• 201 Pre-entered for the Breeders' Cup, including 15 in the Classic. Posted 2 days ago
  • Just The Judge edges Odeliz in the E.P. Taylor! Posted 5 days ago
  • Beholder is out of the Breeders' Cup after spiking a fever. Posted 5 days ago
  • Hillstar rolls to victory in the Canadian International!Posted 5 days ago
  • Taris smokes the Grade 2 Raven Run field! Posted 6 days ago
  • Discreet Marq much the best in the Ticonderoga! Posted 6 days ago
  • Effinex gets up over So Lonesome to win the Empire Classic! Posted 6 days ago
  • Noble Mission wins a thriller over Al Kazeem in the Champion Stakes! Posted 6 days ago
  • Charm Spirit defeats an unlucky Night of Thunder in the QE II! Posted 6 days ago
  • Madame Chiang pulls the upset in the British Champions Fillies and Mares!Posted 6 days ago

HRN Original Blog:
A New York State of Racing
Posted Monday, October 20, 2014
As I have followed the career of Main Sequence, I have been left with one nagging question: Is he an American or European runner?
Posted Monday, October 13, 2014
Let's clear up some misconceptions about the Breeders' Cup Turf.
Posted Sunday, October 12, 2014
The Illinois-bred La Tia came to New York with an affinity for wet turf courses and went gate to wire to win the Athenia (G3) at Belmont Park.
Posted Monday, October 06, 2014
Since 2000, five winners of the Turf had their last race prior to the Breeders’ Cup in the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe.
Posted Saturday, October 04, 2014
With today’s easy victory by Daredevil, Todd Pletcher has now won three Champagnes in a row, four out of the last five, and six overall.
Posted Monday, September 29, 2014
With the Challenge races complete, here is an early look at the most likely runners in this year’s Breeders’ Cup Turf.
Posted Saturday, September 27, 2014
Tonalist remained unbeaten at Belmont Park as he won the Jockey Club Gold Cup in his first race against older horses.
Posted Saturday, September 20, 2014
Frequent flyer Bayern won the Pennsylvania Derby in dazzling, front running style, while breaking the track record in the process.
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.
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