• Gold Rush Dancer (14-1) pulls the upset in Del Mar's Real Good Deal Stakes.Posted 15 hours ago
  • Haveyougoneaway (7-2) wears down Paulassilverlining to win the Honorable Miss at Saratoga.Posted 18 hours ago
  • Exaggerator is going in the Haskell, according to Steve Edelson of the Asbury Park Press.Posted 22 hours ago
  • The Gurkha wins a Sussex thriller over Galileo Gold and Ribchester.Posted 1 day ago
  • Amis Gizmo romps home in the Prince of Wales at Fort Erie.Posted 1 day ago
  • Long On Value (7-2) cuts back and rolls in the Lucky Coin Stakes.Posted 2 days ago
  • Songbird repels the challenge of Carina Mia, and romps home in the CCA Oaks.Posted 3 days ago
  • Up With the Birds swings to victory in Woodbine's Nijinsky Stakes.Posted 3 days ago
  • Tin Type Gal rides the rail to victory in Monmouth's Boiling Springs.Posted 3 days ago
  • California Chrome edges Dortmund in a San Diego Handicap showdown.Posted 4 days ago

HRN Original Blog:
A New York State of Racing
Posted Wednesday, July 27, 2016
The Jim Dandy will have a small but select field including three of the top four Belmont Stakes finishers along with a well-rested Mohaymen.
Posted Sunday, July 24, 2016
Songbird faced the greatest challenge of her unbeaten career and defeated Carina Mia easily to win the Coaching Club American Oaks (G1).
Posted Saturday, July 23, 2016
Dacita survived a steward's inquiry to get another big win at Saratoga in the $500,000, Grade 1 Diana.
Posted Friday, July 22, 2016
Horse Racing Nation’s Matt Shifman was on the Saratoga backstretch to capture Songbird’s preparation for the Coaching Club American Oaks.
Posted Thursday, July 21, 2016
Songbird heads east to face her toughest challenge of the year in the Coaching Club American Oaks (G1) at Saratoga.
Posted Thursday, July 14, 2016
Saratoga is the most competitive jockey colony in the country. Who will win the riding title in 2016?
Posted Saturday, July 09, 2016
Catch a Glimpse kept her winning streak alive when she captured the Belmont Oaks (G1) in gate to wire fashion.
Posted Thursday, July 07, 2016
The Saratoga Time Machine travels back to 1982, a banner year when the stars on the racetrack included Copelan and future champions Conquistador Cielo, Gold Beauty, and Lemhi Gold.
Posted Sunday, July 03, 2016
Jockey Florent Geroux and World Approval sat the perfect trip to win the United Nations (G1) for trainer Mark Casse.
Posted Tuesday, June 28, 2016
A preview of the 2016 Saratoga graded stakes races, organized with divisional honors in mind.
Page 1 of 40

Connect With Matt (AndyScoggin)

Me On Facebook
Follow Me On Twitter
 Meet Matt Shifman 

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?



Best of the Blogs

Top Stories