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  • Private Zone dominates the Belmont Sprint from start to finish.Posted 29 minutes ago
  • Lady Eli magnificent in Belmont Oaks victory.Posted 53 minutes ago
  • Force The Pass wins the $1.25 Belmont Derby in a laugher.Posted 2 hours ago
  • Speighster remains perfect with an impressive Dwyer win.Posted 2 hours ago
  • Irish Jasper rolls from last to first in the Victory Ride.Posted 3 hours ago
  • Magic Mark upsets the Bertrando Stakes at 11-1 to kickoff the Los Alamitos meet.Posted 1 day ago
  • Salutos Amigos dominant in Monmouth Park's Mr. Prospector.Posted 6 days ago
  • Crucero upsets the San Juan Capistrano at odds of 23-1.Posted 6 days ago
  • La Verdad skips through the Belmont slop to a victory in the Dancin Renee.Posted 6 days ago
  • Treve too much for Flintshire and the rest in today's Grand Prix de Saint-Cloud.Posted 6 days ago

HRN Original Blog:
A New York State of Racing
Posted Wednesday, July 01, 2015
Lady Eli will try to stay undefeated in Saturday’s Belmont Oaks, part of a huge holiday card at Belmont Park.
Posted Saturday, June 27, 2015
Include Betty swept from last to first to win the Mother Goose for her first career grade one victory.
Posted Monday, June 22, 2015
NYRA announced changes designed to enhance the experience for Saratoga racing fans.
Posted Friday, June 12, 2015
A tribute to the Zayat Stables’ American Pharoah, A to Z style.
Posted Tuesday, June 09, 2015
How does American Pharoah's performance in the Belmont match-up with that of Secretariat, Seattle Slew, and Affirmed?
Posted Saturday, June 06, 2015
American Pharoah made history becoming the first thoroughbred in 37 years to win the Triple Crown.
Posted Thursday, June 04, 2015
This weekend looks to be a bonanza of racing at Belmont Park where the biggest stars and the best horses will abound.
Posted Monday, June 01, 2015
Here is an early look at the probable fields for the five grade one races on the Belmont Stakes undercard.
Posted Sunday, May 31, 2015
Lady Eli remained unbeaten in five career starts after a traffic filled trip to win the $200,000 Wonder Again at Belmont.
Posted Sunday, May 24, 2015
If American Pharoah completes the sweep of the Triple Crown, how will racing change?
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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.

 

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