• Game On Dude has been retired. Posted 22 hours ago
  • Untapable heads a field of nine in the $1 million Cotillion. Posted 3 days ago
  • California Chrome draws the rail for the Pennsylvania Derby. Posted 3 days ago
  • Sheikhzayedroad scoots up the rail for the Northern Dancer victory! Posted 5 days ago
  • Baltic Baroness wins the Prix Vermeille; Treve a disappointing 4th. Posted 5 days ago
  • Suntracer cashes in the Kentucky Turf Cup! Posted 5 days ago
  • Conquest Typhoon much the best in the Summer! Posted 6 days ago
  • Ball Dancing beats her stablemate to the wire in the Sands Point! Posted 6 days ago
  • 1st time Lasix and the U.S., Annecdote romps in the Noble Damsel! Posted 6 days ago
  • Conquest Harlanate rolls late in the Natalma! Posted 6 days ago

HRN Original Blog:
A New York State of Racing
Posted Monday, September 15, 2014
This A to Z compilation of Breeders’ Cup Turf facts will give you some history, trivia, and betting angles.
Posted Sunday, September 14, 2014
Without Wise Dan in the field, Trade Storm came back to Toronto and won the Woodbine Mile.
Posted Tuesday, September 09, 2014
The Europeans come in force to compete in the Breeders' Cup Turf and it is there that the rivalry between the European and American runners gets heated.
Posted Monday, September 01, 2014
Here are the best performers of the 2014 Saratoga meeting, both equine and human.
Posted Sunday, August 31, 2014
The 123rd running of the prestigious Spinaway Stakes had to take a backseat to the final race call of NYRA track announcer, Tom Durkin.
Posted Saturday, August 30, 2014
In a Whitney Stakes rematch, the tables were turned when Itsmyluckyday won a prolonged head to head battle with Moreno to win the Woodward Stakes (G1) at Saratoga.
Posted Monday, August 25, 2014
Let's let history tell us what it will take to win this year's Three-Year-Old Male Championship.
Posted Saturday, August 23, 2014
At the finish, Jimmy Jerkens knew he had his second Travers victory, but he did not know which one of his horses had won the race.
Posted Tuesday, August 19, 2014
Bayern was named the 2-1 morning line favorite over Tonalist, Wicked Strong, and seven others in the 145th running of the Travers.
Posted Monday, August 18, 2014
Here is the story of the journey of a once high priced juvenile purchase. You'll be surprised where the horse ends up.
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