• ZATT's Star of the Week, is ... Winx!Posted 4 days ago
  • Elektrum (5-2) gets up in the final jump to win the Grade 3 Dowager at Keeneland.Posted 4 days ago
  • Roca Rojo (4-1) storms home to romp in Belmont's Athenia.Posted 4 days ago
  • Lightstream (2-1) rolls late to pass Malibu Stacy for the Raven Run win.Posted 5 days ago
  • Royal Posse (5-2) likes the off going and upsets Governor Malibu in the Empire Classic.Posted 5 days ago
  • Bar of Gold (4-5) wins the Empire Distaff by a country mile.Posted 5 days ago
  • Pat On The Back (20-1) puts them to sleep in a sloppy Sleepy Hollow.Posted 5 days ago
  • 2001 Kentucky Derby winner, Monarchos has passed away at the age of 18.Posted 5 days ago
  • Winx absolutely dominant in winning a second Cox Plate.Posted 5 days ago
  • Quidura (7-2) scores another graded stakes win at Keeneland for Graham Motion.Posted 6 days ago
Breeders Cup 2015

HRN Original Blog:
A New York State of Racing
Posted Tuesday, October 25, 2016
The list of trainers who have never won at the Breeders' Cup is long. Who is poised to get that elusive win this year?
Posted Wednesday, October 19, 2016
A new turf course was installed at Santa Anita prior to the Breeders' Cup and it is harder and faster than ever.
Posted Sunday, October 16, 2016
After a perfect trip, Erupt (12-1) made the best move to win the Pattison Canadian International (G1).
Posted Saturday, October 08, 2016
Lady Eli got a heartfelt ovation from the New York crowd when she won the Flower Bowl (G1) at Belmont Park.
Posted Thursday, October 06, 2016
The Chad Brown trained duo of Lady Eli and Sea Calisi bring the star power to the Flower Bowl at Belmont Park.
Posted Tuesday, October 04, 2016
With Aidan O’Brien’s domination in the Arc, and Flintshire’s second place in the Joe Hirsch Turf Classic, Europe holds the advantage with four weeks until the Breeders’ Cup Turf.
Posted Saturday, October 01, 2016
On a wet and yielding turf course at Belmont Park, Ectot (9-1) was able to win the Turf Classic in gate to win fashion beating odds-on Flintshire.
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.
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