most of us would agree racing needs more positive exposure. Sasscer feels the same and remembers the days of true journalism and mainstream coverage of the sport. Meet Sasscer with Jonathan and you just might want to check out one of her books which can be found at her website sasscerhill.com
    We think you’ll enjoy meeting this interesting and talented lady!
    Thank you for watching Past the Wire TV! and listening to the Past the Wire podcast Gate to Wire!

    • 43 min

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