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  • Hoppertunity breezes 5F in :59.60 (4/131) at Santa AnitaPosted 3 days ago
  • Top Billing posts :38 2/5 for 3F work at Payson ParkPosted 4 days ago
  • Dortmund wins a thrilling three-way photo in the Los Alamitos Futurity!Posted 4 days ago
  • Sky Flight gets up late in the Tropical Park Derby Posted 4 days ago
  • Cinco Charlie wins the Sugar Bowl for his 4th juvenile stakes win. Posted 4 days ago
  • Grand Contender best in a sloppy Buddy DilibertoPosted 5 days ago
  • California Chrome covers 4F in :49.00 at Los Al (2/2)Posted 5 days ago
  • There will be a Pick Six carryover of $18,465 when racing resumes Friday at Los Alamitos.Posted 6 days ago
  • Bayerd gets the job done in the Springboard Mile! Posted 10 days ago
  • Acceptance remains unbeaten in winning the King Glorious! Posted 10 days ago

HRN Original Blog:
A New York State of Racing
Posted Monday, December 15, 2014
Matt Shifman presents the second annual AndyScoggin Awards for the best of New York Racing. And the winners are …
Posted Saturday, December 13, 2014
Liam's Map won his first stakes race in the Harlan's Holiday at Gulfstream Park.
Posted Friday, December 12, 2014
The magic ran out for Ludo Bagman on Thursday in race one on the Aqueduct inner track. Harry Potter fans know that this five-year-old New York-bred was named for a wizard that played a prominent roll in The Goblet of Fire, J. K. Rowling’s fourth book in the widely popular series. Sadly, the gelding had to be euthanized after sustaining two broken sesamoids in his left front leg as he exited the final turn and approached the stretch.
Posted Sunday, December 07, 2014
Let us know your pick for Horse of the Year, and why.
Posted Thursday, December 04, 2014
Countdown the Top 10 Performers at Aqueduct, Belmont Park, and Saratoga in 2014.
Posted Monday, December 01, 2014
Matt Shifman highlights the New York horses that are on the trail to the 2015 Kentucky Derby.
Posted Saturday, November 29, 2014
In 2014, Private Zone had everything go his way and the son of Macho Uno was able to win the Cigar Mile, after finishing second last year.
Posted Thursday, November 27, 2014
Post times, previews, and picks for Saturday’s nine graded stakes races.
Posted Saturday, November 22, 2014
Take Charge Brandi backed up her Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies victory with a convincing win in the $400,000 Delta Downs Princess (G3).
Posted Friday, November 21, 2014
A preview of the great racing that is coming up across the country on Thanksgiving weekend.
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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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