• Conquest Farenheit (7-5) rolls down the hill to score in the Baffle Stakes.Posted 1 hour ago
  • One Liner (3-1) powers home a strong winner in the Southwest Stakes.Posted 2 hours ago
  • Gun Runner (1-5) dismantles his competition in the $500,000 Razorback Handicap.Posted 3 hours ago
  • Caledonian pulls the upset in the Jimmy Winkfield at odds of 10-1.Posted 4 hours ago
  • The longest shot Zakaroff (45-1) rallies to upset the El Camino Real Derby (G3) at Golden Gate Fields.Posted 2 days ago
  • Stonestreet's Terra Promessa (1-2) blitzes the field in the Bayakoa (G3) at Oaklawn Park.Posted 2 days ago
  • Imperial Hint (5-2) takes the General George (G3) at Laurel. Posted 2 days ago
  • High Ridge Road (3-1) runs them down to take the Barbara Fritchie (G2) at Laurel.Posted 2 days ago
  • Curlin's Approval (4-5) dominates in the Royal Delta.Posted 2 days ago
  • Multiple graded stakes winner, Alsvid, has been retired from racing.Posted 5 days ago

HRN Original Blog:
A New York State of Racing
Posted Monday, February 20, 2017
One Liner stayed perfect while winning the Southwest Stakes, giving Todd Pletcher a Kentucky Derby contender.
Posted Sunday, February 19, 2017
Guest Suite is the one to beat in the $400,000 Risen Star (G2), which drew a full field of fourteen.
Posted Saturday, February 11, 2017
A perfect trip helped Almanaar (GB) get his first American victory in the Gulfstream Park Turf Handicap.
Posted Wednesday, February 08, 2017
El Areeb is now the top New York Contender for the 2017 Kentucky Derby after his win in the Withers.
Posted Saturday, February 04, 2017
El Areeb won the Withers easily to continue his domination of the New York road to the Kentucky Derby.
Posted Wednesday, February 01, 2017
El Areeb will be a heavy favorite to win the Withers at Aqueduct on the Road to the 2017 Kentucky Derby.
Posted Saturday, January 28, 2017
After two days of play, the field of the 2017 NHC has been pared down to 66 with veteran handicapper Ray Arsenault in the lead.
Posted Wednesday, January 25, 2017
Full field analysis and betting advice for the Pegasus World Cup Invitational.
Posted Tuesday, January 24, 2017
Isn't it about time for the Breeders' Cup to Return to great racing state of New York?
Posted Saturday, January 21, 2017
Jockey Robby Albarado notched his 4,999th career victory as Guest Suite won the Lecomte on a very wet Fair Grounds Racecourse.
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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.


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.


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• Edison: the Travels of a Million Dollar Colt 

• A Kentucky Derby Field with Just 14 Horses

• What is the Best Kentucky Derby Running Style?



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