Podcast: Professional Horseplayer Jonathan Stettin

Nyquist winning the Breeders' Cup Juvenile (photo via www.windsorstar.com)

Nyquist winning the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile (photo via www.windsorstar.com)

Host Derek Simon of US Racing recaps the El Camino Real Derby captured by Frank Conversation, as well as the Southwest Stakes (Suddenbreakingnews) and the San Vicente (Nyquist).

Later in the show, professional horseplayer Jon Stettin drops by to talk about his gambling career and his informative Web site, Pastthewire.com.

In the Sports Betting segment, Kevin Rogers of VegasInsider.com is back to explain how he handicaps college basketball.

Guest Bio
Jonathan Stettin always had a deep love and respect for the Sport of Kings. Growing up around the game, he came about as close as anyone to being born at the racetrack. His mother, affectionately known as Ginger, was in the stands at Belmont Park the day before he was born as his father, Joe, worked behind the windows as a pari-mutual clerk.

As a toddler, Jonathan cheered for and followed horses and jockeys, knowing the names and bloodlines by the time he was in first grade. Morning coffee in his household consisted of the Daily Racing Form or Morning Telegraph. On weekends, he went to work with his Dad and ran around the NYRA tracks absorbing everything they offered. At 16, he dropped out of school and has pretty much been at the races full time since. Of course he had some of the usual childhood racetrack jobs growing up such as mucking stalls, walking hots and rubbing horses. Before he was 20, he enjoyed brief stints as a jockey agent and a mutual clerk like his Dad.

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