• Lady Eli remains unbeaten with her victory in the Wonder Again at Belmont Park.Posted 2 days ago
  • Force the Pass just gets up in the $500,000 Penn Mile with a late rush.Posted 3 days ago
  • Catch A Flight outduels Moreno to the wire in the Californian.Posted 3 days ago
  • It's all Golden Lad in the Mountainview at Penn National.Posted 3 days ago
  • Amelia's Wild Ride just holds off Ben's Cat to win the Pennsylvania Governor's Cup.Posted 3 days ago
  • Spanish Queen edges by Feathered down the lane to win the Grade 1 American Oaks.Posted 3 days ago
  • Divisidero relentless from the outside to get up in the Pennine Ridge.Posted 3 days ago
  • Delicious run by The Pizza Man to win the Opening Verse.Posted 3 days ago
  • Alsvid upsets champion Work All Week in the Aristides at Churchill Downs.Posted 3 days ago
  • 2-time Arc winner Treve is an impressive winner in her seasonal debut today at Saint-Cloud.Posted 4 days ago
HRN Original Blog:
Racing At The Jersey Shore
Posted Sunday, July 27, 2014
Bayern, in just his seventh start, won the Haskell (G1) by 7¼ lengths, giving trainer Bob Baffert victory number seven in the Jersey Shore Invitational.
Posted Friday, July 25, 2014
The 2014 Haskell Invitational shapes up as a classic handicapping conundrum: is it a race for the horses that run on the front end or does it favor the stalkers, pace pressers, and closers?
Posted Tuesday, July 15, 2014
Steve Asmussen's filly Untapable and Bob Baffert's Bayern headline a probable field of eight for the 2014 Haskell Invitational.
Posted Wednesday, May 07, 2014
With the meeting set to open on Saturday, May 10, here's what's new at Monmouth Park.
Posted Monday, March 31, 2014
Monmouth Park has announced that Travis Stone will become its new track announcer when the 2014 meet begins on Saturday, May 10. Stone is one of the co-founders of Horse Racing Nation and Derby Wars. Most recently, the announcer at Louisiana Downs, Stone replaces Larry Collmus who served as the voice of Monmouth Park since 1994.
Posted Tuesday, January 21, 2014
New Jersey- bred Exit Stage Left is the undefeated winner of the recent California Derby at Golden Gate Fields.
Posted Monday, October 07, 2013
As another year of racing at Monmouth Park has come and gone, it’s fun to look back on some of the more memorable moments of the 2013 racing season.
Posted Saturday, July 27, 2013
Following the conclusion of racing on Friday, Monmouth Park hosted the inaugural ‘Joes versus Jocks Mini Golf Festival’ to benefit the Permanently Disabled Jockey Fund. Horse Racing Nation fielded a team, and we had the chance to speak with a number of participants about racing at the Jersey Shore
Posted Friday, July 19, 2013
With the opening of Saratoga and Del Mar this weekend, any regular follower of the game knows that the Monmouth Park is not in the spotlight. Nonetheless, the Saturday feature is a stakes race loaded with history: the Jersey Derby. Race sound familiar? The Jersey Derby was once a prominent fixture on the spring-summer schedule, contested mainly at 9-to-10 furlongs on the dirt at a number of tracks across the Garden State. The race was last held as a graded stakes in 2004, but you don’t need to turn back the pages of history too much further to find that the Jersey Derby has one of the richest traditions of any stakes race on the Monmouth Park calendar.
Posted Monday, July 08, 2013
Horse Racing Nation is offering its friends and fans an opportunity to meet and hang out with the Monmouth Park jockeys on July 26th, the Friday before the Haskell Invitational.
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Meet Matt Shifman

In the 70’s I was another one of those kids that went to the track with their fathers, and I immediately became enthralled with the excitement and challenges of handicapping.  And then the charisma and dominance of Secretariat gave me a hero to follow. To this day, I still get emotional when I hear Chic Anderson’s call of the 1973 Belmont, “Secretariat is moving like a tremendous machine”.

There have been many great horses run at the shore. In 1976 I watched Majestic Light win the Monmouth Invitational, now the Haskell, in track record time, defeating Honest Pleasure, the big favorite who was in from New York.  This was one of my first big wins at the track.
In the 80’s, as a disciple of Andy Beyer, I made my own speed figures because they were not available to the public. Needless to say I visited Monmouth frequently to test out the “figs”.
The 90’s allowed me to learn about the backstretch as a part owner of a few claimers that were stabled at Philadelphia Park.  Not a typical owner, I mucked stalls, cooled out the horses, and watched morning works.  Also, I met my wife and discovered that her grandfather bred, owned, and raced thoroughbreds on the West Virginia, Maryland circuit.  Today our office is decorated with winner’s circle pictures and a vast collection of Kentucky Derby glasses.
Today’s electronic age makes it so easy to gather information about racing.  I hope you use this blog to learn about Racing at the Jersey Shore.


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