• Channel Maker (8-5) wins the photo and survives multiple objections to win the Breeders' Stakes.Posted 28 minutes ago
  • Kelly's Humor (11-1) rolls late to win Ellis Park Debutante.Posted 30 minutes ago
  • Dream Dancing (6-1) nips Beau Recall in the Del Mar Oaks.Posted 19 hours ago
  • Collected (3-1) holds off Arrogate in the TVG Pacific Classic.Posted 20 hours ago
  • Hunt (3-1) scores his second graded stakes win of the meet, this time in the Del Mar Handicap.Posted 21 hours ago
  • Elate (4-1) rolls home a big winner in the Alabama.Posted 23 hours ago
  • Money'soncharlotte (5-2) holds off Martini Glass in the Lady Jacqueline.Posted 1 day ago
  • Proctor's Ledge (2-1) kicks home a winner in the Lake Placid.Posted 1 day ago
  • Winx starts slow, but finishes fast to win the Warwick for her 18th straight!Posted 1 day ago
  • March X Press (2-1) rallies to win the Bolton Landing.Posted 3 days ago

HRN Original Blog:
A New York State of Racing
Posted Saturday, August 19, 2017
Trainer Bob Baffert swept the top two spots in the Pacific Classic, but Collected was the upset winner over Arrogate.
Posted Friday, August 18, 2017
The Pacific Classic is the key race in the Cross-Country All-Stakes Pick 4. Do you think Arrogate will be back to peak condition or could be vulnerable?
Posted Tuesday, August 15, 2017
Arrogate is likely to face a small field in the Pacific Classic as he tries to rebound from his defeat last month.
Posted Wednesday, August 09, 2017
The speedy world record holder Disco Partner steps up to Grade 1 company in the Fourstardave Handicap at Saratoga.
Posted Thursday, August 03, 2017
The Test at Saratoga drew a field of ten three-year-old fillies with a mix of horses that run on or near the lead and those that like to close.
Posted Tuesday, August 01, 2017
Nine different horses from the 2017 Kentucky Derby field have comeback to be victorious, but not the Triple Crown winners.
Posted Saturday, July 29, 2017
The unexpected continued in the Three-Year-Old Division as Good Samaritan was the upset winner of the Jim Dandy.
Posted Wednesday, July 26, 2017
Saturday’s Jim Dandy at Saratoga features a marquee match-up between the winners of the Kentucky Derby and the Preakness.
Posted Sunday, July 23, 2017
Abel Tasman won her 3rd straight Grade 1 in the Coaching Club American Oaks at Saratoga.
Posted Saturday, July 22, 2017
In the Diana at Saratoga, Lady Eli came up with yet another remarkable performance to find the winner’s circle.
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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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