• Miss Temple City (8-5) hits the wire just in front in the Grade 1 Matriarch.Posted 13 hours ago
  • Annals of Time (5-1) gets clear late in the Grade 1 Hollywood Derby.Posted 1 day ago
  • Vale Dori (1-2) much the best in the Grade 2 Bayakoa.Posted 1 day ago
  • Royal Posse (3-5) repeats in the Claiming Crown Jewel and becomes a millionaire.Posted 1 day ago
  • King and His Court (8-5) flies home to win the Display Stakes.Posted 1 day ago
  • R Angel Katelyn (8-5) leads all the way in the Sandpiper.Posted 1 day ago
  • Rapid Rhythm runs them down in the Battle of New Orleans.Posted 1 day ago
  • Highway Star (7-1) is up in time to win the Go for Wand.Posted 1 day ago
  • Chance of Luck (7-2) holds on to take the Inaugural StakesPosted 1 day ago
  • Whitmore wins the 6th race at Aqueduct, his first race back since the Kentucky Derby.Posted 1 day ago

HRN Original Blog:
A New York State of Racing
Posted Wednesday, November 30, 2016
Here is a look at the promising two-year-olds in the first installment of the New York Contenders for the 2017 Kentucky Derby.
Posted Saturday, November 26, 2016
Connect displayed his versatility, as he won a thrilling stretch battle over Divining Rod to take the Cigar Mile.
Posted Wednesday, November 23, 2016
The 2016 Cigar Mile (G1), part of NYRA'a final Super Saturday card of the year, is headlined by Anchor Down and Connect.
Posted Wednesday, November 16, 2016
Here is an early look at the inaugural $12,000,000 Pegasus World Cup, which will be run on January 28, 2017.
Posted Saturday, November 12, 2016
Sticksstatelydude won the Discovery (G3) at Aqueduct in gate to wire fashion for his first stakes victory.
Posted Sunday, November 06, 2016
There have been lots of announcements about plans for Breeders' Cup participants.
Posted Saturday, November 05, 2016
Highland Reel set a stakes record while leading every step of the way in the Breeders' Cup Turf.
Posted Thursday, November 03, 2016
Horse racing Nation staff members have identified California Chrome and Dortmund as the most likely Breeders’ Cup winners. Check out their picks for all 13 races.
Posted Sunday, October 30, 2016
Arrogate and Drefong have been on similar paths from their first career starts all the way to the Breeders’ Cup.
Posted Friday, October 28, 2016
A full field of fourteen, including the favorite Flintshire, are expected in the Breeders' Cup Turf.
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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.


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?



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