• There's no catching Si Sage in the Grade 2 Charles Whittingham Stakes at Santa Anita.Posted 8 hours ago
  • Lexie Lou returns to her winning ways in today's Grade 2 Nassau Stakes.Posted 11 hours ago
  • Enola Gray takes the Melair gate to wire.Posted 1 day ago
  • Surgical Strike charges on the outside to win the Arlington Classic (G3).Posted 1 day ago
  • Diva Express and I'm a Looker make a dead heat run in the Winning Colors (G3).Posted 1 day ago
  • Flipcup game in Arlington Matron (G3) victory.Posted 1 day ago
  • In his first start since the Remsen, Gift Box rolls over a strong allowance field at Belmont.Posted 3 days ago
  • Nyquist has spiked a fever, delaying his trip to Belmont, via DRF's Dave Grening.Posted 6 days ago
  • Second Summer holds off Hard Aces to win the Grade 2 Californian.Posted 7 days ago
  • Exaggerator turns the tables and is victorious in the Preakness (G1).Posted 8 days ago

HRN Original Blog:
A New York State of Racing
Posted Tuesday, May 24, 2016
Preakness Day had highs and lows for horse racing fans.
Posted Friday, May 20, 2016
With the victory of Go Maggie Go, Dale Romans became the first trainer since 1948 to win back to back Black-Eyed Susans.
Posted Thursday, May 19, 2016
On Sunday, May 15, Mongolian Prince was victorious in a maiden race at Belmont Park, but he had already won three races in China.
Posted Monday, May 16, 2016
Horse Racing Nation’s Matt Shifman talks with Todd Pletcher about his Preakness new shooter, Stradivari.
Posted Saturday, May 14, 2016
Coming from off the pace for the first time, Unified stayed unbeaten with a victory in the Peter Pan (G2) at Belmont Park.
Posted Thursday, May 12, 2016
Take a look at how the Preakness new shooters have performed over the years.
Posted Saturday, May 07, 2016
Divisidero got the win after a head to head stretch battle in the Woodford Reserve Turf Classic.
Posted Friday, May 06, 2016
Cathryn Sophia used a perfect ride from Javier Castellano to win the Kentucky Oaks in high style.
Posted Saturday, April 30, 2016
Matt Shifman gives you Kentucky Derby handicapping tips in A to Z style.
Posted Tuesday, April 26, 2016
Trainer Steve Asmussen holds a strong hand in his quest to win this year’s Kentucky Derby.
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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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