• Texas Chrome (2-1) bravely squeezed through on the rail for an Oklahoma Derby win.Posted 4 days ago
  • Unbridled Mo (4-1) rides the rail to victory in the Remington Park Oaks.Posted 4 days ago
  • Accelerate (1-1) rallies to win the Los Alamitos Derby (G2).Posted 5 days ago
  • Connect (10-1) upsets the Pennsylvania Derby.Posted 5 days ago
  • Songbird (1-5) gets win number 11 in the Cotillion (G1) at Parx Racing.Posted 5 days ago
  • Noholdingback Bear (3-1) wins the Gallant Bob (G3) at Parx Racing.Posted 5 days ago
  • 2015 Turf Champion Big Blue Kitten has been retired from racing, via the Chad Brown barn.Posted 8 days ago
  • No catching Sarah Sis (10-1) in the Presque Isle Downs Masters.Posted 10 days ago
  • Victory to Victory  7-1) pulls clear in the Grade 1 Natalma Stakes.Posted 11 days ago
  • Good Samaritan (3-1) rolls to a Breeders' Cup birth with a Summer Stakes win.Posted 11 days ago

HRN Original Blog:
A New York State of Racing
Posted Tuesday, September 27, 2016
In recent history, only twice has the 3yo Male Champion not even run in the Kentucky Derby.
Posted Tuesday, September 20, 2016
Aidan O'Brien is not only the leading trainer in the history of the Breeders' Cup Turf, but a bet on his runners has produced a nice profit.
Posted Monday, September 19, 2016
Nyquist and Exaggerator renew their rivalry in the $1,250,000 Pennsylvania Derby (G2) at Parx Racing.
Posted Saturday, September 17, 2016
Seven-year-old The Pizza Man showed class and determination to return to the winner's circle in the $300,000 Northern Dancer (G1) at Woodbine.
Posted Wednesday, September 14, 2016
With the World Championships a mere seven weeks away, here is a look at Breeders’ Cup Turf, by the numbers.
Posted Friday, September 09, 2016
Two years after finishing second to Main Sequence, Flintshire will return to the Breeders’ Cup Turf and Santa Anita as the favorite.
Posted Tuesday, September 06, 2016
Enjoy some of the top performances from the 2016 Saratoga meeting.
Posted Saturday, September 03, 2016
Shaman Ghost won a thrilling photo finish in the Woodward (G1) to upset the odds-on favorite Frosted.
Posted Saturday, August 27, 2016
Arrogate crushed the field of 13 in the 2016 Travers when he drew off to win by 13 1/2 lengths while setting a new track record.
Posted Wednesday, August 24, 2016
The unbeaten filly, Lady Eli makes her long-awaited return in the $400,000 Ballston Spa (G2) at Saratoga.
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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.


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• A Kentucky Derby Field with Just 14 Horses

• What is the Best Kentucky Derby Running Style?



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