• Cloud Computing (13-1) edges a game Classic Empire in the Preakness.Posted 2 days ago
  • World Approval (5-2) whistles home a big winner in the Dixie.Posted 2 days ago
  • No Mo Dough (9-1) explodes to victory in the Sir Barton Stakes.Posted 2 days ago
  • Cambodia (9-2) gets the trip and rolls in the Gallorette.Posted 2 days ago
  • Whitmore (6-5) surges past A.P. Indian in the Maryland Sprint.Posted 2 days ago
  • Yoshida (5-2) wins the James W. Murphy Stakes like a good thing.Posted 2 days ago
  • Recruiting Ready (5-2) rolls to an impressive win in the Chick Lang.Posted 2 days ago
  • Get 10-1 Odds on Always Dreaming on TVG! Posted 2 days ago
  • No catching Everything Lovely (5-2) in The Very One Stakes.Posted 2 days ago
  • Actress (12-1) edges Lights of Medina in a sloppy Black-Eyed Susan.Posted 3 days ago

HRN Original Blog:
A New York State of Racing
Posted Friday, May 19, 2017
Jockey Nik Juarez, who was raised in Maryland, sprang a big upset with the maiden, Actress, in the $250,000 Black-Eyed Susan at Pimlico.
Posted Monday, May 15, 2017
Historically, how do the 'New Shooters' perform in the Preakness?
Posted Saturday, May 13, 2017
Zhukova was victorious against the boys when she romped in the Man O' War Stakes at Belmont Park in her first start in America.
Posted Monday, May 08, 2017
In the aftermath of the 2017 Kentucky Derby, it is hard to ignore certain factors which can be found in recent Derby winners.
Posted Saturday, May 06, 2017
Always Dreaming had a perfect trip to give Todd Pletcher and John Velazquez their second Kentucky Derby victories.
Posted Friday, May 05, 2017
The Horse Racing Nation staffers provide their top four picks for the 2017 Kentucky Derby.
Posted Monday, May 01, 2017
Here is a look at the each jockey’s career statistics in the Kentucky Derby.
Posted Sunday, April 30, 2017
Before you make your final Kentucky Derby decisions, you might want to consider these handicapping tips presented in A to Z style.
Posted Saturday, April 22, 2017
Loooch Racing got first and third when they sent a trio of runners to Charles Town Classic.
Posted Friday, April 21, 2017
It has been almost a year since Shagaf was last seen in Kentucky Derby 2016. Can he come back and become a player in the Older Dirt Male division?
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Matt Shifman has been on the Horse Racing Nation staff since 2011 and currently serves as Assistant Editor. Matt covers Aqueduct, Belmont Park, Monmouth Park, and Saratoga in his two HRN blogs Racing at the Jersey Shore and New York State of Racing.


Matt’s articles and tweets frequently appear in the America’s Best Racing weekly Notebook. In 2012 he became a voter in the NTRA weekly polls for the Top Thoroughbred and Top Three-Year-Old.


The best way to get to know Matt is to check out some of his favorite articles from the past couple years.

• Preakness Interview with Trainer Todd Pletcher

• Kentucky Derby 2016 Handicapping Tips from A to Z


• Edison: the Travels of a Million Dollar Colt 

• A Kentucky Derby Field with Just 14 Horses

• What is the Best Kentucky Derby Running Style?



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