• Prize Exhibit (3-1) powers home the best in the Megahertz.Posted 3 days ago
  • Uncontested (6-5) romps wire to wire in the sloppy Smarty Jones.Posted 3 days ago
  • Green Gratto (5-2) is a game winner of Aqueduct's Toboggan Stakes.Posted 3 days ago
  • Lockdown (2-1), full sister to Close Hatches, wins the Busanda at Aqueduct.Posted 4 days ago
  • Back at Oaklawn Park, Terra Promessa (6-5) rolls in the Pippin.Posted 5 days ago
  • Vale Dori (1-5) is too much for her La Canada competition.Posted 5 days ago
  • Tommy Macho (5-2) tons the best in the Hal's Hope at Gulfstream Park.Posted 5 days ago
  • Flatlined (15-1) wins a wild finish in the Ft. Lauderdale Stakes.Posted 5 days ago
  • Sandiva (7-5) powers by to win the Marshua's River Stakes.Posted 5 days ago
  • Sunny Ridge (5-2) powers home to victory in Aqueduct's Jazil Stakes.Posted 5 days ago

HRN Original Blog:
A New York State of Racing
Posted Saturday, January 14, 2017
Tommy Macho notched another graded stakes win in the Hal's Hope at his favorite track, Gulfstream Park.
Posted Wednesday, January 11, 2017
What did the Breeders’ Cup Classic teach us about the upcoming rematch of California Chrome and Arrogate in the Pegasus?
Posted Saturday, January 07, 2017
Gormley won a battle with American Anthem that lasted the entire way around the track in the Sham at Santa Anita.
Posted Thursday, January 05, 2017
The latest Kentucky Derby Contender's List from New Yorkhighlights the Jerome and recent maiden winners.
Posted Monday, January 02, 2017
Maryland-based El Areeb relished the wet going at Aqueduct to earn 10 Kentucky Derby points in the Jerome.
Posted Friday, December 30, 2016
The Jerome on January 2nd at Aqueduct kicks off the Road to the 2017 Kentucky Derby.
Posted Thursday, December 29, 2016
Irish War Cry will take the next step on the Road to the Kentucky Derby when he starts in Saturday’s Marylander Stakes at Laurel Park.
Posted Tuesday, December 20, 2016
How has the field of the 2016 Kentucky Derby done since the First Saturday in May?
Posted Saturday, December 17, 2016
California Chrome broke the track record at Los Alamitos in his first start at his home track, while prepping for the Pegasus World Cup.
Posted Tuesday, December 13, 2016
The 4th annual AndyScoggin Awards recognize New York’s best performances and performers from 2016.
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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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